Avalanche Bulletin
for die Folgetage
(published: Monday, 06.04.2020 at 5:38 pm)
german version
Daytime avalanche danger cycle
Avalanche Danger
The Avalanche Bulletin currently addresses solely the potential dangers to infrastructure and settlements, due to the persistent COVID-19 crisis, not backcountry ski touring conditions. Corresponding to this juncture of the season, avalanche danger is subject to a daytime danger cycle. During the morning hours the snowpack surface is stable, subsequently the snowpack forfeits its firmness as a result of intensive solar radiation and mild temperatures. As a result, the likelihood of wet-snow and glide-snow avalanches increases, particularly on sunny slopes. In isolated cases, exposed forest roads can also be endangered. However, apart from this risk, there is currently no danger threatening infrastructure or settlements.
Snow Layering
The snowpack fundament is well consolidated for the most part, hardened and stable. A shallow layer of fresh snow lies deposited on top of it, consisting of not yet consolidated snow which, depending on aspect and altitude, is loosely-packed, moist or melt-freeze encrusted. During the course of the day the moistening or wetness of the snowpack tends to increase, especially on sunny slopes.
Alpine Weather Forecast
On Tuesday, the persistent high-pressure weather front will bring sunny weather in the mountains. The SE winds will slacken off, but in the eastern regions of Styria remain brisk. Temperatures at 2000 will reach +3 to +6 degrees.
Short Term Development
The high-pressure front influence, and with it, the sunny and mild conditions, are expected to persist until Easter weekend. Thus, the daytime avalanche danger cycle, with increased danger as of midday, will persist.

The next Avalanche Bulletin will be published as soon as there is a major change in the situation.
Andreas Gobiet
Translated by Jeffrey McCabe, www.creativtrans.com