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Issued at 22/09/2014 6:31pm. Valid till 23/09/2014 6pm

Mt Hutt

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

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3
Highest Danger Rating
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Certain
Likely
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Largest
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Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
There is a CONSIDERABLE danger from wind slab avalanches today. Fresh snow and strong southerly wind on Monday have created new wind slabs in areas lee to the south and east. Avoid steep areas (>35 deg) on any south and east aspects, and the run-outs of these aspects today as avalanches could travel very far, and could entrain other recent storm snow with them.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanches have been reported.

Please report any observations you may have to the link on this page. We would love to hear from you.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A strong southerly frontal system blasted the mountains for most of the day Monday. Large quantities of the new snow that fell have been transported onto north facing slopes and new wind slabs have likely formed there. Under these slabs we have older snow from earlier in the week that is resting atop the remainder of our snowpack which consists of patchy thin and loose melt forms. Many areas were also scoured back to older snow and rock last week and some scouring will also occur today with strong south and west winds predicted so the snowpack remains variable and the danger could change very quickly around the mountains today.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Expect more springy unsettled weather today as a westerly front blasts the area today. We could see a few new centimeters of snow this morning and possibly some light snow showers part of the day. The wind will be blow from the south and west by afternoon at moderate to strong velocities, and the FAFL will start out at around 700m but will rise to over 3000m by end of day.



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Forecast by Brad Carpenter

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