Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
416 PM PDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will sweep southeast across the area
Tuesday giving rain and breezy conditions. A brief break in the
weather is expected Tuesday night. A strong front will move into
the area Wednesday through Thursday morning giving a period of
heavy rain and windy conditions. The front will move southeast of
the area midday Thursday. Showers and cooler conditions are
expected later Thursday through Friday. Yet another strong warm
front is forecast to move into the area over the weekend giving
the potential for heavy rain and windy conditions.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult mountaineering
conditions at 10,000 feet and above, with local blizzard-like
conditions at times, including 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 situations.

&&

.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
after midnight. Snow level near 9500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow. No snow accumulation near
Paradise. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of
showers. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 6500 feet increasing
to 9000 feet in the afternoon.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Mon    Tue    Tue    Wed
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     17     12     14     18
                     SW 55  SW 85   W 65  SW 65

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     32     24     24     30
                     SW 45  SW 60   W 40  SW 55

Paradise  (5420 FT)     39     41     35     43
                      W 15   W 25   W 10   W 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     44     50     41     52
                      N  5  NW 10   E  5  NE  5

++ 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...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 7000 feet decreasing
to 6000 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Showers. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 6500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
9000 feet.

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