Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
345 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...MOIST UNSETTLED FLOW FROM THE PACIFIC INTO WESTERN
WASHINGTON WILL MAINTAIN SHOWERY WEATHER WITH SOME SUNBREAKS AT
TIMES IN THE PARK THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGHER PRESSURE IS EXPECTED
TO BUILD FRIDAY FOR A RESPITE FROM THE WET WEATHER THAT MAY HANG
ON INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO ARRIVE BY
SUNDAY FOR MORE PRECIPITATION BEFORE HIGHER PRESSURE REBUILDS
EARLY NEXT WEEK FOR DRIER WEATHER HEADING INTO MAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING 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.

&&

.WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 4
INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS DECREASING AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 4 TO 9 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000
FEET.
.THURSDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. MODERATE SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       WED    WED    THU    THU    FRI
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      0      0     -5     -5     -2
                      W 45  NW 45  NW 30   N 15  NW 15

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     12      8     10     10     13
                      W 30   W 35   W 35  NW 20  NW 15

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     35     24     34     24     37
                      W 15   W 20  NW 30  NW 15   N  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     46     36     45     35     47
                      W 10   W 15   W 10   W 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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.

$$

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