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Issued at 19/12/2014 11:57pm. Valid till 21/12/2014 6pm

Aoraki/Mt Cook

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
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:
As the snow becomes soaked by the rain there will be an increasing danger of loose wet avalanches from the loss of cohesion in the surface snow.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Nothing of note reported. Does not mean nothing has been going on!

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
With the recent warm temperatures there has been a general settling of the snowpack. However there still are several layers of different crystals under the surface that can provide enough variance in density for avalanching to occur when loaded.
The upper levels of the snowpack are likely to be saturated by now.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Rain and a high freezing level. North to NW winds.


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Forecast by Dave McKinley

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