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Issued at 26/05/2017 11:20am. Valid till 29/05/2017 6pm

Aoraki/Mt Cook

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:
From evening on Friday, up to 20-30cm of new snow will be falling above 2000m and drifting with moderate to strong N to NW winds creating an increasing danger of wind slab development lee to these wind directions. take the time to consider your route selection when in snow covered terrain and to investigate the bond between any new snow and the older crust.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent reports

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Small snowfalls have come in over the last week or so. The last reports from the hills mentioned a supportive crust, which will soon be buried as the next storm comes in.
Between 40cm and 1m of new snow has fallen in the last week to ten days above 2000m

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Cloud increasing and North to NW winds rising to gale force in exposed places with precipitation falling as snow above 2000m


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Forecast by Dave McKinley

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