Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
340 PM PDT MON APR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE AREA WILL CONTINUE MOVING
EAST AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT. ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING MORE PRECIPITATION ALONG WITH STRONG
WINDS TO THE HIGHER SLOPES TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. SHOWERY,
POST-FRONTAL, WEATHER WILL PREVAIL ON WEDNESDAY. UNSETTLED
WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...
STORMY WEATHER TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WILL CREATE DIFFICULT
MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT, WITH LOCAL BLIZZARD-
LIKE CONDITIONS, STRONG WINDS, AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. A HIGH
LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN, INCLUDING USE OF
GPS, IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

.TONIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY THIS EVENING. SNOW ACCUMULATION
AT PARADISE LESS THAN 1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. RAIN OR SNOW.
SNOW ACCUMULATION AT PARADISE NEAR 3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. RAIN OR SNOW,
BECOMING SHOWERY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AT PARADISE 6
TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. SHOWERS LIKELY.
SNOW ACCUMULATION AT PARADISE 6 TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500
FEET.
.THURSDAY...WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW
ACCUMULATION AT PARADISE NEAR 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000
FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      2      6      8      3
                      N 15   W 30   W 40   W 45

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     17     20     22     17
                     NW 15   W 10   W 30   W 30

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     26     37     29     34
                     NW  5   W  5   W 10   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     35     48     37     45
                      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...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 7500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL LOWERING TO NEAR 6000 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
5500 FEET.

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