Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
256 PM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA TONIGHT THEN WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA ON SATURDAY. THE
DRIER WEATHER ACROSS THE REGION WILL GIVE WAY TO INCREASING CLOUDS
ON SATURDAY AND PRECIPITATION SATURDAY NIGHT AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM
MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. ONSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP A THREAT OF SHOWERS
ON SUNDAY, THEN A WEAK SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA ON
MONDAY. HIGHER PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL GIVE DRY
AND WARMER CONDITIONS TO THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY OF NEXT
WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS NEAR THE SUMMIT ON SATURDAY WILL MAKE IT
DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS. THE STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD DOWNWARD TO AROUND CAMP
MUIR SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY, RESULTING IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN
ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR
NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING, THEN CLOUDY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. NO SNOW
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING, THEN
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE UP TO
1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...VERY WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      6     11      8     12
                     NW 25   W 40   W 60  NW 50

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     20     22     21     17
                     NW 10   W 25   W 45  NW 35

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     26     43     30     36
                      N  5   W 15   W 25  NW 30

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     34     51     38     46
                      E  5   W  5  NW 10  NW 15

++ 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...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
7500 FEET.

$$

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