Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Sat Jan 16

    Moderate danger
  • Sun Jan 17

    Moderate danger
  • Mon Jan 18

    Considerable danger

Windslabs in southeast aspect slopes formed after NW-storm last weekend. Snow has become relatively stable but new snow is expected during the weekend in rather light wind.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Especially on Saturday and Sunday due to snow in light winds.

Stiff northerly winds and snow in all elevations on Monday.

Snow layers and snow cover

Relatively little snow cover, but still some wind slabs in SE aspects of gullies after the NW storm of last weekend. Snow is considered to be more stable. A weak layer was seen in a snow pit from 10th January with layerd snow.

Recent avalanches

One small avalanche was released near Ólafsfjörður on Thursday and a few earlier in the week. A skier triggered an avalanche in Böggvisstaðarfjalli last weekend.

Weather forecast

Light northeasterly wind and snow in mountains but sleet or rain in the lowlands. Becoming dry for a time on Sunday afternoon and starts to snow again in the evening. Stiffer northerly wind on Monday and ongoing snow.

Forecast made: 16 Jan 09:46 GMT. Valid until: 18 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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