update 16.04.18 17:27 (Michael Butschek - translated by Jeffrey McCabe)
Frequent natural triggerings from the ground
Following a night of rainfall up to high altitudes, unfavourable conditions from the start on Tuesday: numerous natural triggerings up to 2700 m, some from the ground. Most of the remaining snow is in the Hohe Tauern, danger there is CONSIDERABLE, elsewhere danger is MODERATE.
Avalanche danger in the Tauern on Tuesday is CONSIDERABLE from the start, elsewhere danger is MODERATE, with a slight daytime danger curve.
At high altitudes (at least above 2500 m) there is a small amount of fresh snow. Below that layer, the snowpack is 0-degrees isotherm, due to warmth and rain seepage, and quite moist/wet below 1800 m. Following a night of overcast skies and precipitation, the cold reserves are nearly used up. The activity area for gliding-snow and wet-snow avalanches is currently on north-facing slopes at 1700-2300 m; on south-facing slopes at 2100-2700 m. Above 2700 m the snowpack is currently rather stable, excluding the small fresh snowdrift patches in gullies and near ridgelines.
Alpine Weather Forecast (ZAMG Salzburg)
Skies on Monday night will be overcast, intermittent rainfall is expected up to high altitudes. It will remain dry in the Nockberge.
Short Term Development
Daytime danger curve on Wednesday and Thursday. Favourable conditions, with melt-freeze crust and corn snow, providing you depart early.