Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
336 PM PST Fri Feb 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Cold and unsettled weather will continue through next
week. A weather system will move through the area later Friday
and Friday night  with lowland snow transitioning to rain.
Another system will cross the area Saturday night and Sunday with
local lowland snow possible again. There will be a bit of a break
on Monday before more systems arrive in the middle of the week.

&&

.IMPACTS...Strong winds in alpine regions on the mountain,
including the Muir snowfield, will make it difficult to move
safely and could produce local whiteout conditions Friday night
through Sunday. 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 UNTIL NOON PST SATURDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 1000 FEET...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Windy, snow. Snow accumulation near Paradise of
7 to 11 inches.
.SATURDAY...Windy. Snow showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise
of 4 to 7 inches.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow showers in the evening, then snow
after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 7 to
12 inches.
.SUNDAY...Windy. Snow in the morning, then snow showers in the
afternoon. Heavy snow accumulations.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Fri    Sat    Sat    Sun
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)    -14    -13     -7    -17
                      W 55  NW 55   W 75   W 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      5      1      7      1
                      W 45   W 30   W 55   W 50

Paradise  (5420 FT)     18     24     19     25
                      W 10  NW 15   W 20   W 20

Longmire  (2760 FT)     23     32     26     30
                      Calm   Calm   Calm   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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow showers.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening, then a chance of snow after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Breezy. Snow likely in the morning, then snow showers
likely in the afternoon.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.WEDNESDAY...Snow showers likely.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.

$$

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