Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
352 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...RAIN AND SNOW WILL REACH MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
THURSDAY EVENING AS A FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA. AN UPPER TROUGH
WILL BRING SHOWERS FRIDAY. SHOWERS WILL DECREASE SATURDAY AS THE
TROUGH SHIFTS INLAND. ADDITIONAL FRONTS WILL REACH THE AREA SUNDAY
AND AROUND WEDNESDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE
TERRAIN OF MT. RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD...MAINLY
THURSDAY NIGHT AND AT TIMES FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. 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.

&&

.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET
INCREASING TO 4000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 4 TO 7 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO
5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 3000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       THU    THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      3      1     -4     -6     -4
                     SW 35  SW 50  SW 45  SW 40   W 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     13     17     13     11      6
                     SW 20  SW 50  SW 35  SW 35   W 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     35     28     33     26     36
                      W 10   W 10  SW 15   W 20   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     47     37     44     36     44
                     CALM    CALM   CALM   CALM  NW  5

++ 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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.

$$

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