update yesterday 17:37 (Bernhard Niedermoser - translated by Jeffrey McCabe)
Springtime situation: depart early or start out high up
Melt-freeze crusts, corn snow, stable in the early hours of the morning. Timing is everything. At 10-11 o’clock at latest in all aspects below 2800 m, the snow breaks through or breaks apart. In extremely steep terrain, naturally triggered wet-snow and gliding-snow avalanches are possible. Above 2800 m, still stable. No further danger levels assigned to the grassy mountains.
Avalanche danger in the morning on Wednesday is LOW, rises to MODERATE over the course of the day, to CONSIDERABLE in the Hohe Teuern. In the inneralpine grassy mountains, worthwhile skiing tours are no longer possible. What remains is stable summer corn snow, thus, no further danger levels will be assigned to this region.
The snow is disappearing rapidly, losing its substance, including as regards potential avalanche size. Within one week, snow depths below 2400 m have decreased by 40-70 cm. There are three altitude levels to distinguish:
Alpine Weather Forecast (ZAMG Salzburg)
Star-studded skies on Tuesday night.
Short Term Development
On Thursday unfavourable conditions are expected, since the snowpack below 2400 m will be soft from early morning and visibility will be poor in general. Friday promises far better conditions. Following a night of clear skies, melt-freeze crusts and corn snow can again be expected in the early hours.