Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
405 AM PST Thu Feb 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A weak low pressure area will sag south of the park
early this morning. A brief break between systems today into
Friday morning before the precipitation from the next system
moving down the British Columbia coast arrives Friday afternoon.
Another system will follow quickly early Saturday. Cool northwest
flow aloft through the middle of next week, with cool wet systems
around Sunday and then next Tuesday or Wednesday.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult mountaineering
conditions near the summit, with local blizzard-like conditions,
strong winds, and near zero visibility later Friday into Saturday.
A high level of skill and experience in alpine terrain, including
use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in these
conditions.

Strong winds near the summit will make it difficult to move
safely and could produce local whiteout conditions tonight into
Friday. A high level of skill and experience in alpine terrain,
including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in
these conditions.

&&

.THURSDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow in the morning
becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow late in the
morning, then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 2 to 3 inches.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Windy, snow. Heavy snow accumulations.
.SATURDAY...Breezy, snow. Heavy snow accumulations.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Thu    Thu    Fri    Fri    Sat
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)    -21     -9     -6    -14    -16
                      N 20   N 50   W 50   W 60  NW 45

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     -4      1      7      3      0
                      N  5   N 20   W 40   W 50  NW 30

Paradise  (5420 FT)     20      7     20     17     23
                      Calm  NW  5   W 20   W 25   W 25

Longmire  (2760 FT)     27     16     25     25     28
                      Calm   Calm   Calm   W 10   W 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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT... Windy, snow.
.SUNDAY...Breezy, snow. Snow may be heavy at times in the
afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT... Snow.
.MONDAY...Snow likely.
.MONDAY NIGHT through WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
snow.

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