Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
406 AM PST Wed Dec 13 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A strong upper level ridge will maintain dry conditions
across in the park through Thursday. A cold front will bring a
little rain and snow Friday. A couple of weather systems will
brush the area over the weekend keeping a chance of showers in the
forecast.

&&

.IMPACTS...Strong winds near the summit will make it difficult to
move safely and could produce local whiteout conditions Thursday
night into Friday. A high level of skill and experience in alpine
terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and
camping in these conditions.

&&

.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 9000 feet increasing to
11500 feet in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 12500 feet
decreasing to 9500 feet after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 9000 feet increasing to
12500 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 11500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow likely in the morning, then rain and snow
in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Snow level near
6000 feet decreasing to 5000 feet in the afternoon.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Wed    Wed    Thu    Thu    Fri
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     21     20     20     17      2
                      N 35   W 15  NW 25   W 45   W 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     36     38     38     33     17
                      N 20  NW 10  NW 15   W 30   W 40

Paradise  (5420 FT)     44     34     48     31     34
                     NE  5  NE 10  NW  5   W 15   W 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     47     37     48     33     39
                      E  5  NE 10   E  5  NW  5   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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
2500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 3500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 6500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
4500 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
4000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
3500 feet.

$$

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