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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
402 AM PST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT WILL DISSIPATE OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON
THIS MORNING. THE TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE PARK
IN THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. ANOTHER WEAK FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH
ON SATURDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE FOLLOWED
BY A COLD UPPER TROUGH SUNDAY AND MONDAY. COLD AND MAINLY DRY
WEATHER ON TUESDAY. A WARMER AND WETTER WEATHER PATTERN WILL
DEVELOP AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE
TERRAIN OF MT. RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD BEGINNING
FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO AT LEAST SUNDAY MORNING.
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.

&&

.FRIDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO
3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE UP TO
1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET DECREASING TO 3500 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. HEAVY SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     11      7      6      0    -12
                     NW 50   W 75   W 70   W 70   W 50

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     20     16     15     13      4
                      W 25   W 40   W 40   W 45  NW 30

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     29     26     30     25     22
                      W 15   W 25   W 30   W 25  NW  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     39     35     39     33     30
                      CALM   W 10   W 10   W 10   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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...SNOW LIKELY.

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