Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
511 PM PST Sat Jan 19 2019
.SYNOPSIS...Decreasing showers tonight. The next low pressure
system will mainly track into CA/Oregon Sunday, but a few hours of
light rain/snow above 2500 feet. The low will quickly shift
southeast with mainly dry weather Monday. Another system will
track further north with light rain over Western Washington on
Tuesday. After a weak system brushes the area late Tuesday, a
strong ridge of high pressure will maintain mostly dry weather
into next weekend.
.IMPACTS...Strong winds near the summit 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
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening, then a chance of rain and snow after midnight. Snow
level near 3000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow accumulation near Paradise
of 1 to 3 inches. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow level
near 2000 feet.
.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Sat Sun Sun Mon
Summit (14411 FT) 0 -4 -7 -6
SW 40 W 25 W 15 NW 40
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 11 11 11 8
W 15 NW 10 NW 20 NW 25
Paradise (5420 FT) 26 32 20 29
NW 5 SE 5 NW 5 N 5
Longmire (2760 FT) 33 40 27 38
NE 5 SW 5 Calm SW 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow after
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 2000 feet increasing to
3500 feet in the afternoon.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and
snow. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Freezing level near 8000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 8500 feet.