Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
406 AM PST Sun Feb 25 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Cool and unsettled weather will continue through the
end of the week. A frontal system will bring heavy snow to the
park today. There will be a brief break in the action Monday
before the next system arrives late Monday night and Tuesday. A
wetter system will arrive Wednesday night with a cool upper level
trough settling over the park Thursday through Saturday.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult mountaineering
conditions at 10,000 feet and above, with local blizzard-like
conditions, strong winds, and near zero visibility today. A high
level of skill and experience in alpine terrain, including use of
GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in these
situations.

&&

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.SUNDAY...Windy. Snow. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning.
Snow accumulation near Paradise of 8 to 14 inches. Snow level
near 2000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Snow showers in the evening, then snow showers
likely after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 2 to
4 inches. Total snow accumulation near Paradise 10 to 18 inches.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning,
then a chance of snow in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Snow in the morning, then snow showers in the
afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sun    Sun    Mon    Mon    Tue
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)    -15    -22    -18      0     -5
                      W 60  NW 35  NW 20  NW 40   W 45

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      3     -1      0      7      8
                      W 50   W 25  NW 15   W 25   W 30

Paradise  (5420 FT)     25     15     26     18     28
                      W 30  NW 20   W 10  NW 15   W 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     31     24     32     26     35
                      W 25  NW 10   W  5  NW  5  NW  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...Snow showers.
.WEDNESDAY... Snow.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Showers likely. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers likely in the evening, then snow
showers likely after midnight. Snow level near 2000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Snow showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.

$$

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