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Fresh snow at Paradise

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on May 4, 2010 at 7:56 am with 2 Comments »
May 4, 2010 8:00 am

If you’re looking to play in some fresh snow this weekend, I would put Paradise at the top of your list.

More than a foot of snow has fallen at the Mount Rainier National Park play area in the last 24 hours.

As of 6 this morning, the weather data from the station at Paradise showed 14 inches of snow had falled in the previous day, pushing the snowpack total back up to 171 inches.

You’ll need to take skis, snowboards or snowshoes because the snow play area has been closed for some time. The park has stopped grooming the runs, and a snow storm in April filled in the runs making them unsafe to use.

Click here for the view from the webcam looking from the Jackson visitor center toward Paradise Inn.

Higher on the mountain, wind has been the big issue. On Monday at 5 a.m., the wind speed hit a maximum of 93 mph and the sustained winds were 76 mph. Winds like that are the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane.

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  1. Ashford98304 says:

    And be careful. Last weekend a skier didn’t see where the Park had plowed and skied off a 15-ft drop onto pavement; evacuation was in order. Paradise Valley Road and the Stevens Canyon Road to Reflection Lakes are plowed and closed. Creeks are open or near open but foot bridges have up to 15 feet of snow on them. So, unless you are very experienced, stick to Barnes flats or the area just above Paradise. The Northwest Avalanche Center put out a warning for high avalanche danger to day. The winter route up to Panorama Point is several inches of loose snow over a very hard and slick crust with no bond with the overlying snow.

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