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A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sunrise-Mt. Rainier (SUN64)

Lat: 46.9153°NLon: 121.6422°WElev: 6401ft.

NA

33°F

1°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed NA
Barometer NA
Dewpoint 30°F (-1°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 03 Sep 10:00 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

Mt Rainier WA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible.  Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 36. North northeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northeast after midnight.  New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 29 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. East northeast wind around 7 mph.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 40 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North northeast wind around 11 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 34 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 8 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 52 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 38 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 42. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 42 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 36 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 36. North northeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northeast after midnight. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. East northeast wind around 7 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North northeast wind around 11 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 8 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
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Point Forecast:
Mt Rainier WA
 46.87°N 121.72°W (Elev. 8730 ft)
3:24 am PDT Sep 3, 2015
12pm PDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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