Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
325 AM PDT THU APR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...THE ONSHORE FLOW OF MOIST UNSETTLED AIR WILL MAINTAIN A
MIX OF SHOWERS AND SUN BREAKS AGAIN IN THE PARK TODAY. THEN
HIGHER PRESSURE ALOFT IS EXPECTED TO BUILD FOR A DRIER FRIDAY INTO
EARLY SATURDAY. ANOTHER WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO SWING
ONSHORE FOR A BIT MORE RAIN AND SNOW LATE SATURDAY TURNING TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS SUNDAY. STRONGER HIGHER PRESSURE ALOFT IS
EXPECTED TO START THE MONTH OF MAY WITH THE PROSPECT OF MORE
SUNSHINE AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES BY MID WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS
NEAR THE SUMMIT TONIGHT, 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.

&&

.THURSDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1
TO 3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDY. DECREASING SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION
NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE 2 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       THU    THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -3     -5     -1      5     11
                     NW 35   N 25  NW 25  NW 30  NW 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      9     11     14     19     22
                      W 25  NW 20  NW 20  NW 15   W 15

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     35     25     39     26     40
                      W 30  NW 15   N  5  NE  5   W  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     45     34     47     32     49
                      W 15   W 10   W 10   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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.

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