Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
432 PM PST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG FRONT WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAIN
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES INFILTRATE THE
AREA MONDAY TROUGH WEDNESDAY. SNOW SHOWERS MONDAY WILL OCCUR EVEN
CLOSE TO SEA-LEVEL. A SYSTEM ARRIVING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY WILL BRING ANOTHER PERIOD OF SNOW POSSIBLY CONTINUING
INTO FRIDAY. STRONG EASTERLY WINDS COULD ALSO DEVELOP. UNSETTLED
WEATHER CONTINUES INTO NEXT WEEKENEND.

&&

.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.

&&

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST SUNDAY...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 8 TO 14 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 4 INCHES. TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATION 12 TO 18 INCHES.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SAT    SUN    SUN    MON
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      0    -12    -19    -19
                      W 90   W 80   W 45   W 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     13      4      0      1
                      W 50  NW 40   W 30   W 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     24     27     12     22
                      W 20  NW  5   W 10   W 10

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     34     36     18     30
                      W  5   W 10   N  5  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...

.MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SNOW LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

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