Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
309 PM PST Fri Nov 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Weak high pressure will be over the area tonight and
Saturday. A strong front will reach the area Sunday. Periods of
wet weather with rather mild temperatures are likely next week.


&&

.IMPACTS...Winds will ease through Saturday but increase again
Saturday night. Sunday will be windy and 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.

&&

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 2500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of. Freezing
level near 5000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Windy across the higher terrain. Cloudy with a chance
of rain and snow in the morning, then rain and snow in the afternoon.
Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level rising to 4500 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Fri    Sat    Sat    Sun
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)      6      7      9     10
                      W 45   W 40  SW 40  SW 65

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     13     20     22     23
                      W 30  SW 25  SW 35  SW 60

Paradise  (5420 FT)     21     32     25     34
                      W 20  SW  5   W 15  SW 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     32     42     33     42
                      W 10   Calm   Calm  SE  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...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 3000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and
snow. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 5000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
7500 feet.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
6000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
5000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.

$$

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