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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
352 AM PST Tue Nov 21 2017

...Flood watches and/or warnings are in effect for portions of
the forecast area. Please refer to the latest flood bulletin for
details...

.SYNOPSIS...A subtropical plume of moisture will bring heavy
precipitation and strong winds to Mount Rainier National Park
Tuesday and Tuesday night, with the snow level near 8000 feet.
Wednesday will be less wet. A frontal system will move through
the region Wednesday night and Thanksgiving, for another round of
significant precipitation with high snow levels. There will be
a relative break in the weather on Friday, followed by more wet
weather this weekend and into Monday.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry
skiing and mountaineering conditions across much of the alpine
terrain of Mount Rainier Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day,
including the Muir Snowfield. Blizzard-like conditions with
strong winds, heavy snow, and near zero visibility will exist at
times above the snow level. Soaking rains will occur below the
snow level. A high level of skill and experience in alpine
terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and
camping in these conditions.

&&

.TUESDAY...Rain and snow, heavy at times in the afternoon. Snow
level near 8000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow, heavy at times. Snow level near
8500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
7500 feet.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
6500 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Tue    Tue    Wed    Wed    Thu
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     18     16     16     13      4
                     SW 60  SW 70  SW 60  SW 70  SW 80

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     32     32     32     29     19
                     SW 65  SW 55  SW 55  SW 65  SW 60

Paradise  (5420 FT)     45     41     48     41     43
                     SW 15   W 20  SW 15  SW 25   W 30

Longmire  (2760 FT)     50     45     54     46     49
                     NE  5   N  5  NE  5  SE  5   W 15

++ Temperatures and wind for the summit and Camp Muir are average
   conditions expected in the free air at those elevations.
++ Temperatures for Paradise and Longmire are the expected highs and
   lows. Wind is the average wind expected during that period.

.Extended Forecast...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
6000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.MONDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 3500 feet.

$$

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