MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
425 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...FLOOD WATCHES AND/OR WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF
THE ZONE FORECAST AREA. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FLOOD BULLETIN
FOR DETAILS...

.SYNOPSIS...ANOTHER WARM FRONT WILL BRING MORE RAIN AND HIGHER 
MOUNTAIN SNOW TO THE AREA TONIGHT. A FRONT WILL BRING COLDER AIR
INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL FOLLOW ON THURSDAY 
RESULTING IN SHOWERS AND SUN BREAKS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD 
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT PROVIDING MOSTLY DRY WEATHER. WEAK FRONTS 
MAY AFFECT THE REGION SUNDAY AND EARLY 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. 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.

&&

.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
UP TO 2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET INCREASING TO 7500 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 6500 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDY, SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET DECREASING
TO 4000 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET. 

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    WED    WED    THU  
                     NIGHT         NIGHT        

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     11      9      0     -6
                      W 65   W 75  SW 45   N 40 

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     23     21     13     11
                     SW 40   W 55   W 30  NW 25 

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     30     37     28     35
                      W 15   W 20   W 20  NW 15 

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     40     46     37     45
                      CALM   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...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET. 
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
5500 FEET. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET. 

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