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Tag: Mount Rainier weather

Feb.
27th

Bitter conditions coming to Mount Rainier

The current forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for bitter cold temperatures and high winds, pushing the wind chill by Tuesday night and Wednesday to -50 degrees and colder.

The forecast is calling for averages temperatures at the summit to be -15 to -19 degrees, with winds ranging from 36-42 mph Tuesday through Wednesday.

At Camp Muir, at 10,188 feet elevation, temperatures will be 1-5 degrees, with winds pushing 38-43 mph. That will create wind chills of -23 to -27 degrees.

In the meantime, the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center said avalanche dangers will be considerable below 7,000

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Feb.
17th

Snow in mountain recreation forecast for Presidents Day weekend

Just in time for the holiday weekend, a storm front is rolling in with some fresh snow.

A winter weather advisory in effect at Mount Rainier from 4 p.m. today through 10 p.m. Saturday.

A front will bring increasing rain and snow to the park this afternoon and tonight, said the National Weather Service forecast. Significant snowfall will continue Saturday as an upper level trough moves into the region.

The snow level will fall to 2,000 feet through the Monday holiday, about the elevation of the Nisqually entrance to the park.

The forecast calls for 7-10 inches of new snow

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