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Issued at 31/08/2015 6:16pm. Valid till 1/09/2015 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
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
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Largest
Small
Trend
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Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
A MODERATE danger from wind slab avalanches may develop by early morning. The danger from wind slab avalanches may increase to CONSIDERABLE by later in the afternoon and evening. Watch snowfall totals and wind loading at upper and middle elevations as the day proceeds. Avoid steep terrain by afternoon if snowfall and wind slab development continues through the day.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanches have been reported over the previous 24 hours.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Recent warm daytime temperatures, sunny days and cold clear nights have made it feel like springtime in the region lately. All of that is about to change dramatically as a large low pressure system begins to spin moisture into the area over the next 3-5 days. Significant precipitation is forecast starting Tuesday morning and additional snowfall is predicted into Friday. Storm snow totals and new wind slabs will be the hot item to watch as the days go by and snow potentially piles up or is redistributed by swirling winds. Our older snowpack is sturdy and weather tested at this point and is unlikely to produce any issues with this new snow.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Expect a full on snow storm if the experts are correct. Anywhere from 15cm to 30cm may fall over the next 24 hours and the winds may increase to gale from the east. The freezing level will lower to near 500m by days end.

This storm system is like a member of the Kardashian family...large and unpredictable. It will pay to check the MetService forecast below for more information if you plan to travel out of bounds:


MetService
For more information go to: http://www.metservice.com/mountain/index

Forecast by Brad Carpenter

Mountain Safety Council
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