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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SSW 13 mph
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 51°
  • Pressure: 30.21 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 2:00 PM PDT on July 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:27 am PDT on July 24, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall across western Washington...

A record rainfall of 0.76 inches was set at Seattle-Tacoma WA
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.54 set in 1949.

A record rainfall of 0.89 inches was set at Seattle WA WFO
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.07 set in 2007.

A record rainfall of 0.27 inches was set at Olympia WA Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.25 set in 1949.

A record rainfall of 0.72 inches was set at Bellingham WA Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.22 set in 1949.

A record rainfall of 0.63 inches was set at Hoquiam WA Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.04 set in 1995.



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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: WNW at 13.8 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SSW at 14.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SSW at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: SW at 14.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SSE at 8.3 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: WSW at 9.2 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South warner st, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: South at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: West at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: West at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: NW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SW at 12.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Point Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: West at 10.7 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SSE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 3:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: South at 7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: West at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: WSW at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 66.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: WSW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 67.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: WSW at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 3:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 69.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maple Vale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 3:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Summit View, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 3:58 PM PDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: -39 °F Humidity: - Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marine View, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 3:50 PM PDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
300 PM PDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


Synopsis...moist onshore flow will continue tonight and Friday as a 
weak weather system moves to the British Columbia coast. There could 
be some light showers...especially at the coast...but the western 
Washington interior should be mostly sunny Friday afternoon. High 
pressure aloft will build over the region this weekend...bringing 
sunny warm weather that should continue next week. 


&& 


Short term...westerly flow prevails across western Washington this 
afternoon...as the upper low that we have been dealing with moves 
across southern Alberta. The air mass is moist to around 7000 feet 
with onshore low level flow. Spotty light precipitation continues 
across the forecast area especially over the Cascades and the 
central Puget Sound sound in a weak convergence zone. The real sun breaks 
have been limited to the south end of Puget Sound sound and Hood Canal and 
the northwest interior. 


Westerly flow will continue tonight and Friday. The air mass will 
remain moist below 7000 feet or so tonight. Some light spotty showers 
will probably continue tonight in the mountains...at the coast...and 
in the convergence zone. Recent model runs are delaying the upper 
ridge building northward over the region...and they now show the 
weak shortwave -- just now reaching 130w -- moving onto the British 
Columbia coast Friday afternoon. So we are revising the forecast to 
add a chance of showers to the coast and Olympics...but staying with 
the forecast that skies will become mostly sunny in the interior. 


The upper ridge will start building Friday night and Saturday and 
build further through Sunday...with its axis along or just west of 
the Rocky Mountains. The 500 mb heights over western Washington will 
climb to around 5820 meters on Saturday and 5850 meters on Sunday. 
Onshore flow will be weak. There will be some marine layer clouds at 
night and during the morning hours...especially at the coast...but 
the days will be sunny and warmer. Mcdonnal 


Long term...the upper ridge will be along the Rocky Mountains on 
Monday and it should keep western Washington dry through at least 
Thursday. Some recent runs of the longer range models -- especially 
of the European model (ecmwf) -- show the upper ridge shifting westwards toward our 
area during the middle of the week...which would result in warmer 
weather yet. For now we can expect light onshore flow to keep the 
coast in the upper 60s to 70s...with temperatures in the 80s to 
lower 90s inland. Mcdonnal 


&& 


Aviation...moderate westerly flow aloft will continue tonight and 
Friday. Moderate low level onshore flow will weaken later tonight. 
Air mass is unstable and moist this afternoon but will stabilize and 
dry this evening. A Puget Sound sound convergence zone extends westward 
from north King County. A weak weather system could bring a little 
rain or drizzle to the coast and Olympics overnight and Friday. 


Ceilings are generally VFR 4-6k feet except for MVFR 2-3k feet in 
showers...which are mainly in the pscz. Most areas will remain VFR 
this evening...then fall to MVFR late tonight and Friday morning. 
Good clearing is likely Friday afternoon. 


Ksea...pscz is just north of the terminal. Will forecast ksea to 
stay just south of the convergence...keeping gusty southwest winds 
this evening and ceilings right around 3k feet. Forecast is iffy 
enough that things could change by next taf issuance time. Chb 


&& 


Marine...moderate onshore flow has developed with Small Craft 
Advisory strength winds occurring in the Strait. Models indicate 
onshore gradients will diminish this evening and the advisory level 
winds should end by 06z. 


A more typical onshore flow pattern will persist through the weekend 
with Small Craft Advisory westerlies in the Strait possible at times 
during the afternoon and evening hours. For now have indicated Small 
Craft Advisory winds Saturday and Sunday evenings. Elsewhere winds 
should remain below 20 knots. Chb 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory central and east Strait. 


&& 


$$ 


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



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