Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
305 PM PST Wed Dec 13 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A strong upper level ridge will maintain dry conditions
in Mount Rainier National Park for one more day. The ridge will
break down on Thursday allowing a cold front to bring a little
rain and snow Friday. A couple of weak weather systems will brush
the park over the weekend keeping a chance of showers in the
forecast.

&&

.IMPACTS...Strong winds near the summit will make it difficult to
move safely and could produce local whiteout conditions Thursday
night and Friday. A high level of skill and experience in alpine
terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and
camping in these conditions.

&&

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 9500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 9000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 9500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the
morning, then rain and snow in the afternoon. Light snow
accumulations. Snow level near 5000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Wed    Thu    Thu    Fri
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     20     20     18      5
                     NW 20  NW 30   W 45   W 55

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     38     38     34     18
                     NW 10  NW 15   W 30   W 40

Paradise  (5420 FT)     34     49     33     36
                     NE 10  NE  5   W 10   W 20

Longmire  (2760 FT)     34     49     34     41
                     NE 10   E 10   W  5   W  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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers likely in the evening, then mostly cloudy
with a chance of showers after midnight. Snow level near
3000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level
near 2500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 3000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level near
5000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
5500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
5500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 5500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 5000 feet.

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