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Current Conditions

  • 42°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: South 5 mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.36 in. +
  • Heat Index: 39

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Overcast
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Overcast
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
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Forecast for Olympia, Washington

Updated: 7:46 PM PST on February 5, 2016

  • Rest of Tonight

    Breezy. Rain showers. Rainfall amounts a quarter to a half inch possible. Lows near 40. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming light.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Southeast wind to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the 50s. Light wind becoming north to 10 mph in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows near 40. Northeast wind to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

  • Monday

    Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs near 60.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows near 40.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows near 40.

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

  • Friday

    Rain likely. Highs in the lower 50s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:03 PM PST on February 5, 2016


... Heavy rainfall through tonight will lead to an increased
threat of landslides in western Washington...

Rainfall of more than 5 inches over the past 15 days have saturated
soils across western Washington. Additional rainfall totals
through tonight will be up to 1 inch on the coast... 0.25 to 0.50
in the interior and 1-3 inches in the mountains which will
continue a threat of landslides.

For more information about current conditions... visit
www.Weather.Gov/Seattle... select hydrology... and then scroll down
for the links to the landslide information pages.

To report landslides to the state for tabulation... go to the
Washington state landslide risk web Page and the link for
reporting.


Www.Weather.Gov/Seattle


303 PM PST Fri Feb 5 2016

... Heavy rainfall through tonight will lead to an increased
threat of landslides in western Washington...

Rainfall of more than 5 inches over the past 15 days have saturated
soils across western Washington. Additional rainfall totals
through tonight will be up to 1 inch on the coast... 0.25 to 0.50
in the interior and 1-3 inches in the mountains which will
continue a threat of landslides.

For more information about current conditions... visit
www.Weather.Gov/Seattle... select hydrology... and then scroll down
for the links to the landslide information pages.

To report landslides to the state for tabulation... go to the
Washington state landslide risk web Page and the link for
reporting.


Www.Weather.Gov/Seattle


 Record Report  Statement as of 5:27 PM PST on February 05, 2016


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

A record high temperature of 60 degrees was set at Bellingham WA
Airport today. This ties the old record of 60 set in 2015.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: East Olympia, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:07 AM PST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Next door to Chevron Station to the EAST, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.14 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: theHickoryRidge, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:03 AM PST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Delridge, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Sterling Crossing, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Deschutes Ridge, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:59 AM PST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Riverlea, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Ward Lake, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Bridlewood, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Colby Court Southeast, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: 80th Avenue Southeast, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Nut Tree, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Watershed Park, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: South Capitol, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Horizon Pointe, Lacey, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeside Estates, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Blackstone, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 3:03 AM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Park Place, Lacey, WA

Updated: 2:56 AM PST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Lane Southeast, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Countryside, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: West Olympia KA7FRZ, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Avenue Southeast, Lacey, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Bauer Elkridge, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.20 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: East Olympia, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:00 AM PST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Hicks Lake Estates, Lacey, WA

Updated: 3:06 AM PST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Beautiful Downtown Lacey, Lacey, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: 49th Ave SW, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:06 AM PST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 4.3 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: South Westside, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Belmore / Black Hawk, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 3:09 AM PST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Shock, Lacey, WA

Updated: 3:03 AM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Swantown Marina, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Amongst the Lakes of Lacey, Washington, Lacey, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: North East, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:10 AM PST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: OFSL, Olympia, WA

Updated: 3:11 AM PST

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.17 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
827 PM PST Friday Feb 5 2016 


Synopsis...a cold front will push inland tonight with decreasing 
showers. A few showers will linger in the Cascades early Saturday. 
A weak warm front will clip the coast and north Cascades on 
Sunday. Expect dry and mild weather early next week as a strong 
ridge builds over the Pacific northwest. 


&& 


Short term...a cold front moved through the area earlier this 
evening. Showers and blustery conditions behind the front will 
gradually subside tonight. On Saturday...showers will become mostly 
confined to the Cascades in the morning as an upper ridge begins 
to build over the area. The upper ridge will be over western 
Washington on Sunday for a mainly dry day. A warm front clipping 
the northwest part of the area will bring a little rain to the 
coast and far north. The ridge will strengthen over the area on 
Monday for a dry day. Highs will warm into the middle to upper 50s 
by Monday and sunshine should become abundant. Schneider 


Long term...previous discussion...an upper level ridge and 
offshore flow will keep western Washington dry and mild through early next 
week. The ridge will shift farther inland Wednesday night or 
Thursday as a trough forms over the NE Pacific. This trough will bring 
a front into western Washington for a chance of rain on Thursday. A long 
wave trough will remain over the Pacific northwest through the end of the 
week for cooler weather and a chance of rain through the period. 
33 


&& 


Aviation...upper level flow will continue to shift from current 
southwesterly flow to more westerly by very late tonight...finally 
becoming northwesterly by early Saturday morning as frontal system 
with associated upper level trough move quickly through western 
Washington over the next 6 to 8 hours. With the main front already 
through much of the area...precipitation will come mainly in the form of 
showers...most of which are currently focused on the olympic 
peninsula at the time of this writing...but are expected to spread 
eastward as the night progresses. 


