Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
139 PM PST Sun Dec 9 2018
.SYNOPSIS...The weather pattern will be more active over the next
week as a series of fronts move through the area. The first front
arrived today. A stronger frontal system will arrive on Tuesday. An
upper trough and onshore flow will keep the weather cool and showery
Wednesday. Additional vigorous frontal systems will affect the
region through the rest of the week and into next weekend.
.IMPACTS...Periods of stormy weather will create difficult
mountaineering conditions at 10,000 feet and above, with local
blizzard-like conditions, strong winds, and near zero visibility.
A high level of skill and experience in alpine terrain, including
use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in these
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow in the evening, then showers after
midnight. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 6 to 8 inches. Snow
level near 3500 feet.
.MONDAY...Showers likely. Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to
2 inches. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening, then a chance of snow after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Heavy snow accumulations. Snow level
near 4000 feet.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Sun Mon Mon Tue
Summit (14411 FT) -2 -7 5 8
SW 50 W 30 W 40 W 55
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 14 9 15 23
SW 40 W 20 W 25 SW 55
Paradise (5420 FT) 25 30 25 33
W 20 W 15 W 15 W 20
Longmire (2760 FT) 33 38 32 38
NW 5 W 5 N 5 N 10
++ 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.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow in the evening, then
showers after midnight. Snow may be heavy at times in the
evening. Snow level near 4500 feet decreasing to 3000 feet after
.WEDNESDAY...Breezy. Showers in the morning, then snow showers
likely in the afternoon. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in
the evening, then snow likely after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 2500 feet
increasing to 4000 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 2500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
morning, then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Snow level near
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 2500 feet.