Anyone who has been watching the weather reports, or got the blizzard alerts Sunday, will not be surprised that the road from Longmire to Paradise is not expected to open today.
Mount Rainier National Park officials made that announcement earlier this morning.
Some of the reasons: winds whipping to 100 mph at Camp Muir and 44 mph at Paradise, on top of the 33 inches of new snow at Paradise.
According to weather data from Paradise, there is now 110 inches of snow on the ground. That should be good news for Saturday’s opening of the snowplay area, assuming crews can get the equipment to Paradise to groom the runs.