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Issued at 23/07/2014 11:14pm. Valid till 24/07/2014 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

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
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Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
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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:
Todays forecast remains on Moderate for the Alpine and High Alpine. Explosive testing today produced large size 2 slides within the Mt Hutt Ski area.If heading out show some concern for slopes that have been loaded from the south west. Previous conditions now show a mid pack weakness thats reactive to light one person loads around rock features. These SW winds slabs appear to very reactive and to run large distances. If traveling in the backcountry be aware of smooth freshly loaded slopes. Remember to consider what may happen in the worst circumstances.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Within Mt Hutt ski area a size two has been reposed today.

No new information has come form the backcountry

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Things are defiantly touchy. As previously repotted slopes lee to the SW remain reactive above early season weakness snowfall as the Southerly conditions continue from morning. This will combine with light winds and a freezing level in the triple figures. The link below will offer an in-depth insight.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
For the next 24 hr things are looking un-settled please check out the link below for detail.


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

Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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