916  
SXUS46 KSEW 232251  
RECSEW  
 
MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
351 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL  
PARK THIS EVENING AS A FRONT MOVES ONSHORE. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL  
BRING SHOWERS FRIDAY. SHOWERS WILL TAPER SATURDAY AS THE TROUGH  
SHIFTS INLAND. MORE FRONTS WILL REACH THE AREA SUNDAY AND AROUND  
WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
   
IMPACTS
 
STORMY WEATHER TONIGHT AND FRIDAY 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 THESE CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO  
11 AM PDT FRIDAY...  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE  
OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 5 INCHES. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY, SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE  
OF 2 TO 6 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE  
AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.  
 

 
 
TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.  
 
THU FRI FRI SAT  
NIGHT NIGHT  
 
SUMMIT (14411 FT) 1 -4 -6 -5  
SW 50 SW 40 SW 35 W 30  
 
CAMP MUIR(10188 FT) 17 14 11 8  
SW 45 SW 30 SW 30 W 20  
 
PARADISE (5420 FT) 29 35 26 35  
W 10 SW 15 W 20 W 15  
 
LONGMIRE (2760 FT) 38 44 37 45  
NE 10 CALM NW 5 W 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
 
 
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING,  
THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
2500 FEET INCREASING TO 3500 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL  
NEAR 3500 FEET.  
 

 
 
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