Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
404 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A strong cold front will push slowly southeast across
Western Washington Wednesday night. Heavy rain and windy
conditions will continue until the cold front passes. Behind the
cold front, expect numerous showers with snow level dropping to
3500 feet by Friday and Friday night. Another strong front will
pass across the Pacific Northwest Saturday through Sunday giving
windy conditions and potentially heavy rainfall. Drier weather is
expected to develop early next week as a ridge of high pressure
strengthens to our south.

&&

.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. A high level of skill and experience in alpine terrain,
including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in
these conditions.

&&

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times after midnight. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Breezy, showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise up
to 3 inches. Snow level near 6000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of
2 to 7 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Showers. Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level near
4000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Wed    Thu    Thu    Fri
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     14      6     -1     -5
                     SW 80  SW 70  SW 35   W 40

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     28     21     17     13
                     SW 60  SW 40  SW 35   W 40

Paradise  (5420 FT)     37     38     30     32
                     SW 20  SW 20   W 15   W 20

Longmire  (2760 FT)     45     47     39     42
                     NW 10  SE  5   W  5   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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Showers likely in the evening, then rain
and snow likely after midnight. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times in the
afternoon. Snow level near 4500 feet increasing to 7000 feet in
the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times. Snow level
near 7000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 6500 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
7000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 11000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 12500 feet.

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