Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
324 PM PST Mon Nov 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A strong warm front will bring periods of moderate to
heavy precipitation to the park Tuesday and Tuesday night, with
the snow level rising above 8000 feet. A break between weather
systems on Wednesday will allow rain and snow to diminish a
little. Another wet frontal system will reach the area Wednesday
night and Thanksgiving Day with the snow level lowering to 6500
feet. After another small break between weather systems on
Friday, another front will probably arrive on Saturday.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather through Wednesday and probably beyond
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.

&&

.MONDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of
showers in the evening, then rain and snow after midnight. Snow
accumulation near Paradise up to 2 inches. Snow level near
3500 feet increasing to 4500 feet after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Rain and snow may be heavy at times in
the afternoon. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow level near
8000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times in the evening. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow
level near 9000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8500 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Mon    Tue    Tue    Wed
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     16     18     15     15
                      W 50  SW 55  SW 65  SW 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     29     32     31     32
                     SW 40  SW 55  SW 50  SW 55

Paradise  (5420 FT)     29     45     41     48
                     NW 20  SW 15   W 20  SW 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     34     50     45     54
                      E  5  NE  5  NW  5  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...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
8000 feet.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
6500 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
6000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.MONDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 3500 feet.

$$

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