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  • 86°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 7 mph
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 48°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 58 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 56 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 4:00 am PDT on August 1, 2015

Heat advisory in effect until 8 PM PDT Sunday...
  • Today

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Northeast wind to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s. North wind around 10 mph becoming northeast to 10 mph after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Northeast wind to 10 mph becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 50s. South wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Light wind.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Heat Advisory  Statement as of 4:08 am PDT on August 1, 2015


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Sunday...

* temperatures... highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s Saturday...
then mid 80s to lower 90s on Sunday. Lows will be in the 50s
to lower 60s.

* Impacts... hot temperatures can place extra stress on the body
and possibly lead to dehydration and heat exhaustion. Drink
plenty of fluids.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside...
reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening if
possible. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water. The interior of automobiles
can become very hot creating a danger if children or pets are
left unattended. Check up on relatives and neighbors.






 Record Report  Statement as of 01:29 am PDT on August 01, 2015


... Record high temperature set at Seattle-Tacoma Airport yesterday...

a record high temperature of 94 degrees was set at Seattle-Tacoma
Airport on Jul 31st. This breaks the old record of 93 set in 1965.




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Location: APRSWXNET, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:49 PM PDT

Temperature: 85 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: NNW at 4 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 92.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: North at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:09 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.7 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:10 PM PDT

Temperature: 80.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: NNE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:02 PM PDT

Temperature: 88.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: ENE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: China Lake, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:09 PM PDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: North at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 3:11 PM PDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: NE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 91.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:58 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: NNW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 84.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:16 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 96.1 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:06 PM PDT

Temperature: 89.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: WNW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 92.1 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:57 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Danville Station, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 88.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: SW at 5.1 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 89.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 89.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: 68th Avenue East, Fife, WA

Updated: 3:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 94.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 3:10 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
900 am PDT Sat Aug 1 2015 


Synopsis...an upper ridge will gradually weaken over the next 
couple of days. Onshore flow will return early next week for 
cooler weather. An upper trough will bring a chance of showers 
later in the week. 


&& 


Short term...visible satellite imagery shows low clouds along the 
coast have spread inland up the Chehalis River Valley and also down 
the Strait. Stratus is probably at its greatest extent this morning 
with all areas likely to be clear by noon or so. Of interest is the 
large area of smoke from the Paradise fire in the Queets River 
Valley over western Jefferson County. This smoke will be visible 
from many places in the western olympic peninsula today and could 
give a nice sunset in Seattle tonight. 


Even more impressive is the smoke from the Wolverine fire near Lake 
Chelan that has covered a significant part of eastern Washington 
this morning. The fire appears to have greatly expanded overnight. 
Thankfully the Wolverine fire is not in the County Warning Area but travelers 
to eastern Washington...especially the Lake Chelan area...should 
take note. 


The upper level ridge over the area that has persisted for several 
days will not move today. This will result in another hot day for 
the interior. Surface gradients are flat and temperatures aloft are 
similar to Friday. Temperature guidance is going for a few degrees 
of cooling today but with little change in the pattern will go more 
along the lines of persistence for highs today with the warmest 
locations once again in the middle to upper 90s and the cool spot being 
the coast with 70s and lower 80s. 


Some small changes begin to take place tonight into Sunday. The 
upper level ridge begins to weaken and shift east. By 00z Monday the 
thermally induced surface trough is over eastern Washington. This 
will moderate to strong some low level onshore flow in western 
Washington Sunday afternoon. Temperatures aloft will cool with 
850 mb temperatures lowering from plus 20c to plus 18c. The 
combination of these two variables will be slightly lower maximum 
temperatures on Sunday...with lower 90s from Seattle southward. 80s 
will be common north of Seattle with 70s along the coast. Even with 
the slightly cooler temperatures the heat advisory will remain up 
through Sunday evening for the Seattle area...southwest interior and 
east Puget Sound sound lowlands. 


