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Tacoma, WA

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 5:17AMSunset 9:10PM Friday July 3, 2020 8:13 PM PDT (03:13 UTC) Moonrise 7:08PMMoonset 2:51AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ135 Puget Sound And Hood Canal- 249 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 3 2020
Tonight..NW wind to 10 kt becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sat..Light wind becoming nw to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..NW wind to 10 kt becoming ne after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..Light wind becoming sw to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sun night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..S wind to 10 kt becoming sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..S wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue..Light wind becoming W to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..Light wind becoming nw to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 249 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 3 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A weak weather system is moving through western washington today but pressure gradients will remain light. Onshore flow will likely increase Sunday or early next week but no significant weather systems are expected.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tacoma, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 040254 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 754 PM PDT Fri Jul 3 2020

UPDATE. No major forecast changes have been made as everything appears to be on track. An updated aviation and marine discussion can be found below.

SYNOPSIS. Upper level trough over the area through tonight will shift east Saturday. Another upper level trough will move over western Washington Monday. Cool unsettled weather will continue through the middle of the week.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. Shower activity continues to hug the northwest corner of the state this afternoon as an upper trough slowly shifts inland over southern British Columbia. Temperatures remain on the cool side across the region under abundant cloud cover and onshore flow. The upper trough will shift into the Canadian Rockies by Saturday afternoon with heights gradually rising over Western Washington. Cloud cover will hang on across most of the area through Saturday morning before breaking up over the interior by mid afternoon. Coastal areas, however, may stay on the grey side through much of the day. With some afternoon sun, high temperatures will recover somewhat but remain a little below normal . mid 60s to lower 70s. The flow aloft becomes more or less zonal on Sunday with little change in heights. Stratus coverage will likely be less extensive on Sunday morning leading to an earlier breakout and afternoon temperatures edging upward a notch or two. Any flirtations with summer will prove to be brief as the next in a series of upper trough digs southward along the B.C. coast on Monday. Most shower activity will likely be over higher terrain Monday afternoon, but cloud cover will increase and temperatures will be knocked down accordingly by a few degrees.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Deterministic runs of the ECMWF and GFS begin to disagree on the details with respect to the progression with individual upper troughs early next week. But model ensembles from both agree that a mean upper trough position will remain over the Pacific Northwest through the week thus ensuring that any appearance of something that resembles summer will be fleeting at best. 27

AVIATION. Widespread light shower activity continuing across the northwestern portion of the state this afternoon and will diminish overnight. Current CIGS will largely remain in place through the day tomorrow, with brief sunbreaks possible through the afternoon and evening. Conditions will dry out somewhat for Saturday and Sunday allowing for morning CIGS to burn off by the afternoon hours. Onshore winds of 5 to 15 kt at TAF sites today, decreasing to under 10 kt tonight through Saturday. Flow aloft will transition from SW today to NW during the day Saturday.

KSEA . SCT-BKN CIGS of 3- 4kft will also persist this evening before falling to around 2-4kft overnight. Winds turning northwesterly from 3-5 knots tonight between 06-08Z. Westerly to southwesterly flow returning by midmorning Saturday. Drier conditions expected Saturday, with lower cloud decks burning off in the afternoon.

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MARINE. Mainly light and variable winds under 10 kt today through Saturday with a few areas seeing onshore winds in the 5-15 kt range. Onshore flow is likely to increase by Sunday afternoon, with Small Craft Advisory level winds possible in the Strait Sunday through early next week. Light showers and mostly cloudy conditions expected each morning, with sun breaking through Saturday and Sunday afternoons. -Wolcott-

HYDROLOGY. The daily hydrology discussion has ended until the start of the next rainy season; it will only be updated as needed until then.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 1 mi73 min NW 1.9 G 2.9
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 1 mi73 min 65°F 53°F1020.4 hPa (-0.3)
46121 16 mi49 min Calm 62°F 1019.8 hPa50°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 27 mi73 min ENE 4.1 G 5.1 57°F 1020.2 hPa (+0.0)55°F
46120 34 mi50 min N 3.9 57°F 1018.8 hPa53°F
46125 45 mi45 min 55°F 1019.4 hPa52°F

Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA8 mi75 minW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F49°F60%1020.3 hPa
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA8 mi80 minSW 510.00 miOvercast62°F48°F62%1019.9 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA13 mi80 minSSW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F50°F60%1020.7 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA14 mi78 minN 0 miFair64°F53°F68%1020.3 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA15 mi75 minSW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F57°F79%1020 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA19 mi80 minWSW 510.00 miPartly Cloudy65°F48°F56%1019.8 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA19 mi80 minWSW 510.00 mi65°F48°F56%1020.2 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA23 mi77 minWSW 710.00 miA Few Clouds63°F51°F65%1020.4 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KTIW

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Washington
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Tacoma
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Fri -- 03:00 AM PDT     11.92 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:51 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:27 AM PDT     -2.57 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:58 PM PDT     11.88 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:08 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:08 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:51 PM PDT     7.24 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Discovery Island, 3.3 miles NE of, Washington Current
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Discovery Island
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Fri -- 12:15 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:05 AM PDT     0.74 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:52 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 03:55 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 08:23 AM PDT     -2.41 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 12:29 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:28 PM PDT     2.45 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:57 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:08 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:45 PM PDT     -1.16 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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