Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
351 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL
PARK THIS EVENING AS A FRONT MOVES ONSHORE. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL
BRING SHOWERS FRIDAY. SHOWERS WILL TAPER SATURDAY AS THE TROUGH
SHIFTS INLAND. MORE FRONTS WILL REACH THE AREA SUNDAY AND AROUND
WEDNESDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER TONIGHT AND FRIDAY WILL CREATE
DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS
MUCH OF THE ALPINE TERRAIN OF MT. RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR
SNOWFIELD. BLIZZARD- LIKE CONDITIONS WITH STRONG WINDS AND NEAR
ZERO VISIBILITY ARE LIKELY. 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 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
11 AM PDT FRIDAY...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...BREEZY, SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 2 TO 6 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      1     -4     -6     -5
                     SW 50  SW 40  SW 35   W 30

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     17     14     11      8
                     SW 45  SW 30  SW 30   W 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     29     35     26     35
                      W 10  SW 15   W 20   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     38     44     37     45
                     NE 10   CALM  NW  5   W  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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING,
THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2500 FEET INCREASING TO 3500 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. 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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