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Current Conditions

  • 49°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: South 7 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 46°
  • Pressure: 29.62 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 2:00 AM PDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:30 am PDT on April 24, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Hoquiam Airport yesterday...

A record rainfall of 1.63 inches was set at Hoquiam Airport on Apr
23rd. This breaks the old record of 1.36 set in 1996.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 11.5 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:31 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:42 PM PDT

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Jefferson Park/No. 8th & Stevens, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:22 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:29 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: South at 3.4 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 5.1 mph Pressure: 29.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: South at 5.6 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:24 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: 1 Mile SW of Decatur High School, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: ESE at 7.4 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: S 90th St and I-5, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: South at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Summit View, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: -49 °F Humidity: - Wind: South at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Marine View, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:17 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Oakbrook, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 1:29 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Oakbrook, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 1:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: SSE at 1.5 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: River Improvement Lab, Puyallup, WA

Updated: 12:52 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
830 PM PDT Wednesday Apr 23 2014 


Synopsis...a warm front will bring rain tonight. A cold front will 
move inland Thursday morning. An upper level trough digging into the 
Pacific northwest on Friday will keep scattered showers in the 
forecast. A third frontal system will bring another round of more 
organized rainfall to the area Saturday night into Sunday morning. 


&& 


Short term...rain has spread across the area from the southwest 
this evening as a warm front moves through. A trailing cold front 
will move inland Thursday morning with rain changing to showers. An 
upper trough will settle over the region Friday. This will keep a 
chance of showers in the forecast but there should also be sunshine 
at times. Another frontal system will approach from the west on 
Saturday...with rain reaching the coast in the afternoon and 
spreading into the interior by evening. Schneider 


Long term...previous discussion...moist westerly flow will keep a 
chance of showers in the forecast on Sunday. Models show a weak 
upper level disturbance tracking through western Washington for scattered 
activity. Showers will decrease Sun night as a ridge start to build 
over the Pacific northwest. 


A weak warm front may clip western Washington on Monday for a chance 
of rain. The models then strengthen the ridge over the Pacific northwest Tuesday 
and Wednesday for warmer and drier weather. The forecast leans toward the 
European model (ecmwf) solution which shows an 500 mb 580 ridge over Washington. The low level 
flow is also turning offshore and we should see highs in the upper 
60s to 70s if this pans out. 33 


&& 


Hydrology...river flooding remains unlikely for the next 7 days. 


The exception remains the North Fork of the stillaguamish river east 
of the sunrise 530 landslide near Oso where a Flood Warning remains in 
effect until further notice. Flooding continues for this river as a 
result of water pooled behind the debris dam that partially blocks 
the river. 


At 8 PM...the North Fork of the stillaguamish near Arlington was 
at 4.6 feet...or 2810 cfs. The North Fork of the stillaguamish river 
near Oso was at 216.4 feet at 1800 cfs. The pool east of the slide was 
282.2 feet this evening. 


A warm front will bring rain tonight...followed by a cold front 
Thursday morning. This system will bring around 1.00 inch of 
rainfall to the area through Thursday afternoon. This is expected to 
produce rises on the stillaguamish river beginning this evening 
through Thursday. The latest hydrograph shows the stillaguamish near 
Arlington cresting late Thursday morning around 5 feet. 


&& 


Avalanche...previous discussion...further heavy snow and then 
potential rain should be seen in the Montana Rainier to Montana Hood area 
Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This is very likely to cause 
wet loose...storm slab and wind slab avalanche conditions in this 
area. An avalanche warning will be issued for the Montana Rainier to Montana 
Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Back country 
travel in avalanche terrain is this area is not recommended 
Wednesday night and Thursday morning. 


Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other 
areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches 
are also likely in these other areas as well. 


Please visit nwac.US for details. Gkf 


&& 


Aviation...a warm front will lift northward through western 
Washington late tonight followed by a cold front late morning 
Thursday. Upper flow will turn southwesterly. Widespread rain with 
low MVFR and areas of IFR can be expected with the warm front. The 
rain will turn to showers midday Thursday with ceilings lifting to 
mostly VFR. Surface winds will become gusty from the south and 
southwest Thursday morning as an associated surface low moves into 
Vancouver Island. 




Ksea...MVFR ceilings 2-3k feet overnight. Rain will reduce visibility 
to 3sm at times tonight. Southeast wind 7 to 12 knots...shifting to 
southerly after 09z. Winds will rise from the S-SW after 
12z...gusting to 20-25 kts at times into Thursday afternoon. 


&& 


Marine...winds over the coastal waters are starting to rise over 
the past hour as a warm front edges closer. Gale warnings remain in 
effect for the coastal waters overnight and Thursday...with small 
craft advisories all other waters. Strong pressure rises will follow 
a surface low as it lifts into Vancouver Island early Thursday. This 
will lead to some gusty south or southwest winds over the inland 
waters much of Thursday. Winds could briefly approach gale force in 
parts of Puget Sound sound Thursday morning. 


After a lull in the action Friday...another front will spread Small 
Craft Advisory strength winds over the area Saturday night. 27 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...Flood Warning remains in effect for the North Fork of the 
stillaguamish river east of the sunrise 530 landslide. 


Pz...Gale Warning coastal waters. 
Small Craft Advisory all other waters. 
Small Craft Advisory for rough Grays Harbor bar. 


&& 


$$ 


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