Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Thu May 13

    Moderate danger
  • Fri May 14

    Moderate danger
  • Sat May 15

    Moderate danger

New snow on top of old stable snow, especially in S to W aspects and small slabs could release. Wet loose avalanches possible in southerly aspects in the afternoon. A skier remotely triggered a small avalanche in Fljót, where a new windslab released on old hard snow.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Wet loose avalanches possible in the afternoon in southerly aspects due to solar radiation.

Snow layers and snow cover

New snow on top of old stable snow. The new snow is rather thin in most places but has accumulated in thicker slabs especially in S- to W-aspects and could bond poorly with the old snow. This was confirmed in a snow pit from Ólafsfjörður (11.05) and a CT gave a sudden collapse with little force. Ongoing rather cold weather and occasional showers of snow, but strong solar radiation can bake southerly aspects.

Recent avalanches

A skier remotely triggered a small avalanche in Fljót in a NW or W aspect, where a new windslab released on old hard snow. A few sluffs seen in Ólafsfjörður.

Weather forecast

Light variable wind but turns to east and northeast wind and increasing wind on Friday afternoon and on Saturday, with occasional showers of snow in places. Strong solar effect on southerly aspects are possible on old hard snow.

Forecast made: 12 May 15:00 GMT. Valid until: 14 May 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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