Recreational Report
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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
409 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...TWO STRONG WARM FRONTS WILL MOVE ACROSS WESTERN
WASHINGTON EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG MOIST
WEST FLOW ALOFT WILL FOLLOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS WILL BRING WET
AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE LOWLANDS AND HEAVY RAIN OVER THE
MOUNTAINS. SNOW LEVELS 3500 TO 4000 FEET OVER THE PARK EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING WILL RISE TO 6000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...BUT
PRECIPITATION MAY BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO PRODUCE UP TO 11 INCHES OF
NEW SNOW.

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION MONDAY FOR DRIER
WEATHER. THE RIDGE WILL WEAKEN MONDAY NIGHT ALLOWING A COUPLE OF
WEATHER SYSTEMS TO REACH THE AREA THROUGH MID NEXT WEEK.

&&

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.SATURDAY...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. PRECIPITATION MAY BE HEAVY AT
TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 11 INCHES. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET INCREASING TO 6000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VERY WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. PRECIPITATION MAY BE
HEAVY AT TIMES. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 7000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...VERY WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO
8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET DECREASING TO 5000 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VERY WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. MODERATE SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.MONDAY...VERY WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SAT    SAT    SUN    SUN    MON
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      8     12      5      1     10
                      W 85   W 125  W 120 NW 115 NW 85

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     25     23     15     12     20
                      W 75   W 80   W 65   W 65  NW 40

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     38     31     36     32     34
                      W 15   W 30   W 35   W 25  NW 25

LONGMIRE  (2700 FT)     44     41     46     40     43
                      N 10   W 20   W 25   W 10   W 10

++ 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 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.

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