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Issued at 1/09/2014 5:37am. Valid till 4/09/2014 6pm

Taranaki

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
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
12pm - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
As you look to the mountain you will see how much snow we have lost, with this the avalanche danger rating is still at LOW but does not remove the risk of an avalanche. As we are expecting more wet weather and a freezing level close to the top of the mountain expect snow conditions to change quickly, keep an eye out for snow balling and those steep unsupported slopes with very little anchors. Keeping using good backcountry travel techniques and always carry you winter mountaineering gear which includes avalanche self rescue equipment.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No observed or report avalanche activity

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snow pack has taken a hammering from the recent warm weather and precip, the snow pack has become thin across the whole mountain. With this most gullies still hold enough snow to produce an avalanche that will bury you. The snow pack is generally stable across the mountain at the moment in its generally frozen iosthemic state, but watch for rain adding weight and penetrating deep into the snow pack losing the strong frozen bonds.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Bit more warm weather and possible rain


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Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

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