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Current Conditions

  • 56°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 6 mph
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Overcast
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Overcast
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 71 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 10:00 PM PDT on September 4, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s. North wind to 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs near 70. South wind to 10 mph in the morning becoming light.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Rain likely in the morning...cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. South wind around 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest wind to 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

  • Labor Day

    Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows near 50.

  • Tuesday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: APRSWXNET, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:19 PM PDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: NOS_PORTS, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:06 PM PDT

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:56 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: China Lake, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:29 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mullenville, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:22 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:25 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:38 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: S. 19th & Bridgeport, University Place, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:29 PM PDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: WNW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:38 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Danville Station, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 68th Avenue East, Fife, WA

Updated: 10:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
940 PM PDT Friday Sep 4 2015 


Synopsis...an upper level low over Oregon will move east 
tonight into Saturday. An upper level ridge will bring dry and 
warmer weather to western Washington on Saturday. A weak front will 
bring some rain to the area on Sunday. Dry weather will return for 
Labor Day. A weak front will brush the north part of western 
Washington on Tuesday for a chance of rain. Stronger high pressure 
will build starting around the middle of next week. 


&& 


Short term...Doppler radar shows the last couple of showers 
near the East Entrance to the Strait and northeastern Grays 
Harbor County dissipating at 04z. Satellite imagery shows upper 
level low over central Oregon drifting eastward. Over western 
Washington variable cloud cover with temperatures mostly in the 50s. 


Current forecast on track with the upper level low over Oregon 
moving east tonight and dry northwesterly flow developing over 
western Washington Saturday morning. With the clearing skies over 
the area combined with some low level moisture expect some patchy 
fog to form in the usual locations...southwest interior...Snoqualmie 
valley...lower Chehalis valley by sunrise. The clearing skies and 
the cool air mass over the area will result in some chilly for this 
time of year lows Saturday morning...in the 40s for the most part. 


Flat upper level ridge over western Washington on Saturday. Low 
level flow remaining onshore with a surface ridge out ahead of the 
next approaching system moving into the coastal waters. The low 
level onshore flow will keep highs on the cool side on Saturday even 
with the upper level ridging. Highs in the 60s will be common with 
the warmer locations getting into the lower 70s. 


Upper level ridge dissipating Saturday night with a front moving 
into the offshore waters Saturday evening and into the coastal 
waters early Sunday morning. The flow aloft has a bit of a split to 
it so the front will be weakening as it gets closer to western 
Washington. Even with the weakening rain starting on the north coast 
by 06z Sunday and over most of the areas west of the sound by 12z. 
Lows will be in the upper 40s to middle 50s. 


Front falling apart as it moves inland Sunday morning but not fast 
enough to have at least likely probability of precipitation over the interior. Will update 
the forecast to increase the probability of precipitation Sunday morning. Front dissipated 
by Sunday afternoon with just a few lingering Post frontal showers 
over the area. It will be another cool day with highs in the 60s. 


Monday looks to be similar to Saturday at this point with a surface 
ridge building into the area and a weak upper level ridge building 
aloft resulting in a dry Labor Day. 500 mb heights rebound a little 
getting up into the middle 570 dms by 00z Tuesday but low level 
onshore flow will keep highs in the 60s and lower 70s. Felton 


Long term...00z models continuing with the idea of the next 
front moving by to the north of the area on Tuesday with the 
best chances for rain from Seattle north. Previous discussion 
follows...warmer sunnier weather is likely for the latter half of 
the week as upper heights creep up and systems get weaker and pass north 
of western Washington. The European model (ecmwf) shows a weak upper shortwave trough moving through 
b.C. Friday and then a strong ridge for next weekend with a couple of 
rather warm days. The GFS has a fairly strong trough moving into b.C. 
On Sat and then digging southeast through Alberta on Sunday...keeping heights 
lower and cooler air over western Washington. The timing of tropical moisture kicking 
into the westerlies out around 160w probably accounts for the difference 
but most of the GFS ensemble members show gradually warming temperatures aloft 
for the next week and a trend to warmer sunnier weather is a good 
bet and the 18z GFS also looks warmer than the previous run now 
toward the end of next week. 


&& 


Aviation...an upper level low just south of western Washington is 
moving slowly southward into Oregon this evening. The flow aloft is 
light and variable...and will switch to northerly and strengthen 
early Saturday before switching to northwesterly Saturday evening. The air 
mass is becoming moist and unstable. VFR conditions should continue 
through into the early morning hours for the most part. However 
areas of MVFR fog or low clouds with local IFR conditions are still 
possible through morning hours Saturday. 


Ksea...northerly surface winds should switch to light southerly around or 
soon after midnight. Southerly winds will switch to more southwesterly and 
strengthen a bit Saturday evening. A chance of early Sat morning fog 
or low clouds is possible with MVFR most likely. Jsmith/13 


&& 


Marine...Small Craft Advisory level northerly winds are occurring 
over the coastal waters this evening and are slowly diminishing 
after sunset. Gradients will switch to more southwesterly and then southerly 
Saturday into Sunday as a surface low pressure system and its 
associated front dip along the British Columbia coast and into the area. Small 
Craft Advisory level winds will occur in the Strait ahead of the 
front late Saturday. Weak to moderate onshore flow will resume late 
Sunday after the low passes through and continue through the 
beginning of next week. Jsmith/13 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 


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