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Current Conditions

  • 51°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SW 9 mph
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.19 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 32 °
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Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 1:00 PM PST on November 23, 2014

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with rain. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast. Low of 39F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 45F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Strawberry Hill, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:46 PM PST

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WSW at 8.1 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Lake Watershed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:42 PM PST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:40 PM PST

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Gratzer Rd., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 47.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:46 PM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cascade, University Place, WA

Updated: 4:46 PM PST

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SSW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: WNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:41 PM PST

Temperature: 49.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:00 PM PST

Temperature: 53 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SSE at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: 30th St West, University Place, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 50.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: WSW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Salmon Beach, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: West at 3.6 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alderbrook, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 48.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Highridge, Gig Harbor, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WNW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: central, Lakewood, WA

Updated: 4:46 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Marine View Estates, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 4:45 PM PST

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: -49 °F Humidity: - Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
330 PM PST sun Nov 23 2014 


Synopsis...snow showers in the Cascades will taper off this 
evening. There will be a break in the weather through Monday 
morning. A warm front will reach the area late Monday. Wet weather 
is on tap for Tuesday with a high snow level in the mountains. 
Another weather system will develop over the area Thursday. 


&& 


Short term...snow showers in the Cascades will taper off as the 
westerly flow aloft gives out this evening. Weak high pressure will 
build into the region and the chance of showers will end in The 
Lowlands. A warm front will reach the area by about Monday evening. 
Surges of warm advection will bring rain to much of western Washington Monday 
night through Wednesday morning. Areas in the Lee of the Olympics should not 
end up with much rainfall while the north Cascades get the brunt of 
it. Heavy rainfall in previous runs of the GFS gave way to a more 
reasonable solution today which shows a 48 hour rainfall maximum 
near Montana Baker of 5.6 inches ending 18z Wednesday...much less rain than 
earlier solutions. 


Long term...the extended forecast into next weekend is close to 
climatology for now with no attempt to sort out the differences in the 
models of late. The general trend has been to make Thanksgiving wet 
but after that the forecasts diverge. The baroclinic zone...the dirty 
ridge warm front...should redevelop and merge with a southern stream 
shortwave in the confluence of the upper level flow over Washington...so 
Thanksgiving could be another wet day. Beyond that it is difficult 
to say whether western Washington will remain wet and mild...or cool off like 
the 12z European model (ecmwf) solution. 


&& 


Hydrology...a hydrologic outlook was issued for Whatcom to King 
County for nwrfc forecasts that show the rivers to watch are the 
Nooksack...stillaguamish...and Snoqualmie. Heavy rain is likely in 
the mountains Tuesday and Tuesday night. Earlier runs of the GFS 
were extremely wet in the north Cascades but all the models now have 
more believable rain totals. Flooding is not likely if the 12z and 
18z NAM precipitation amounts verify and the 12z Euro had much less precipitation 
than the old 00z run so that is encouraging. 


&& 


Aviation...moderate northwest flow aloft this evening...becoming moderate 
SW flow aloft on Monday. The low-level air mass is moist and 
unstable...but it will become stable on Monday afternoon as a warm front 
lifts north across western Washington. Shower activity has already contracted in 
coverage to the mountains and SW interior...and it will continue to 
shrink this evening as onshore flow weakens. Looking for a decidedly 
dry period from 12z-18z Monday...then the warm front will cause some 
light rain to Blossom over western Washington on Monday afternoon. Ceilings generally 
running 2000 feet mean sea level or higher for the next 24 hours. 


Ksea...the terminal is likely to remain rain-free through tonight 
with mainly scattered clouds around 025-040. Some light rain will 
start to develop after 21z on Monday. At that point...clouds will fill 
in...becoming overcast and slowly lowering on Monday evening. SW surface winds 
weakening this evening...and the convergence zone wind shift line near 
downtown Seattle should wash out and dissipate. South wind on Monday... 
increasing in speed through the day. Haner 


&& 


Marine...onshore flow will continue to weaken this evening. A warm 
front will lift north through the waters on Monday and Monday night... 
leading to increasing southerly winds starting Monday morning. The 
front will become stationary over the waters or just to the north of 
the waters on Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong SW flow on the order of 20 to 30 
knots can be expected to the south of this front. The front will slip 
back south on Thursday...then Fraser outflow and strong offshore flow is 
possible next Friday. 


Hazardous swell will continue along the coast through Monday morning 
and then subside a bit on Monday afternoon. Haner 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 


Washington...Winter Storm Warning Cascades. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory all waters except Puget Sound sound. 
Small Craft Advisory for rough Grays Harbor bar conditions. 


&& 


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