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

Craigieburn Range

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
1
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
10am - 4pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
A LOW danger for loose wet avalanche activity exists in the Craigieburn Range. On solar aspects as the sun comes out expect the snow to soften and become loose. Be careful of what's above you with freezing levels remaining high for the next 24-48hrs.

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 will remain high (above 2000m) for the next 24hrs.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Showers developing in the afternoon, mainly close to the divide, possibly falling as snow down to 1400m. Increasing NW wind rising to gale for a time in exposed places.


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Forecast by Caitlin Hall

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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