Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
342 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE REGION WILL SHIFT
EASTWARD TONIGHT AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURES BUILDS INTO THE AREA.
SHOWERS WILL DIMINISH AND DRIER CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY. A WEAK FRONT WILL BRING SOME LIGHT PRECIPITATION
ON SATURDAY WITH A LINGERING TROUGH PROVIDING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
ON SUNDAY. SOMEWHAT DRIER CONDITIONS MONDAY COULD BE FOLLOWED BY
MORE RAIN AND SNOW WITH ANOTHER FRONT BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS IN ALPINE REGIONS ON THE
MOUNTAIN...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD...WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT
TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. A HIGH
LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE
OF GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

.THURSDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET INCREASING
TO 7000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
6500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       THU    THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                            NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -6      8     14     14      4
                      N 30   N 40  NW 25   W 35   W 60

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      9     18     25     27     21
                     NW 25   N 20  NW 15   W 30   W 40

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     34     24     42     31     41
                     NW 25   N 10  NW  5   W 15   W 20

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     44     32     46     38     43
                      W 10   E  5  SW  5   CALM  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...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
4500 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.

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