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Issued at 30/09/2014 3:37pm. Valid till 3/10/2014 6pm

Ohau

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
10am - 4pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
With a high freezing level and strong sun affect in the PM there will be a moderate danger of wet loose snow avalanches. More prevalent out of steep terrain and around rocks and other heat sink areas, but could occur anywhere at lower elevation in the heat of the day. This time of year it is common for these type of avalanche to run a long way, gather a lot of snow as they go (although often in a narrow corridor), and may release an entire slope to ground (a wet slab). Keep clear of runout zones in the warm part of the day, even in the valley floor, and swap to skiing riding the cooler aspects as it warms up.

Secondary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
For early Friday there will be an isolated hazard of windslab development in areas above 2000m lee to the NW and W. This is only going to be a player in the north and West of the forecast area where there are slopes above 1800-1900m The new/old snow interface will require investigation before proceeding in areas with new snow accumulation.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent reports.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The older snow from last week has settle out well.
Spring conditions all round. Firm in the mornings and progressively softening through the day

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine with light to moderate Northerlies


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
At lower elevations, in the mornings and evening the old refrozen snow surface could potentially give you an unpleasant surprise with a long uncontrolled slide.

Forecast by Dave McKinley

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