Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
309 PM PST Thu Feb 21 2019
.SYNOPSIS...Dry northerly flow will prevail tonight for quiet
weather. Snow will return on Friday as the next frontal system
moves in. Winds will also increase at Camp Muir and the summit.
A cool upper trough will follow the front for the weekend into the
early part of next week. Low snow levels will continue through
.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
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 6 AM PST
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 2000 feet decreasing to below
500 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 3 to 8 inches.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Windy. Snow showers. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 2 to 3 inches.
.SATURDAY...Snow showers likely in the morning, then snow showers
in the afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Thu Fri Fri Sat
Summit (14411 FT) -1 -6 -11 -17
NW 35 W 55 W 45 W 35
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 6 8 2 2
NW 20 W 45 W 30 SW 25
Paradise (5420 FT) 15 25 18 24
NW 15 W 15 NW 30 W 20
Longmire (2760 FT) 23 34 26 33
N 5 NW 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 slight chance of snow.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in
the evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Snow level
near 2000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.