Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
509 AM PDT SUN APR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SCATTERED SHOWERS REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
TODAY OVER THE AREA IN THE WAKE OF A PASSING COLD FRONT. A WEAK
WEATHER SYSTEM PASSING TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA MAY RESULT IN LIGHT
SHOWERS MONDAY. UPPER LEVEL RIDGING WILL BRING MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY ALTHOUGH SOME LOCATIONS MAY SEE BRIEF LIGHT
RAIN. THE LEADING EDGE OF AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING A RETURN
TO RAIN STARTING THURSDAY NIGHT WITH THE TROUGH EXPECTED TO PASS
THROUGH THE AREA FOR NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS NEAR THE SUMMIT TODAY THROUGH MONDAY WILL
MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITE-OUT
CONDITIONS. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE
TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND
CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.SUNDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
AROUND 1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET INCREASING TO 4000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET INCREASING TO 7000 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SUN    SUN    MON    MON    TUE
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     12     14     11      9     13
                     NW 50  NW 45   W 45  NW 30  NW 30

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     14     20     22     24     26
                      W 35  NW 20   W 30  NW 20   W 10

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     36     27     38     29     46
                      W 20  NW 10   W 10   W 10   W  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     45     35     47     37     53
                      W 15   W 10   W 10   W  5   S  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...

.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 12000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
8000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.

$$

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