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National Weather Service Paradise Telemetry Muir Telemetry
Mt Rainier Recreational Forecast Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
403 AM PST Mon Dec 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS...After a brief break in the weather this afternoon, a 
strong front will move slowly southeast across the area tonight 
through Tuesday bringing locally heavy rain and windy conditions, 
with snow in the mountains. Additional strong fronts will move 
through the area on Thursday and late next weekend. 

&&

.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.

&&

.MONDAY...Breezy. Showers likely in the morning, then mostly
cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow
accumulation near Paradise of 2 to 4 inches. Snow level near
3500 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Precipitation may be heavy
at times after midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 8 to
15 inches. Snow level near 4500 feet. 
.TUESDAY...Very windy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 4 to 9 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Very windy. Rain and snow. Heavy snow
accumulations. Snow level near 3500 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...Windy. Rain and snow in the morning, then rain and
snow likely in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Snow
level near 3500 feet. 

&&

Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Mon    Mon    Tue    Tue    Wed  
                            Night         Night        

Summit   (14411 FT)      1     10     -1     -5      8
                     SW 45  SW 70  SW 75   W 70   W 70 

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     13     23     17     10     17
                     SW 35  SW 75  SW 60   W 55  SW 40 

Paradise  (5420 FT)     33     30     35     28     34
                     SW 15   W 15   W 35   W 35   W 25 

Longmire  (2760 FT)     40     37     41     37     40
                     SE  5  NE 10   W 10   W 15  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.

.Extended Forecast...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
4500 feet increasing to 6500 feet after midnight. 
.THURSDAY...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow level near 6500 feet
decreasing to 5500 feet in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4000 feet
decreasing to 2500 feet after midnight. 
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Snow level
near 3000 feet in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
3500 feet. 
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 3000 feet. 

$$

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