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Issued at 27/08/2015 8:11pm. Valid till 28/08/2015 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
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 freezing levels above ridge line a light surface skin may be the only thing in the morning to disrupt the spring like conditions on Friday.The danger rating remains on MODERATE for loose wet activity during the day. North West winds combined with some direct sunshine may heat the upper pack to the point that natural loose wet activity may occur in steep solar aspects. Any sign of new roller balling out of rock features will be the indicator that it is time to move off slope. The saving grace for tomorrow may be some cloud rolling through. Any rainfall in the coming days will heighten the danger rating above moderate.

Secondary 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
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
With North West winds building in the afternoon keep an eye on transport over the ridge. Wind Slab may build in isolated pockets around ridge line. It is likely that with warm temperatures and gale winds snow loss will be a bigger concern.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Some point release loose dry followed by roller balling and low volume loose wet on the solars have been observed during the week. No new activity of any no occurred on Thursday.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Once again today was a warm one as the wind stayed away and not a cloud appeared in the sky. The afternoon proved the main talking point as solar aspects warmed but little in the way of new roller balling has been observed. Ski cutting at the ski area produced little in the sunny steeps and no fresh wind transport occurred. Shady aspects still have cold snow that is producing great turns.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Little in the way of an overnight freeze is expected on Thursday night. freezing levels stay around 2500m as the North West winds build during Friday. Gale winds should rise there head by afternoon.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Exposed areas remain firm and long slides likely if you get caught out. Choose your route wisely and don't commit to areas where consequences of a fall are high.

Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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