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Issued at 1/10/2014 3:44pm. Valid till 2/10/2014 6pm

Tongariro

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
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Largest
Small
Trend
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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:
The danger will remain low over the day for Thursday. As of Wednesday evening the snowpack is strong and stable, however with snow and wind in the forecast the danger will increase from Thursday evening once the next storm kicks in. Windslabs will begin to form on slopes facing the South Easterly half. If you are planning on a day in the backcountry head out early, and make sure you get back to the car before the weather sets in and the danger starts to build. It is spring time, but it looks like winter will be back in town for the next few days, so check in daily for the latest updates on the avalanche danger.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity observed or reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Its a spring snowpack. The melt freeze cycle has continued giving us firm and frozen conditions overnight, then softening as the daytime temperatures increase. Watch for building windslab conditions from Thursday evening.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
The next series of fronts look set to move over the region on Thursday evening. Expect increasing cloudy periods with snowfall above 1400m starting from the evening. Strengthening North Westerly winds.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Expect icy conditions

Forecast by Ryan Leong

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