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Current Conditions

  • 58°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: SSW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 2.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 55°
  • Pressure: 30.21 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Olympia, Washington

Updated: 1:00 PM PST on November 25, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with rain. High of 59F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 50F. Windy. Winds from the South at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Areal Flood Warning  Statement as of 1:18 PM PST on November 25, 2014


The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning the following western Washington counties...
eastern Lewis County...
southeastern Pierce County...

* until 715 PM PST.

* Heavy rain last night and today will cause flooding in additional
areas to the major rivers in the warning area. This will include
other streams and creeks and low lying areas. The heaviest rain is
ending in this area now and streams will soon be cresting and
beginning to fall this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on
small creeks and streams... and ponding of water on country roads and
farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

A Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent. Most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles. Do not attempt to cross water
covered bridges... dips... or low water crossings. Never try to cross a
flowing stream... even a small one... on foot. To escape rising water
move up to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 4641 12247 4673 12246 4675 12207 4686 12234
      4712 12194 4713 12166 4705 12141 4688 12155
      4670 12143 4653 12147 4642 12145


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1223 PM PST Tue Nov 25 2014

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Cowlitz river at Packwood
* from this afternoon to late tonight.
* At 11:45 am Tuesday the stage was 9.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 4 PM
Tuesday and crest near 10.6 feet around 4 PM Tuesday. The river
will fall below flood stage late this afternoon.
* Impact... at 10.5 feet... the Cowlitz river will cause minor flooding
from the upper reaches of the river downstream through Packwood...
covering several roads along the river and nearby pasture lands.


Lat... Lon 4664 12146 4653 12160 4646 12173 4660 12182 4667 12173
      4674 12164




1223 PM PST Tue Nov 25 2014

... Observed flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Nisqually river near National
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 12:00 PM Tuesday the flow was 11233 cfs.
* Flood flow is 8000 cfs.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue to rise and crest near 12000 cfs
around 4 PM Tuesday.
* At 11000 cfs the Nisqually river will flood roads and pasture lands
along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park
downstream to Alder Lake.


Lat... Lon 4674 12165 4664 12189 4670 12227 4683 12213 4681 12198
      4683 12187




1018 am PST Tue Nov 25 2014

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Cowlitz river at Randle
* from this afternoon to Wednesday evening.
* At 10:00 am Tuesday the stage was 9.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 3 PM
Tuesday and crest near 21.5 feet around 10 PM Tuesday. The river
will fall below flood stage Wednesday early afternoon.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet... the Cowlitz river will cause flooding from
the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake... inundating
many roads including US Highway 12 and much of The Farm lands.


Lat... Lon 4645 12180 4645 12194 4640 12219 4654 12220 4659 12198
      4661 12183





 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:26 am PST on November 25, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Wednesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington... including the following
counties... Skagit... Whatcom... King... Lewis... Pierce...
Snohomish... .

* through late Wednesday night

* rain... heavy at times... will continue in the Cascades today
through Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 5
inches are likely... while the snow level is 6500 to 7500 feet.
The focus of heavy rain will be over the Washington Cascades
from around Snoqualmie Pass southward this morning... shift
northward this afternoon and tonight... and then decrease on
Wednesday.

* Flooding is possible on the most flood-prone rivers that flow
off the west slopes of the Cascades. That includes the Cowlitz
river... The Reach of the Puyallup near Orting... and the
Snoqualmie... tolt... Skykomish... Snohomish... stillaguamish... and
Nooksack rivers. Other rivers that are Worth watching include
the Skagit and white rivers.

* Another vigorous frontal system will move through the area
Wednesday night through Friday... bringing precipitation amounts
of 3 to 5 inches to the Olympics and north Cascades. The snow
level for that event will be 5500 to 7000 feet.

* People near flood-prone reaches of rivers in the watch area
should prepare for possible flooding during the next few days.
Stay tuned for the most current information from the National
Weather Service.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but
flooding is not imminent or occurring. Monitor the latest
forecasts from the National Weather Service and be ready to act
quickly if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.






