Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Seattle WA
930 AM PST Mon Jan 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Strong westerly flow aloft will prevail today. The
air mass will remain unsettled for occasional showers. Weak high
pressure aloft will move over the region tonight. Expect another
low pressure system to bring locally heavy snow to the area on
Tuesday.

&&

.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.

&&

.TODAY...Very windy across the higher slopes. Showers. New snow
accumulation at Paradise and Longmire, about 1 inch. Snow level
near 2500 feet.
.TONIGHT...Very windy across the higher slopes. Showers likely.
Snow accumulation at Paradise and Longmire, less than 1 inch. Snow
level near 2000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Very windy across the higher slopes. Rain or snow.
Snow accumulation at Paradise, about a foot, and at Longmire,
about 1 inch. Snow level rising to near 4000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Very windy across the higher slopes. Rain or
snow. Snow accumulation at Paradise, about 14 inches. Snow level
near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Very windy across the higher slopes. Rain or snow.
Snow accumulation at Paradise, about 9 inches. Snow level near
3500 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Mon    Mon    Tue    Tue    Wed
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)    -10      0      4      2     -1
                      W 45   W 40  SW 55  SW 55   S 55

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      6     11     19     20     16
                      W 35  SW 25  SW 50  SW 50   S 45

Paradise  (5420 FT)     27     20     29     27     30
                      W 20  SW  5   S 10   S 15   S 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     34     27     38     34     39
                      Calm   Calm   Calm   Calm   Calm

++ 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...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level lowering to near 2000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Showers. Snow level near 2000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
1500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
1000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow likely. Snow level near 1500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain or snow. Snow level rising to near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain or snow likely. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain or snow likely. Snow level near 5500 feet.

$$

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