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Avalanche Risk (Local)
25/10/2020 07:19hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
Mountain Conditions
Sunday 25th October 2020, 06:38hrs: Heavy rain developing about the Alps from this afternoon; galeforce northwesterly winds will develop from this morning. Poor weather until Wednesday; some lower level southerly snowfalls possible on Tuesday as this storm-cycle clears.

Its also got to that time of year again when glissades, butt-slides and even self-arrests don't always end well if the surface snow-pack is soft/wet; triggering narrow path sluffs is easy in these conditions, but escaping them is not!


21/10/2020 22:16hrs: Great climbing conditions reported back today from Rolleston (Rome Ridge) after a 1000m overnight freeze alongside an alpine start (2am); surface snow was firm and supportive allowing good tooling/cramponing. Snow-pack above 2100m is very icy but gives good crampon purchase (maybe not self-arrest though). While overnight freezes continue to fall below 1000m conditions will likely remain OK; early starts are essential on ice/snow routes; you really want to be off snow by midday at the latest!

Heavy rain returns on Sunday.

19/10/2020 14:07hrs: Heavy rainfall to about 2000m today; expect the snow-pack to load up with moisture.

17/10/2020 15:09hrs: Snowfall only found its way to 1000m earlier this morning, and really only a dusting. Visibility has remained poor all day above 1600m. NW gales to develop tonight; further showers tomorrow but freezing levels rise substantially. Heavy rain Monday. Our wet Spring continues...

  • Mt Campbell (1829m)(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Campbell (1829m)
  • Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m)(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Guinevere (2042m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect
  • Mt Isobel (2036m) - East aspect(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Isobel (2036m) - East aspect
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - Southeast aspect(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - Southeast aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - North aspect(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Speight (2116m) - North aspect
  • Mt Stewart (1934m) - Southeast aspect(New) 23/10/2020
    Mt Stewart (1934m) - Southeast aspect
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)(New) 21/10/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 21/10/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - East Face(New) 21/10/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - East Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face(New) 21/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Polar Range (Mt Scott - Mt Bowers)(New) 21/10/2020
    Polar Range (Mt Scott - Mt Bowers)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect(New) 20/10/2020
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - North-west aspect(New) 20/10/2020
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - North-west aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 20/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 20/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)15/10/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)15/10/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
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Weather Information
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Monday
26 Oct

5 / 14ºC
Tuesday
27 Oct

2 / 8ºC
Wednesday
28 Oct

5 / 17ºC
Thursday
29 Oct

8 / 18ºC
Friday
30 Oct

10 / 14ºC
Saturday
31 Oct

8 / 14ºC
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Update:26/10/20 08:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 26/10/20 6:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:25hrs
Sunset: 19:13hrs
Temperature: 11.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 10.4ºC
Temperature (High): 12.1ºC
Wind Chill: 11.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1010.88mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 9km/h
Wind Direction: N
Wind Gust: 64km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2845m
Daily Rainfall: 43.69mm
Hourly Rain: 9.4mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 54.1mm

 RIVERS ARE FLOODING!

THIS STORM CYCLE (26hrs)
Rainfall: 47.5mm
High Rain Rate: 7.4mm/hr @ 2:37hrs 26/10/20
Temp Low: 10.1ºC @ 5:00hrs 25/10/20
Temp High: 14.2ºC @ 16:00hrs 25/10/20
Wind Gust: 95kmph @ 13:24hrs 25/10/20
Dom.Wind Dir: North
Barometer Low: 1010mb @ 17:00hrs 25/10/20
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 26/10/2020 06:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 2221m
Alt. Temp: 5.8ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 28.2kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 33.1kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 46.4kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 1.3ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 810hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 47.5mm (Today: 38.4mm)
Last Snowfall: 6 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.3cm
Snowpack Depth: 99.1cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut26/10/2020 - 06:00hrs57.5mm116mm116mm
Mid Poulter River26/10/2020 - 06:10hrs7.0mm8mm8mm
Grasmere Stn26/10/2020 - 06:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman26/10/2020 - 06:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Upper Styx River26/10/2020 - 08:00hrs61.0mm136mm136mm

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