Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
437 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A PASSING UPPER TROUGH WILL PRODUCE COLD...SHOWERY AND
WINDY WEATHER THROUGH SUNDAY. SHOWERS WILL CUT OFF LATER
MONDAY...WHEN A COLD FRONT MOVES IN FROM THE NORTH WITH COLD DRY
AIR TO FOLLOW. A COLD AND DRY AIR MASS WILL THEN STAY IN PLACE
INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.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.

&&

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 7 TO 12 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 7 TO
14 INCHES.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
6 TO 11 INCHES.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SAT    SUN    SUN    MON
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)    -12    -12    -14    -14
                      W 45   W 35   W 30   W 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      7      7      5      4
                      W 40   W 35   W 30   W 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     22     25     20     25
                     SW 25   W 20   W 20   W 15

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     30     32     30     32
                      CALM   W  5   W  5  NW  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...

.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.

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