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Current Conditions

  • 50°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 1.8 miles
  • Dew Point: 50°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 46 °
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  • Sunday
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  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 50 °
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  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 48 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 45 °
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Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 4:03 am PST on February 12, 2016

  • Today

    Breezy. Rain at times in the morning...then showers in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts a quarter to a half inch possible. Highs in the mid 50s. South wind 15 to 25 mph.

  • Tonight

    Breezy. Showers likely. Rainfall amounts a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday

    Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning...then showers likely in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. Highs near 50. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming south 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Rain in the evening...then rain likely after midnight. Rainfall amounts a quarter to a half inch possible. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Rain likely. Rainfall amounts a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Windy. Rain likely. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Breezy. Cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Monday Night

    Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Jenny Reed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: South at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 51.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:49 AM PST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:51 AM PST

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:49 AM PST

Temperature: 51.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Highlands, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mullenville, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: West at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.13 in Graphs

Location: NE Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:48 AM PST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:51 AM PST

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Heritage Park, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:42 AM PST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Dash Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:53 AM PST

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Stack Hill Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: TwinLakes, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 5:53 AM PST

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:54 AM PST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 5:50 AM PST

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
345 am PST Friday Feb 12 2016 


Synopsis...a weak cold front will pass through western Washington 
this morning. An upper level trough will produce showers this 
afternoon through Saturday morning. A pair of warm fronts will bring 
rain Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. West flow aloft will 
maintain an active weather pattern into early next week. 


&& 


Short term...rain associated with the warm front that passed 
through the area yesterday still lingering...albeit scattered 
(pic1). Main focus for today will be whether or not cold front will 
gain strength as it gets closer to Washington coast as models 
predict. A good vote in favor of this happening is that some 
development is starting to occur along the West Coast of Vancouver 
Island (pic2)...so feel safe with probability of precipitation for the morning. In the wake 
of this front...an upper level trough is prognosticated to move into the area 
by this evening and pass through western Washington (pic3)...crossing east 
of the Cascades by Saturday morning...keeping showers in the 
forecast in the wake of the aforementioned cold front. 


The pair of warm fronts for the remainder of the weekend pose a bit 
of a concern...with the potential for heavy rain especially along 
the coast (pic4)...early Saturday evening and on the west slopes of 
the Cascades Saturday night (pic5). Current forecast shows quantitative precipitation forecast 
around an inch for a large portion of the olympic peninsula...which 
may give rise to some Hydro concerns. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts do diminish rather 
quickly starting Sunday...which may help to offset those 
concerns...but the risk of precipitation will linger for the remainder of 
Sunday. 


Flat upper level ridging may bring a brief pause in precipitation for 
Monday...although GFS (pic6) is a bit more optimistic than European model (ecmwf). 
Still...was Happy for any chance to drop probability of precipitation back into chance 
category. 


Snow levels generally remaining high for the short term...although 
will fall starting tonight and reaching their nadir around 3500 feet 
Saturday before rebounding Saturday night. This trend is also 
applicable to temperatures...as Saturday looks to be the coolest with 
lowland highs around 50...then bouncing back to middle 50s Sunday and 
Monday. 


Models remain in fair agreement for the short term...aside from 
disagreement regarding Monday previously mentioned...thus no major 
changes to the forecast. Smr 


Long term...Monday only proves to be the start of the divergence in 
the models. Starting Tuesday...it looks like dominant weather 
factors will be a pair of lows out over the Pacific...one prognosticated to 
go north of western Washington into Canada...the other...well...that depends 
on which model to believe. And even then...GFS and European model (ecmwf) have traded 
solutions in the past 24 hours. GFS now favors wetter solution with 
southern low coming on shore off the Oregon coast while European model (ecmwf) now 
has low going into California...which would keep the County Warning Area not 
entirely dry...but precipitation would be more scattered. Needless to 
say...this does not put a great deal of confidence in the extended. 
Thus...like previous dayshift...have opted for broad brush probability of precipitation over 
the area until a solution gels between the two. Smr 


&& 


Hydrology...river flooding is unlikely through Saturday. There is 
some potential for heavy rain over the Olympics and north Cascades 
beginning Saturday night which could cause the Skokomish River and 
possibly a few rivers in the north Cascades to flood early next week. 


&& 


Aviation...moist southwesterly flow aloft continuing today (pic10). Air 
mass stable becoming slightly unstable behind cold front later this 
morning. 


Cold front moving through this morning. Wide variety of ceilings 
ahead of the cold front ranging from near 200 feet up to around 5000 feet. 
Ceilings generally settling in the 1000-2000 foot range middle morning. 
Improving ceilings behind the cold front this afternoon back up into the 
4000-5000 foot range except near kpae where a convergence zone in the vicinity 
will keep ceilings MVFR. Little change through the evening hours. 


Ksea...ceilings near 2000 feet through late morning with brief ceilings near 
500 feet and visibilities 2-4sm in light rain. Ceilings improving to 
4000-5000 feet this afternoon into the evening hours. Southeast wind 6 to 10 knots 
becoming southerly 10-15 knots late morning. Felton 


&& 


Marine...cold front moving through the waters this morning with Small Craft 
Advisory southerly winds along the coast...at the entrances to the Strait... 
Admiralty Inlet and the northern inland waters. Post frontal onshore flow 
this afternoon into Saturday. Small Craft Advisory southerly winds 
over Puget Sound sound and Hood Canal will develop this afternoon and continue into 
Saturday (pic11). 


A series of frontal systems will give Small Craft Advisory conditions to most 
of the waters Sat night through early next week (pic12)(pic13). Felton 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory all waters. 


Small Craft Advisory for rough bar through Saturday for 
Grays Harbor bar. 


&& 


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