Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
325 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Rain and snow at Mount Rainer will increase tonight
and Sunday as a warm front reaches the area. The trailing cold
front will stall over the region on Monday. Windy conditions will
prevail. A strengthening low center will pass across the area on
Tuesday, and a strong cold front will bring wind and heavy
mountain snow. Lingering showers will continue Wednesday morning,
then an upper ridge will bring dry weather on Thursday and Friday.

&&

.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.

&&

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and
snow in the evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight.
Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Very windy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near
Paradise up to 2 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 1 to 5 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.MONDAY...Windy. Rain and snow. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow
level near 4500 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sat    Sun    Sun    Mon
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     15     12      9      6
                     NW 50   W 55   W 65   W 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     24     24     21     19
                     NW 35   W 40   W 50   W 45

Paradise  (5420 FT)     27     34     31     33
                      W 10   W 35   W 35   W 30

Longmire  (2760 FT)     33     39     36     39
                      Calm  NW 10  NW 10   W 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...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Snow showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
morning, then a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 2000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 3000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 3000 feet.

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