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Issued at 30/07/2014 2:55pm. Valid till 31/07/2014 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
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
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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:
The possibility remains for loose wet avalanches on all aspects at higher elevations above 1700m today. The Alpine and High Alpine remains on MODERATE at this time. As the NW winds continue to hammer the region things have warmed up in the upper pack hopefully destroying our previous instability. This has left us with the possibility of starting wet slides in steep terrain. These are not expected to be of large volume but may cause issues if you get caught out in a bad runout.

Secondary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
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:
There is a LOW danger rating for small wind slab pockets to be forming on aspects lee to the NW winds.Gale to severe gale winds are mostly observed to be destructive to the region but they may have transported snow into protected area's around specific terrain features. Keep an eye out for any signs of new loading as this may be reactive to single person loads. Hopefully the weather will clear in the next few days and we will have a better understanding of where things lie.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanche activity has been reported over the previous few days.

Please let us now through the "Report an observation" link on the left hand side of this page if you are in the backcountry on how conditions are.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The severe gale NW winds today have made observations in the hill's impossible. However it is expected that the warm winds have effected the facet and ice crust weakness resulting in a warm moist upper snowpack. Observations made from the plains suggest little in the way of new snow has fallen with ridges stripped back to rock.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
A mixed bag of snow and rain is forecasted to continue overnight and into Thursday. The freezing level will rise up in the next 12hors heading towards the 2000m mark as North West winds continue to hammer the region over the coming days. The link below shows the grim outlook.


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

Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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