On Sunday night the upper level ridge axis and thermally induced 
surface trough will be east of the area. A marine push will develop 
over western Washington. Model onshore gradients are not very 
impressive and indicate a weak push into Monday. Temperatures aloft 
continue to cool with 850 mb temperatures down to plus 14 or 15c 
by 00z Tuesday as a weak upper level trough moves into the area. 
Model cross sections also show the winds right off the ground up 
through 700 mb remaining northwesterly Sunday night into Monday. 
This also supports the weak push scenario. In general will go for 5 
to 10 degrees of cooling on Monday versus the Sunday maximum temperatures. This 
will put maximum temperatures in the interior mostly in the 70s to lower 
80s with 60s and lower 70s along the coast. Felton/Burke 


Long term...previous discussion...if you are not a fan of the hot 
weather we have been experiencing the last few days then you will 
like the extended forecast. While there is not a lot of consistency 
in the models the general idea of cooler weather is evident in all 
of the extended solutions. The European model (ecmwf) is the more optimistic of the 
models with northwesterly flow aloft over the area until a weak 
ridge builds late in the week. The GFS and Canadian bring an upper 
level low down from the northwest and move the low into southern 
British Columbia/western Washington Thursday with the Canadian model 
about 12 hours slower with this feature versus the GFS. The Canadian 
keeps some weak trofiness over the area Friday while the GFS does 
show some weak ridge by later Friday into Saturday. Even through it 
is the climatologically driest time of the year with the lack of 
consensus in the models will stay with the current forecast that has 
a chance of showers forecast for most of the area Thursday and 
Friday with high temperatures near or a little below normal...in the 
70s for the interior and 60s for the coast. Felton 


&& 


Climate...July 2015 was the warmest month on record in Seattle with 
an average temperature of 71.2 degrees. The old record was 71.1 
degrees set in August of 1967. This record includes the federal 
building records which go back to the 1890s. 


It was the warmest July on record at both Hoquiam and Forks. At 
Hoquiam the average temperature for July was 63.9 degrees breaking 
the record of 63.0 degrees set in 1958. At Forks the average 
temperature was 63.0 degrees breaking the record of 61.4 set in 
1990. Records began in Hoquiam in 1953 and at Forks in 1966. 


Other locations around western Washington...at Bellingham it was the 
2nd warmest July on record with an average temperature of 67.2. The 
record is 68.0 degrees set in 1958. Olympia also had the second 
warmest July on record with an average temperature of 68.0 degrees. 
The record is 69.1 set also in 1958. Felton 


&& 


Aviation...a broad upper ridge will remain over the region through 
tonight with light westerly flow aloft. The air mass will be stable 
and dry...except for shallow marine moisture mainly along the coast. 


There is marine stratus along the coast and in the lower Chehalis 
valley this morning...which should burn off by late morning and 
return tonight. Otherwise skies will remain clear across the 
forecast area. 


Ksea...north to northwest wind mostly 4-10 knots. Mcdonnal 


&& 


Marine...high pressure offshore and low pressure east of the 
Cascades will result in stronger onshore flow through the middle of 
next week. Small Craft Advisory northwest winds are likely over the 
outer coastal waters through Sunday morning...with Small Craft 
Advisory northwesterlies this evening over the southern two coastal 
inner coastal waters zones. High end Small Craft Advisory westerlies 
are likely in the central Strait of Juan Delaware fuca and East Entrance 
Strait tonight and Sunday night...and gales are not out of the 
question. Gale force westerlies are a good bet there Monday and 
Tuesday nights. 


&& 


Fire weather...the 12z Quillayute sounding showed extremely dry air 
this morning atop a shallow 500-foot deep marine layer. 
Indeed...weather observations from the Olympic Mountains this 
morning were showing relative humidity values well under 20 percent 
at sunrise. Looking at one more day and night of a very dry air 
mass...combined with a little bit of middle-level instability. Many 
lowland observation sites will again see their relative humidity 
values dip down near or below 20 percent this afternoon. Onshore 
flow will strengthen on Sunday and should take the edge off the 
dryness of the air mass. 


The red flag warning remains in effect through this evening above 
2000 feet. Once the red flag warning does expire late this 
evening...it just means that weather will be less of an aggravating 
factor in the fire environment. Background fire danger will still be 
elevated due to dry fuels. Haner 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM Sunday for parts of 
the Puget Sound sound region and southwest interior. 


Red flag warning in effect until 10 PM Saturday night for the 
Cascades and Olympics above 2000 feet. 


Pz...Small Craft Advisory outer coastal waters and two southern 
inner coastal waters zones...central Strait of Juan Delaware 
fuca...East Entrance Strait. 


&& 


$$ 


An illustrated version of this forecast discussion can be seen at 
www.Weather.Gov/Seattle/gafd/latest_webafd.Html 






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