Recreational Report
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SXUS46 KSEW 172330

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
430 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Showers will taper off Tuesday evening giving mostly
dry conditions late. A strong warm front on Wednesday will bring
rain and windy conditions to the area. A cold front on Thursday
will push the heavy rain out of the area, but it will be followed
by numerous showers later Thursday into Friday night. Another
strong front will pass across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday
and Saturday night. Drier weather may develop early next week as a
ridge of high pressure strengthens to our south.


.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry
skiing and mountaineering conditions across much of the alpine
terrain of Mt. Rainier, including the Muir snowfield. Blizzard-
like conditions with strong winds and near zero visibility are
likely. A high level of skill and experience in alpine terrain,
including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in
these conditions.


.TUESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Partly cloudy in the evening then
becoming mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 6000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 6000 feet increasing
to 9000 feet in the afternoon. Heavy snow accumulations likely
above 9000 feet in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 9000 feet. Heavy
snow accumulations above 9000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Rain and snow in the morning, then showers in the
afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near
6000 feet.


Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Tue    Wed    Wed    Thu
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     15     18     14      4
                      W 65  SW 65  SW 80  SW 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     26     31     28     20
                      W 40  SW 60  SW 60  SW 35

Paradise  (5420 FT)     31     42     37     37
                      W 10   W 15  SW 20  SW 20

Longmire  (2760 FT)     38     51     44     47
                      E  5   N  5   N  5   W  5

++ 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...Showers. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Breezy, showers. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Showers likely. Snow level near
3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4000 feet increasing
to 6000 feet in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 7000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 7500 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
9000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 10000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 13000 feet.

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