Weather with Cliff Mass http://www.kplu.org en Mass: April Showers In The Forecast, But Easter Sunday Will Be 'Pretty Good Day' http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-april-showers-forecast-easter-sunday-will-be-pretty-good-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re planning any outdoor fun this weekend, Sunday’s your best bet, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>The famous <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puget_Sound_Convergence_Zone" target="_blank">Puget Sound convergence zone</a> has been dumping rain in the greater Seattle area, with some places in the foothills of the cascades getting as much as 4 inches in the space of just six hours on Thursday afternoon. Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, says there will be a break from that today, but not for too long.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:40:33 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16133 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: April Showers In The Forecast, But Easter Sunday Will Be 'Pretty Good Day' Weekend Curse Broken: Saturday The Start Of 'Extraordinarily Nice Period,' Says Mass http://www.kplu.org/post/weekend-curse-broken-saturday-start-extraordinarily-nice-period-says-mass <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144221012&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Get out your shades and sunscreen: this weekend promises to be mild and very sunny, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p>“It’s gonna be quite good,” said Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:23:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15936 at http://www.kplu.org Weekend Curse Broken: Saturday The Start Of 'Extraordinarily Nice Period,' Says Mass Weekend Won't Be All Sunshine, But Monday Will Be Glorious http://www.kplu.org/post/weekend-wont-be-all-sunshine-monday-will-be-glorious <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143070203&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Got outdoor plans this weekend? You’ll want to make use of your Saturday morning, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:45:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15676 at http://www.kplu.org Weekend Won't Be All Sunshine, But Monday Will Be Glorious Rain, Rain And More Rain: Record-Breaking March For Parts Of W. Wash. http://www.kplu.org/post/rain-rain-and-more-rain-record-breaking-march-parts-w-wash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend's rain caused parts of western Washington to see the wettest March on record</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/rain-weekend-could-make-march-our-wettest-record-w-wash">&nbsp;as was predicted by&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">My lawn has turned into a carpet of moss and my deck is now green," Mass said on Sunday.</span></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:25:33 +0000 Martha Kang & The Associated Press 15480 at http://www.kplu.org Rain, Rain And More Rain: Record-Breaking March For Parts Of W. Wash. Rain This Weekend Could Make March Our Wettest On Record In W. Wash. http://www.kplu.org/post/rain-weekend-could-make-march-our-wettest-record-w-wash <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141888759&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Friday's steady rain is contributing to what may become a record-breaking March for total rainfall in many places in the Northwest.</p><p>KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says a wet front is coming through western Washington.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:09:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15429 at http://www.kplu.org Rain This Weekend Could Make March Our Wettest On Record In W. Wash. Warm Spring Days To Come, But Not In Time For The Weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/warm-spring-days-come-not-time-weekend <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140732690&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Spring has officially arrived, but warmer temperatures have not. Those w<span style="line-height: 1.5;">armer days lie ahead, but first we’ll have to get through a cool and wet weekend, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:44:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15137 at http://www.kplu.org Warm Spring Days To Come, But Not In Time For The Weekend Here Comes the Rain Again This Weekend — But We'll Have Sun Breaks, Too http://www.kplu.org/post/here-comes-rain-again-weekend-well-have-sun-breaks-too <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just when you thought spring had arrived in the Pacific Northwest, winds and wet weather are sweeping in.</span></p><p>We're in for another wet weekend, says KPLU&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass — but not without sun breaks.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:51:16 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14846 at http://www.kplu.org Here Comes the Rain Again This Weekend — But We'll Have Sun Breaks, Too Mass: Rain Returns This Weekend, But Next Week Will Bring Signs Of Spring http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-rain-returns-weekend-next-week-will-bring-signs-spring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a record-breaking week of strong rain, Friday will bring a bit of reprieve. But the rain will return this weekend, even in the mountains, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>Still, there is good news: come next week, we’ll start transitioning into spring.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:49:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14520 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Rain Returns This Weekend, But Next Week Will Bring Signs Of Spring Mass: Spring-like Friday To Give Way To Cold, Gusty And Possibly Snowy Weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-spring-friday-give-way-cold-gusty-and-possibly-snowy-weekend <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Soak in Friday’s sun and spring-like temperatures while you can, because they won’t stick around this weekend, says </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>Mass says snow is once again in the forecast for parts of western Washington.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:39:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14272 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Spring-like Friday To Give Way To Cold, Gusty And Possibly Snowy Weekend Mass: Chances Of Snow This Weekend, But Don't Bet The House On It http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-chances-snow-weekend-dont-bet-house-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The weekend forecast includes c</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hances</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of snow, but nothing's for certain</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This is a hard one," said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mass. “There’s a lot of uncertainty here. I’ll tell you that right in the beginning.”</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:07:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13912 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Chances Of Snow This Weekend, But Don't Bet The House On It Hold On Tight To Your Valentine: Wet, Windy Weekend Ahead http://www.kplu.org/post/hold-tight-your-valentine-wet-windy-weekend-ahead <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re getting the “weather we need,” so get ready for a wet and windy weekend, says </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>“Our water supply was well below normal,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. “Very rapidly, the snowpack is getting replenished in the mountains. The reservoirs are filling. And by the end of this week, I don’t think we’ll have to worry water for this summer or the coming fall.”</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:35:05 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13654 at http://www.kplu.org Hold On Tight To Your Valentine: Wet, Windy Weekend Ahead Mass: Cold Snap To Stay Through The Weekend, Snow In Seattle Unlikely http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-cold-snap-stay-through-weekend-snow-seattle-unlikely <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just how much longer will this cold snap last?</span></p><p>“Only through the end of the weekend,” said&nbsp;KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p>And the Seattle area likely won’t see snow before it’s over.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:37:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13347 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Cold Snap To Stay Through The Weekend, Snow In Seattle Unlikely Mass: Chance Of A Snowy Weekend, But No Serious Snowfall Until Then http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-chance-snowy-weekend-no-serious-snowfall-until-then <p>Olympia and points south could see a dusting of snow on Thursday night, but not enough to accumulate, says the National Weather Service.</p><p>The region might see more snow on Saturday, but exactly where and how much remain unclear, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:26:09 +0000 Martha Kang 13301 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Chance Of A Snowy Weekend, But No Serious Snowfall Until Then Mass: Mostly Dry Weekend Here, And 'Seahawks Will Feel Perfectly Comfortable' http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-mostly-dry-weekend-here-and-seahawks-will-feel-perfectly-comfortable <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“You can do anything you want over this weekend,” said </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass. “No storms, no nothing. And in fact, there will be some sun.”</span></p><p>Things will dry out late Friday, and temperatures will reach the mid-40s in the lowlands, said Mass. Saturday will add partial sunshine.</p><p>Come Super Bowl Sunday, there will be “no weather around here to be worry about,” said Mass. Things will be fairly dry for most of the day.</p><p>“Then things get more interesting,” he said.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:59:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13094 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Mostly Dry Weekend Here, And 'Seahawks Will Feel Perfectly Comfortable' Mass: Soak Up The Sun This Weekend Before Ridge Begins To Shift http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-soak-sun-weekend-ridge-begins-shift <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Start planning your weekend. The forecast looks sunny, dry and warm, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Temperatures in the lowlands will reach lower </span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in some places. And some spots along the coast might even see lower </span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</span></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:13:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12865 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Soak Up The Sun This Weekend Before Ridge Begins To Shift