Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
427 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A weak cold front will spread light rain and snow
across Mount Rainier today, with lingering showers into tonight. A
warm front will spread more snow and rain across the mountain
Saturday, then a slow moving cold front will keep Sunday wet at
times. After a minor lull on Monday, a deepening low center should
pass across southwest B.C. on Tuesday, bringing windy conditions
and heavy snow. Drier high pressure will build across the Pacific
Northwest next Wednesday and Thursday.

&&

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

&&

.FRIDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow in the morning, then showers in
the afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise around 1 inch.
Snow level near 7000 feet decreasing to 3500 feet in the
afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a
chance of showers after midnight. Additional snow accumulation
near Paradise of 1 to 2 inches. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning, then a
chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level near
2000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the
evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight. Light snow
accumulations. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow in the morning, then showers in the
afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near
5000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Fri    Fri    Sat    Sat    Sun
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)      3     -1      9     14     11
                      W 55  NW 65  NW 60  NW 50   W 50

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     17      7     14     23     22
                      W 35  NW 30  NW 30  NW 35   W 40

Paradise  (5420 FT)     34     22     28     27     35
                     NW 15  NW 10   W 15   W 10   W 20

Longmire  (2760 FT)     38     33     36     34     40
                     NW 15   W 10   W  5   Calm  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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy, showers. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.MONDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level
near 3500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow in the evening, then
showers after midnight. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Snow showers likely.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow
showers.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers.

$$

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