Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
449 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT WILL APPROACH WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY
FROM THE SOUTH...GRADUALLY SPREADING PRECIPITATION NORTHWARD
THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO FRIDAY. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE OVER THE
AREA, THIS PRECIPITATION WILL START OFF AS SNOW WITH WIDESPREAD
ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT. THIS SNOW WILL TRANSITION INTO
RAIN BY FRIDAY MORNING. COOL AND RAINY WEATHER WILL PERSIST FOR
THE REMAINDER OF FRIDAY AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT CREATING DIFFICULT
BACKCOUNTRY SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF
THE ALPINE TERRAIN OF MT. RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD.
BLIZZARDLIKE 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 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
3 AM PST SATURDAY...

.THURSDAY...BREEZY. CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
MORNING...THEN SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 3 TO 4 INCHES.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 8 TO
11 INCHES.
.FRIDAY...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 6 TO 9 INCHES. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       THU    THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      1      1     -6     -9     -9
                      W 25   W 55  SW 55   W 45   W 50

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     15     13     12      8     10
                      S 20  SW 40  SW 45   W 40  SW 55

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     18     12     25     20     25
                     NE 15   S  5  SW 15   W 20  SW 25

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     24     22     31     29     32
                     NE  5   CALM   CALM   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...WINDY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET IN THE
EVENING.
.MONDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 200 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR SEA LEVEL.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
SEA LEVEL.

$$

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