104  
SXUS46 KSEW 282139  
RECSEW  
 
MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
239 PM PDT SAT MAR 28 2020  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAK FRONT WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.  
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL REACH WESTERN WASHINGTON AROUND  
DAYBREAK MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL FALL MONDAY AND TUESDAY  
AS A RATHER COOL AIR MASS DROPS OVER THE REGION.  
 

 
   
IMPACTS
 
STORMY WEATHER 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.  
 

 
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE  
OF 2 TO 7 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 2 TO  
6 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN  
RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF  
2 TO 4 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS, SNOW  
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET.  
 

 
 
TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.  
 
SAT SUN SUN MON  
NIGHT NIGHT  
 
SUMMIT (14411 FT) -1 -4 -5 -12  
SW 35 SW 40 SW 50 SW 50  
 
CAMP MUIR(10188 FT) 15 13 11 6  
SW 30 SW 25 SW 40 W 40  
 
PARADISE (5420 FT) 28 32 26 29  
SW 10 W 15 W 20 W 25  
 
LONGMIRE (2760 FT) 36 40 34 37  
S 5 N 5 NW 5 W 15  
 
++ 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
 
 
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SNOW SHOWERS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS, SNOW  
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, SNOW SHOWERS  
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 2000 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE  
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 2500 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND  
SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE  
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 3000 FEET INCREASING TO 4000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE  
EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE  
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET INCREASING TO 5500 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND  
SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE  
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET.  
 

 
 
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