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Current Conditions

  • 65°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 53°
  • Pressure: 29.99 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 4:02 am PDT on May 29, 2015

  • Today

    Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs near 80. Northwest wind to 10 mph.

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid to upper 50s. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Southwest wind to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Light wind.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

  • Monday Night

    Showers likely. Lows in the lower 50s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows near 50.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: APRSWXNET, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: South at 1 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NOS_PORTS, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:36 PM PDT

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

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 73.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: SSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 69.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:57 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: West at 5.1 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:00 PM PDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: WNW at 7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: China Lake, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:00 PM PDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: WSW at 7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: ESE at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:50 PM PDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: West End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: West at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SSW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 76.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: SSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 1:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SSW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:28 PM PDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: West at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Danville Station, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SW at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:03 PM PDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: 68th Avenue East, Fife, WA

Updated: 1:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 12:34 PM PDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: South at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 1:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: South at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
920 am PDT Friday may 29 2015 


Synopsis...thunderstorms are possible in the mountains today as 
western Washington has another hot day. Slight cooling is likely 
over the weekend as night and morning stratus increases...though 
high temperatures will remain above normal. An unsettled and cooler 
pattern will arrive next week. 


&& 


Short term...thunderstorm chance is currently limited in the 
forecast to the mountains and east Puget Sound sound lowlands. More 
widespread altocumulus castellanus this morning may indicate instability will affect 
more areas and in fact the morning NAM run has negative lifted 
indices over virtually the whole state this afternoon and evening. 
The interior will be warm today with highs in the low 80s. For now 
will leave thunderstorms where they are but this bears watching. 


Onshore gradients are forecast to be stronger tonight than previous 
nights. This will allow marine stratus to move farther inland so a 
big chunk of The Lowlands will have a cloudy Saturday morning. 
Clouds should evaporate back to the coast in the afternoon but 
afternoon high temperatures should be lower than today. Models also 
show considerable stabilizing on Saturday so no thunderstorms or 
even showers are in the forecast. 


Continued onshore flow will bring stratus back inland overnight 
Saturday for another cloudy morning on Sunday. The stratus will 
again retreat to the coast but high and perhaps middle level clouds 
will increase from the south in the afternoon as an upper level low 
off Oregon approaches the area. Burke 


Long term...previous discussion...no major changes to the previous 
thinking. An upper level trough will dominate the weather pattern 
over the Pacific northwest during this period for cool and unsettled 
conditions. Daytime temperatures will be below normal for this time of year. 


&& 


Aviation...mainly dry west flow aloft will prevail over West Washington today and 
tonight...between an upper level low centered over central British 
Columbia and an upper level ridge over the SW U.S. A surface ridge 
over the NE Pacific will maintain low level onshore flow. 


Shallow IFR stratus/fog that pushed inland last night made it to 
Whidbey Island and as far north as the west central part of Puget Sound sound. 
It is expected to dissipate back to the coast this by 19z...leaving 
good VFR conditions across West Washington this afternoon. 


The air mass aloft is unstable so there is a chance of thunderstorms 
mainly over the Cascades from roughly 21z-03z. The NAM bufr sounding 
for ksmp becomes quite unstable after 19z. 700 mb winds are SW this 
afternoon so any cells that develop should drift to the east to NE. 


Westerly onshore flow will strengthen this evening for another push 
of marine moisture into the interior for Saturday morning. The 
marine layer is expected to be quite shallow once again for IFR 
conditions through the Strait of Juan Delaware fuca and up the lower 
Chehalis valley from khqm to kshn and over the S part of Puget Sound 
sound. The coverage of stratus Saturday morning could be about the 
same or a little greater than this morning. 


Ksea...good VFR conditions are expected through tonight with just 
high level clouds over the area. There is a chance of thunderstorms 
over the Cascades from roughly 21z-03z. Surface winds will remain SW 
4-8 knots through 22z then shift to west-northwest 6-10 knots by 00z. Onshore flow 
will redevelop overnight and stratus has a bit better chance of 
reaching ksea after 12z Saturday morning. Kam 


&& 


Marine...a surface ridge parked offshore...combined with lower 
pressure over East Washington will maintain weak to moderate westerly onshore 
flow through this weekend. The main question is how strong the 
onshore flow will become tonight and Saturday night in the Strait of 
Juan Delaware fuca. The uil-bli pressure gradient peaked at 2.1 mb last 
night...generating 30 knots at Race Rocks. Tonights gradient may be a 
little stronger so there is a better chance for a brief gale to 
develop. The central/east Strait forecast has been nudged up to 20-30 
knots this evening...but I will hold off on the gale until all the 12z 
model guidance has come in. 


GFS shows a stronger uil-bli gradient Saturday evening while the NAM 
is weaker. Depending upon what the rest of the guidance indicates a 
gale watch could be issued for Saturday evening. 


An upper level trough will approach the region from the SW on 
Monday...which will shift the surface pattern around to SW onshore 
flow. Kam 


&& 




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


&& 


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