Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
356 AM PDT Sun Oct 22 2017
...Flood watches and/or warnings have been issued for portions of
the zone forecast area. Please refer to the latest flood bulletin
.SYNOPSIS...Showers and windy conditions will prevail behind a
cold front today. Snow levels will fall down to around 5000 feet
this morning with minor accumulations. Showers will tapper off
tonight and end Monday. Tuesday will be dry. After some light rain
or snow Wednesday, a stretch of dry weather should return.
.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
.SUNDAY...Windy, showers. Snow accumulation near Paradise up to
2 inches. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Snow
level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 7500 feet increasing
to 10500 feet in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Freezing level near 12500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 14500 feet.
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Sun Sun Mon Mon Tue
Summit (14411 FT) 6 19 21 26 28
W 90 W 65 W 45 W 25 W 20
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 15 24 33 41 45
W 45 W 40 W 25 W 10 W 10
Paradise (5420 FT) 38 31 49 40 58
W 20 W 15 Calm Calm N 5
Longmire (2760 FT) 47 39 57 42 65
W 15 N 5 SE 5 E 5 E 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.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Snow level near 13000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Snow level near 11000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
Snow level near 10500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 11000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 13000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 13500 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 14500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 14000 feet.