Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
351 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT EAST OF
THE REGION TODAY AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHES. A SERIES OF
POTENT FRONTAL SYSTEMS WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW AND WINDY
CONDITIONS TO MOUNT RAINIER TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. A COOL UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH WILL SETTLE OVER THE AREA FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE
WEEK BRINGING COLDER AND SHOWERY WEATHER.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT 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.

&&

.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE UP TO
1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 5 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE 1 TO
6 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
7500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 6000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     17     17     13     16      9
                      W 30  SW 55  SW 60  SW 60  SW 65

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     30     28     27     29     26
                      W 20  SW 45  SW 50  SW 70  SW 60

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     43     36     39     33     35
                      W  5   W 15   W 10   W 10  SW 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     34     30     40     37     39
                      CALM  NE  5  NE 10  NE 10  NE  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...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

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