Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
632 AM PST Fri Jan 18 2019
.SYNOPSIS...A storm system will affect the area this afternoon
into Saturday morning with breezy winds and moderate rainfall
expected. These impacts will ease thru the day Saturday, yielding
generally dry conditions Sunday and Monday. By Tuesday, the next
round of rain is expected, which is expected to continue into
Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure is expected by the end of
next week, which will make for a dry forecast.
.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
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the
morning, then rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation
near Paradise of 2 to 5 inches. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 3 to 6 inches. Snow level near 4000 feet increasing
to 7000 feet after midnight.
.SATURDAY...Breezy. Showers likely in the morning, then cloudy
with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation near
Paradise up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation near Paradise 5 to
12 inches. Snow level near 5500 feet decreasing to 4000 feet in
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level
near 3500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely. Light snow accumulations. Snow
level near 3000 feet.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Fri Fri Sat Sat Sun
Summit (14411 FT) 5 9 1 0 -2
W 40 SW 70 SW 85 SW 35 W 20
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 15 25 12 12 13
SW 30 SW 55 SW 35 W 10 N 10
Paradise (5420 FT) 34 29 35 25 31
W 15 W 20 W 25 W 10 NE 15
Longmire (2760 FT) 41 38 42 34 40
N 5 NE 5 W 5 NE 5 Calm
++ 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.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
evening, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight.
Snow level near 3000 feet in the evening.
.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 2000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow
level near 4500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 4000 feet.