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Issued at 31/10/2014 7:34pm. Valid till 2/11/2014 6pm

Nelson Lakes

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
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
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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 is moderate on all solar aspects below 2000m. Recent rain and rising freezing level will see the snowpack remain uncohesive. Avoid steep start zones when you are sinking into a wet ,loose, and uncohesive spring snowpack. Limit your exposure under these start zones also as they can release without warning and travel considerable distance. Areas where rocks and gullies can capture the heat are areas to avoid during the warmest part of the day.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanches observed.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A spring snowpack will exist in the park. Considerable snow fell on Thursday 30th October. This snowfall was followed by strong southwest winds. Large deposits are expected on lee slopes. Rain to high elevations since this snow fell, with a freezing level going well over 2000m will see this new snow return to a spring snowpack.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Clearing weather with high cloud. Drizzle later in the day. Westerly winds, rising to gale. Freezing level rising to 3600m.



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Forecast by Adrian Briggs

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