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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 15 mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Pressure: 29.81 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT on October 21, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with rain, then rain showers after midnight. Low of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain showers. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain showers, then rain after midnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain. High of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.1 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SSE at 10.4 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: South at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:14 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: South at 10.7 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.4 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SE at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:07 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SE at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South warner st, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: South at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: South at 4.9 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: South at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: South at 9.2 mph Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: South at 13.2 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:34 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest S END NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER WA US WAAQ, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 57 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: ESE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: WSW at 3.6 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: ESE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: SW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SSW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 9:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.0 °F Dew Point: -44 °F Humidity: - Wind: SSW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
845 PM PDT Tuesday Oct 21 2014 


Synopsis...a strong frontal system will move through western 
Washington tonight and Wednesday morning. Heavy rain will fall in 
the Olympics and north Cascades. The rain will turn to showers 
Wednesday night and Thursday. Another low pressure system will reach 
the area late in the week. 


&& 


Short term...at 830 PM the strong frontal system was just inside of 
130w and pressure gradients have been rising with windy conditions 
on the coast and in the north. Destruction Island was blowing a full 
gale and may reach storm force. With south-southeast winds the wind over land 
should be gusting to 50mph and there is a Wind Advisory in effect 
for the normally windier areas. The thunderstorms that were tracking 
into Vancouver Island have decreased as the precipitation has become more 
widespread and stratiform. The strong southerly winds aloft tonight into 
the Olympics should give around five inches of rain and a Flood 
Watch is in effect. The Skokomish River ought to reach flood state 
around 2am and a warning is in effect for that river. There is also 
a watch for the northern Cascades...but the bulk of the rain in the 
Cascades will probably hold off until late tonight through Wednesday morning. 
The rain becomes showery Wednesday evening as the front continues to 
slowly push southeastward. Breezy and showery weather can be 
expected Wednesday night and Thursday as onshore flow and a large upper trough 
continue to affect the area. Late in the week a deep low approaches 
the area...the latest NAM has a 988mb low tracks north-northeast into the southern 
Oregon offshore waters by daybreak Sat. 


Long term...the offshore low moves inland somewhere over the 
Pacific northwest on Saturday bringing wet and windy weather to the area. 
Post frontal showers decrease on Sunday...then another warm front 
and low appear to be on track to move across the area Monday and 
Tuesday. Model details differ...but it appears that next week will 
be wet and breezy with mountain snow levels decreasing to at least 
higher pass level midweek and temperatures in The Lowlands cooling 
off where highs struggle to get out of the lower to middle 50s. Albrecht 


&& 


Hydrology...a Flood Warning is in effect for the Skokomish River in 
Mason County. Flood watches are in effect for the olympic peninsula 
tonight and Wednesday...and for Snohomish County northward in the 
interior from midday Wednesday into Wednesday night. The rivers in 
the Cascades most likely to see flood stage are the stillaguamish 
river in Snohomish County and the Nooksack river in Whatcom County. 


&& 


Aviation...an upper trough will remain over the region through 
Thursday. A 990 mb surface low will track into central Vancouver 
Island early Wednesday morning. This system will bring strong flow 
aloft to western Washington. Moist and weakly unstable. Rain over the coast will 
spread inland by midnight...heavy at times through Wednesday. VFR 
ceilings inland and MVFR ceilings near the coast will deteriorate to 
widespread MVFR conditions after midnight. An isolated thunderstorm 
is possible...especially near the coast. 


Ksea...southerly winds 10-14 knots increasing to 15 knots west/ g25-30 knots after 
midnight through Wednesday morning...then easing. Rain increasing 
after midnight with ceilings predominately 3k feet but MVFR 2-2500 feet at 
times. Rain will be heavy at times Wednesday morning with visible down 
to 2sm. Dtm 


&& 


Marine...satellite and observation indicate low pressure off the Pacific northwest is 
deepening and on track to reach central Vancouver Island as a 990 mb 
low early Wednesday morning. The strong southeast pressure gradients will 
bring high end gale force winds to the coastal waters...with solid 
gales to the entrances to the Strait...Admiralty Inlet...and northern 
inland waters. Small craft winds to 30 knots are expected in Puget Sound 
sound/central Strait. Winds will ease first along the coast after 6 
am...then across the interior after 9-10 am. Seas over 15 feet are 
also expected today along with rough bar conditions. 


There will be a relative lull in the stormy weather in the middle of 
the week...then another strong weather system will affect the waters 
Friday and Saturday. A deep surface low is expected to track through 
the waters during this time but there is still a lot of uncertainty 
with how strong the low will be and where it will go. Dtm 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...Flood Warning Skokomish River in Mason County. 
Flood Watch Mason...Clallam...Jefferson...and Grays 
Harbor counties tonight into Wednesday afternoon. 
Flood Watch Snohomish...Skagit...and Whatcom counties midday 
Wednesday through Wednesday night. 
Wind Advisory coast...Admiralty Inlet...San Juans...western 
Whatcom...western Skagit. 


Pz...Gale Warning coastal waters...entrances to the Strait of Juan 
Delaware fuca...northern inland waters...and Admiralty Inlet. 
.Small Craft Advisory central Strait of Juan Delaware fuca and Puget Sound 
sound and Hood Canal. 
.Small Craft Advisory for rough Grays Harbor bar. 


&& 


$$ 


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