The weather over the next 24-36 could potentially bring heavy rainfall and new snow to the upper slopes of Rainier. Climbers should read the latest forecast from NOAA and the UW which can be found on our weather link page. This system should not last long but it is likely to produce periods of heavy precipitation with thunder storms through Friday morning. Climbers are urged to take caution.
Be advised that slopes on Rainier above 11,000' may receive significant accumulations of new snow especially on lee aspects. With the forecast for the weekend looking very good don't forget about recent weather and isolated avalanche activity that can hang around for a few days after a storm.
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