Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
409 AM PST Wed Feb 20 2019
.SYNOPSIS...A convergence zone over the park early Wednesday
morning will dissipate by noon. A cool upper level trough will
remain over the park Wednesday keeping showers in the forecast.
Dry northerly flow aloft developing Wednesday night and
continuing into Thursday. The next frontal system will arrive from
the northwest on Friday. Another cool upper level trough will
follow the front for the weekend into the early part of next week.
.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult mountaineering
conditions at 10,000 feet and above, with local blizzard-like
conditions, strong winds, and near zero visibility Friday. A high
level of skill and experience in alpine terrain, including use of
GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in these
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST EARLY THIS
.WEDNESDAY...Snow showers in the morning, then snow showers
likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation near Paradise around
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers
in the evening.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 1000 feet
increasing to 2500 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 2500 feet
decreasing to 1500 feet after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning,
then snow in the afternoon. Heavy snow accumulations.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Wed Wed Thu Thu Fri
Summit (14411 FT) -16 -17 -11 -2 -7
N 10 N 15 N 30 NW 35 W 55
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 3 3 3 6 8
N 10 NW 5 NW 10 W 20 W 45
Paradise (5420 FT) 24 15 25 16 26
NE 5 NW 20 NW 5 NW 10 W 20
Longmire (2760 FT) 30 25 31 23 32
SE 5 NW 5 W 5 NW 5 NW 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.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow in the evening, then snow showers
.SATURDAY...Snow showers likely.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.