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Issued at 29/06/2016 3:04pm. Valid till 1/07/2016 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
1
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
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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 some snowfall forecast for Wednesday there is a LOW danger of storm slabs forming across the Easterly half. Winds will increase to gale force during the day and new snow will available for transport creating pockets in isolated areas.Any new slab are expected to be of low volume with a bigger concern being losing footing and falling into a rock garden. July is around the corner so hopefully better winter condtions will begin to occur.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity has been reported across the region.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The pack remains mostly un changed over the last few days. A few cm's of new snowfall on Monday morning has done something to break up the monotony of this early winter dry spell. As you would expect faceting has occurred in the this snow cover with a distinctive rain crust close to the surface that has been rimed on. As previously reported thee best condtions remain in the East where a thin coverage remains.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
A colder South Westerly will roll into the region by Thursday morning brining with it the possibility of some further snow fall at this stage. Forecasts don't quite reach 10cm but we do see the freezing level reduce to a more winter like 700m. Gale winds may hit us by mid morning at ridgeline before dying away in the evening. Friday will see the clouds begin to break up with a settled sunny weekend on the cards.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
A firms rain created surface exists under the latest new snow. This may become an issue in steep terrain or if you loose your footing. Take care in route selection and look for what may be below you.

Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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