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Avalanche Risk (Local)
10/04/2018 09:01hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
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 1157hrs Tue 17th April, 2018):
Over 150mm of rainfall to high level has managed to demolish most of the new snow from last week. Residual loose snow (20cm) is still present above 1950m about the Main Range, sub-ranges (excepting Craigieburn / Torlesse) are mostly clear. Further snow is forecast to arrive today (Tuesday) to 1000m then lower further tomorrow to 700m.

Glaciers have now opened up (bergschrunds) and many of them have been stripped by our warm Spring/Summer of snow build-up back to 2014 (ie. receding rapidly).

  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)(New) 19/04/2018
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Hills Peak (1640m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Lyell Peak (1828m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Lyell Peak (1828m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m)(New) 13/04/2018
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face(New) 13/04/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Mt Oates (2041m)07/04/2018
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • The Spike (1440m)07/04/2018
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)01/04/2018
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)01/04/2018
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access01/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face01/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)01/04/2018
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge27/02/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m)24/02/2018
    Mt Lancelot (2112m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches24/02/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Philistine Traverse24/02/2018
    Philistine Traverse
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge06/02/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m) - upper Crow Valley approach30/01/2018
    Mt Guinevere (2042m) - upper Crow Valley approach
  • Mt Harper (2222m)30/01/2018
    Mt Harper (2222m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress30/01/2018
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)30/01/2018
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)28/01/2018
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Goat Hill (1656m)20/01/2018
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • The Dome (1938m)04/01/2018
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Baldy Hill (1834)03/01/2018
    Baldy Hill (1834)
  • Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect03/01/2018
    Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - South aspect03/01/2018
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - South aspect
  • Mt Foweraker (1804m)03/01/2018
    Mt Foweraker (1804m)
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Weather Information
Friday
20 Apr

5 / 9ºC
Saturday
21 Apr

-2 / 7ºC
Sunday
22 Apr

-1 / 9ºC
Monday
23 Apr

3 / 9ºC
Tuesday
24 Apr

2 / 9ºC
Wednesday
25 Apr

1 / 9ºC
Thursday
26 Apr

2 / 11ºC
Friday
27 Apr

2 / 11ºC
Saturday
28 Apr

2 / 10ºC
Sunday
29 Apr

2 / 11ºC
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Update:20/04/18 00:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 20/4/18 3:25hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:11hrs
Sunset: 17:50hrs
Temperature: 7.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 6.6ºC
Temperature (High): 8.9ºC
Wind Chill: 3.0ºC
Humidity: 84%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1006.65mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 29km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 76km/h (2:21hrs)
Cloud Base: 1055m ASL
Freezing Level: 2215m
Daily Rainfall: 2.79mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 12.45mm

THIS STORM CYCLE (11hrs)
Rainfall: 12.19mm
High Rain Rate:  2.2mm/hr @ 23:07hrs 20/04/2018
Temp Low:  6.7ºC
Temp High:  8.2ºC
Wind Gust:  80.0kmph @ 18:04hrs 19/04/2018
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1006.9mb
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 20/04/2018 02:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 2036m
Alt. Temp: 3.2ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 44.3kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 41.3kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 44.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -3.4ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 74.0mm (Today: 2.3mm)
Last Snowfall: 2 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 15.6cm
Snowpack Depth: 28.1cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut20/04/2018 - 00:05hrs0.0mm16mm20.5mm
Mid Poulter River20/04/2018 - 00:30hrs0.5mm0.5mm2mm
Grasmere Stn20/04/2018 - 00:05hrs0.0mm0mm2mm
Mt Cheeseman20/04/2018 - 00:05hrs0.0mm0mm2mm

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