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Issued at 21/10/2017 7:51pm. Valid till 24/10/2017 6pm

Nelson Lakes

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:
There is Moderate Danger of loose wet avalanche activity developing on solar aspects below 2000m during the hottest part of the day. There will be a Low Danger of loose wet avalanches on non-solar aspects especially if forecasted rain has a chance to lubricate an all-ready unconsolidated snowpack.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No observations possible.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snowpack has transitioned into a spring snow pack. Strong when frozen! Not so strong when not! 20 to 30 cm of new snow fell above 2000m and has been transported to the eastern half aspects. This new snow is expected to be well settled due to warmer air temperatures.


Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Chance of showers with westerly winds, gale about the tops. Freezing level starting at 2000m lowering to 1800m Sunday night.


MetService
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Forecast by Adrian Briggs

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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