Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
434 AM PST FRI DEC 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT NORTHWARD OVER THE
AREA THIS MORNING WITH SNOW TURNING TO RAIN ALONG THE FRONT. RAINY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR MUCH OF THE WEEKEND AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW WILL PASS OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON SATURDAY AND INTO
SUNDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN MILD THIS WEEKEND BEFORE BECOMING
COLDER FOR THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE
TERRAIN OF MT. RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD. BLIZZARD-
LIKE CONDITIONS WITH STRONG WINDS AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY ARE
LIKELY. 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 UNTIL 3 AM PST SATURDAY...

.FRIDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 5 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 4 TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
4 TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY...SHOWERS. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WINDY...SHOWERS. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -7     -8     -8    -12    -13
                     SW 55   W 45   W 40   W 50   W 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     12      9      8      7      6
                     SW 45   W 40   W 35   W 50   W 30

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     24     20     24     21     23
                     SW 15  SW 20   W 15   W 30   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     31     29     32     29     31
                      CALM   CALM   CALM  SW  5   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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.MONDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR SEA LEVEL.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR SEA LEVEL.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR SEA LEVEL.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR SEA LEVEL.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR SEA LEVEL.

$$

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