871  
SXUS46 KSEW 202324  
RECSEW  
 
MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
324 PM PST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A STRONG WARM FRONT WILL BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO  
HEAVY PRECIPITATION TO THE PARK TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT, WITH  
THE SNOW LEVEL RISING ABOVE 8000 FEET. A BREAK BETWEEN WEATHER  
SYSTEMS ON WEDNESDAY WILL ALLOW RAIN AND SNOW TO DIMINISH A  
LITTLE. ANOTHER WET FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL REACH THE AREA WEDNESDAY  
NIGHT AND THANKSGIVING DAY WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING TO 6500  
FEET. AFTER ANOTHER SMALL BREAK BETWEEN WEATHER SYSTEMS ON  
FRIDAY, ANOTHER FRONT WILL PROBABLY ARRIVE ON SATURDAY.  
 

 
   
IMPACTS
 
STORMY WEATHER THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND PROBABLY BEYOND  
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.  
 

 
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW  
ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE UP TO 2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
3500 FEET INCREASING TO 4500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. RAIN AND SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN  
THE AFTERNOON. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
8000 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT  
TIMES IN THE EVENING. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 9000 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8500 FEET.  
 

 
 
TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.  
 
MON TUE TUE WED  
NIGHT NIGHT  
 
SUMMIT (14411 FT) 16 18 15 15  
W 50 SW 55 SW 65 SW 60  
 
CAMP MUIR(10188 FT) 29 32 31 32  
SW 40 SW 55 SW 50 SW 55  
 
PARADISE (5420 FT) 29 45 41 48  
NW 20 SW 15 W 20 SW 15  
 
LONGMIRE (2760 FT) 34 50 45 54  
E 5 NE 5 NW 5 NE 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
 
 
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
8000 FEET.    
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
6500 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
4500 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
6000 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.  
 

 
 
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