MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
439 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A FRONTAL SYSTEM OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS WILL MOVE
INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON TUESDAY MORNING AND WILL WEAKEN AS IT
ENCOUNTERS A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE EAST. A WETTER
AND WARMER FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION LATER
TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY BRINGING WET AND WINDY
CONDITIONS. A COOL UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL SETTLE OVER THE AREA
FROM THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK INTO NEXT WEEKEND BRINGING COOL
AND SHOWERY WEATHER ALONG WITH BREEZY TO LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS
AT TIMES.


&&

.IMPACTS...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 LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL
AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS
RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.MONDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. NO SNOW
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 7000 FEET. 

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       MON    TUE    TUE    WED  
                     NIGHT         NIGHT        

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     16     12     15      9
                     SW 50  SW 60  SW 55  SW 60 

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     29     26     28     25
                     SW 40  SW 55  SW 65  SW 55 

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     30     36     33     37
                      W 15   W 10   W 10  SW 15 

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     33     38     37     40
                     NE  5  NE 10  NE 10  NE  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...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. 
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. 
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. 

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