Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
422 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL PREVAIL OVER THE AREA THROUGH
MONDAY FOR UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT
EAST ON TUESDAY...ALLOWING A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFFSHORE TO
APPROACH. THIS WILL RESULT IN COOLER AND UNSETTLED CONDITIONS AS
WELL AS STRONG WINDS ABOVE THE TREELINE.

&&

.IMPACTS...
THOSE PLANNING TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN OR GO INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY...
INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD...MONDAY OR TUESDAY SHOULD EXPECT
VERY STRONG WINDS ABOVE THE TREELINE AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT
TIMES DUE TO CLOUDS OR SNOW. THIS WILL MAKE IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT
TO MOVE IN ALPINE TERRAIN OR TO SET UP TENTS IN THE VERY STRONG
WINDS.

&&

.TODAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 9500 FEET.
.TONIGHT...CLEAR. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.MONDAY...BECOMING WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. MOSTLY SUNNY.
FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VERY WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. INCREASING
CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN EVENING
THUNDERSTORM. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 9500 FEET.
.TUESDAY...VERY WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                     TODAY  TONIGHT  MON    MON    TUE
                                          NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     18     17     20     14     12
                      E 30  SE 20   S 50   S 65   S 85

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     32     28     35     30     30
                     NE 25  SE 15   S 35   S 45   S 50

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     57     40     62     45     56
                     NE 20  NE 10   E  5  NE  5  SW 10

LONGMIRE  (2700 FT)     70     44     76     48     69
                      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...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VERY WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES. SHOWERS
LIKELY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN EVENING THUNDERSTORM. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 8500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDY ACROSS THE HIGHER SLOPES.
SHOWERS LIKELY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN AFTERNOON AND EVENING
THUNDERSTORM. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL RISING
TO NEAR 8500 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 9000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
10000 FEET.

$$

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