Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
400 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGHER PRESSURE ALOFT IS EXPECTED TO BUILD OVER
WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING FOR A DRIER PERIOD AND
SOME SUNSHINE. THE DRIER WEATHER WILL BE INTERRUPTED BY A FAST
MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM THAT WILL SPREAD LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW ACROSS
THE PARK SATURDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY DECREASING SHOWERS SUNDAY.
HIGHER PRESSURE ALOFT IS FORECAST TO REBUILD MONDAY INTO THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. PASSING NEARBY WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL LIKELY
BRING SOME CLOUDS AND A THREAT OF LIGHT RAIN AT TIMES, BUT
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE EARLY MAY AVERAGES.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS NEAR THE SUMMIT ON SATURDAY WILL MAKE IT
DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE
TERRAIN, INCLUDING USE OF GPS, IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND
CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET
RISING TO 6000 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5500
FEET IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 5000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -1      6     10     10     13
                      N 20  NW 30   W 40   W 50  NW 50

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     15     20     22     22     18
                      N 10  NW 10   W 25   W 40   W 35

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     39     26     43     29     38
                      N  5   N  5   W 10   W 25   W 25

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     48     33     51     37     46
                      W 10    CALM  CALM  NW 10   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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
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...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.

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