Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
358 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER TROUGH WILL BRING SHOWERS TODAY. SHOWERS
WILL DECREASE SATURDAY AS THE TROUGH SHIFTS INLAND. THE PATTERN
WILL REMAIN FAIRLY WET INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS A SERIES OF
WEATHER SYSTEMS MOVE THROUGH.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING
CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT FRIDAY...WITH LOCAL BLIZZARD-LIKE
CONDITIONS...STRONG WINDS...AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. A HIGH LEVEL
OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN, INCLUDING USE OF
GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS
MORNING...

.FRIDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO
6 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO
5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES.
TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE 5 TO 13 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING, THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. MODERATE
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET INCREASING TO
3500 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -4     -6     -3      3      4
                     SW 45  SW 35   W 35   W 25  SW 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     14     11      8     14     14
                     SW 35  SW 30   W 20  SW 15   S 30

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     35     26     34     23     37
                     SW 10   W 15   W 15   W 10  SW  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     44     36     43     32     45
                      CALM   CALM   W  5   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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.MONDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 3500 FEET.

$$

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