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Issued at 28/07/2014 3:37pm. Valid till 29/07/2014 6pm

Tongariro

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
1
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Certain
Likely
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Largest
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Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The danger is currently LOW for windslab avalanches. There are areas of windslab above 2000m on slopes that face the Northerly 1/2. These have remained largely unreactive for the most part. The main concern now is the intense snowfall and strong North Westerly winds which are forecast to kick in from Tuesday evening. Above 2000m I am expecting the avalanche danger to increase as windslabs form. If you are planning a day out, get on it early and be back home before the weather worsens. Keep checking in daily for updates on how the danger is progressing.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity observed or reported

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Conditions are similar to the last few days. Windslabs can be found on slopes facing the Northerly 1/2 above around 2000m, and generally firm icy conditions elsewhere. A thin layer of loose, weak snow has been blown onto North facing slopes in various parts of the region. This is not a concern right now, but could become one if a windslab forms on top of it over the next few days. Below 2000m the snowpack is looking very spring like.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
The next front will move over us by Tuesday evening. Expect increasing cloud, turning to rain by evening with some heavy falls. This will be falling as snow above around 1800m initially, then rising to higher elevations...


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
It will be icy, especially first thing in the morning.

Forecast by Ryan Leong

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