Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
347 PM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL PROVIDE SUNSHINE AND ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES SATURDAY. A TROUGH WILL INDUCE COOLER ONSHORE
FLOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH SHOWERS POSSIBLE. WINDS ABOVE
TREELINE WILL INCREASE AND BECOME STRONG SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY. AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BRING DRY AND WARMER WEATHER NEXT
WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...PEOPLE CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN OR GOING INTO THE
BACKCOUNTRY...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD...SHOULD EXPECT
OCCASSIONAL BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS WITH ZERO VISIBILITY AND
BLOWING SNOW IN SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. IT IS
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MOVE IN ALPINE TERRAIN OR SET UP TENTS IN
WINDS THIS STRONG.

&&

.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 12000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 12500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR
12500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 8500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     23     24     24     21
                     NE 25   N 15  NW 40   W 60

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     38     41     38     32
                     NE 20   N 10  NW 35  NW 40

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     49     71     41     46
                     NE 10   W  5   W 15   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2700 FT)     51     73     46     54
                      CALM   CALM   W  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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...WINDY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET DECREASING TO
5000 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10000 FEET.

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