Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
415 PM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SHOWERS WILL TRANSITION TO AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT AS A SYSTEM APPROACHES THE REGION. A WARM FRONT WILL BRING
RAIN AT TIMES TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO
NORTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH THE ASSOCIATED COLD
FRONT PUSHING ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. ANOTHER TROUGH WILL GIVE
SHOWERS TO THE AREA ON THURSDAY. DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY
AND POSSIBLY FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTH INTERIOR ON SATURDAY. A WEAK
FRONT WILL BRING A CHANCE OF RAIN SUNDAY, WITH DECREASING SHOWERS
EARLY 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. 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.

&&

.MONDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN AND SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE AROUND 2 INCHS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
UP TO 3 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE 6 TO 9
INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET INCREASING TO 6500 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      7      8     11      8
                      W 45   W 50   W 65   W 65

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     15     19     24     24
                      W 25   W 30  SW 50  SW 55

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     27     34     30     38
                      W 15   W 15   W 15   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     37     43     39     46
                      CALM   CALM   CALM   N  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...BREEZY, SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET
DECREASING TO 3500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4000 FEET.

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