Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
510 AM PST Mon Feb 24 2020

.SYNOPSIS...A few lingering snow showers will be possible across
Mount Rainier National Park through the morning hours today before
conditions dry out. This dry break will continue into Tuesday
until a weak frontal system brings a few rain and snow showers to
the area. These light showers will linger in Wednesday before
conditions dry out again through Thursday. A more organized front
may bring more widespread rain and snow to the Park Friday night
through much of the weekend.

&&

.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.


&&

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.MONDAY...Very windy. Partly sunny. A chance of snow in the
morning, then a slight chance of snow in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 3000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of rain and snow in the
afternoon. Snow level near 4000 feet in the afternoon. Freezing
level near 4500 feet in the morning.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow in
the morning. Snow level near 4000 feet.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Mon    Mon    Tue    Tue    Wed
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)      3      9      7      5      4
                     NW 65  NW 45   W 35   W 35  NW 45

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     17     21     22     17     19
                     NW 50  NW 25   W 25   W 25  NW 30

Paradise  (5420 FT)     25     18     35     28     34
                      W 20   N  5   W  5   W 15   W  5

Longmire  (2760 FT)     32     25     42     35     42
                      W 15  NE  5   W  5   S  5   W  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...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 5000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 8000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the
evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow after
midnight. Snow level near 5500 feet decreasing to 4500 feet after
midnight.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of snow in the morning, then a
chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level near
2000 feet.

$$

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