Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
404 AM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...RAIN AND SNOW WILL REACH THE PARK BY LATE MORNING
AS A FRONT APPROACHES WESTERN WASHINGTON. THE FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE PARK LATE THIS AFTERNOON. ONSHORE FLOW AND SHOWERS
WILL FOLLOW THE FRONT TONIGHT AND MONDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH TUESDAY FOR A CHANCE OF SOME LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW.
A RATHER WET FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL REACH THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY. AN UPPER TROUGH AND ONSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP SHOWERS IN
THE FORECAST THURSDAY. A DRY DAY POSSIBLE FRIDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS OVER THE AREA.

&&

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

&&

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM PDT
MONDAY...

.SUNDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 4 TO
8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 4 TO 8
INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO
3 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE 9 TO 19 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SUN    SUN    MON    MON    TUE
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      4     -6     -7      6      9
                     SW 40  SW 30   W 20  NW 35   W 40

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     17     13     11     12     18
                     SW 35  SW 25   W 20   W 20   W 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     30     28     31     28     36
                      W 10   W 15  SW 10   W 15   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     38     35     40     38     44
                      CALM   CALM   CALM   CALM   CALM

++ 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...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.

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