Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
513 AM PST SAT DEC 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS...SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING OVER BRITISH COLUMBIA WILL SPREAD COLD AIR
SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY. A WINTERY MIX OF
PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE AS THE COLD AIR MASS SPREADS SOUTH.
DRY NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT NEXT WEEK WILL MAINTAIN A COLD DRY
WEATHER PATTERN FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING
CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT WITH LOCAL BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS
WITH 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.

&&

.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 4 TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 5 TO
8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 1500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 1500 FEET.
.MONDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 1000 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SAT    SAT    SUN    SUN    MON
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)    -10    -11    -12    -13    -14
                      W 45   W 45   W 35   W 35   W 35

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      8      8      7      6      3
                      W 35   W 40   W 35   W 35   W 20

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     25     22     25     21     24
                      W 15  SW 25  SW 20   W 15   W  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     32     31     32     31     32
                      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...

.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR THE SURFACE.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR THE SURFACE.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR SURFACE.

$$

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