Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
454 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OVER
BRITISH COLUMBIA THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. A SERIES OF SMALL WEAK
UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGHS EMBEDDED IN THE FLOW AROUND THE MAIN
LOW WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS AND SHOWERS AT TIMES TO MOUNT
RAINIER NATIONAL PARK THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. CONTINUING LOW LEVEL
ONSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY AND DAY TIME
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON MEMORIAL DAY
AS AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE BUILDS OFFSHORE AND THE LARGE UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH DEPARTS EASTWARD. SUNNIER AND WARMER WEATHER WILL DEVELOP
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE MOVES INLAND.

&&

.IMPACTS...TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY...PEOPLE CLIMBING THE
MOUNTAIN OR GOING INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY...INCLUDING THE MUIR
SNOWFIELD...SHOULD EXPECT BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS WITH ZERO
VISIBILITY AND BLOWING SNOW. IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MOVE IN
ALPINE TERRAIN OR SET UP TENTS IN WINDS THIS STRONG.

&&

.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET DECREASING TO 4500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      6      5      6      7
                      W 55  NW 45  NW 45   W 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     17     14     17     21
                      W 40   W 25  NW 20   W 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     32     40     35     47
                      W 25   W 20  NW 15   W 10

LONGMIRE  (2700 FT)     40     46     41     54
                      W 10   W 10  NW  5   W  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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 6500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING
MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 10000 FEET.

$$

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