Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
333 AM PST Thu Feb 21 2019
.SYNOPSIS...Upper level ridging with dry northerly flow aloft will
continue Thursday. A frontal system will arrive from the
northwest on Friday. A cool upper trough will follow the front for
the weekend into the early part of next week. Low snow levels
will continue through the period.
.IMPACTS...Strong winds on Friday in alpine regions on the
mountain, including the Muir snowfield, 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
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 1500 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 2000 feet decreasing to
1000 feet after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the
morning, then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 2 to 6 inches.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow showers likely. Moderate snow
.SATURDAY...Snow showers likely. Moderate snow accumulations.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat
Summit (14411 FT) -12 -2 -6 -10 -15
N 35 NW 35 W 55 W 50 W 35
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 2 6 8 2 2
N 10 W 20 W 45 W 30 SW 20
Paradise (5420 FT) 25 13 25 16 25
NE 10 NW 10 W 25 NW 30 W 10
Longmire (2760 FT) 35 20 33 24 33
N 5 NW 5 N 5 NW 10 W 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Snow showers likely.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening, then a chance of snow after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow.