534  
SXUS46 KSEW 261045  
RECSEW  
 
MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
345 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
MOIST UNSETTLED FLOW FROM THE PACIFIC INTO WESTERN  
WASHINGTON WILL MAINTAIN SHOWERY WEATHER WITH SOME SUNBREAKS AT  
TIMES IN THE PARK THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGHER PRESSURE IS EXPECTED  
TO BUILD FRIDAY FOR A RESPITE FROM THE WET WEATHER THAT MAY HANG  
ON INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO ARRIVE BY  
SUNDAY FOR MORE PRECIPITATION BEFORE HIGHER PRESSURE REBUILDS  
EARLY NEXT WEEK FOR DRIER WEATHER HEADING INTO MAY.  
 

 
   
IMPACTS
 
STORMY WEATHER THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING WILL CREATE  
DIFFICULT MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT, 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  
CONDITIONS.  
 

 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 4  
INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS DECREASING AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW  
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 4 TO 9 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000  
FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. MODERATE SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
4000 FEET.  
 

 
 
TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.  
 
WED WED THU THU FRI  
NIGHT NIGHT  
 
SUMMIT (14411 FT) 0 0 -5 -5 -2  
W 45 NW 45 NW 30 N 15 NW 15  
 
CAMP MUIR(10188 FT) 12 8 10 10 13  
W 30 W 35 W 35 NW 20 NW 15  
 
PARADISE (5420 FT) 35 24 34 24 37  
W 15 W 20 NW 30 NW 15 N 5  
 
LONGMIRE (2760 FT) 46 36 45 35 47  
W 10 W 15 W 10 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.  
   
EXTENDED FORECAST
 
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
EVENING. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.    
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.  
 

 
 
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