Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
323 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG SYSTEM WILL GIVE AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AND
WINDY CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COOL UPPER LEVEL
WILL SETTLE OVER THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND
GIVING LOWER SNOW LEVELS AND MORE SHOWERY WEATHER ALONG WITH
OCCASIONALLY BREEZY CONDITIONS.

&&

.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.

&&

.TUESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE UP TO 2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 5 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    WED    WED    THU
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     12      6      1     -3
                     SW 60  SW 60  SW 35  SW 25

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     28     24     18     12
                     SW 65  SW 60  SW 20  SW 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     33     38     30     32
                      W 10  SW 25   W 15   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     38     42     36     40
                     NE 15  SE  5   N  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...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

$$

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