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Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 20/09/2017 6:58am. Valid to 22/09/2017 6pm
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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)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 0742hrs Sun 17th September, 2017): Climbing conditions poor/dangerous with very heavy rain due to high level then snow lowering to about 1000m, and NW gales. Avalanche risk will rise again today.

The previous storm-cycle removed a lot of snow-pack to about 1900m, mostly with the extreme warm NW winds rather than heavy rain. The snow-pack has been reported as isothermic in general, with slush at lower altitudes (1800m-), and only semi-supportive at higher altitudes (1800m+) with a break-through wind/rain crust.

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  • Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect12/09/2017
    Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect
  • Mt Davie (2280m)12/09/2017
    Mt Davie (2280m)
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m)12/09/2017
    Mt Guinevere (2042m)
  • Mt Isobel (2036m)12/09/2017
    Mt Isobel (2036m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)12/09/2017
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face12/09/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)12/09/2017
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • The Dome (1938m) - South aspect12/09/2017
    The Dome (1938m) - South aspect
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)11/09/2017
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)11/09/2017
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Hills Peak (1640m)11/09/2017
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)11/09/2017
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)11/09/2017
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect11/09/2017
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)11/09/2017
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)11/09/2017
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)11/09/2017
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face11/09/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge11/09/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge11/09/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m)11/09/2017
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face11/09/2017
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Baldy Hill (1834)10/09/2017
    Baldy Hill (1834)
  • Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)10/09/2017
    Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)
  • Castle Hill Peak (1998m)10/09/2017
    Castle Hill Peak (1998m)
  • Hamilton Peak (1922m)10/09/2017
    Hamilton Peak (1922m)
  • Mt Binser (1860m) - Low, middle, high10/09/2017
    Mt Binser (1860m) - Low, middle, high
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - East aspect10/09/2017
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - East aspect
  • Mt Foweraker (1804m)10/09/2017
    Mt Foweraker (1804m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m)10/09/2017
    Mt Harper (2222m)
  • Mt Manson (1859m)10/09/2017
    Mt Manson (1859m)
  • Mt Misery (1765m) Southeast aspect10/09/2017
    Mt Misery (1765m) Southeast aspect
  • Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect10/09/2017
    Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect
  • Mt Wall (1874m)10/09/2017
    Mt Wall (1874m)
  • The Pyramid (1608m)10/09/2017
    The Pyramid (1608m)
  • Black Range (1800m)25/08/2017
    Black Range (1800m)
  • The Spike (1440m)25/08/2017
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face23/08/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide23/08/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)22/08/2017
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
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Weather Information
Wednesday
20 Sep

1 / 11ºC
Thursday
21 Sep

1 / 4ºC
Friday
22 Sep

1 / 7ºC
Saturday
23 Sep

3 / 7ºC
Sunday
24 Sep

6 / 9ºC
Monday
25 Sep

3 / 9ºC
Tuesday
26 Sep

-1 / 7ºC
Wednesday
27 Sep

1 / 7ºC
Thursday
28 Sep

1 / 7ºC
Friday
29 Sep

1 / 7ºC
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Update:20/09/17 13:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 20/9/17 15:27hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:27hrs
Sunset: 18:31hrs
Temperature: 9.6ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 1.7ºC
Temperature (High): 11.1ºC
Wind Chill: 9.6ºC
Humidity: 80%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1004.28mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 2km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 45km/h (13:34hrs)
Cloud Base: 1143m ASL
Freezing Level: 2507m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 20/09/2017 15:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 3.2ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 4.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 3.8kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 14.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 7.5mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 2 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 41.1cm
Snowpack Depth: 216.7cm
Windslab S: 44.9cm
Windslab E: 29.7cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 53%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs0.0mm1.5mm42.5mm
Mid Poulter River20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs0.0mm1.5mm25.5mm
Grasmere Stn20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs0.0mm2mm15mm
Mt Cheeseman20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs0.0mm2mm15mm

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