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Avalanche Risk (Local)
08/12/2016 18:54hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 0738hrs Fri 9th December, 2016): Heavy rain fell to high level (2500m+) in the past storm-cycle. The snow-pack is still draining.

Would appear unsettled weather ahead for the next few days, with snowfall levels lowering to 1200-1500m, and further heavy rain likely tomorrow.

Climbing conditions had been generally marginal. A persistent overnight freeze is required to stabilise the isothermal Spring snow-pack. Alpine starts are required to make use of these rare freezes during the early AM hours only. Wet slides and sluffs are quite likely to initiate by PM on all solar aspects, particularly about rocky outcropping. Avoid convex rolls and areas with poor run-out outcomes (cliffs). Self arrests tend to be poor/impossible in the sugary afternoon snow, glissading and butt-sliding should not be utilised in areas with poor run-out prospects (scree-fields, cliffs & crevasses)- yes that trick gets done each year and the outcomes are messy.

Access is still good on glaciers with most features yet to open - rope up however as fresh snowfalls are still infilling the slumping!
  • Mt Scott (2009m)(New) 03/12/2016
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)(New) 03/12/2016
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)30/11/2016
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Marion (2145m)30/11/2016
    Mt Marion (2145m)
  • Mt Murchison (2408m) - White Glacier approach30/11/2016
    Mt Murchison (2408m) - White Glacier approach
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face30/11/2016
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge30/11/2016
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Blimit (1921m) - West Face28/11/2016
    Blimit (1921m) - West Face
  • Hills Peak (1640m) - South-west ridge28/11/2016
    Hills Peak (1640m) - South-west ridge
  • Mt Bealey (1836m)28/11/2016
    Mt Bealey (1836m)
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)28/11/2016
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)28/11/2016
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge28/11/2016
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m)28/11/2016
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face28/11/2016
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - West aspect22/11/2016
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - West aspect
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - South Face22/11/2016
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - South Face
  • Mt Oates (2041m)22/11/2016
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face22/11/2016
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall22/11/2016
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Summit ridge21/11/2016
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Summit ridge
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)20/11/2016
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)18/11/2016
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Philistine Traverse18/11/2016
    Philistine Traverse
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Weather Information
Monday
4 May

9 / 14ºC
Tuesday
5 May

10 / 15ºC
Wednesday
6 May

14 / 15ºC
Thursday
7 May

11 / 18ºC
Friday
8 May

10 / 16ºC
Saturday
9 May

8 / 13ºC
Sunday
10 May

11 / 15ºC
Monday
11 May

8 / 14ºC

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Update:10/12/16 03:46hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 10/12/16 2:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 11.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 11.8ºC
Temperature (High): 13.2ºC
Wind Chill: 8.4ºC
Humidity: 77%  (Rising)
Barometer: 994.86mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 21km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 74km/h (1:27hrs)
Cloud Base: 1218m ASL
Freezing Level: 2845m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 10/12/2016 02:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 7.2ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 34.3kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 34.3kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 34.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 2.6ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 69.3mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 13 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
Windslab S: 7.1cm
Windslab E: 5.9cm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut10/12/2016 - 00:05hrs0.0mm0mm4.5mm
Mid Poulter River10/12/2016 - 00:30hrs0.0mm0mm1mm
Grasmere Stn10/12/2016 - 00:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman10/12/2016 - 00:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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