Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Thu Jan 20

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Jan 21

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Jan 22

    Moderate danger

Thinn wind slabs on top of stable snow. New wind slabs expected in SW wind night to Thursday. Rapid warming on Thursday and instabilities should increase.

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Avalanche problems in the area

When temperatures increas on Thursday unti til cools down

Snow layers and snow cover

Thinn wind slabs on top of stable snow. Snow pit was taken in Klettahnjúkur 19 jan that showed freshly snow on top of a thin wind slab. Under the wind slab the snow was isothermal and stable but an irregular break came by medium load in CT between the wind slab and the older isothermal snow on 24 cm depth. Rapid warming on Thursday and instabilities should increase.

Recent avalanches

Wet slab avalanches released by Siglufjörður and Ólafsfjörður early Monday morning. Wet lose avalanche fell in Jörundarskál night to Wednesday.

Weather forecast

SW gale with some rain on Thursday and Friday. Warming temperatures on Thursday lunch until Friday, temp. 5-12 degrees. Cooling on Saturday with SW wind and snow showers.

Forecast made: 19 Jan 16:55 GMT. Valid until: 20 Jan 19:00 GMT.

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About the bulletin

IMO issues an avalanche bulletin Monday, Wedenesday and Friday at 16:00 GMT for three selected areas.

Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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