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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
334 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...TWO FRONTAL SYSTEMS WILL MOVE THROUGH WASHINGTON IN
QUICK SUCCESSION...BRINGING PRECIPITATION AND WINDY WEATHER TO
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW
LEVEL WILL RISE FROM AROUND 3500 FEET TUESDAY MORNING TO 6500 FEET
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THE HIGHER SLOPES OF THE
MOUNTAIN SHOULD RECEIVE 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL
FOLLOW ON THURSDAY FOR SHOWERY WEATHER WITH THE SNOW LEVEL AROUND
3000 FEET. AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BRING DRY WEATHER FRIDAY. WEAK
FRONTS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS WEEKEND WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND RAIN FOR THE PARK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE
TERRAIN OF MOUNT RAINIER TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...INCLUDING
THE UPPER PORTION OF 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.

&&

.TUESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
UP TO 3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET INCREASING TO 6500 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDY...SHOWERS. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET DECREASING TO 3500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 3000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    TUE    WED    WED    THU
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      6     10      9      2     -4
                      W 45   W 50   W 60  SW 35   N 15

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     18     23     22     15     10
                      W 30  SW 40   W 50   W 20  NW 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     34     30     38     28     35
                      W 20   W 15   W 20   W 20  NW 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     44     39     46     37     44
                      CALM   CALM   CALM   CALM   CALM

++ 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...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4000 FEET.

$$

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