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Issued at 22/08/2014 4:17pm. Valid till 23/08/2014 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
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
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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:
The avalanche danger for wind slab is MODERATE above 2000m on slopes facing the northerly half of the compass. Human triggering of the slab is possible in current conditions therefore investigation is key before committing to a slope. Be cautious of steep convex slopes that have recently been wind loaded. Carry the appropriate gear and collect information to confirm your decision making. There will be some good turns to be had out there in gullies and catching features, get out there and enjoy it.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new observations have been made or reported in the past 24 hours.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Moderate winds from the south have contributed to the formation of Isolated pockets of wind slab on slopes lee to the south ( slopes that face the north) above 2000m. The slab is up to 40cm deep and observations have shown a weakness is present within the newly transported snow.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Forecasts differ in opinion however expect clear sky's and strong southerlies to ease through out the day with a freezing level of 1600m.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Wind ward slopes have been stripped back to a firm icy surface exercise caution when moving about.

Forecast by Mike Lundin

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