Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
408 AM PST Mon Dec 10 2018
.SYNOPSIS...An active weather pattern this week will bring
periods of heavy snow to Mount Rainer, along with strong winds
near Camp Muir and the summit.
.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
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
.MONDAY...Showers in the morning, then showers likely in the
afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to 2 inches. Snow
level near 3000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Snow level near
.TUESDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near Paradise
of 12 to 18 inches. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow may be heavy at times
in the evening. Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level near
.WEDNESDAY...Windy. Snow showers in the morning, then showers
likely in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Snow level
near 2000 feet.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed
Summit (14411 FT) -6 6 8 -11 0
W 35 W 40 W 60 W 65 W 55
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 9 16 23 8 8
W 25 W 30 SW 65 W 55 W 40
Paradise (5420 FT) 30 23 31 24 30
W 15 W 10 W 20 W 30 W 30
Longmire (2760 FT) 38 31 37 33 36
W 5 NE 5 N 10 W 15 NW 10
++ 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.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Rain and snow in the morning, then rain and snow
likely in the afternoon. Snow level near 3000 feet increasing to
5000 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow likely.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3000 feet.