Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
336 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Showers will continue tonight and Friday in Mount
Rainier National Park. The snow level will fall to 4000 feet or
so by Friday with light snow accumulations likely. A strong front
will affect the park on Saturday with heavy rain and strong wind.
Drier weather is forecast to develop early next week as a ridge
of high pressure builds over the region.

&&

.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.

&&

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of
1 to 5 inches. Snow level near 6000 feet decreasing to 4500 feet
after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 3 to
8 inches. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Showers in the evening, then rain and
snow after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to
5 inches. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times in the
afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near 4000 feet
increasing to 7000 feet in the afternoon.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Thu    Fri    Fri    Sat
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)      0     -6      0     13
                     SW 40   W 40   W 45   W 70

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     16     12     12     27
                     SW 35   W 35  SW 35  SW 50

Paradise  (5420 FT)     30     34     27     42
                      W 15   W 20   W 20   W 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     38     41     35     48
                      N  5   W  5  NW  5  NE  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...Windy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow level near 7000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers likely. Snow level near 6000 feet.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 7000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Freezing level near 12000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 14000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and
snow. Snow level near 12000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 8500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Snow level near 6500 feet decreasing to 5500 feet after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 5500 feet increasing to 8000 feet in the afternoon.

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