Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
509 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
...Flood watches and/or warnings have been issued for portions of
the zone forecast area. Please refer to the latest flood bulletin
.SYNOPSIS...Heavy rain and snow over the Mount Rainier area will
gradually decrease today, then transition to showers by tonight.
Snow levels will slowly fall through Friday with snow accumulation
likely in the mountains and possibly at higher passes. Another
strong front will affect Western Washington with another round of
heavy rain and strong winds Saturday and Sunday. Blizzard-like
conditions are likely at the higher elevations. Drier weather is
expected to develop early next week as a ridge of high pressure
.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
.THURSDAY...Windy. Rain and snow, then showers late in the
afternoon. No snow accumulation near Paradise. Snow level near
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise up to
3 inches. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to
5 inches. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers likely in the evening, then rain and snow
likely after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level
near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times in the
afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near 4500 feet
increasing to 7000 feet in the afternoon.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat
Summit (14411 FT) 7 -2 -5 0 14
SW 70 SW 45 W 40 W 50 W 75
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 22 16 13 12 27
SW 40 SW 35 W 35 SW 35 SW 55
Paradise (5420 FT) 39 30 32 27 39
SW 20 W 20 W 20 W 20 W 10
Longmire (2760 FT) 47 38 42 35 46
NW 5 W 5 NW 5 NW 5 NE 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...Windy. Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at
times. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Rain may be heavy at times. Snow level
near 7000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 6500 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 7000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 11000 feet.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Snow
level near 11500 feet.