Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
426 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN
WASHINGTON THIS MORNING. A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT
BRINGING WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS. A COOL UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL
SETTLE OVER THE AREA FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK WITH SHOWERY
AND OCCASIONALLY BREEZY WEATHER.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING
CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE TERRAIN OF MOUNT
RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...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...BREEZY...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. NO SNOW
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE UP TO 3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN
THE MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 5 TO 10 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    TUE    WED    WED    THU
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     12     14      7      1     -3
                     SW 55  SW 60  SW 70  SW 40  SW 25

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     27     28     24     18     12
                     SW 50  SW 65  SW 55  SW 25  SW 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     42     33     41     27     30
                      W 10   W 10  SW 25   W 15   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     35     32     46     35     36
                     NE 10  NE 10  SE  5   N  5  NE  5

++ 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...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

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