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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.

Wednesday  2/1  Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Wind chill values between 14 and 24. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 2/1  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Wind chill values between 16 and 21. West northwest wind around 14 mph.
 
Thursday 2/2  A 30 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. West northwest wind 11 to 14 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
 
Thursday Night 2/2  A chance of snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. West wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
 
Friday 2/3  Snow. High near 31. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 2/3  Snow. Low around 28. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
 
Saturday 2/4  Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 2/4  Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.
 
Sunday 2/5  Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.
 
Sunday Night 2/5  Snow likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
 
Monday 2/6  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
 
Monday Night 2/6  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
 
Tuesday 2/7  Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32.

Rainier Muir Camp

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

Wednesday  2/1  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between 2 and 11. West wind 11 to 13 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 2/1  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values between 2 and 7. West wind around 8 mph.
 
Thursday 2/2  A 30 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between 1 and 11. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
 
Thursday Night 2/2  A chance of snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then snow after 4am. Low around 19. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. South southwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Friday 2/3  Snow. High near 24. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 2/3  Snow. Low around 19. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
 
Saturday 2/4  Snow. High near 26. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 2/4  Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 19.
 
Sunday 2/5  Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 24.
 
Sunday Night 2/5  Snow likely, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
 
Monday 2/6  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
 
Monday Night 2/6  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
 
Tuesday 2/7  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.

Mt Rainier Summit

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

Wednesday  2/1  Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values between -2 and -10. West wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 2/1  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values between -6 and -11. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
 
Thursday 2/2  A 30 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values between -4 and -12. Breezy, with a southwest wind 25 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
 
Thursday Night 2/2  A chance of snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then snow after 4am. Low around 9. Wind chill values between -5 and -13. Windy, with a south southwest wind 26 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Friday 2/3  Snow. High near 15. Windy, with a south southwest wind 30 to 35 mph increasing to 39 to 44 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 2/3  Snow. Low around 10. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
 
Saturday 2/4  Snow. High near 18. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 2/4  Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Breezy.
 
Sunday 2/5  Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 15.
 
Sunday Night 2/5  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
 
Monday 2/6  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Breezy.
 
Monday Night 2/6  A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Breezy.
 
Tuesday 2/7  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Breezy.

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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