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Issued at 28/07/2015 9:58pm. Valid till 29/07/2015 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
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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
gauge
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:
As the rain patters on the roof down on the Canterbury plains the danger rating remains the same with an new hazard. A MODERATE reading is forecast for storm slab hazards if all this rainfall transpires to new snow in the hills. Accumulation amounts will be the main gauge as we look to how much new snow we have received overnight. Early on Wednesday look for any new natural activity that has taken place in steep terrain. We have gone from 10mm plus of rain to now new snowfall be wary of a thin snow cover over firm conditions underneath.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Once again we were kept in the low country below 1800m with no new observations being able to be made.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
On all aspects up to 1800m where we could observe today we have received 11mm of rain over night on Monday, This has resulted in a supportive 2cm rain crust at 1700m. Below this previously reported mid pack facet weaknesses have been effected by this rain fall and have begun to lock up with cooler temps today. During the afternoon 2cm of new snow has fallen with continuing snow fall into the evening.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
A South East flow is difficult to call although as I write this it seems the gutters are being filled by a South West which may be pushing out to the coast. Time will tell at this stage if it is cold enough to snow. Wednesday will be patchy with cloud a maybe a few snowflakes during the day. Cloud and winds may develop in the afternoon.


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Forecast by Ronan Maguire

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