Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
435 AM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017

...Flood watches and/or warnings have been issued for portions of
the zone forecast area. Please refer to the latest flood bulletin
for details...

.SYNOPSIS...Heavy rain and snow developing this morning. Snow
levels near 4000 feet will rise rapidly above 6000 feet by midday.
Winds will increase considerably this afternoon and tonight behind
a warm front. Precipitation will taper to showers by late Sunday,
then mostly end by late Monday. Dry weather Tuesday, the a weak
front moves through on Wednesday with light rain and snow. Dry
weather returns Thursday and Friday, and likely beyond.


.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.


.SATURDAY...Windy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times in
the afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise up to 5 inches.
Snow level near 3500 feet increasing to 6500 feet in the
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow level near
8000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Windy. Rain and snow in the morning, then showers in
the afternoon. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow level
near 6500 feet decreasing to 5000 feet in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Breezy, cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Snow
level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning,
then partly sunny in the afternoon. Snow level near 10000 feet.


Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sat    Sat    Sun    Sun    Mon
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     14     14     10     18     22
                      W 70  SW 90   W 100  W 75   W 50

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     28     28     18     26     34
                     SW 60  SW 75   W 50   W 40   W 25

Paradise  (5420 FT)     40     36     39     33     49
                      W 10  SW 25   W 20   W 20   W  5

Longmire  (2760 FT)     47     43     48     40     56
                      N 10   W 15   W 10  NW  5   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...

.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 14500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Snow level near 13500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 11500 feet
decreasing to 9500 feet in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 8000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 10000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 12500 feet.

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