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Taranaki

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Issued at 25/09/2016 7:27am. Valid till 26/09/2016 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
2
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
10am - 3pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The avalanche advisory is at Moderate below 2000m as we will recieve warm temperatures today and lots of solar radiation. Areas of concern will still be around those Northerly aspects that will be more affected by the heat and solar radiation during the day and mainly below 2000m. The cooler temperatures have helped to lock up the snow pack but will soften quickly druing the day. This will mean early bird mountain users will find conditions to be slick under foot in the Am so care is required. As we move though the day watch out for changing conditions, snowballing etc around those slopes of concerns, steep unsupported slopes, tussock bed surface, Northerly aspect. Be prepared to change your trip plans as the day progresses.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No reported or observed avalanches in the last 24hrs.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A spring time snow pack exists across the mountain at the moment, with conditions being becoming firm in the am as temperatures cool a bit but will soften during the day due to warm day temperatures and solar radiation. Heavy rain over the past couple of days has decimated the snow pack below 1800m. The snow pack is isothermic and will change quickly during the day.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Wet cloudy day and warm


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Slick conditions will exist in the morning and will prolong on Southerly aspects plus above higher on the mountain.

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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