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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 57°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 2:00 AM PDT on September 02, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NOS_PORTS Tacoma MET, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:54 AM PDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: WSW at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.6 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:27 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:21 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SSW at 1.8 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest TACOMA ALEXANDER AVE WA US WAAQ, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:00 AM PDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: WNW at 8 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:28 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest TACOMA INDIAN HILL RESERVOIR WA US WAAQ, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:00 AM PDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: WNW at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: West at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:23 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest S END NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER WA US WAAQ, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:00 AM PDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 62.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:54 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 4:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maple Vale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: -43 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ft Steilicoom Disc Golf Course - Oakbrook, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 4:32 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
330 am PDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Synopsis...a vigorous fast moving frontal system will bring some 
rain at times to western Washington later today and this evening. A 
convergence zone will form over Puget Sound sound producing locally higher 
precipitation amounts. Dry northerly flow will bring some sunshine 
to the area by Wednesday afternoon. An upper level ridge will build 
over the region Thursday resulting in sun and a warming trend that 
will last into next weekend. 


&& 


Short term...water vapor imagery shows the upper level low tracking 
southeast along the b.C. Coast as models have predicted. Systems arriving 
from the north often lack moisture but bring cooler air and this one is 
no different. Models indicate falling surface low pressure aligned 
where infrared imagery cloud top brightening implies some frontal zone 
development. The intensifying front and associated forcing should 
enhance precipitation as it arrives at the coast later this morning. 
The 4km WRF-GFS/global GFS/NAM-12 agree well with a little later 
timing indicating rain starting over the north coast just before noon. 
This is a very progressive trough and will rapidly spread rain 
across areas to the north and west of Puget Sound sound by early afternoon...then 
reaching the rest of western Washington by middle-late afternoon. Because the 
trough will be digging southeast into the interior Pacific northwest...quantitative precipitation forecast amounts 
will be highest across the north. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts were boosted just a bit 
indicating up to a half inch across the north Cascades and maybe a 
quarter inch over the north interior. Much of Puget Sound sound will get 
shadowed off the Olympics with the least amount of rain expected 
initially with the front. However...this should change by evening as 
a convergence zone forms. 


The Puget Sound sound convergence zone is expected to become active behind 
the front late this afternoon and evening. Most mesoscale models have 
consistently been advertising this for several runs now. Post 
frontal flow through the Strait will be quite strong with over +3 mb 
kuil-kbli expected to produce gale force winds in the central/east 
Strait. Outflow northwest flow from the Strait will meet the southerlies 
over north/central Puget Sound sound late in the day and during the evening. 
This should produce as well defined convergence zone. 850 mb flow 
turns northwest by later in the evening which should drive the convergence 
zone southward through Seattle...then dissipating as it continues southward. 


Cooler air aloft will arrive this evening as precipitation begins to 
wind down. Snow levels could fall as low as 6000 feet but 
orographically enhanced precipitation will be weakening. Locally an 
inch or two of snow could fall above 6500 feet so no accumulation 
expected at pass levels. Rain/snow showers will decrease later 
tonight with just a few stray showers lingering into Wednesday 
morning over the Cascades. 


Wednesday will start off cloud and cool but it should be dry over 
The Lowlands. Gradients weaken through the day and the flow turns 
more northerly. This should help clear out cloud cover during the 
afternoon with some sunshine expected. High temperatures should warm 
a few degrees from the middle/upper 60s today to around 70 on Wednesday. 


High pressure aloft builds offshore near 140 west on Thursday. 
Thermally induced low pressure develops along the California/Oregon coast 
and may even nudge northward along the far S Washington coast. This will produce 
dry offshore or northerly flow over western Washington with warming temperatures. 
Highs should warm to the middle/upper 70s around Puget Sound sound and maybe 
near 80 over portions of the SW interior. Even the coast will begin 
to warm up in this pattern with 70s possible there as well. 


Long term... high pressure aloft over the NE Pacific will persist 
Friday and Saturday before possible changes in the pattern. 
Thermally induced low pressure will expand northward along the Washington coast 
during this period with dry offshore flow. Temperatures will warm in 
this pattern...with low 80s from the central sound to the SW 
interior. 


500 mb heights fall Saturday night...then a weak trough arrives 
Sunday. This should induce an onshore push bringing marine air 
inland and resulting in moderating daytime temperatures. This system 
will likely bring little if any precipitation so the main affect 
will be the change onshore flow conditions. Highs will only reach 
the 70s and possibly struggle out of the upper 60s near the coast. 


Weak onshore flow but mostly dry conditions should prevail early 
next week. The majority of models show a trough clipping the region 
but at this time does not appear to be a rain producer. Mercer 


&& 


Aviation...low level onshore flow continues across western Washington 
today. The flow aloft is westerly. Ceilings are a mixed bag this 
morning with areas of low clouds and MVFR conditions. A cold front 
will bring rain to the coast and north interior this morning...with 
showers spreading into the interior during the afternoon. The 
trailing upper level trough will bring more showers to the interior 
and Cascades tonight...with a possible Puget Sound sound convergence zone 
forming over King County. Showers will taper down after midnight 
tonight as the upper trough exits. 33 


Ksea...low clouds developing this morning with MVFR conditions 
expected. Surface winds are light northerly...but will flip back to 
southerly by 18z. Should see gradual improvement in ceilings this 
afternoon with bases near 3000 feet. Expect showers in the vicinity 
this afternoon and evening. 33 


&& 


Marine...onshore flow will increase behind a cold front this 
afternoon. Gale force winds are forecast through the central and 
east Strait of Juan Delaware fuca tonight. Onshore flow will ease late 
tonight. High pressure over the NE Pacific will maintain onshore flow 
through Wednesday. Northerly flow will prevail Thursday and Friday as low pressure 
forms along the coast. 33 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Gale Warning central and east Strait of Juan Delaware fuca. 
Small craft a advisory coastal waters...west Strait...northern 
inland waters and Admiralty Inlet. 


&& 


$$ 


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