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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.

Friday  3/1  Snow showers, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog between 11am and 3pm. High near 23. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Southwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 3/1  Snow showers. Patchy fog after 1am. Low around 14. Wind chill values between 2 and 8. East wind 9 to 13 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
 
Saturday 3/2  Snow showers. High near 22. Wind chill values between 2 and 8. West southwest wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 3/2  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values between 3 and 8. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
 
Sunday 3/3  Snow showers, mainly after 10am. High near 24. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 3/3  Snow showers. Low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Monday 3/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 24. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
 
Monday Night 3/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
 
Tuesday 3/5  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
 
Tuesday Night 3/5  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
 
Wednesday 3/6  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
 
Wednesday Night 3/6  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
 
Thursday 3/7  A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Rainier Muir Camp

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

Friday  3/1  Snow showers, mainly before 5pm. High near 12. Wind chill values between -9 and -16. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 3/1  Snow showers. Low around 0. Wind chill values between -10 and -18. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 14 to 19 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
 
Saturday 3/2  Snow showers. High near 13. Wind chill values between -9 and -17. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 3/2  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values between -9 and -14. South southwest wind 9 to 13 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
 
Sunday 3/3  Snow showers, mainly after 10am. High near 16. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 3/3  Snow showers. Low around 5. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Monday 3/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 17. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
 
Monday Night 3/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
 
Tuesday 3/5  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
 
Tuesday Night 3/5  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
 
Wednesday 3/6  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
 
Wednesday Night 3/6  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
 
Thursday 3/7  A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

Mt Rainier Summit

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

Friday  3/1  Snow showers, mainly before 5pm. High near -5. Wind chill values between -33 and -43. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 21 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 3/1  Snow showers. Low around -15. Wind chill values between -32 and -39. Windy, with a south wind 32 to 37 mph decreasing to 23 to 28 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
 
Saturday 3/2  Snow showers. High near -5. Wind chill values between -31 and -38. Southwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 3/2  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -13. Wind chill values between -29 and -34. Southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Sunday 3/3  Snow showers, mainly after 10am. High near 1. Southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 3/3  Snow showers. Low around -9. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Monday 3/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 2. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
 
Monday Night 3/4  Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
 
Tuesday 3/5  Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 3.
 
Tuesday Night 3/5  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
 
Wednesday 3/6  Snow showers likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 6.
 
Wednesday Night 3/6  A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
 
Thursday 3/7  A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 5.
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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