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Avalanche Risk (Local)
31/10/2020 07:54hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
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(Below 1200m)
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Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
Mountain Conditions
Thursday 29th October 2020, 23:01hrs: The next big Spring storm-cycle is brewing now; another 200-250mm of rainfall is forecast to develop tomorrow (Friday) and carry through to late Saturday afternoon. Freezing levels are expected to be very high, so again this rainfall with saturate snow-pack to the very tops. Rivers & streams are likely to react very fast, as water-tables are already loaded, and some rivers are still running high from the previous storm.

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!


27/10/2020 13:45hrs: About 300mm of rain fell onto the back of the Alps (2000m+) in the last storm-cycle. Snow-pack is still draining; it will likely be undermined and some creep is expected to develop around steeper slopes of snow. Wednesday seems like the only OK-ish day this week, before Spring makes its next comeback (heavy rain by Saturday again). Rivers remain very high; the Waimak is unlikely to recover before this Thursday's rainfall.

25/10/2020 06:38hrs: Heavy rain developing about the Alps from this afternoon; gale-force northwesterly winds will develop from this morning. Poor weather until Wednesday.

  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 28/10/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - South ridge(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - South ridge
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - Southeast face(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - Southeast face
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face(New) 28/10/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - North aspect(New) 28/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - North aspect
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - Temple Traverse(New) 28/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - Temple Traverse
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge(New) 28/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Campbell (1829m)23/10/2020
    Mt Campbell (1829m)
  • Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m)23/10/2020
    Mt Guinevere (2042m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect
  • Mt Isobel (2036m) - East aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Isobel (2036m) - East aspect
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - Southeast aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - Southeast aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face23/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall23/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - North aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Speight (2116m) - North aspect
  • Mt Stewart (1934m) - Southeast aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Stewart (1934m) - Southeast aspect
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)21/10/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)21/10/2020
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)21/10/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect21/10/2020
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge21/10/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - East Face21/10/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - East Face
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Weather Information
Saturday
31 Oct

3 / 13ºC
Sunday
1 Nov

5 / 10ºC
Monday
2 Nov

6 / 14ºC
Tuesday
3 Nov

10 / 13ºC
Wednesday
4 Nov

11 / 16ºC
Thursday
5 Nov

10 / 14ºC
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Update:31/10/20 11:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 31/10/20 10:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:18hrs
Sunset: 19:19hrs
Temperature: 12.1ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 9.7ºC
Temperature (High): 12.8ºC
Wind Chill: 11.2ºC
Humidity: 54%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1000.42mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 20km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 93km/h (9:58hrs)
Cloud Base: 1855m ASL
Freezing Level: 2892m
Daily Rainfall: 57.91mm
Hourly Rain: 2.5mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 65.28mm

 RIVERS ARE FLOODING!

THIS STORM CYCLE (39hrs)
Rainfall: 73.7mm
High Rain Rate: 11.1mm/hr @ 8:17hrs 31/10/20
Temp Low: 9.6ºC @ 18:00hrs 30/10/20
Temp High: 12.7ºC @ 13:00hrs 30/10/20
Wind Gust: 93kmph @ 9:58hrs 31/10/20
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1001mb @ 9:00hrs 31/10/20
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 31/10/2020 10:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 2298m
Alt. Temp: 7.4ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 46.4kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 37.9kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 54.4kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 2.2ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 804hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 77.7mm (Today: 55.1mm)
Last Snowfall: 2 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 3.8cm
Snowpack Depth: 80.8cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut31/10/2020 - 07:59hrs52.5mm99mm106.5mm
Mid Poulter River31/10/2020 - 08:02hrs15.5mm16mm18mm
Grasmere Stn31/10/2020 - 08:01hrs6.5mm6.5mm7mm
Mt Cheeseman31/10/2020 - 08:01hrs6.5mm6.5mm7mm
Upper Styx River31/10/2020 - 10:00hrs47.5mm206.5mm229mm

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