Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
513 AM PST Sat Feb 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A frontal system will sweep across the area today for
very strong winds across the upper slopes and periods of heavy
snow. A cold low pressure system aloft will move over the region
later tonight and then slowly east on Sunday. Expect snow levels
to plummet to near sea level early Sunday. A drier and chilly air
mass will prevail on Monday.

&&

.IMPACTS...
Stormy weather will create difficult mountaineering conditions at
10,000 feet and above, with local blizzard-like conditions, strong
winds, and near zero visibility. A high level of skill and
experience in alpine terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended
for navigation and camping in these situations.

&&

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT ABOVE 2000 FEET UNTIL 6 AM PST
SUNDAY...
...AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...Very windy across the higher slopes. Steady rain or snow,
locally heavy at times, will become showery this afternoon. Snow
accumulation at Paradise near 20 inches. Snow level near 3500
feet.
.TONIGHT...Windy across the higher slopes. Showers. Snow
accumulation at Paradise near a foot, and near 5 inches at
Longmire. Snow level lowering to near 1000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Snow showers. Snow accumulation at Paradise near 5
inches, and near 3 inches at Longmire. Snow level near sea level.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.WASHINGTON`S BIRTHDAY...Windy near the summit. Partly sunny with
a slight chance of snow showers.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Sat    Sat    Sun    Sun    Mon
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)      0    -13    -21    -21    -19
                      W 85   W 50   W 10  NW 15   N 40

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     13      0      0     -5     -5
                      W 70   W 40  NW 10  NW  5   N 15

Paradise  (5420 FT)     26     18     18      6     16
                      W 35   W 30   W 10   N  5  NW  5

Longmire  (2760 FT)     38     28     28     14     26
                      Calm   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...
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Increasing clouds. Freezing level near 500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Snow likely.
.THURSDAY through FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.

$$

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