Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
350 AM PDT MON MAY 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...WARMEST DAYS OF THE YEAR FOR MOST PLACES TODAY WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE AREA. STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP
ON TUESDAY WITH AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARD
WESTERN WASHINGTON SPREADING CLOUDS INTO THE AREA AND BRINGING
COOLER CONDITIONS. THE UPPER TROUGH WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT EAST
THURSDAY AND AN UPPER RIDGE WILL ARRIVE NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS AT AND ABOVE 10,000 FEET WILL MAKE IT
DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL
AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS
RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.MONDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 13000 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 13500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 13000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WINDY. PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 11500 FEET DECREASING TO 6500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 6000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     26     28     27     18     10
                     NW 10   W 10   W 35   W 80  NW 55

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     39     43     42     26     20
                      E  5   W  5   W 20   W 55  NW 35

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     74     49     67     36     44
                     NE  5  NW  5  NW 15  NW 35  NW 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     81     54     74     41     50
                      E  5   CALM   W 10   W 15   W 10

++ 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...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 7000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 8500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.

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