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Issued at 31/08/2016 6:57am. Valid till 1/09/2016 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
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
11am - 3pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
A quick change in the weather has helped the wet snow pack stabilize as it locks up with a good freeze. With this the avalanche advisory has dropped to Low. Main concern now is around Northerly aspect being affected by any solar radiation and the warmer days we are having. Currently the snow pack is generally stable but we are heading into some warmer days where the freezing level will sit at around 2000m. So use care on those lower steep slopes facing north as they become affected by heat, cool temperatures will help lock them up again at night. Early bird users on the mountain will find conditions firm.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Small size one avalanche on an Easterly aspect, rain on snow event just surface snow.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A spring time snow pack exists across the mountain at the moment as we return to warm days and cool nights in the region. The snow that feel on last Friday night has consolidated well and has shown no sign of instability. Northerly aspects will soften during the day and will become our main snow pack concern if we get moisture and a very warm day with solar radiation.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Clear skies with a moderate south westerly.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
We have had a good freeze of a wet snow pack so you will find places that are very slick, slopes exposed to the wind mainly or the South.

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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