Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
342 AM PDT Thu Apr 19 2018
.SYNOPSIS...An upper ridge over the area will bring dry weather
to the park today into Friday morning. A frontal system will
move quickly through the park Friday night, followed by showers
on Saturday. A stronger upper ridge has the potential to bring
the longest stretch of dry weather this month beginning Sunday and
continuing into the middle of next week.
.IMPACTS...Strong winds in alpine regions on the mountain,
including the Muir snowfield, will make it difficult to move
safely and could produce local whiteout conditions Friday night
into Saturday. A high level of skill and experience in alpine
terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and
camping in these conditions.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 5000 feet increasing to
6000 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 6000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 5000 feet increasing
to 6000 feet in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow likely in the evening, then
rain and snow after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow
level near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Windy. Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Light
snow accumulations. Snow level near 3000 feet.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat
Summit (14411 FT) 4 12 13 6 6
W 5 W 20 SW 35 SW 65 W 65
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 17 23 24 17 10
SW 5 W 15 SW 20 SW 45 W 35
Paradise (5420 FT) 47 26 47 26 35
W 5 W 10 W 10 W 25 W 25
Longmire (2760 FT) 57 32 56 34 41
W 5 Calm SW 5 W 10 W 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 4500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 6000 feet.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 6500 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7500 feet.