Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Seattle WA
937 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Tonight, look for weak high pressure aloft to follow
on the heels of the low pressure system that ended the dry spell.
A weakening warm front will approach from the west during the day
Saturday but will dissipate as it moves onshore Saturday night.
Expect a cold front to move across the region on Sunday. Strong
westerly flow aloft will keep the pattern unsettled on Monday.


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.


.REST OF TONIGHT...Showers. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 3
inches at Paradise and Longmire. Snow level near 2500 feet,
lowering to near 1500 feet overnight.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Snow level near
2000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain or snow likely. Snow accumulation near 2
inches at Paradise and Longmire. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain or snow. Snow accumulation near 3 inches at
Paradise. Snow level rising to near 5500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy across the higher slopes. Snow level near
5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Rain or snow likely. Snow level near 5000 feet.


Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Fri    Sat    Sat    Sun
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     -2     12     15     11
                     NW 55  NW 60  NW 50   W 55

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      8     14     24     24
                      W 15   W 20   W 25   W 40

Paradise  (5420 FT)     22     30     26     35
                     NW 10   W  5   W 10   W 30

Longmire  (2760 FT)     32     38     33     40
                      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...
.MONDAY NIGHT and TUESDAY...Rain or snow. Snow level near 4500
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level lowering to near 2000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 1500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of
snow showers. Snow level near sea level.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 2000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 3000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 4000 feet.

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