Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
418 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH WASHINGTON ON
WEDNESDAY...BRINGING SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION AND STRONG WINDS
TO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL RISE TO AROUND
6000 FEET...AND PRECIPITATION AT PARADISE WILL PROBABLY TURN TO
RAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HIGHER SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAIN...
INCLUDING MUIR SNOWFIELD...SHOULD RECEIVE 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW.
AN UPPER TROUGH WILL FOLLOW THE FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR SHOWERS
AND ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WHILE THE SNOW LEVEL FALLS TO
AROUND 3500 FEET DURING THE NIGHT. SHOWERS WILL DECREASE
THURSDAY...AND AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BRING DRY WEATHER FRIDAY. A
WEAK SYSTEM SHOULD BRING SOME LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO THE PARK OVER
THE WEEKEND...WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE
TERRAIN OF MOUNT RAINIER WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...INCLUDING
THE MUIR SNOWFIELD. BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS WITH STRONG WINDS
AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY ARE LIKELY. IN ADDITION...THE NORTHWEST
AVALANCHE CENTER HAS AN AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT. A HIGH LEVEL
OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF
GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE UP TO
4 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 2 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET DECREASING TO
3500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...BREEZY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
2 TO 4 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET INCREASING
TO 6000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       WED    WED    THU    THU    FRI
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      9     -3     -5      8     15
                      W 60   W 40  NW 35   N 40  NW 25

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     23     13     11     19     27
                      W 50   W 30  NW 25   N 20  NW 15

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     33     28     35     24     41
                      W 15   W 25  NW 25   N 15  NW  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     41     37     44     33     47
                      N  5   W 10   W 10  SE  5   S  5

++ 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
5500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.

$$

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