Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
422 PM PST Thu Feb 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Cold and sometimes unsettled northwest flow aloft will
continue into the middle of next week. The next system will move
southeast across Mount Rainier from Friday afternoon through
Saturday morning, brining strong wind and moderate to heavy snow.
Another cold wet system will dive in late Saturday night and
Sunday, with another round of moderate to heavy snow. A dry lull
is possible late Monday, before conditions become deteriorate
again from late Tuesday through next Thursday.

&&

.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.

&&

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny in the morning, then snow in the
afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 3 to 8 inches.
Freezing level near the surface in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy, snow. Snow accumulation near Paradise of
9 to 16 inches.
.SATURDAY...Windy. Snow showers in the morning, then snow showers
likely in the afternoon. Heavy snow accumulations.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Thu    Fri    Fri    Sat
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)    -10     -5    -14    -12
                      N 50  NW 50   W 60  NW 55

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      0      7      3      0
                      N 20   W 35   W 50  NW 35

Paradise  (5420 FT)      7     21     18     24
                      N  5   W 10   W 25  NW 30

Longmire  (2760 FT)     16     29     26     33
                      E  5   S  5  NW 10   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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow showers likely in the evening, then
snow after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Windy. Snow in the morning, then snow showers in the
afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Snow showers.
.MONDAY...Snow showers likely.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Snow likely.
.WEDNESDAY...Snow likely in the morning, then rain and snow
likely in the afternoon. Snow level near 1500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers.

$$

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