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Issued at 21/09/2017 7:07am. Valid till 23/09/2017 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:
Heading into a little bit of change in the weather will see a variety of conditions return to the mountain, not expecting a lot of rain or snow at this stage but this could develop late today towards evening. So at this stage the advisory will stay at Moderate until we see a significant move in conditions. Thinking about how the rain has affected the lower snow pack below 1600m and what wind slab is developing above this. In this mixed bag use care when moving around watching for condition change.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent activity in the last 48hrs since the new snow.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A variety of conditions are set again for the mountain as we see a little bit of fresh snow high on the mountain above 1600m over night. Slightly warmer conditions will start to take affect on the isothermic snow pack lower on the mountain today. We should see good over night freezes in this so currently don't see to much risk in the snow pack becoming wet. More snow showers late today will help with some development of wind slab above 1800m from the North West.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Overcast skies with the chance of showers, falling as snow above 1800m.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Might be some slick areas on windward aspects

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

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