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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 54°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 2:00 AM PDT on August 27, 2014

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:26 am PDT on August 27, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Seattle WA WFO...

A record high temperature of 89 degrees was set at Seattle WA WFO
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 84 set in 1992.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:03 AM PDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 66.3 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:52 AM PDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South warner st, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 67.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:58 AM PDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:04 AM PDT

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: West at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:00 AM PDT

Temperature: 63 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.6 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maple Vale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: -42 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
935 PM PDT Tuesday Aug 26 2014 


Synopsis...upper level ridge over the area tonight will weaken and 
slowly move east on Wednesday. An upper level trough will move 
through the area Thursday...bringing cooler weather and areas of 
drizzle. The upper level trough will remain over the area through 
the weekend keeping the weather cool with at least a chance of 
showers through Sunday. 


&& 


Short term...satellite imagery shows stratus right along the coast 
but not making any east progress yet as of 04z/9pm. Both kuil and 
khqm are still clear on the 04z observations. Onshore gradients have 
picked up a touch with kuil-kbli peaking out around 1.5 mb with 
khqm-ksea peaking at around 1 mb. With the weak onshore gradients 
and the lack of any eastward penetration of the stratus will stay 
with the mostly clear forecast tonight for most of the interior of 
western Washington. Lows will continue to be in the 50s to lower 
60s. 


Another sunny day for most of the area on Wednesday with the weak 
onshore gradients. Upper level ridge over the area tonight weakening 
slightly and beginning to move east on Wednesday. 500 mb heights 
near 586 decameters tonight lowering down to the lower 580 
decameters by 00z Thursday. Temperatures aloft also cool slightly 
with 850 mb temperatures going from around plus 16 to 18 c tonight 
to plus 14 to 16 c by Wednesday afternoon. 00z MOS guidance 
indicating a little bit stronger push with 5 to 10 degrees of 
cooling for the interior depending on the model. Current forecast is 
more in line with a weaker push with about 5 degrees of cooling for 
the interior on Wednesday with highs in the middle 70s to middle 80s. Will 
stay with this forecast this evening but if the there is no change 
in the remainder of the 00z model suite look for the maximum 
temperatures to be raised by a couple of degrees in the early 
morning forecast package. 


Upper level ridge continuing to move east tonight and Thursday with 
a weak upper level trough moving into the area Thursday afternoon. 
500 mb heights fall into the middle 570 decameters along with an 
increase in low level onshore flow. The trough could deepen the 
marine layer enough along the coast to produce some areas of 
drizzle. With the increase in cloud cover and cooler temperatures 
aloft highs on Thursday will be around 10 degrees cooler for the 
interior versus wednesdays readings with lower to middle 70s common. 
Highs along the coast will be in the 60s. 


Not much going on Thursday night with the upper level trough moving 
through the area and the next upper level trough still offshore. 
Surface gradients remain onshore but are not very strong initially 
but as the next trough approaches onshore gradients will increase 
late Thursday night into Friday morning resulting in more morning 
clouds for the interior. Lows in the 50s will be common Friday 
morning. 


Another upper level trough moving into the area Friday afternoon 
with the 500 mb heights below 570 decameters by 00z Saturday. The 
trough is weak with most of the energy moving by to the north. The 
best chance for showers on Friday will be in the north Cascades. 
With the trough moving inland during the day high temperatures on 
Friday will be a little below normal for this time of the year with 
lower 70s common for the interior and lower to middle 60s for the 
coast. Current forecast has the trends covered. No update this 
evening. Felton 


Long term...previous discussion follows. As the upper level trough 
moves through the region...the chance of showers will continue from 
Friday night through Sunday...with the showers most widespread on 
Saturday. The GFS and European model (ecmwf) disagree beginning Monday on what will 
happen next...the GFS has showers continuing off and on Labor Day 
and Tuesday...but the European model (ecmwf) shows a trend of drying out with an 
upper level ridge building in. Because of this...there is quite a 
bit of uncertainty in the forecast from Labor Day onwards. Jsmith 


&& 


Aviation...weak high pressure over the Pacific northwest will maintain a dry and 
stable air mass across western Washington tonight and Wednesday. The flow aloft is 
westerly. Low level stratus clouds cover the coast this evening and 
will likely push through the Strait and lower Chehalis valley 
overnight - IFR conditions are possible. Low clouds will burn back 
to the coast Wednesday afternoon with VFR conditions expected. Clouds will 
increase Wednesday night as a cold front approaches from the west. 33 


Ksea...VFR conditions will prevail with light north winds at the 
surface. 33 


&& 


Marine...high pressure over the NE Pacific will maintain onshore flow 
across western Washington through Wednesday. Highest wind and waves will be found 
through the central and east Strait of Juan Delaware fuca. A weak cold 
front will cross western Washington on Thursday...followed by another weak system 
Friday night. The flow will remain onshore through the weekend. 33 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory central and eastern Strait of Juan Delaware fuca. 


&& 


$$ 


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