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MT RAINIER pretty much makes it's own weather, and because it stands in the path of prevailing moisture laden marine winds, its southern slopes get some world breaking snow fall, and Paradise Inn (a three story lodge) is frequently buried to the tops of its chimneys in snow. Due to the heavy snowfall on the slopes of Rainier, the mountain sports 26 major glaciers.

The climbing weather on Mt Rainier is mostly rainy and cold throughout most of the year. This is because the Pacific Ocean produces plenty of moisture. Add to this, the latitude and elevation of the mountain, and you end up with plenty of rain, snow, and frigid conditions that can pop up at anytime of the year.

The best time to climb Mt Rainier is during the months of July and August, when conditions become warmer and drier. But as mentioned above, Rainier makes its own weather and you could find yourself in a white out along with freezing conditions at anytime during the course of the year. So best to get the most current weather report before setting out on any adventure.

Mt Rainier Paradise Ranger Station

The below information gives you current weather conditions Paradise 5,420 Ft.

Sunday  7/14  Sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming west 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
 
Sunday Night 7/14  Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
 
Monday 7/15  Sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
 
Monday Night 7/15  Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light north northwest in the evening.
 
Tuesday 7/16  Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night 7/16  Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
 
Wednesday 7/17  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
 
Wednesday Night 7/17  Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
 
Thursday 7/18  Sunny, with a high near 69.
 
Thursday Night 7/18  Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
 
Friday 7/19  Sunny, with a high near 72.
 
Friday Night 7/19  Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
 
Saturday 7/20  Sunny, with a high near 71.

Rainier Muir Camp

The below information gives you current weather conditions at Camp Muir 10,080 Ft.

Sunday  7/14  Sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.
 
Sunday Night 7/14  Clear, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a northwest wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
 
Monday 7/15  Sunny, with a high near 54. West northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
 
Monday Night 7/15  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
 
Tuesday 7/16  Sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
 
Tuesday Night 7/16  Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
 
Wednesday 7/17  Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
 
Wednesday Night 7/17  Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
 
Thursday 7/18  Sunny, with a high near 55.
 
Thursday Night 7/18  Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
 
Friday 7/19  Sunny, with a high near 58.
 
Friday Night 7/19  Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
 
Saturday 7/20  Sunny, with a high near 57.

Mt Rainier Summit

The below information gives you current weather conditions at the Summit of Rainier 14,411 Ft.

Sunday  7/14  Sunny, with a high near 39. Windy, with a west wind 11 to 21 mph increasing to 22 to 32 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
 
Sunday Night 7/14  Clear, with a low around 28. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.
 
Monday 7/15  Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
 
Monday Night 7/15  Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
 
Tuesday 7/16  Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 9 to 14 mph.
 
Tuesday Night 7/16  Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
 
Wednesday 7/17  Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
 
Wednesday Night 7/17  Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
 
Thursday 7/18  Sunny, with a high near 41.
 
Thursday Night 7/18  Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
 
Friday 7/19  Sunny, with a high near 43.
 
Friday Night 7/19  Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
 
Saturday 7/20  Sunny, with a high near 43.
Mt Raineer Camp Muir




Photo shows North Side of Camp Muir

Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."



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