Recreational Report
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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
358 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL GIVE SHOWERS TO THE PARK
THROUGH TONIGHT. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE PARK ON
TUESDAY. A STRONGER FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH A VIGOROUS LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL GIVE RAIN AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE PARK TUESDAY
NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL GIVE SHOWERS
TO THE AREA ON THURSDAY. DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS 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 LATER TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND
EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS
RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.MONDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO
5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 4 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 3 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -7      6      8     11     10
                      W 30  NW 35   W 45   W 50   W 60

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     11     14     18     24     21
                      W 25   W 20   W 25  SW 40  SW 55

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     31     28     34     31     36
                      W 10   W 15   W 15   W 15   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     37     37     42     40     43
                      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...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY, SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.

$$

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