MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
435 AM PST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON
EARLY THIS MORNING. COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON
BEHIND THE FRONT LATER TODAY AND REMAIN OVER THE AREA ON MONDAY
WITH SHOWERS IN THE PARK. COLD AND MAINLY DRY WEATHER FOR TUESDAY
INTO WEDNESDAY WITH AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OFFSHORE. A SYSTEM
ARRIVING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL BRING MORE SNOW TO THE
PARK.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING
CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT...WITH LOCAL BLIZZARD-LIKE
CONDITIONS...STRONG WINDS...AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. 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 NOON PST TODAY...

.SUNDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
AROUND 1 INCH. 
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE AROUND
3 INCHES. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. 
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET. 

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SUN    SUN    MON    MON    TUE  
                            NIGHT         NIGHT        

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)    -12    -19    -19    -21    -21
                      W 60   W 35   W 20  NW 10  NW 25 

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      3      0      0      0      0
                     NW 35   W 25   W 20  NW  5  NW 15 

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     26     11     23      6     20
                      W 15   W 10   S 10  SE  5  NE  5 

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     34     17     29     15     25
                      W 15   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...

.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
2000 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. 

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