Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
445 AM PST Sun Nov 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will head towards the area from the
northwest during the day today. This front will sweep across the
region tonight. A weak stationary front will result in some light
precipitation over the area on Monday. A strong Pacific Storm
will bring locally heavy precipitation and a warmer air mass to
the region on Tuesday.

&&

.IMPACTS...
Stormy weather 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.

&&

.TODAY...Very windy across the upper slopes. Mostly cloudy. A
chance of rain or snow in the afternoon. Snow level near 5500
feet.
.TONIGHT...Very windy across the upper slopes. Rain or snow
tapering off to showers after midnight. Precipitation may be
heavy at times in the evening. Little or no snow accumulation at
Paradise. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Very windy across the upper slopes. Showers. Snow level
near 6000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Windy across the upper slopes. Rain or snow. Snow
level rising to near 8500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Very windy across the upper slopes. Rain or snow.
Precipitation may be heavy at times. Snow level near 9000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sun    Sun    Mon    Mon    Tue
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     11     10      9     14     19
                     SW 65   W 75   W 85  SW 55  SW 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     25     20     23     23     32
                     SW 60  SW 70   W 60  SW 50  SW 65

Paradise  (5420 FT)     38     32     40     35     46
                      W 10  SW 20   W 10  SW 15   S 25

Longmire  (2760 FT)     42     34     44     39     50
                      Calm   Calm   Calm   Calm   S  4

++ 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 or snow. Snow level near 10000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain or snow. Snow level near 9500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain or snow. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Rain or snow. Snow level lowering to near
5000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level
near 5500 feet.

$$

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