Weather with Cliff Mass http://www.kplu.org en On Tap: Cooler, Cloudier Weekend With Chance Of Showers http://www.kplu.org/post/tap-cooler-cloudier-weekend-chance-showers <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159270852&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>If you love sunshine, Friday’s the day to get out and enjoy it.</p><p>The cooling trend we’ve been experiencing will continue this weekend and even bring some rain with it, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:02:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17802 at http://www.kplu.org On Tap: Cooler, Cloudier Weekend With Chance Of Showers Hot, Hot Weather Almost Everywhere This Weekend, Bad News For Wildfires http://www.kplu.org/post/hot-hot-weather-almost-everywhere-weekend-bad-news-wildfires <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158271113&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Make sure you’ve refilled the ice trays. KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says it’s going to get hot in the days ahead.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:15:53 +0000 Ed Ronco 17699 at http://www.kplu.org Hot, Hot Weather Almost Everywhere This Weekend, Bad News For Wildfires A Lovely Fourth Of July Weekend On Tap With Chance Of Clouds Saturday http://www.kplu.org/post/lovely-fourth-july-weekend-tap-chance-clouds-saturday <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157302144&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Sunny skies on the Fourth of July are not something to take for granted in Seattle. But revelers can count their blessings this year, as the clouds are expected to burn off and give way to a decent day for picnics and fireworks displays, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p>“Much better than some other&nbsp;Fourth of Julys,” Mass said.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:16:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17583 at http://www.kplu.org A Lovely Fourth Of July Weekend On Tap With Chance Of Clouds Saturday A Dose Of June Gloom This Weekend, But Sunnier Outlook For The Fourth Of July http://www.kplu.org/post/dose-june-gloom-weekend-sunnier-outlook-fourth-july <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156299091&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Keep your rain gear handy if you’re headed outside this weekend. KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says we’re starting to pay for the drier-than-usual June we’ve had this year.</p><p>But Mass says sunny days are around the corner; things will improve by the Fourth of July weekend.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17443 at http://www.kplu.org A Dose Of June Gloom This Weekend, But Sunnier Outlook For The Fourth Of July Good News, Nude Cyclists: Summer Weather Arriving Just In Time for Solstice http://www.kplu.org/post/good-news-nude-cyclists-summer-weather-arriving-just-time-solstice <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155252259&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The nude cyclists at Seattle’s Fremont parade can look forward to comfortable summer temperatures on Saturday afternoon. And it might even be a bit too hot for runners at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, says&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p>A weak front has passed through, says Mass, and the clouds and sprinkles are expected to subside in time for the summer solstice Saturday.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:01:33 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17289 at http://www.kplu.org Good News, Nude Cyclists: Summer Weather Arriving Just In Time for Solstice Mass: Go East For A Dry, Sunny Father’s Day http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-go-east-dry-sunny-father-s-day <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154214052&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Friday will bear the worst of the weekend weather, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, but don’t expect sunshine on Father’s Day.</p><p>The rain returned on Friday with a “fairly good drenching” —&nbsp;“the first substantial rain” in nearly two weeks —&nbsp;and the clouds are expected to stick around for most of the weekend, Mass said.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:05:12 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17136 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Go East For A Dry, Sunny Father’s Day Mass: Sun-Filled Weekend Will Offer Short Reprieve From Infamous June Gloom http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-sun-filled-weekend-will-offer-short-reprieve-infamous-june-gloom <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153135711&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It appears the infamous June Gloom will spare us —&nbsp;at least for now.</span></p><p>“Normally this month, we have June Gloom: cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s. But this year, it’s been unusually nice, [with] temperatures above normal and extraordinary amounts of sun,” Mass said.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:22:30 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17011 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Sun-Filled Weekend Will Offer Short Reprieve From Infamous June Gloom Weekend Curse Has Lifted: Sunny Skies And Summer-like Temps Ahead http://www.kplu.org/post/weekend-curse-has-lifted-sunny-skies-and-summer-temps-ahead <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152025089&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>It’s time to get out the sunscreen and summer clothes.</p><p>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass says we have a beautiful weekend ahead of us.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:09:07 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16878 at http://www.kplu.org Weekend Curse Has Lifted: Sunny Skies And Summer-like Temps Ahead Cliff Mass: It's A Holiday Crapshoot, But Consider Moving Your BBQ To Saturday http://www.kplu.org/post/cliff-mass-its-holiday-crapshoot-consider-moving-your-bbq-saturday <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150930158&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Well, it's complicated.</p><p>The forecast for our long holiday weekend starts wet, then dries out, then gets downright motley as we move into prime barbecue territory.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:28:08 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16801 at http://www.kplu.org Cliff Mass: It's A Holiday Crapshoot, But Consider Moving Your BBQ To Saturday Cliff Mass: Gloom Looms As Sunshine Takes The Weekend Off http://www.kplu.org/post/cliff-mass-gloom-looms-sunshine-takes-weekend <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149850960&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The weekend curse is back, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p>After a week of unseasonably warm and dry weather, reaching up into the 80s more than once, temperatures are set to drop about 10 degrees on Friday, and step down another 10 or so over the weekend.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:18:36 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16613 at http://www.kplu.org Cliff Mass: Gloom Looms As Sunshine Takes The Weekend Off Weekend Forecast: Still Some Rain Ahead, But Mother’s Day Will Be Lovely http://www.kplu.org/post/weekend-forecast-still-some-rain-ahead-mother-s-day-will-be-lovely <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148714855&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>“First things first,” said&nbsp;KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. “For Mother’s Day, it looks good.”</p><p>Mass predicts sunny skies and temperatures of at least 70 “and maybe even into the low 70s” for Sunday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But before then, there’s some rain to get through.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:37:34 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16467 at http://www.kplu.org Weekend Forecast: Still Some Rain Ahead, But Mother’s Day Will Be Lovely Heat Wave Is Over, Another Rainy Weekend In Store http://www.kplu.org/post/heat-wave-over-another-rainy-weekend-store <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147584047&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>It seems the curse of the wet weekend is upon us again.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's</span>&nbsp;unseasonably hot transition from April to May is giving way to much cooler temps and heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:40:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16374 at http://www.kplu.org Heat Wave Is Over, Another Rainy Weekend In Store More April Showers This Weekend, But Saturday Will Bring Sunbreaks http://www.kplu.org/post/more-april-showers-weekend-saturday-will-bring-sunbreaks <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146454986&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t put your parkas away just yet.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It’s classic April weather this weekend with lots of showers but plenty of sunbreaks, too, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.&nbsp;</p><p>Saturday, in particular, is going to be nice, says Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:15:55 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16274 at http://www.kplu.org More April Showers This Weekend, But Saturday Will Bring Sunbreaks 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