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Issued at 1/07/2015 8:17am. Valid till 3/07/2015 6pm

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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
Size
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Largest
Small
Trend
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Increasing
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
A MODERATE chance of Wind Slab Avalanches exist on slopes lee to the W1/2.What little snow that is available for transport will be getting blown to slopes lee to the W/NW this may have the potential to Develop Wind Slab Avalanche conditions in isolated terrain at ridge top.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No Avalanches reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snow that came with the storms on (18-19/06/15) has settled well on an older Melt Freeze Crust layer.
There was a period of fine weather where there would have been surface hoar (large, pretty, but weak crystals) development on the top of this.
While the winds and warmer temperatures will have destroyed most of this, it may still exist under the wind re-distributed

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
A fine day with stiff winds, gradually easing on Wednesday but going nasty again by Thursday.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
There's plenty of firm snow around to take a long slide on be careful of your Run outs.

Forecast by Dave McKinley

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