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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 5/26  A slight chance of rain and snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Snow level rising to 6700 feet in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
 
Sunday Night 5/26  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Memorial Day 5/27  Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
 
Monday Night 5/27  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Tuesday 5/28  Rain likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
 
Tuesday Night 5/28  Rain and snow, mainly before 11pm. Snow level 6300 feet lowering to 5200 feet after midnight . Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
 
Wednesday 5/29  Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
 
Wednesday Night 5/29  A chance of snow showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow after 11pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
 
Thursday 5/30  A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
 
Thursday Night 5/30  A slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level 5600 feet. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
 
Friday 5/31  Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
 
Friday Night 5/31  A slight chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
 
Saturday 6/1  A slight chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Rainier Muir Camp

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

Sunday 5/26  A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind around 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Sunday Night 5/26  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
 
Memorial Day 5/27  Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
 
Monday Night 5/27  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.
 
Tuesday 5/28  Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Tuesday Night 5/28  Snow, mainly before 11pm. Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Wednesday 5/29  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
 
Wednesday Night 5/29  A chance of snow showers before 11pm, then a chance of snow after 11pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
 
Thursday 5/30  A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
 
Thursday Night 5/30  A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
 
Friday 5/31  Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
 
Friday Night 5/31  A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
 
Saturday 6/1  A slight chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Mt Rainier Summit

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

Sunday 5/26  A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Sunday Night 5/26  Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
 
Memorial Day 5/27  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Monday Night 5/27  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West southwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
 
Tuesday 5/28  Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Tuesday Night 5/28  Snow, mainly before 11pm. Low around 7. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Wednesday 5/29  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 10. Blustery.
 
Wednesday Night 5/29  Snow showers likely before 11pm, then a chance of snow after 11pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Blustery.
 
Thursday 5/30  A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 15.
 
Thursday Night 5/30  A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.
 
Friday 5/31  A slight chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
 
Friday Night 5/31  A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
 
Saturday 6/1  A chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
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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