Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
318 AM PST Sun Jan 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A strong front will move through Mount Rainier
National Park today. The system will produce strong winds and
heavy snow. After a lull on Monday, another front will affect the
park Tuesday night and Wednesday. A cool showery upper trough
will reach the area Thursday.

&&

.IMPACTS...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.

&&

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST MONDAY...

.SUNDAY...Windy. Rain and snow in the morning, then showers in
the afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 7 to 12 inches.
Snow level near 3000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 3 to
8 inches. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.MONDAY...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 3 to
7 inches. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Showers likely in the evening, then cloudy with a
chance of snow showers after midnight. Light snow accumulations.
Snow level near 2000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow likely in the morning, then rain and
snow in the afternoon. Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level near
3000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sun    Sun    Mon    Mon    Tue
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     -1    -12    -10     -1      3
                     SW 55  SW 45   W 45   W 45  SW 45

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     14      7      7     11     19
                     SW 55  SW 40   W 35  SW 25  SW 50

Paradise  (5420 FT)     29     23     28     23     32
                     SW 15  SW 20  SW 15  SW 10   S  5

Longmire  (2760 FT)     36     29     35     28     36
                     SE 10   W 10   W 10   S  5   E 10

++ 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...

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow in the morning, then rain and snow
likely in the afternoon. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Showers likely in the evening, then snow
showers likely after midnight. Snow level near 3000 feet in the
evening.
.THURSDAY...Snow showers likely.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.SATURDAY...Snow showers likely.

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