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Issued at 15/09/2014 4:38pm. Valid till 17/09/2014 6pm

Two Thumbs

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
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
If any freshly deposited snow is encountered it could pay to check how well its stuck to the old surface especially on sheltered shady S or SE aspects near the divide where a layer of weak re-crystallised snow lies over a rain crust.

Secondary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Small loose wet avalanches could initially run or be triggered by the weight of a single person. This danger will decrease as temperatures get colder.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
no reports

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Many slopes in the two thumbs are below threshold for avalanching especially at the Tekapo end. Isolated pockets of reactive windslab may exist on a few southerly aspects otherwise the snowpack is well settled and stable.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Drizzle and some rain through the night Monday and may linger for a time on Tuesday. Maybe a few cm's of new snow up high, particularly in the North and West


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
long sliding falls are possible on compact or frozen spring snow.

Forecast by Dave McKinley

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