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Current Conditions

  • 43°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 2.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 40°
  • Pressure: 30.29 in. -
  • Heat Index: 40

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 7:00 AM PST on January 30, 2015

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain after midnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain. High of 46F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 05:30 PM PST on January 29, 2015


... Record high temperature set at Hoquiam WA Airport...

A record high temperature of 57 degrees was set at Hoquiam WA
Airport today. This breaks the old record of 56 set in 1992.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: APRSWXNET Tacoma WA US, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:04 PM PST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 2 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:30 PM PST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:31 PM PST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 PM PST

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:30 PM PST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:31 PM PST

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:20 PM PST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ENE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Tacoma WA US, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:05 PM PST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ENE at 2.6 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:31 PM PST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: China Lake, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:30 PM PST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 1:32 PM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:31 PM PST

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 PM PST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:32 PM PST

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NNE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:32 PM PST

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:28 PM PST

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Tacoma WA US, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:02 PM PST

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:00 PM PST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ESE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 45.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: 68th Avenue East, Fife, WA

Updated: 1:30 PM PST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:33 PM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Tunnel de Nanterre-La Défense, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:31 PM PST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Federal Way WA US, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 12:55 PM PST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:30 PM PST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
935 am PST Friday Jan 30 2015 


Synopsis...an upper ridge will provide dry and mild weather through 
Saturday. While it will be dry...low level temperature inversions 
will give fog to to mainly the interior lowlands during the night 
and morning hours. A couple of systems will bring rain back to the 
area Sunday and Monday. 


&& 


Short term...an upper level ridge along 130w extends eastward into 
western Washington this morning. A short wave trough moving over the 
top of the ridge is squashing the top of the ridge...but clouds and 
precipitation will remain well north of the area. 


Areas of fog have formed in the interior from about Whidbey Island 
southward with another patch of fog seen over the Strait of Georgia 
and another just off the coast. Unlike the nam12 and GFS...the hrrr 
maintains the fog over the central Puget Sound sound and the areas around 
the East Entrance to the Strait of Juan Delaware fuca all day. This 
appears overdone considering the shallowness of the fog and its 
current narrow extend...but fog can persist below inversions well 
into the afternoon this time of year. Will increase the fog and 
decrease maximum temperatures a bit today...but will still go for 
clearing in the afternoon. 


Once the upper trough to the north passes the area by to the 
east...the offshore ridge rebounds then shifts east across the area 
Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. With a strengthening 
inversion and light pressure gradients overnight...expect areas of fog 
to reform...then persist into midday on Saturday. With the inversion 
and fog...temperatures were lowered for Saturday afternoon as 
well...about Half Way to an average of the model guidance. 


A weak front will move across the area on Sunday bringing some rain 
to the area...though the central Puget Sound sound lowlands may be 
shadowed by the Olympics and only get a couple hundredths of an 
inch. Another...bit more energetic front...will move across the area 
on Monday bringing rain and breezy conditions. 


Forecast updates were limited to the first 3 periods this morning. 
Albrecht 


Long term...from the previous long term discussion...some 
differences in the models early on in the extended with the 
different timing of the cold front Sunday into Sunday night. Both 
the GFS and the European model (ecmwf) agree that another fast moving system will be 
on the heels of the cold front and move into western Washington on 
Monday keeping rain in the forecast. Beyond Monday forecast 
confidence is low with the extended models showing little run to run 
consistency. The European model (ecmwf) which on the 00z run last night was bringing 
a warm front inland to the north of the area now has the precipitation 
aimed at Oregon with a weak trough approaching Vancouver Island and 
northwesterly flow aloft over western Washington on Tuesday. The GFS 
also has the precipitation going into Oregon with a little bit more 
ridge off the coast versus the European model (ecmwf). There is a general agreement 
with a weak ridge over the area on Wednesday followed by a weakening 
warm front moving up from the south on Thursday. The GFS ensemble 
solutions are much more consolidated on the 00z run tonight versus 
the previous runs. Even with this would like to see a couple more 
runs with this solution before going with a drier forecast for 
Tuesday and Wednesday. At this point will stay with the climatology 
chance probability of precipitation. Chance probability of precipitation continuing on Thursday with the possible 
warm front moving into the area. Felton 


&& 


Hydrology...flooding is not expected for the next 7 days. 


&& 


Aviation...an upper ridge will remain over the area. West flow aloft 
will become northwest. The low level flow will be weak offshore 
today...becmg nearly flat tonight. Areas of fog with visibilities below 1sm 
and ceilings at or below 300 feet will dissipate by 2100 UTC. Expect fog to redevelop 
after 0300 UTC Saturday. 


Ksea...the surface visibility should improve to 2sm by 1900 UTC. Anticipate 
VFR conditions by 2000 UTC. Fog will return after 0600 UTC 
Saturday. 


&& 


Marine... 
high pressure over the area will maintain a very weak or flat flow 
through Saturday. This will also result in areas of fog with 
visibilities of 1 nm or less. A weak cold or occluded front will 
move across the area on Sunday for onshore or southerly flow. 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 


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