Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
343 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SHOWERS IN MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK WILL TAPER
TONIGHT...THEN THURSDAY IS LIKELY TO BE DRY. THE NEXT SYSTEM WILL
APPROACH THE PARK LATE THURSDAY WITH RAIN AND SNOW DEVELOPING
THURSDAY NIGHT. THE SLOW MOVING FRONT WILL NOT MOVE COMPLETELY
THROUGH THE AREA UNTIL FRIDAY. POST FRONTAL SHOWERS WILL DIMINISH
SATURDAY WITH MORE WEATHER SYSTEMS ARRIVING LATE SUNDAY AND AGAIN
WEDNESDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY 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.

&&

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO
3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET DECREASING TO 2500 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET
INCREASING TO 4000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 2 TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       WED    THU    THU    FRI
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      0      3      0     -3
                      W 30  SW 30  SW 60  SW 40

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      9     14     16     14
                      W 25  SW 20  SW 45  SW 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     24     38     29     37
                      W 20  SW  5   S 10  SW 10

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     35     50     37     46
                      W 10  SE  5   E 10   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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.

$$

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