Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
420 AM PST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A LITTLE BREAK IN BETWEEN SYSTEMS EARLY TODAY. A
VIGOROUS COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE LATE TONIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A COLD
UPPER TROUGH SUNDAY THROUGH LATE MONDAY. AFTER A COUPLE OF COLD
AND DRY DAYS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY THE NEXT SYSTEM ARRIVING
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY WILL BRING WARMER AIR AND RISING SNOW
LEVELS.

&&

.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.

&&

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
2 PM PST SUNDAY...

.SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 5 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 3 INCHES.
TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE 8 TO 14 INCHES.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SAT    SAT    SUN    SUN    MON
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      7      0    -10    -20    -20
                      W 70   W 75   W 60  NW 30   W 25

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     14     13      5      0      1
                      W 35   W 45  NW 35   W 25   W 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     29     24     26     14     22
                      W 20   W 20  SW  5  NW  5  SW  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     38     34     35     17     30
                      W 15   W 15  NW 10  CALM   SW 10

++ 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...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...SNOW LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SNOW LIKELY.

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