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SXUS46 KSEW 152301  
RECSEW  
 
MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
401 PM PDT TUE OCT 15 2019  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY PASS THROUGH WESTERN  
WASHINGTON TUESDAY EVENING AND INTO WEDNESDAY. A SERIES OF  
SYSTEMS WILL FOLLOW AND MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE REGION  
THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK, KEEPING THE PATTERN WET AND  
UNSETTLED.  
 

 
   
IMPACTS
 
STRONG WINDS IN ALPINE REGIONS ON THE MOUNTAIN,  
INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD, TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY WILL  
MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT  
CONDITIONS. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE  
TERRAIN, INCLUDING USE OF GPS, IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND  
CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.  
 

 
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE.  
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE  
UP TO 1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET DECREASING TO 5500 FEET  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 5500 FEET.  
 

 
 
TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.  
 
TUE WED WED THU  
NIGHT NIGHT  
 
SUMMIT (14411 FT) 17 13 2 1  
SW 45 SW 55 SW 50 W 35  
 
CAMP MUIR(10188 FT) 28 28 18 18  
SW 40 SW 40 W 30 W 35  
 
PARADISE (5420 FT) 37 41 34 38  
W 10 W 15 W 15 W 20  
 
LONGMIRE (2760 FT) 44 50 42 47  
E 5 NW 5 SW 5 SW 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
 
 
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR  
5500 FEET DECREASING TO 4500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN  
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 4500 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 4000 FEET  
INCREASING TO 5000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 7500 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN AND SNOW  
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 8500 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW  
LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.  
 

 
 
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