Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
412 PM PST FRI FEB 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT, MAKING
WAY FOR PARTLY SUNNY WEATHER ON SATURDAY. ON SUNDAY, A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE DOWN THE WASHINGTON COAST BRINGING SNOW
TO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS CONTINUES
THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING
CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING...WITH LOCAL BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS...STRONG
WINDS...AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. 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 SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET
INCREASING TO 2000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 5 INCHES.
.SUNDAY...SNOW SHOWERS. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)    -15     -2     -6    -13
                     NW 10   N 30   W 40   W 20

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      1      5      4      6
                      W 10  NW 20   W 30  SW 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     12     27     19     24
                     NW  5  NW  5   W 25  SW 10

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     23     37     29     33
                     NE  5  NW 10  NW 10   S  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...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3500 FEET.

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