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General Conditions:
Monday 13th July 2020, 14:37hrs: Yesterday's storm has now passed. It delivered 40- 50mm of rain to low levels. About 20 - 25cm of fresh snow fell at 1800m, though driven by NW gales this will be very variable (ridges are likely stripped and icy, and lee areas WILL have buildup of windslab.

This afternoon saw multiple Class 1 point releases were rolling off on northern, radiated slopes from 1500m+ out of rocky terrain features, and there was a storm-slab release noted on the northern aspect of Rome Ridge onto the Goldney Glacier (Alt = 1700m, Width = 200m, Crown = 0.8m, Run = valley floor). Also another jagged slab release was noted on the south face of Phipps Peak.

12/07/2020 07:31hrs: Currently heavy NW rain developing, severe NW gales at all levels, snowfall has lowered to about 1650m in past hour and is expected to lower to 600m by evening. It is obvious there is build-up of new snow on lee aspects about 100m below ridgeline. Clearer weather develops tomorrow.

10/07/2020 07:16hrs: The previous 2 days saw morning snowfall to 700m, only a few centimetres. Fine weather developing today. Snow-pack is still very variable at altitude; rainfall to high level obliterated some areas, then gales from both northwest and south have shifted loose snow about. Many routes remain mixed.

The weekend may be a bit grim weather-wise (rain).

07/07/2020 07:49hrs: The forecast lower level snowfalls have failed to arrive [yet]; only as low as 1450m so far, and only really a dusting at that level. 800m snowfall forecast for today, and southerly gales from tomorrow.

06/07/2020 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.

  • Rome Ridge - Mt Rolleston (North aspect, 1700m)(AVO) 13/07/2020
    Rome Ridge - Mt Rolleston (North aspect, 1700m)
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)(New) 13/07/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 13/07/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect(New) 13/07/2020
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)(New) 13/07/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face(New) 13/07/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face(New) 13/07/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)(New) 10/07/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 10/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 10/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Goat Hill (1656m)(New) 09/07/2020
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Face(New) 09/07/2020
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Face
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)(New) 09/07/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)(New) 09/07/2020
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Mt Howe (1660m)(New) 09/07/2020
    Mt Howe (1660m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - North aspect(New) 09/07/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - North aspect
  • Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)(New) 09/07/2020
    Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - 1863m Point01/07/2020
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - 1863m Point
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)01/07/2020
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • 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
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect20/06/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect19/06/2020
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect
  • 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)
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Weather Information
13 Jul

14 Jul

-3 / 7ºC
15 Jul

-3 / 3ºC
16 Jul

-3 / 4ºC
17 Jul

-1 / 6ºC
18 Jul

0 / 8ºC
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Update:13/07/20 16:30hrs
Update: 13/7/20 16:27hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:02hrs
Sunset: 17:20hrs
Temperature: 4.0ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 1.8ºC
Temperature (High): 10.7ºC
Wind Chill: 4.0ºC
Humidity: 39%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1019.11mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 18km/h (15:13hrs)
Cloud Base: 2318m ASL
Freezing Level: 1645m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 12.95mm

Last Update: 13/07/2020 16:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: -1.4ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 2.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 0.2kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 2.0kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. Air Pressure: 813hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 27.8mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 1 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 24.7cm
Snowpack Depth: 77.0cm
Windslab S: 14.5cm
Windslab E: 12.0cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 50%
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut13/07/2020 - 15:00hrs1.0mm79.5mm84.5mm
Mid Poulter River13/07/2020 - 15:00hrs0.0mm15.5mm15.5mm
Grasmere Stn13/07/2020 - 15:00hrs1.0mm5.5mm5.5mm
Mt Cheeseman13/07/2020 - 15:00hrs1.0mm5.5mm5.5mm
Upper Styx River13/07/2020 - 16:00hrs1.5mm76.5mm93.5mm

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