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Current Conditions

  • 48°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: SSE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 7:00 PM PST on February 26, 2015

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain showers. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain showers. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 52F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

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

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Location: APRSWXNET Tacoma WA US, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:34 PM PST

Temperature: 49 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 1 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:52 PM PST

Temperature: 48.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:53 PM PST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:26 PM PST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:50 PM PST

Temperature: 48.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:49 PM PST

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSW at 1.4 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:53 PM PST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: China Lake, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:50 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:52 PM PST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: South at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:49 PM PST

Temperature: 48.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:00 PM PST

Temperature: 48 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Danville Station, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: 68th Avenue East, Fife, WA

Updated: 9:53 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:53 PM PST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 9:50 PM PST

Temperature: 47.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:54 PM PST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
900 PM PST Thursday Feb 26 2015 


Synopsis...a low pressure system will bring rain to most of western 
Washington through Friday morning before changing over to showers. A 
few inches of snow will fall in the mountains and possibly some of 
the passes. An upper ridge and offshore flow will bring sunny days 
and cool nights this weekend. A weak system will move through Sunday 
night and Monday...with dry weather again Tuesday and Wednesday. 


&& 


Short term...radar shows light to moderate rain pushing into the 
interior of western Washington this evening as a low pressure system approaches. 
Cloud top brightening on infrared satellite imagery indicates the system 
is in a developing phase. Msas analysis places a 1009 mb closed 
surface low off the north/central Washington coast at 04z. Models show the 500 
mb trough closing off overnight and becoming vertically aligned with 
a slightly deeper 1005 mb low by 12z. This process will tend to slow 
the progression of the system and hold rainfall over western Washington longer. 
Heavier rainfall amounts of a half inch to one inch will fall within 
the favored deformation zone to the east/NE of the central low 
circulation. High resolution models generally agree this will be 
from the coast through greater Puget Sound sound and the SW interior/S 
Cascades over the next 12 hours or so. The north interior should have 
lighter rainfall amounts. Given the current satellite/radar 
trends...will update the forecast to call it rain rather than 
showers. Will also remove the thunderstorms given the precipitation 
is more stratiform on radar. 


Snow will fall in the mountains through Friday morning but the 
heaviest precipitation will likely be to the west of the Cascades. Snow 
levels will fall from about 4500 feet to 3500 feet Friday morning 
with a few inches of snow possible. Highest amounts up to 5 
inches...just below advisory criteria...will likely occur over the 
southern Cascade zone around Montana Rainier. 


Rain transitions to showers late Friday morning or afternoon 
depending on how quickly the system shifts southward. It will dry out 
faster across the north. Surface high pressure building over southern b.C. 
Will provide increasing NE offshore flow later in the day into 
Friday night. Lower dew point air means showers will end. It also 
will become breezy...especially across the north interior where Fraser 
outflow will develop. The air mass will also be cooler and lows will 
probably be in the 30s most spots Saturday morning. 


Dry weather and sunshine will return to western Washington over the weekend. NE 
offshore flow will hold temperatures back somewhat...but still near 
average in the low 50s. Exposed areas that have breezy winds will 
probably stay just above freezing Saturday/Sunday mornings. 
However...sheltered locations and the typical cold pockets will see 
lows near freezing and possibly dipping into the upper 20s in a few 
spots. Mercer 


Long term...no update from previous discussion...a weak weather 
system will bring a chance of rain Sunday night through Monday 
night. The strength of this system has been waning in recent model 
runs. Tuesday through Thursday is likely to be a dry period...with a 
chance of rain returning Friday. Highs and lows will be slightly 
below normal. Burke 


&& 


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


&& 


Aviation...a surface and upper level low along western Vancouver 
Island will drop south through the coastal waters tonight and 
through the Oregon waters on Friday. The air mass around this low is 
moist and somewhat stable. Rain wrapping around the low will give 
MVFR ceilings and visibilities tonight into Friday morning. Conditions will dry 
from the north starting midday Friday as high pressure at the 
surface and aloft builds over British Columbia. Albrecht 


Ksea...expect 3-5sm -ra br bkn010-015 ovc025 through 18z Friday. NE 
wind 3-6 knots will become north 7-10 knots after 15z. Albrecht 


&& 


Marine...forecast models are showing rather good consistency and 
continuity this evening. A weak low west of central Vancouver Island 
will drop south through the coastal waters tonight and the Oregon 
coastal waters on Friday. Strong offshore flow will develop in the wake 
of the low as a 1030-1035 mb high pressure system over British Columbia 
builds into the area from the north. 


Winds will diminish and become light on sun as a ridge of high pressure 
moves southeast across the waters. Another round of strong north to NE winds 
are expected later Monday into Tuesday as a 1040 mb high builds over 
British Columbia...then moves by the area to the NE. 


Expect light wind tonight. North to NE wind will increase 20-25 knots along 
the central and southern outer coastal waters early Friday morning. 
Small Craft Advisory north to NE winds will spread into the remainder of 
the coastal waters and to all of the inland waters Friday night into 
Sat. Albrecht 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory starting 15z Friday for the coastal waters 
from James Island to Cape Shoalwater 10-60 nm offshore. 


&& 


$$ 


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
















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