Ceilings over the area are surprisingly VFR to MVFR...although as 
showers spread eastward...may see ceilings dip into MVFR to IFR range. 
Once trough passes...northwesterly flow and upper level ridging will 
start to dry things out...allowing for ceilings to start lifting to 
widespread VFR around middle to late afternoon Saturday. Smr 


Ksea...brief period of rest as frontal precipitation is east of terminal 
while showers still off a bit to the west. May start to see showers 
make their way into ksea area between 05-07z...more likely toward 
the end of that window if current radar timing holds. May see some 
slight ceiling improvement now that front has passed though...although 
will be temporary as expecting ceilings to drop again with any incoming 
showers...ultimately yielding a net change of zero. Winds remaining 
south to southwest and gusty...although slowly tapering off 
overnight. Smr 


&& 


Marine...a vigorous cold front passing through the area. Gale 
conditions continue over the coastal waters...thus the Gale Warning 
there has been extended to 1 am PST tonight. Gales will likely taper 
off prior to that. Gales remain in place for central and eastern 
Strait...with eastern Strait flirting with gale speeds...central 
definitely blowing. Small Craft Advisory up for remaining 
waters...and that seems mostly okay. 


An area of 18-23 feet southwesterly seas with a dominant period of 14 seconds 
is occurring with and behind the front over the coastal waters. The 
high seas are mainly being directed toward Vancouver Island and have 
a short period...and are expected to quickly subside after 9 PM. 
Hence...significant beach erosion problems are not expected on the 
damaged beaches in Ocean Shores and Westport and high surf 
advisories are not warranted elsewhere. 


Onshore flow will diminish late tonight into Saturday as a ridge of 
high pressure builds into the waters. The ridge will shift east of 
the Cascades on Sunday resulting in light to moderate offshore flow 
that will persist into the middle of next week. Small Craft Advisory 
conditions are possible at times Sunday Onward near gaps in the 
terrain over the coastal waters and possibly in the outer portions 
of the coastal waters. Smr/albrecht 


&& 


Hydrology...flooding is possible on the exceptionally flood- 
prone Skokomish River later tonight. Otherwise river flooding is 
not expected the next 7 days. 


About an inch of rain fell over the south slopes of the Olympics 
late this afternoon and early this evening. The heavy rains have 
ended as of 8 PM. An inch of rain would not normally be enough to 
cause flooding but the skokomish is already running high and the 
ground is saturated from recent rains. The river is currently 
rising sharply and the Flood Watch will remain in effect. 


In addition...the USGS landslide hazards data suggest that the 
rainfall from the front today could be enough to trigger 
landslides. A Special Weather Statement has been issued to 
address this possibility. Schneider 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...Winter Weather Advisory until 4 am PST Saturday for Cascades of 
Pierce and Lewis counties-Cascades of Snohomish and King 
counties-Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit counties. 


Flood Watch through Sunday afternoon for Mason County. 


Pz...Small Craft Advisory for rough bar until 4 PM PST Saturday for 
Grays Harbor bar. 


Small Craft Advisory from 1 am to 6 PM PST Saturday for coastal 
waters from Cape Flattery to James Island 10 to 60 nm- 
coastal waters from Cape Flattery to James Island out 10 nm- 
coastal waters from James Island to Point Grenville 10 to 
60 nm-coastal waters from James Island to Point Grenville 
out 10 nm-coastal waters from Point Grenville to Cape 
Shoalwater 10 to 60 nm-coastal waters from Point Grenville 
to Cape Shoalwater out 10 nm-West Entrance U.S. Waters 
Strait of Juan Delaware fuca. 


Gale Warning until 1 am PST Saturday for coastal waters from 
Cape Flattery to James Island 10 to 60 nm-coastal waters 
from Cape Flattery to James Island out 10 nm-coastal waters 
from James Island to Point Grenville 10 to 60 nm-coastal 
waters from James Island to Point Grenville out 10 nm- 
coastal waters from Point Grenville to Cape Shoalwater 10 
to 60 nm-coastal waters from Point Grenville to Cape 
Shoalwater out 10 nm-West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait of 
Juan Delaware fuca. 


Gale Warning until 4 am PST Saturday for central U.S. Waters 
Strait of Juan Delaware fuca-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait of 
Juan Delaware fuca. 


Small Craft Advisory until 4 am PST Saturday for Admiralty Inlet- 
northern inland waters including the San Juan Islands-Puget Sound 
sound and Hood Canal. 


&& 


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