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Mountain Conditions
General Conditions:
Monday 6th July 2020, 09:06hrs: NW rainfall continues. Freezing levels have varied wildly throughout this storm-cycle; snow has fallen to 1700m, but subsequently been melted back by wind and rainfall. About 15cm of new snow has held at 2000m, and 10cm at 1800m, snow-pack depths vary considerably depending on aspect and exposure to wind.

Currently snowfall has lowered again to 1600m from NW; it is forecast to find 1000m later today, and 800m tomorrow when winds change southerly.


05/07/2020 07:29hrs: Heavy rain & NW gales continue today; snowfall has lowered to 1700m in past few hours (dusting only) and is expected to lower further to 1500m today, and 700m by Tuesday.

Sorry the Goldney Ridge (Temple) webcam has cooked (lightning); I have also removed the weather station off the hill whilst I rebuild everything.

04/07/2020 09:17hrs: Heavy weather rolling in now - commences with heavy rain/gales for 30-40 hours, then snowfall lowering to 900m as storm progresses.

27/06/2020 06:04hrs: Conditions remain extremely variable; there have been several light snowfalls during the past week accompanied by galeforce southerlies.Snow-pack is thin on northern aspects below 1900m, though there is now some wind-slab development at higher altitudes (1900m+) on northern half aspects. Southern aspects remain plastered with loose snow on icy crusts.

Poorer weather develops tomorrow (Sunday) with snowfall lowering to 1700m; from Monday snowfall lowers to 600m driven by southerly gales for several days.

20/06/2020 11:09hrs: Conditions are now extremely variable; a substantial amount of snow-pack was removed by high level rainfalls, particularly about the top of the Main Range and west, then subsequently replaced by fresh new snow. It is expected that new snow has fallen onto icy crusts, and present poor bonding. It is also unclear whether wind-slab present a week ago on numerous aspects 1650m+ has been penetrated by enough moisture to stabilise it. There is more fresh snowfall present on east & southern ranges; it fell onto raw ground in many instances.

Sorry: the Temple webcam did not reboot after solar power returned.

  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - 1863m Point(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - 1863m Point
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Face(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Face
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Howe (1660m)(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Howe (1660m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face(New) 01/07/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)27/06/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge27/06/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face27/06/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide27/06/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)27/06/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge27/06/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)26/06/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)20/06/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect20/06/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect19/06/2020
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect19/06/2020
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)13/06/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Lyell Peak (1828m)12/06/2020
    Lyell Peak (1828m)
  • Baldy Hill (1834m)09/06/2020
    Baldy Hill (1834m)
  • Black Range (1800m)09/06/2020
    Black Range (1800m)
  • Castle Hill Peak (1998m)09/06/2020
    Castle Hill Peak (1998m)
  • Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect09/06/2020
    Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect
  • Mid Hill (1831m) - North aspect09/06/2020
    Mid Hill (1831m) - North aspect
  • Mt Binser (1860m)09/06/2020
    Mt Binser (1860m)
  • Mt Cloudsley (2107m)09/06/2020
    Mt Cloudsley (2107m)
  • Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect09/06/2020
    Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect
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Weather Information
Monday
6 Jul

-4ºC
Tuesday
7 Jul

-6ºC
Wednesday
8 Jul

-9 / -3ºC
Thursday
9 Jul

-9ºC
Friday
10 Jul

-6 / -1ºC
Saturday
11 Jul

-3ºC
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Update:06/07/20 17:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 6/7/20 16:57hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:05hrs
Sunset: 17:14hrs
Temperature: 4.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 4.7ºC
Temperature (High): 6.4ºC
Wind Chill: 1.3ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 991.10mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 5km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 45km/h (13:57hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1753m
Daily Rainfall: 21.59mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 24.13mm

THIS STORM CYCLE (59hrs)
Rainfall: 67.8mm
High Rain Rate: 3.5mm/hr @ 18:19hrs 4/7/20
Temp Low: 3.1ºC @ 6:01hrs 4/7/20
Temp High: 7.3ºC @ 15:01hrs 5/7/20
Wind Gust: 64kmph @ 1:38hrs 5/7/20
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 990mb @ 13:01hrs 6/7/20
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 6/07/2020 16:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1289m
Alt. Temp: -0.9ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 16.1kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 5.0kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 18.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -5.7ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 791hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 47.3mm (Today: 10.1mm)
Daily Snowfall: 7.6cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 1.1cm/hr (10:04hrs)
Storm Snowfall (59hrs): 14.2cm
7 Day Snowfall: 18.5cm
Snowpack Depth: 65.4cm
Windslab S: 4.0cm
Windslab E: 4.8cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut06/07/2020 - 15:00hrs23.5mm37.5mm97mm
Mid Poulter River06/07/2020 - 15:00hrs5.5mm7mm16mm
Grasmere Stn06/07/2020 - 15:00hrs1.5mm2mm3.5mm
Mt Cheeseman06/07/2020 - 15:00hrs1.5mm2mm3.5mm
Upper Styx River06/07/2020 - 16:00hrs31.0mm43.5mm132.5mm

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