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Avalanche bulletin

WED 08th DEC 2021
Medium Reliability
Issue date: 07 DEC 2021 at 17:55

Few information from the alpine and weather forecasts not fully reliable

ALPINE
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TREELINE
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BELOW TREELINE
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5
VERY HIGH
CONSEQUENCES FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE SECURED ZONES
Highly unfavourable conditions. Avoid open terrai.
SNOWPACK STABILITY
The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable in general.
AVALANCHE TRIGGERING PROBABILITY
Numerous very large and often extremely large natural avalanches can be expected, even in moderately steep terrain*.
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4
HIGH
CONSEQUENCES FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE SECURED ZONES
Unfavourable conditions.Extensive experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Remain in moderately steep terrain / heed avalanche run out zones
SNOWPACK STABILITY
The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes*.
AVALANCHE TRIGGERING PROBABILITY
Triggering is likely, even from low additional loads**, on many steep slopes*. In some cases, numerous large and often very large natural avalanches can be expected.
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3
CONSIDERABLE
CONSEQUENCES FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE SECURED ZONES
Partially unfavourable conditions.Experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Steep slopes of indicated aspects and altitude zones should be avoided if possible
SNOWPACK STABILITY
The snowpack is moderately to poorly bonded on many steep slopes*.
AVALANCHE TRIGGERING PROBABILITY
Triggering is possible, even from low additional loads**, particularly on the indicated steep slopes*. In certain situations some large, and in isolated cases very large natural avalanches are possible.
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2
MODERATE
CONSEQUENCES FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE SECURED ZONES
Mostly favourable conditions. Careful route selection, especially on steep slopes of indicated aspects and altitude zones.
SNOWPACK STABILITY
The snowpack is only moderately well bonded on some steep slopes*; otherwise well bonded in general.
AVALANCHE TRIGGERING PROBABILITY
Triggering is possible, primarily from high additional loads**, particularly on the indicated steep slopes*. Very large natural avalanches are unlikely
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1
LOW
CONSEQUENCES FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE SECURED ZONES
Generally safe conditions.
SNOWPACK STABILITY
The snowpack is well bonded and stable in general.
AVALANCHE TRIGGERING PROBABILITY
Triggering is generally possible only from high additional loads** in isolated areas of very steep, extreme terrain*. Only small and medium natural avalanches are possible.

* The avalanche-prone locations are described in greater detail in the avalanche bulletin (altitude, slope aspect, type of terrain).
• moderately steep terrain: slopes shallower than about 30 degrees
• steep slopes: slopes steeper than about 30 degrees
• very steep, extreme terrain: particularly adverse terrain related to slope angle (more than about 40 degrees), terrain profile, proximity to ridge, smoothness of underlying ground surface

** Additional loads:
• low: individual skier / snowboarder, riding softly, not falling; snowshoer; group with good spacing (minimum 10m) keeping distances
• high: two or more skiers / snowboarders etc. without good spacing (or without intervals); snowmachine; explosives
natural: without human influence

MAIN PROBLEM 1: NEW SNOW
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Soft slab avalanches

ALTITUDE
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EXPOSURE
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LIKELIHOOD
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AV. SIZE
TREND
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SOFT SLAB AVALANCHES

MAIN PROBLEM 2: PERSISTENT WEAK LAYER
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Slab avalanches

ALTITUDE
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EXPOSURE
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LIKELIHOOD
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AV. SIZE
TREND
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SLAB AVALANCHES
DANGER DESCRIPTION
With snowfall and winds, soft slabs will form, which are easy to trigger by the loading of a single person. Locally, avalanches can involve persistent weak layers within the snowcover or recent wind slabs and increase their sizes. Mainly since the afternoon, natural avalanches could be possible. The danger will gradually increase during the day.
TRAVEL AND TERRAIN ADVICE
Above the treeline, off-piste excursions call for extra-caution and strong experience in evaluating the local conditions. The dangerous spots increase with the elevation and are not easy to detect. Shooting cracks and Whumpfing sounds are clear danger signs.
SNOW COVER CHARACTERISTICS
Above the treeline, the new snow will stand on a wind affected snowcover and the snowsurface will be characterized by soft slabs. Mainly on wind shelter slopes, within the snowcover persistent weak layers are recorded, which alternates to melt-freeze crusts, thinner at higher elevations. Below the treeline, except for Northern aspects, the new snow will stand on a reduced snowpack or on the ground.
REGIONAL AVALANCHE DANGER LEVEL: 3
WEATHER
Overcast with moderate snowfall (forecast 10-25cm), heavier trough the Forcola Pass. Moderate-strong Southern winds, rotating to North-East.
Weather data data at 07:00 07-12-2021ValleyAltitude
Snow height 36 cm 57 cm
New snow 0 cm 0 cm
Air temperature min/max -16,8/-4,3 °C -16,3/-10,9 °C
Wind: speed ava/max   27/36 Km/h
Wind direction   NO


For snow stability feedbacks, avalanche reports or additional info on the avalanche bulletin, write to freeride@livigno.eu

NOTE:
This bulletin applies to all sports/recreational activities taking place in the district of the municipality of Livigno. Regional information on avalanche danger can be found at: http://www2.arpalombardia.it/siti/arpalombardia/meteo/previsionimeteo/bollettino-neve-valanghe/Pagine/BollettinoNeve.aspx or in neighboring Switzerland at:
http://www.slf.ch/lawinenbulletin/lawinengefahr/index_IT
The local avalanche bulletin and other information provided by APT Livigno, the Town of Livigno and ALPsolut Ltd, are limited to personal use and are for recreational purposes only.
This information is provided "as is" and the authors cannot be held responsible for possible damages resulting from discomfort, injury, death, claims by third parties and other coincidental causes or consequential damages arising from the use of such information.
The recipient of the information contained therein acknowledges that natural phenomena such as avalanches cannot be accurately predicted and any usage of the data must fully take this into consideration.
The accuracy and reliability of the data is therefore not guaranteed and the providers of this service disclaim all liability of any kind, take no responsibility for the quality of services, the impossibility of its usage, its marketability, nor any possible misuse thereof.
The predicted level of danger of the avalanche is in accordance with the European Avalanche Danger scale (www.avalanche.org). and the icons used to describe the principle avalanche warnings are consistent with those specified by the Utah Avalanche Centre (www.utahavalanchecenter.org).
The terms used for the predictions are also consistent with the specifications of the Centre de Prediccion de Lauegi (www.lauegi.conselharan.org)

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