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Issued at 30/08/2015 2:49pm. Valid till 31/08/2015 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
2
Highest Danger Rating
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
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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 forecasts for snow over Saturday night didn't hold true unfortunately so we wound up with rain instead. It looks as though another round of precipitation will hit the region from Monday afternoon theoretically bringing snow above 1500-1800m. Increasing winds from the Easterly half will transport this new snow into windslabs on leeward facing slopes. At mid elevations this snow should be moist and will stick in place well, but once you start to move up above 2000m you can expect colder, drier, and more sensitive slabs to be forming. The danger will increase into the evening as the snowfall and wind continue. Carefully investigate the snowpack and make sure you are carrying the correct rescue equipment.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Rain has penetrated the snowpack to very high elevations. The snowpack is largely isothermal below 1800m. Above this elevation the upper layers of the snowpack are relatively rain soaked and slushy with some stronger ice layers adding strength deeper down in the snowpack.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
A mostly clear morning on Monday with strengthening Easterly winds. The precipitation looks like it will hit us from the afternoon bringing snow above 1500-1800m.


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Forecast by Ryan Leong

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