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Avalanche Risk (Local)
18/01/2021 09:13hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
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(Below 1200m)
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Mountain Conditions
Wednesday 20th January 2021, 08:07hrs: Well over 200mm of heavy rainfall (380mm on western slopes) has fallen over the past 72 hours, it is now snowing to 1000m. Further rainfall / low level snowfall is expected through to Saturday - welcome to Summer :)

15/01/2021 18:40hrs: Our very long fine streak ends on Sunday with the return of rain, then heavy rain on Monday/Tuesday driven by gale-force north-westerlies. And as is "tradition" we may receive a pulse of low level snowfall on Wednesday at the tail of the storm.

Climbers have reported back that climbing conditions have been "baking hot" (really early starts avoids the heat-stroke), snow-melt has been rife into the rivers, snow-pack (what remains) is crystalline and mushy, and melting out from above & below, fast. Most routes are back to rock now, or you can weave your way between snow patches. Every glacier seems different, south facing seem to have large bergschrunds pulling away, whilst others seem static or only have minor features at this point. Rockfall from the perimeter of glaciers is a fairly widespread activity this season. The grud on faces is yet to wash off completely.

  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face(New) 16/01/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mottram Peaks (1789m)13/01/2021
    Mottram Peaks (1789m)
  • Mt Damfool (2030m)13/01/2021
    Mt Damfool (2030m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect13/01/2021
    Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect
  • Carrington Peak (2010m) - North approach12/01/2021
    Carrington Peak (2010m) - North approach
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m) - West & South Aspects12/01/2021
    Mt Armstrong (2110m) - West & South Aspects
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m) - West aspect12/01/2021
    Mt Guinevere (2042m) - West aspect
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - West aspect12/01/2021
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - West aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches12/01/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face16/12/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge16/12/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face16/12/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face16/12/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - Southwest Ridge15/12/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - Southwest Ridge
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West Ridge15/12/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West Ridge
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)14/12/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)14/12/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Goat Hill (1656m)14/12/2020
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - South Face14/12/2020
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - South Face
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Aspect14/12/2020
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Aspect
  • Mt Barron (1730m) - North aspects14/12/2020
    Mt Barron (1730m) - North aspects
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect14/12/2020
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)14/12/2020
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)14/12/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)14/12/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge14/12/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rosamond (2186m)14/12/2020
    Mt Rosamond (2186m)
  • Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)14/12/2020
    Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)01/12/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face01/12/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
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Weather Information
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Wednesday
20 Jan

3 / 6ºC
Thursday
21 Jan

5 / 10ºC
Friday
22 Jan

7 / 11ºC
Saturday
23 Jan

5 / 12ºC
Sunday
24 Jan

6 / 12ºC
Monday
25 Jan

9 / 15ºC
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Update:20/01/21 13:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 20/1/21 11:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:19hrs
Sunset: 20:07hrs
Temperature: 4.5ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 2.2ºC
Temperature (High): 5.1ºC
Wind Chill: -1.6ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 986.84mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 17km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 71km/h (8:06hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1722m
Daily Rainfall: 34.2mm  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 2mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 102mm (*Stn 2)
Rain Days (2021): 11

 RIVERS ARE FLOODING!

THIS STORM CYCLE (78hrs)
Rainfall: 221.7mm
High Rain Rate: 12.6mm/hr @ 10:52hrs 19/1/21
Temp Low: 2.6ºC @ 4:58hrs 20/1/21
Temp High: 14.9ºC @ 11:58hrs 17/1/21
Wind Gust: 100kmph @ 11:38hrs 19/1/21
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 980mb @ 12:59hrs 19/1/21
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 20/01/2021 11:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1545m
Alt. Temp: 0.1ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 36.3kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 26.8kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 38.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -6.9ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 787hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 177.1mm (Today: 4.5mm)
Daily Snowfall: 11.3cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 2.2cm/hr (02:04hrs)
Storm Snowfall (78hrs): 20.8cm
7 Day Snowfall: 29.3cm
Snowpack Depth: 15.2cm
Windslab S: 1.9cm
Windslab E: 19.0cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut20/01/2021 - 10:00hrs30.0mm169mm230mm
Mid Poulter River20/01/2021 - 09:00hrs13.0mm77mm109.5mm
Grasmere Stn20/01/2021 - 10:00hrs12.5mm39mm51mm
Mt Cheeseman20/01/2021 - 10:00hrs12.5mm39mm51mm
Goldney Ridge20/01/2021 - 13:29hrs34mm163mm256mm

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