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Issued at 16/09/2014 9:57pm. Valid till 17/09/2014 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
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
3
Highest Danger Rating
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
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Largest
Small
Trend
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Increasing
No change
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
With continued snow fall today bringing a fresh covering to the hills combined with gale winds from the Westerly half the danger rating remains on CONSIDERABLE for wind slab concerns. Observations today suggested large amounts of snow has been transported onto lee slopes during the day. Pockets of wind slab are likely to be found around ridge tops and specific catchment areas. This fresh wind slab may be effected by single person loads and testing of the new/old surface bond will need to be carried out. Avoidance of of steep slopes where obvious signs of fresh wind load such as smooth planar surfaces and convex rolls should be advised.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanche activity has been reported since last weekends wet slide activity. Little in the way of fresh observations were taken today as gale winds kept most people of the ridge line.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The region has received up to 40cm of new snow in the North of the range over the previous 24hrs this appears to have decreased in total as the precipitation bands moved South with around 20cm recorded. Little testing has been carried out within this latest snowfall however observations made showed large amounts of snow being transported onto lee slopes from the westerly half. Over 2cm an hour of snow accumulation has been reported suggesting fetch areas may have been topped up plenty with of snow available to be moved around.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Snow flurries in the morning should make way to a nice afternoon. Southerly winds will die away from 40km as the freezing level rises up above 2000m overnight.


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Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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