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Issued at 2/09/2014 3:05pm. Valid till 3/09/2014 6pm

Craigieburn Range

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
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
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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:
The danger rating remains on LOW for the next 24hrs. With a thin pack in the region and a prolonged period of calm weather there is an unlikely chance of setting off a persistent slab in the backcountry. If you are out and about have a look around rock features and in the steeps to see if any hollow sounding slab remains.

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:
The days are warm and sunny at the moment. In the steeps and around rock features there is the possibility that a single person may be able to raft of some wet snow in the heat of the day. Any loose wet activity is expected to be small but may have consequence around terrain traps on the slope.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity has been reported in the last few days.

If chasing some spring time skiing on the solar slopes please stick in some notes via the report an observations link on the left hand side of this page.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
With another warm day upon us during Tuesday slopes in the North and East have once again received some heat offering up some great turns between the rocks.
The Southerly side has seen some significant faceting due to the prolonged period of cold clear nights. Reports in from a ski touring group today suggested some nice turns were had in the recycled powder in the shade.
The pack has stayed relatively similar now for a two week period however the moral of the story is some nice conditions may be found if you go looking.


Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Not exactly breaking news but we are expecting more of the same with light winds and clear blue bird sunny days. Morning may see some cloud or valley fog that should burn off quickly.


MetService
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Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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