Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
423 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.SYNOPSIS...A warm front will cross Mount Rainier on Saturday
night, with light rain and snow preceding the front today and
this evening. Rain and snow will increase on Sunday as a cold
front sags southward into Western Washington. A strengthening low
center will pass across southern Vancouver Island on Tuesday, and
a strong trailing cold front will bring wind and heavy mountain
snow. Lingering showers will continue Wednesday, then an upper
ridge will bring dry weather on Thursday and Friday.
.IMPACTS...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 situations.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain. Snow level
near 2000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and
snow in the evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight.
Snow accumulation near Paradise of 1 to 4 inches. Snow level near
.SUNDAY...Very windy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation near
Paradise of 3 to 8 inches. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Windy. Rain and snow. Heavy snow accumulations.
Snow level near 5000 feet.
.MONDAY...Windy. Showers in the morning, then showers likely in
the afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Snow level near
Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.
Sat Sat Sun Sun Mon
Summit (14411 FT) 12 15 11 8 8
NW 60 NW 50 W 55 W 65 W 60
Camp Muir(10188 FT) 14 24 24 21 19
NW 30 NW 35 W 40 W 50 W 45
Paradise (5420 FT) 30 26 35 28 33
W 5 W 10 W 35 W 35 W 30
Longmire (2760 FT) 38 33 40 35 40
W 5 Calm NW 10 NW 10 W 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow in the evening, then showers after
midnight. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Snow showers likely.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 1500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Freezing level near 2500 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near 3000 feet.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 4000 feet.