Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
500 AM PST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE DOWN THE CANADIAN COAST
TODAY AND PASS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON ON SUNDAY MORNING. THIS
WILL CAUSE SNOW TO INTENSITY OVER MOUNT RAINIER TONIGHT INTO
SUNDAY MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK, WITH SNOW LEVELS RISING AFTER TUESDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING
CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT...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 FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 PM PST SUNDAY...

.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
4 TO 9 INCHES.
.SUNDAY...SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 6 TO
9 INCHES.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN MOSTLY
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SAT    SAT    SUN    SUN    MON
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -2     -6    -13    -15    -17
                      N 30   W 40   W 15  NW 15  NW 30

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      5      4      5      4      1
                     NW 20   W 30  SW 15   W 10   W 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     27     19     25     15     25
                      W  5   W 30   W 10  NW  5  NW 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     37     27     35     26     34
                     NW  5  NW 10   S  5  NE  5   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...

.MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.

$$

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