Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
336 PM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

...FLOOD WATCHES AND/OR WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF
THE ZONE FORECAST AREA. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FLOOD BULLETIN
FOR DETAILS...

.SYNOPSIS...ONSHORE FLOW WITH SHOWERS AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL
GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL BRING A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AGAIN LATER TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY WITH . . HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA FOR DRY AND SOMEWHAT MILDER WEATHER
FRIDAY. A WEAK SYSTEM SHOULD BRING SOME LIGHT RAIN TO THE AREA
OVER THE WEEKEND, WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS NEAR THE SUMMIT WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO
MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. A HIGH
LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF
GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDY, SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 3 TO 6 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET DECREASING
TO 4000 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 2 TO 3 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
5 TO 9 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET INCREASING
TO 6000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       WED    THU    THU    FRI
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -5     -7      8     15
                      W 55   N 40   N 45  NW 30

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     10     10     18     26
                      W 35  NW 30   N 20  NW 15

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     27     34     26     43
                      W 25  NW 25   N 10  NW  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     37     44     34     47
                      W 10   W 15  SE  5  SW  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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.

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