Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
304 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Moist southerly flow will continue today for
additional showers and strong winds at Camp Muir and the Summit.
Friday through Saturday will be showery with an upper trough over
the area. Additional fronts will move through the area Sunday and
around Tuesday night.

&&

.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. A high level
of skill and experience in alpine terrain, including use of GPS,
is recommended for navigation and camping in these situations.

&&

.THURSDAY...Breezy, showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of
3 to 5 inches. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers in the evening, then showers likely
after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to 4 inches.
Snow level near 3000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Showers likely in the morning, then snow showers in the
afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to 4 inches. Snow
level near 2000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy, showers. Heavy snow accumulations. Snow
level near 2500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Breezy. Showers in the morning, then snow showers in
the afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near
2000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Thu    Thu    Fri    Fri    Sat
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     -9    -12    -11     -9     -8
                     SW 60  SW 35   W 25   W 25   W 30

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      9      6      7      9      8
                     SW 50  SW 35  SW 25  SW 30   W 30

Paradise  (5420 FT)     31     25     30     25     30
                     SW 25  SW 15   W 15   W 20   W 25

Longmire  (2760 FT)     38     33     38     31     36
                      W 10  NE  5   Calm  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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
3000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.MONDAY...Showers. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 3000 feet.

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