Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
336 PM PST Sat Feb 24 2018
.SYNOPSIS...Cool and unsettled weather will continue through the
end of next week. A frontal system will move bring snow Saturday
night and Sunday. There will be a brief break in the action Monday
before the next system arrives Monday night and Tuesday. A wetter
system will arrive Wednesday night or Thursday.
.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry
skiing and mountaineering conditions across much of the alpine
terrain of Mt. Rainier, including the Muir snowfield Saturday
night and Sunday. 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.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow showers in the evening, then
snow after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 6 to
.SUNDAY...Windy. Rain and snow in the morning, then snow showers
in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning. Snow
accumulation near Paradise of 10 to 16 inches. Snow level near
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Snow showers in the evening, then snow showers
likely after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 2 to
3 inches. Total snow accumulation near Paradise 18 to 30 inches.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Sat Sun Sun Mon
Summit (14411 FT) -5 -15 -22 -18
W 65 W 60 W 30 N 25
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 7 3 -1 0
W 45 W 50 W 20 NW 15
Paradise (5420 FT) 20 25 15 25
W 20 W 20 W 15 W 10
Longmire (2760 FT) 28 31 22 31
W 10 W 10 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.TUESDAY...Breezy. Snow in the morning, then snow showers in the
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Snow showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow in the evening, then showers
after midnight. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Showers likely. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers likely in the evening, then snow
showers likely after midnight. Snow level near 2000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Snow showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.