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Issued at 30/10/2014 5:50pm. Valid till 31/10/2014 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
3
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 last 48hrs has seen snow showers down to low elevations (1200m) and strong Westerly winds, from this we can expect Slab Avalanches on slopes lee to the Westerly half above 1900m (threshold), If you do need to move around in Avalanche terrain take a conservative approach, practice safe travel tehcniques and travel on scoured ridges and windward slopes as the weight of a single person on these slabs could be enough to trigger an avalanche.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanche activity observed or reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Information gathering has been limited due to inclement weather conditions, the last 48hrs has seen snow down to low elevations and strong Westerly winds from this we can expect large accumilations of wind slab above 1800m on slopes lee to the West. Weaknesses are possible at the interface between the new and old snow and within the new snow deposits.
Beneath this the snowpack is strong and stable.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Poor weather conditions, snow showers, Gale Westerly winds, freezing level rising 2800m


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Slide for life conditions exist above 1900m on windward slopes and ridges.

Forecast by Brendon Nesbit

Mountain Safety Council
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