Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
313 PM PST Tue Dec 11 2018

.SYNOPSIS...The first is a series of strong frontal systems will
move onshore Tuesday night with locally windy conditions and
heavy mountain snow. There will be a lull on Wednesday followed by
the next system Wednesday night and Thursday. This system will
hang up over the area before pushing inland on Friday. Additional
fronts will affect the area Saturday night through Tuesday.

&&

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

&&

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY...

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Windy, showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise
of 8 to 15 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet decreasing to
3000 feet after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Windy. Showers in the morning, then rain and snow
likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 2 to
5 inches. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 5 to 10 inches. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Rain and snow. Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level
near 4000 feet increasing to 5500 feet in the afternoon.

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Tue    Wed    Wed    Thu
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)    -10     -3      5      6
                      W 60   W 60   W 50  SW 55

Camp Muir(10188 FT)      8      7     18     22
                      W 55   W 40  SW 45  SW 50

Paradise  (5420 FT)     24     29     25     35
                      W 20   W 15  SW 20  SW 15

Longmire  (2760 FT)     33     36     33     40
                      W 10   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...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 4500 feet decreasing to 3500 feet after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Windy. Showers likely in the morning, then showers in
the afternoon. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers in the evening, then showers likely after
midnight. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow
level near 2500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely in the evening, then rain
and snow after midnight. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.MONDAY...Showers in the morning, then rain and snow in the
afternoon. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near 5500 feet.

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