Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
334 AM PST MON FEB 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A DISTURBANCE WILL BRING SHOWERS TO THE PARK THROUGH
TUESDAY. SNOW WILL INCREASE TUESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
NEXT WEEKEND AS A SERIES OF SYSTEMS MOVE THROUGH THE AREA. IT WILL
ALSO BECOME QUITE WINDY AT TIMES STARTING TUESDAY NIGHT ABOVE
10,000 FEET ELEVATION. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING SHOWERS
SATURDAY, WHICH WILL TAPER OFF ON SUNDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF THE UPCOMING WEEK.
STORMS WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS AT 10000
FEET AND ABOVE...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 SITUATIONS.

&&

.MONDAY...BREEZY. SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
2 TO 3 INCHES.
.TUESDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)    -17    -14     -6     -5     -5
                      W 35  NW 45  NW 55   W 70   W 65

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      2      1      2      7      7
                      W 25   W 30   W 30   W 50   W 40

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     23     17     26     24     30
                      W 15   W 10   W 10   W 20   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     31     27     35     33     38
                      W 10  NW 10   W 10   W 15   W 15

++ 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...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.

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