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Current Conditions

  • 54°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: SW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Pressure: 29.86 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 56 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 8:20 PM PDT on January 30, 2015

  • Monday

    Chance of showers. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy with showers. Low around 45F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. Thunder possible. High 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 41F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. Thunder possible. High 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Rain showers in the evening, then clear overnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Thundershowers following a period of rain early. High 52F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Friday Night

    Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low near 40F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 53F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 39F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Cloudy skies with periods of light rain later in the day. High 52F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with showers at times. Low near 40F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 54F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear to partly cloudy. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny along with a few clouds. High around 60F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High 56F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Rain showers in the evening will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 44F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday

    Occasional light rain. High 56F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers late. Low 44F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:27 am PDT on March 30, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Quillayute WA Airport...

A record rainfall of 1.93 inches was set at Quillayute WA Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 1.80 set in 2012.




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Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SSW at 2.1 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: China Lake, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:30 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:29 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: WSW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:25 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest , Tacoma, WA

Updated: 10:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Danville Station, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 11:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 68th Avenue East, Fife, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tunnel de Nanterre-La Défense, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 11:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 11:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
830 PM PDT Monday Mar 30 2015 


Synopsis...a cold front will spread rain across the area tonight. 
An upper level trough will follow Tuesday for showers and cooler 
weather. Showers will diminish Thursday as weak ridging builds over 
the area ahead of a frontal system that will affect the area on 
Friday. An upper level low will maintain a chance of showers through 
the weekend. 


&& 


Short term...rain is just reaching the coast and it should spread 
inland after midnight or so as a cold front moves across the area. 
Showers will follow Tuesday along with what may be a persistent and 
strong Puget Sound sound convergence zone centered in King County. The new 
NAM run shows it lasting until about 12z Wednesday. Cold air will 
arrive after the front and high temperatures on Tuesday will be in 
the low to middle 50s...ten degrees lower than today. 


The snow level will fall to 3000 feet or so and stay there through 
the end of the week. This means there will be snow in the passes. 
Depending on where the convergence zone sets up there could be 
significant snow in the passes. The forecast currently has about an 
inch of water in the quantitative precipitation forecast grids around the convergence zone through 
12z Wednesday and the models are in good agreement. If all that 
falls as snow then a Snow Advisory may be needed for at least the 
higher passes including Stevens and white. 


Another impulse arrives Wednesday afternoon and then things dry out 
Thursday. Highs will be in the low 50s Wednesday then rise a bit on 
Thursday. Burke 


Long term...previous discussion...the next Pacific frontal system 
will arrive on Friday for another period of wet weather across 
western Washington. Probability of precipitation were nudged upwards as both the GFS and European model (ecmwf) show 
signs of agreement. The forecast through the weekend and into early 
next week remains unsettled as an upper level low spins offshore. 
This system will continue pumping moisture inland for a chance of 
showers each day. The air mass will remain cool with temperatures slightly 
below normal. 33 


&& 


Hydrology...flooding is unlikely over the next 7 days. 


&& 


Aviation...southwest flow aloft will continue tonight and early 
Tuesday as a cold front moves through the area. An upper trough will 
follow the front Tuesday along with moist onshore flow. The air mass 
will remain moist and become unstable Tuesday. 


Widespread VFR conditions continue this evening with scattered-bkn070 
bkn-ovc160...but should lower to MVFR and local IFR tonight -- first 
along the coast and then inland -- as the cold front just offshore 
moves into western Washington. Conditions will improve gradually 
Tuesday as moist onshore flow continues...but there will be showers 
and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. There will also be winds 
locally gusting to 25 knots with and behind the front. 


Ksea...south to southwest wind 6-12 knots...rising to 12-18 knots gusting 
25 knots beginning around 2 am. Rain should begin around 11 PM with 
conditions deteriorating to MVFR overnight. Mcdonnal 


&& 


Marine...a cold front just offshore will reach the coast late this 
evening then move inland overnight. Strong onshore flow will follow 
the front later tonight and Tuesday. Small Craft Advisory winds will 
prevail for the forecast area through most of Tuesday...with 
westerly gales expected in the central and eastern Strait of Juan Delaware 
fuca. 


Onshore flow will weaken Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure 
builds over the region. Another cold front will move through the 
forecast area Friday. 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory coastal waters...entrances to the 
Strait...Admiralty Inlet...northern inland waters...Puget Sound 
sound and Hood Canal. 
Gale Warning central Strait of Juan Delaware fuca and East Entrance. 
Small Craft Advisory Grays Harbor for rough bar. 


&& 


$$ 


You can see an illustrated version of this forecast discussion at 
www.Weather.Gov/Seattle/gafd/latest_webafd.Html 



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