Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
304 PM PST Wed Dec 11 2019

.SYNOPSIS...
An active weather pattern across the Pacific NW the next several
days will continue. A trough of low pressure will bring rain and
mountain snow the next several days with significant snow
accumulation in the highest elevations. There will be drier and 
cool weather by Saturday and Sunday, and early next week, before a
more active pattern develops again in the middle of next week. 

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.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.

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...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Windy, showers. Snow may be heavy at times.
Snow accumulation near Paradise of 7 to 12 inches. Snow level
near 4000 feet. 
.THURSDAY...Windy. Rain and snow likely in the morning, then
showers in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times. Snow
accumulation near Paradise of 6 to 11 inches. Snow level near
4000 feet. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Windy, showers. Snow may be heavy at times.
Snow accumulation near Paradise of 7 to 12 inches. Snow level
near 3500 feet. 
.FRIDAY...Windy. Rain and snow likely in the morning, then
showers likely in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in
the morning. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near
3000 feet. 

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Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Wed    Thu    Thu    Fri  
                     Night         Night        

Summit   (14411 FT)      0     -5    -10    -11
                     SW 50   W 50   W 45   W 30 

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     17     13      9      8
                     SW 45   W 40   W 35   W 25 

Paradise  (5420 FT)     30     32     28     31
                      W 25   W 25   W 30  NW 25 

Longmire  (2760 FT)     37     40     35     38
                     NW  5   W 10   W 15   W 10 

++ 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...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 2500 feet. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 2000 feet. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and
snow in the evening, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of
snow after midnight. Snow level near 2000 feet in the evening. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Snow level near
1500 feet. 
.MONDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level near
2500 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Freezing level near 3500 feet. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
afternoon. Snow level near 2500 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow
level near 2500 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the
morning, then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Snow level
near 2000 feet increasing to 3500 feet in the afternoon. 

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