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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
308 PM PST Tue Nov 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A strong warm front, fed by a plume of warm
subtropical moisture will continue to bring rain to Western
Washington this evening. The snow level will be near 8000 feet.
After a lull in the rain on Wednesday, another wet frontal system
will move through the region Wednesday night through Thanksgiving
morning. Snow levels over the park will lower to around 6000 feet
Thursday afternoon. After another break on Friday, another system
will reach the area Saturday afternoon and night. This active
weather pattern will continue into early next week.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry
skiing and mountaineering conditions through Thursday 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.

&&

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times in the
evening. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow level near
8000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow. No snow accumulation near Paradise.
Snow level near 8000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. No snow accumulation
near Paradise. Snow level near 8000 feet.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Windy. Rain and snow in the morning, then
showers in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Snow level
near 7500 feet decreasing to 6000 feet in the afternoon.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Tue    Wed    Wed    Thu
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     16     15     12      3
                     SW 65  SW 65  SW 65  SW 75

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     32     32     30     20
                     SW 50  SW 50  SW 60  SW 60

Paradise  (5420 FT)     41     48     41     43
                      W 20  SW 15  SW 20   W 30

Longmire  (2760 FT)     45     54     46     49
                      N  5  NE  5   E  5   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...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Very windy. Showers likely. Snow level near
4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
6500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.MONDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 3500 feet.

$$

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