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Current Conditions

  • 46°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 9.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 46°
  • Pressure: 29.86 in. +
  • Heat Index: 45

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 2:00 AM PDT on November 01, 2014

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 46F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with rain. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 01:27 am PDT on November 01, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Seattle WA WFO...

a record rainfall of 1.18 inch(es) was set at Seattle WA WFO yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 0.89 set in 2012.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:34 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:23 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: South warner st, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:53 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:29 AM PDT

Temperature: 46.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: S. 19th & Bridgeport, University Place, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.5 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:00 AM PDT

Temperature: 46 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WNW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 6:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
255 am PDT Sat Nov 1 2014 


Synopsis...a weak upper level trough will move across western 
Washington today for mainly dry weather with a little sunshine 
Saturday. A weak ridge will follow tonight extending the dry period 
a little longer. A warm front will bring a little rain Sunday and 
Sunday night. A stronger warm front will bring more extensive rain 
and locally windy weather Monday and Tuesday. The active wet weather 
pattern will likely continue the rest of next week. 


&& 


Short term...an elongated weak upper level trough was just offshore 
this morning...extending from the Washington waters down to central California. 
Showers were non-existent over West Washington this morning and were only 
isolated offshore. The trough will move inland across West Washington today but 
will have little effect. I will hang on to the slight chance of 
showers for the coast and mountains today and tonight. 


NAM hi-res soundings indicate the lower air mass will become weakly 
unstable today...but this little bit of lift will probably result in 
just a bit more cloud cover this afternoon. Overall though there 
should be enough sunshine to call it partly sunny. 


The upper level trough will slide east tonight allowing a weak upper 
level ridge to move across West Washington. No big impact is expected except 
the cloud cover under the ridge out between 130w-140w will move 
inland. 


Models show a wet period coming up this week...starting on Sunday. 
Infrared/water vapor imagery shows some tropical moisture being pumped 
northward into the westerlies around the dateline...which will 
probably end up being the rainy period Monday and Tuesday. 


Models are in fair agreement with the details Sunday through 
Tuesday. The initial warm front spreads some light rain to the coast 
Sunday morning...with a little rain reaching Puget Sound sound in the 
afternoon. The weak warm front will go through Sunday night leaving 
up to a quarter inch over the interior and 0.25-0.50 on the coast. 


After hardly much break at all the trailing stronger warm front will 
affect the area Monday through Tuesday...with the heaviest rain 
Monday night through Tuesday morning. Should be windy coast and north 
interior as well. 36 hour rain accumulations Monday morning through 
Tuesday afternoon may exceed an inch over the interior lowlands 
with double that on the coast. The southern Olympics could pick 
up 3-4 inches. The warm advection will push lows up into the lower 
50s with highs in the middle to upper 50s. Kam 


Long term...GFS and European model (ecmwf) agree on pushing another warm front 
northward across the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. This 
does not look like and overly wet feature. Both models also indicate 
a lull in the rain starting Wednesday afternoon or so...but disagree 
on just how long the lull will be. European model (ecmwf) brings the next system to 
the area Thursday afternoon while the GFS holds off until Thursday 
night. Other details affecting quantitative precipitation forecast and wind differ as well. Kam 


&& 


Hydrology...a couple of warm fronts will bring around 2 to 4 inches 
of rain...and locally perhaps 5 inches...to the Olympic Mountains 
Sunday night through Tuesday...with the highest totals over the 
southern Olympics. Flooding is possible on the exceptionally 
flood-prone Skokomish River if that occurs. 


Flooding is unlikely on all other rivers in our forecast area for 
the next 7 days. 


In addition...recent heavy precipitation amounts have created 
antecedent conditions favorable to landslides in western 
Washington...according to the USGS landslide hazards program. In 
fact...precipitation for the month of October at SeaTac is around 
190 percent of normal...and this will probably be the fourth wettest 
October on record at SeaTac. The threat of landslides will be 
something to watch as a wet weather pattern continues. Mcdonnal/kam 


&& 


Aviation...SW flow aloft will become northwest today as a weak upper 
trough moves across the area. Light offshore flow should turn 
onshore. Areas of low clouds and fog are likely this morning...the 
afternoon will likely see partly sunny skies...and then clouds 
should return tonight. The time height cross section for Seattle 
shows a lot of low level moisture...increasing tonight. 




Ksea...low level moisture might be pesky today and low level 
moisture will increase again tonight so despite the break between 
weather systems today we may see more clouds than sun. 


&& 


Marine...pressure gradients will be light today. A warm front will 
brush the area Sunday with southerly flow increasing. A strong 
front will reach the area later on Monday. Loading the uw wrfgfs 
winds into the grids/forecast makes gales look like a good 
possibility Monday night coastal waters and perhaps the northern 
waters. 




&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...none. 


&& 


$$ 


You can see an illustrated version of this forecast discussion at 
www.Weather.Gov/Seattle/gafd/latest_webafd.Html 



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