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Issued at 31/10/2014 5:51pm. Valid till 1/11/2014 6pm

Tongariro

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:
The avalanche danger for wind slab has decreased to MODERATE, Warmer temps combined with Freezing rain throughout Friday is helping stabilize any previous weaknesses within this new wind slab. When traveling at Higher elevations above 2400m (Summit ridges) make sure that you carefully investigate all areas of recent wind loading especially as the day heats up and the surface crust breaks down.

Secondary 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:
With temps warming up tomorrow (FL 2800m) expect loose wet avalanche activity and possible human triggered avalanches above 1900m on steep unsupported solar affected slopes. While these avalanches are not expected to be very large, keep in mind that it only takes a small slide to push you off your feet, and if there are terrain traps such as cliffs and rocks below it can turn bad fast.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanche activity observed or reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Freezing rain and warmer temps throughout Friday have created a capping effect below 2500m leaving us with a widespread 2cm breakable surface rime crust, warmer temps throughout the pack are helping the bonding process and stabilizing any previous weaknesses within this new snow.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Clear and fine for the greater part of the day with moderate Westerlies, Freezing level rising to 2800m


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Widespread Slide for life conditions exist above 1900m.

Forecast by Brendon Nesbit

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