Personal Weather Stations

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Location: East Olympia, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Ward Lake, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bridlewood, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Nut Tree, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Graphs

Location: Grant St. - Tumwater Hill, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 2:39 PM PST

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lakeside Estates, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Lacey Rainier Vista Park, Lacey, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 1 °F Humidity: - Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: 93rd Avenue, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Northwest Lane Southeast, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Countryside, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACEY COLLEGE STREET MT VIEW EL WA US WAAQ, Olympia, WA

Updated: 12:00 PM PST

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: ESE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Olympia KA7FRZ, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WSW at 5.5 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Bauer Elkridge, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:44 PM PST

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: East Olympia, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Beautiful Downtown Lacey, Lacey, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SSW at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Belmore / Black Hawk, Tumwater, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Shock, Lacey, WA

Updated: 2:43 PM PST

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSW at 10.9 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Ken Lake, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Swantown Marina, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: MBLFD Station 95 - Black Lake Station, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:39 PM PST

Temperature: 57.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Bay Drive, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Woodbury Crossing, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:43 PM PST

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mountain Aire, Lacey, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 57.5 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Meridian Road Southeast, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:41 PM PST

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Country Club Estates, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Maytown Weather Village, Maytown-Tenino, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSE at 8.1 mph Pressure: 31.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Willa St, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:33 PM PST

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WSW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Campus Meadows, Lacey, WA

Updated: 2:44 PM PST

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Eld Inlet - Shock, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:31 PM PST

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Littlerock, Littlerock, WA

Updated: 2:43 PM PST

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Tenino, WA, Tenino, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Cooper Point, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:45 PM PST

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Nisqually Highlands, Olympia, WA

Updated: 2:46 PM PST

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
940 am PST Tuesday Nov 25 2014 


Synopsis...a warm front will bring rainy breezy weather to western 
Washington today...with heavy rain in the mountains. After a 
relative lull tonight and Wednesday...another front will bring more 
rainy windy weather Wednesday night and Thanksgiving. Rain will 
decrease on Friday as a cold front moves southeast across the area. 
Cooler drier weather is expected for this weekend. 


&& 


Short term...a warm front is draped over West Washington this morning. Light 
rain at times is expected over The Lowlands with localized heavy 
rain over the Cascades. So far a strong low level westerly jet 
passing S of the Olympics has been slamming into the Cascades S of 
Snoqualmie Pass...producing heavy rain. 24 hour precipitation over the 
Cascades from Stevens Pass southward has ranged from 2-5 inches with 
the 5 inch bullseyes around Montana Rainier. 


The warm front extends east from a large upper level low offshore near 
40n/150w...across a broad flat upper level ridge centered just 
offshore along roughly 130w. Models still agree on shifting the warm 
front north today...eventually stalling it along the Canadian border 
this evening. Hrrr model shows the heavy rain over the central 
diminishing early this afternoon around 21z as the warm front shifts 
north. Models seem to move the front quick enough so that most of the 
rest of the Cascades do not get as much heavy rain as previously 
expected. However the front is close enough to the border so that 
heavy rain could continue over far north Cascades tonight. 


Over The Lowlands...rain will diminish from S to north this afternoon as 
the warm front moves north. Rain will probably continue up around 
Bellingham with the warm front still in the vicinity. 


A cold front originating from the offshore low is still forecast to 
move across West Washington Wednesday night. SW flow aloft will increase ahead 
of the front and continue behind it into Thursday night...until the 
last cold front moving S down the b.C. Coast finally crosses the 
area Friday morning. The strong SW flow aloft will produce more 
heavy rain over the north Cascades and over the Olympics. The Lowlands 
will get rain...but parts of the Puget Sound sound region will be shadowed 
by the Olympics at times. 


