Snow and Avalanche Status Report – 03.04.2020, 07:30
Due to the spread of the corona virus, we urgently request you to NOT go on mountain hikes or skiing tours in the current situation, since rescue services could be endangered thereby. Thank you.
Source of chars and avalanche status report: Landeswarnzentrale Vorarlberg - Avalanche Status Report
Regional danger levels
Avalanche danger assessment
Avalanche danger is predominantly low, moderate at high altitudes. The main danger stems from fresh small snowdrift accumulations, requiring increasing caution with ascending altitude and particularly in steep ridgeline terrain and behind abrupt changes in the landscape. Small slab avalanches are possible. This creates risks of being swept along and falling. Due to solar radiation and daytime warming, small wet-snow loosely-packed slides and avalanches are possible on steep sunny slopes. Steep grass-covered slopes which have not yet discharged can release small-to-medium glide-snow avalanches in all aspects. Glide cracks in the surface are indicators of danger.
Snow cover / General info
Nocturnal skies were at times heavily overcast, thus reducing the outgoing radiation. The little fresh snow and newly generated snowdrifts of the last few days were deposited generally on a well consolidated, compact old snowpack surface. Bonding is generally good, deteriorating with ascending altitude. Isolated glide-snow avalanches over steep grass-covered slopes and rock slabs are possible at any time of day or night regardless of temperature. The Avalanche Warning Service currently has little information of the snowpack in backcountry touring regions and high alpine zones since many regions must not be entered, no explorations are currently being conducted and practically no reports from backcountry skiing tours are being received.
Alpine weather forecast (ZAMG-Weather Service Innsbruck)
Skies will be variably cloudy today, it will only be partly sunny. Summits will sometimes be hidden in clouds but it will remain dry. Temperatures will recede slightly at all altitudes. Temperature at 2000 m: -5 degrees. Light (moderate in ridgeline terrain) W/NW winds.
Tendency for tomorrow
Saturday will be very sunny. Avalanche danger levels are not expected to change significantly, but are subject to a daytime danger cycle, rising as the hours pass; more wet-snow avalanches are possible as the day progresses. Andreas Pecl Translated from the German by Jeffrey McCabe
This bulletin describes the overall situation. Please heed additional recommendations of local avalanche commissions or security services.
Danger levels1 = low
2 = moderate
3 = considerable
4 = high
5 = very high
Avalanche hazard levels