Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
345 PM PDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.SYNOPSIS...An upper ridge over the area will bring dry weather
into Friday morning. A frontal system will move quickly across the
area Friday night, followed by showers and sun breaks on Saturday. A
stronger upper ridge has the potential to bring the longest stretch
of dry weather this month beginning Sunday and continuing into the
middle of next week.

&&

.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry
skiing and mountaineering conditions across much of the alpine
terrain of Mt. Rainier, including the Muir snowfield Friday night
and Saturday. 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.

&&

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 6500 feet decreasing to
5500 feet after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Increasing clouds. A slight chance of rain and snow in
the afternoon. Snow level near 4500 feet. Freezing level near
5000 feet in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow likely in the evening, then
rain and snow after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise up
to 2 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Showers likely in the morning, then partly sunny with
a chance of showers in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations.
Snow level near 3000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Thu    Fri    Fri    Sat
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     12     13      6      5
                      W 20  SW 35  SW 65   W 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     23     24     18      9
                      W 15  SW 20  SW 50   W 40

Paradise  (5420 FT)     29     46     27     35
                      W 10   W 10   W 20   W 20

Longmire  (2760 FT)     33     55     35     44
                      Calm   Calm   Calm   W 10

++ 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. A slight chance of showers in
the evening. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 4500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 6000 feet.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 6000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 7000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 6500 feet.

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