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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
426 PM PDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP PAST MOUNT RAINIER ON
TUESDAY NIGHT, BRINGING STRONG WINDS TO MOUNT RAINIER. WINDS WILL
START THE PROCESS OF EASING ON WEDNESDAY, BUT A MUCH COOLER AIR
MASS WILL BE IN PLACE ON WEDNESDAY. CLOUDS WILL COVER THE LOWER
PORTION OF THE MOUNTAIN ON WEDNESDAY, BUT ALPINE TERRAIN WILL
STICK ABOVE THE CLOUDS AT TIMES. ENOUGH MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY
WILL REMAIN ON THURSDAY FOR A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. WARMER AND DRIER UPPER RIDGING WILL REBOUND OFF
THE COAST ON THURSDAY NIGHT, THEN PASS EASTWARD ACROSS MOUNT
RAINIER ON SATURDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH WEDNESDAY IN ALPINE
REGIONS ON THE MOUNTAIN...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD...MAKING
IT DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY. LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS FROM
BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. 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...VERY WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 12500 FEET IN THE EVENING. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR
7000 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 4000 FEET INCREASING TO 5000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    WED    WED    THU
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     19     10     10      8
                      W 75  NW 50   N 15   N 20

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     27     20     29     28
                      W 50  NW 30  NE 10  NE  5

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     33     46     36     55
                     NW 35  NW 10  NE  5  NE 10

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     41     53     41     62
                      W 10   W 10   W  5   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...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 12000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY IN THE MORNING, THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
11500 FEET.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 12000 FEET.

$$

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