Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
350 PM PDT Fri Oct 18 2019
.SYNOPSIS...A series of weather systems will move through Western
Washington into the first half of next week. A brief break in the
action is possible Wednesday and Thursday as a ridge begins to
.IMPACTS...Stormy weather 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.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT SATURDAY...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Precipitation may be heavy at
times after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 8 to
15 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Windy. Showers in the morning, then showers, snow
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Snow accumulation near Paradise of 7 to 12 inches. Snow level
near 4500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Showers in the evening, then mostly
cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Snow accumulation
near Paradise of 1 to 4 inches. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely in the morning, then rain and snow
in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning.
Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level near 4000 feet increasing to
5000 feet in the afternoon.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Fri Sat Sat Sun
Summit (14411 FT) 0 -4 0 7
W 35 NW 35 NW 45 NW 50
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 17 14 13 20
W 25 W 35 NW 30 W 35
Paradise (5420 FT) 30 32 29 35
W 15 W 30 W 30 SW 10
Longmire (2760 FT) 38 41 38 43
W 5 W 10 W 10 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.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 6000 feet
increasing to 8000 feet in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow in the evening, then rain and snow
likely after midnight. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 7000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely in the evening, then mostly
cloudy with a chance of rain and snow after midnight. Snow level
near 6000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 5000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming
partly cloudy. Freezing level near 8500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 10000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 12000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. A slight chance of rain and snow in the
afternoon. Snow level near 7500 feet.