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Issued at 21/10/2017 7:05am. Valid till 23/10/2017 6pm

Arthur's Pass

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
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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:
There will be an increasing MODERATE danger for storm slap avalanches in Arthur's Pass. Temperatures and freezing levels are expected to fall to 1600m by tomorrow with up to 20cm of new snow. Be wary of steep avalanche terrain and avalanche path runouts.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent avalanche activity reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Warm temps have consolidated the snowpack at most elevations. The freezing level has remained lowered to 2000m and is expected to lower to 1600m tomorrow. Expect new snow that falls over the next 24hrs to bond well with existing snow surfaces.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
It's shaping up to be a weathery Labour Weekend! Showers developing, falling as snow above 2000m today and then lowering to 1200m. Up to 20cm of new snow may accumulate in higher elevations by evening tomorrow, with additional snow predicted for the start of next week.. Light to moderate NW winds increasing in exposed places.


MetService
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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Crampons and ice axe are recommended with the melt/freeze conditions.

Forecast by Caitlin Hall

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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