Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
406 PM PDT MON MAY 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP ON TUESDAY WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARD WESTERN WASHINGTON
SPREADING CLOUDS INTO THE AREA AND BRINGING COOLER CONDITIONS. THE
UPPER TROUGH WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT EAST THURSDAY AND AN UPPER
RIDGE WILL ARRIVE NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS IN ALPINE REGIONS ON THE
MOUNTAIN...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD...WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT
TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT
TIMES IN SHOWERS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. A HIGH LEVEL OF
SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS
RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 13500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 13000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WINDY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET DECREASING TO
7500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     28     27     19      9
                      W 10   W 35   W 75  NW 50

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     43     42     29     21
                      W  5   W 20   W 55  NW 35

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     50     69     34     47
                      W  5   W 15   W 30   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     55     75     41     54
                      CALM   CALM   W 10   W 10

++ 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...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 7000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.

$$

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