Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
327 PM PST Fri Nov 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A frontal system over Vancouver Island should bring a
little light rain to mainly the north part of Western Washington
tonight. Any precipitation falling over the park will be light.
After short lull with mostly dry weather Saturday morning,
another frontal system will arrive Saturday afternoon and night,
with wet and locally windy weather through Sunday. Snow levels
will rise back to 6500 feet Saturday night before lowering again
Sunday night. An upper level ridge will cross the area Monday but
will be too weak to end the chance of showers. Another frontal
system will move through the area Monday night and Tuesday.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather Saturday through Sunday 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. A high level of skill and experience
in alpine terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended for
navigation and camping in these conditions.

&&

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
evening, then a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight.
Snow level near 4000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny in the morning, then rain and snow
likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise up to
1 inch. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. No snow accumulation near
Paradise. Snow level near 6500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow. Light snow accumulations. Snow
level near 6000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Fri    Sat    Sat    Sun
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)      9     13     13      3
                     SW 35  SW 50  SW 70  SW 75

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     16     26     29     19
                     SW 20  SW 40   S 70  SW 55

Paradise  (5420 FT)     27     39     32     37
                      W 10  NW  5  SW 15  SW 25

Longmire  (2760 FT)     33     45     37     45
                      N  5   E 10  NE 10   W  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...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Breezy, showers. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.MONDAY...Breezy. Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 3000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 3000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level
near 3500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 4500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and
snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 6000 feet.

$$

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