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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
319 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Rain and snow will be heavy at times tonight in Mount
Rainier National Park. The snow level will rise to 8500 feet
tonight, then fall to 6000 feet Sunday. Travel on roads in the
park could be difficult through Sunday. Showers on Sunday will
end by Monday. Tuesday will be dry. After some light precipitation
Wednesday, dry weather should return.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry skiing
and mountaineering conditions across much of the alpine terrain of
Mt. Rainier, including the Muir snowfield, tonight and Sunday.
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.

&&

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow level near
8500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Windy, showers. No snow accumulation near Paradise.
Snow level near 6000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.
Snow level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7500 feet increasing
to 10500 feet in the afternoon.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sat    Sun    Sun    Mon
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     12      6     18     21
                     SW 85   W 85   W 60   W 40

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     27     16     24     34
                     SW 70   W 45   W 40   W 20

Paradise  (5420 FT)     37     38     33     49
                     SW 30   W 25   W 25   W  5

Longmire  (2760 FT)     43     45     39     56
                      W 15   W 10  NW 10   E  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...

.MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Freezing level near 12500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 14000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Snow level near 13000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 11000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Snow level near 10500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 11000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 13500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 14500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 14000 feet.

$$

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