MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
350 AM PST TUE FEB 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
WEAK HIGHER PRESSURE ALOFT SHOULD PROVIDE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE WET 
WEATHER PATTERN TODAY WITH ONLY A FEW SNOW SHOWERS IN THE PARK. 
THE NEXT WEATHER SYSTEM ARRIVES TONIGHT BRINGING MORE SNOW TO THE
PARK. ANOTHER STRONGER WETTER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED BY LATE THURSDAY
WITH SNOW INTO FRIDAY, BUT BRINGING TEMPERATURES CLOSER TO 
NORMAL FOR EARLY MARCH. LOWER PRESSURE ALOFT IS FORECAST TO 
DEVELOP OFF THE COAST THIS WEEKEND FOR COOLER THAN AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURES AND MORE SNOW IN THE PARK. 

&&

.IMPACTS...THE SEQUENCE OF WEATHER SYSTEMS THROUGH THE WEEK WILL
CREATE DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS...PARTICULARLY AT 
10000 FEET AND ABOVE...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 SITUATIONS.

&&

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 AM PST WEDNESDAY...

.TUESDAY...WINDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WINDY, SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
5 TO 10 INCHES. 
.WEDNESDAY...WINDY, SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF
2 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. MODERATE SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET. 

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    TUE    WED    WED    THU  
                            NIGHT         NIGHT        

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     -6     -4     -3      0      1
                     NW 55   W 65   W 60   W 50   W 50 

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)      2      7      8     13     11
                      W 30   W 45   W 40   W 35   W 35 

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     26     22     29     25     31
                     NW 30   W 30   W 30   W 20   W 20 

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     35     33     35     34     41
                     NW 10   W 10   W 10  NW  5  NW  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...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
3000 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS. 
.SATURDAY... SNOW.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SNOW SHOWERS. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. 

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