All the warm advection the next couple of days will keep 
temperatures mild with lows near 50 and highs in the middle 50s. Winds 
will be breezy at times...particularly along the coast and over the 
north interior. Kam 


Long term...previous discussion from the 3 am afd...precipitation 
over western Washington should decrease on Friday...in the wake of 
the front that digs through the area Thursday night. Models have 
come into fairly strong agreement that an upper trough will dig into 
the area from the northwest Friday night and Saturday...while 
surface high pressure over southern British Columbia produces 
northeast pressure gradients. The weekend will be quite cool with 
lows in the middle 20s to lower 30s and highs in the middle 30s to middle 
40s. The days should be at least partly sunny. We will keep a 
low-end chance of a shower in the forecast for now...but any 
precipitation would be very light. It looks like the cool dry spell 
will be short lived...with another frontal system lifting into 
western Washington from the southwest Sunday night or Monday. 
Mcdonnal 


&& 


Hydrology...strong low level west flow aloft has dropped 2 to 5 inches 
of rain over the central Cascades from about Stevens Pass 
southward...with the heaviest amounts over the Montana Rainier area. 
Several Flood Warning have already been issued...and a Flood Watch 
continues for the Cascades...including the Cowlitz...Puyallup near 
Orting...Snoqualmie... tolt...Skykomish...Snohomish... 
stillaguamish...and Nooksack rivers. 




The heavy rain will continue through early this afternoon 
particularly over the Montana Rainier area. Rain will diminish there as 
the warm front over the area shifts north...reaching the Canadian border 
early this evening. Models appear to move the front fast enough so 
that only moderate rain will fall over the north Cascades today. 


The warm front will stall along the Canadian border tonight which 
could allow moderate rain to continue over the north Cascades in Whatcom 
and Skagit County tonight...with another 0.75-1.50 inches possible 
from 03z-15z. Snow levels will remain high...from roughly 6000 to 
8000 feet tonight and Wednesday...lowering to 5000-6000 feet 
Thursday afternoon. 


There will be more of a lull in rain on Wednesday ahead of an 
approaching cold front. Strong low level SW flow aloft will develop 
Wednesday evening ahead of the cold front and continue behind the 
front through Thursday afternoon or evening. The SW direction should 
put the heaviest rain over the Olympics and north Cascades with another 
3 to 5 inches possible in those areas. Kam 


&& 


Aviation...moderate westerly flow aloft. A front over the area will 
give low MVFR to IFR ceilings and visibilities in rain to most 
terminals today. The front will move north late this afternoon and 
will reach the Canadian border tonight. Light winds at the surface 
will increase tonight behind the front. Slight improvement to 
visibilities and ceilings can be expected behind the front. 


Ksea...ceilings around 005 with visibility 3-5sm in -ra br. The 
front will move north about 00z this afternoon with visibility 
rising to p6sm and ceilings rising to 008-012. Light winds will become 
southerly 10-14kt behind the front about 00z. Chb 


&& 


Marine...a front over the area this morning will move north into 
southern British Columbia late this afternoon and evening. Small 
Craft Advisory winds are likely on the coast later today and 
tonight. Winds will be generally lighter inland. 


Winds will increase Wednesday as a cold front approaches the coast. 
At least Small Craft Advisory level winds are likely over most 
waters with gales possible on the coast and over exposed inland 
areas Wednesday night. A gale watch is in effect for the coast...the 
Strait entrances...and the northern inland waters Wednesday night. 


Another cold front will move through the waters on Friday. This 
front will be followed by strong Fraser outflow in the northern 
inland waters and moderate northerly winds over the other waters 
later Friday into Saturday. Chb 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...Flood Watch in effect for portions of the area. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory coast and West Entrance. 
Small Craft Advisory for rough Grays Harbor bar. 
Gale watch coast...entrances...and northern inland waters 
Wednesday night. 


&& 


$$ 


You can see an illustrated version of the forecast discussion at 
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