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Avalanche danger forecast for
Tuesday 1/14/2020


 

AVALANCHE DANGER  

Snowpack well-bonded. Danger of slipping on hard snow. Still some glide avalanche.

Tuesday 1/14/2020
  

1700-2300

   

Avalanche problem: glide avalanches.
Stable snowpack.
The spontaneous release of glide snow avalanches continues, from very steep grassy/rocky slopes between approximately 1700-2300 m, locally big; they are unpredictable and can release at all hours, day and night, despite the drop in temperatures; therefore hikers/skiers must avoid passing near and below areas with evident glide cracks.

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The possibility of triggering is very low: as you go up in altitude, there are old wind accumulations very hard, clearly visible and stable. The greatest danger is that of sliding on hard snow. Knives and crampons recommended.


AVALANCHE DANGER TREND  Wednesday 15:    Thursday 16:  

steady


GENERAL CONDITION
updated to 1/13/2020
 

Snow cover and Snowpack
Good snow conditions between 1900 and 2300 m. In the lateral valleys snow cover continue above 1600-1900 m at south, above 1200-1500 m at north. In the central area of the Region snow cover level is higher. Uprising in altitude, eroded areas, even up to the ground, close to bumps and ridges, alternated with large accumulations in the basins.

Observed avalanches (last 48h)
Still gliding avalanches, medium sized, from grassy very steep slopes to east, south and west.

Skiing conditions: old and very variable snow
Crusts of various kinds more or less load-bearing. Spring snow on steep sunny slopes. In ltitude the wind crusts become much harder and there are sastrugi especially on the northern slopes. In a few very cold locations sheltered from the winds, where the forest creates shade or in the more flat areas, there is soft old snow (faceted crystals).

Weather forecast

SNOW AND WEATHER CONDITIONS OF THE 7 LAST DAYS (testing and validation phase)  
Monte Bianco Gran Paradiso Monte Rosa

EUROPEAN AVALANCHE DANGER SCALE Rising avalanche danger during the day
 
5
VERY HIGH
 
4
HIGH
 
3
CONSIDERABLE
 
2
MODERATE
 
1
LOW

TYPICAL AVALANCHE PROBLEMS   CRITICAL LOCATIONS
NEW SNOW
WIND-DRIFTED SNOW
PERSISTENT WEAK
LAYERS
WET SNOW
GLIDING SNOW
IN BLACK: THE MORE CRITICAL ASPECTS AND ELEVATIONS
Snow and avalanche bulletin n░ 53 issued on 1/13/2020 at 00:00 p.m.
Valid outside the ski runs controlled and managed by the ski resorts.
For an accurate interpretation of the Bulletin, go here