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Taranaki

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Issued at 23/07/2017 7:46am. Valid till 24/07/2017 6pm

Taranaki

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:
Changeable conditions have been the story for the last few days and now we see a return to mainly firm conditions across the mountain on most aspects and elevations. Very little new snow that has fallen in the past 24hrs but what snow did fall has bonded well with the old snow surface, with this you may still find small pockets of wind slab on leeward aspects to the west south west above 1800m. Expecting snow conditions to remain firm and the hazard rating to improve in the next 12hrs but always advise caution to be used at all times.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Once visibility improves this morning we may see wet avalanches have occurred from the over night rain and warm temperatures. Will post as soon as we know. Also please report any of your sightings.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Rain has hammered the snow pack overnight below 2000m which would have made everything unstable during that period as it ate though the hard ice surface layer we have been talking about. All aspects will now be isothermic but has had a very good freeze over the last 24hrs so you will find slick conditions across most aspects and elevations. The general snow pack has been well decimate but still large amounts of snow exist on leeward aspects to the south.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Snow showers are in the forecast but mainly fine for Sunday with winds out of the South East.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Mixed bag of conditions on the mountain but you should always have crampons and ice axe for this mountain regardless of conditions in winter as things change quickly, plus its a steep beast with all slopes leading to cliffs. Looks like we are returning to slide for life conditions.

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

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