Weather forecasting http://www.kplu.org en 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 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 No Rain in the Forecast This Week, but More Fog, Afternoon Sun http://www.kplu.org/post/no-rain-forecast-week-more-fog-afternoon-sun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The very dense fog hanging around the region this morning bodes well for a long sunny day ahead, and the week will continue with that pattern, says </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>“As I mentioned before, that’s a tremendously good sign,” said Mass, who teaches Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He says <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/why-fall-brings-dense-fog-and-why-s-good-thing" target="_blank">the densest fog usually means the sunniest afternoons.</a></p><p>“The clouds, the cold air, that low foggy layer is actually very shallow today and I expect it to burn out much quicker than it has in the past,” he said, predicting that it should be completely sunny outside by 11 this morning, with temperatures going up to around 60.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:58:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10539 at http://www.kplu.org No Rain in the Forecast This Week, but More Fog, Afternoon Sun Sunshine! Then some rain, and then ... more changes http://www.kplu.org/post/sunshine-then-some-rain-and-then-more-changes <p>Just one day of glory is all we get, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. The clouds roll in tonight, at least around most of western Washington, followed by periods of rain tomorrow.</p><p>The sun will still be shining over Portland on Saturday, and east of the Cascades, says Mass, a UW professor of Atmospheric Sciences.</p><p>The changes are all typical of June, he says, and by the middle of next week, we&#39;ll likely flip back to a few days of sunshine.</p><p>This week&#39;s interview also covers how to &quot;read&quot; the clouds and tell if rain is on the way.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:57:43 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5292 at http://www.kplu.org Sunshine! Then some rain, and then ... more changes Rain, rain and more in the forecast - but, embrace the weather and you'll be fine http://www.kplu.org/post/rain-rain-and-more-forecast-embrace-weather-and-youll-be-fine <p>&quot;It was like Palm Springs around much of the Northwest&quot; recently, says KPLU&#39;s weather man, Cliff Mass. But that will be shifting soon.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Unfortunately, we&#39;re about to make a major shift into a much rainier pattern - a much more normal pattern.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:15:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3539 at http://www.kplu.org Rain, rain and more in the forecast - but, embrace the weather and you'll be fine Rain, rain going away ... but what a wet week! http://www.kplu.org/post/rain-rain-going-away-what-wet-week <p>It may be drying out this weekend and into next week ... but this past week brought some serious rain.</p><p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:30:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 3266 at http://www.kplu.org Rain, rain going away ... but what a wet week! Cliff Mass is out to popularize the science of weather forecasting http://www.kplu.org/post/cliff-mass-out-popularize-science-weather-forecasting <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="277" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/35Ma28ZcwhU" width="440"></iframe></p><p>Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington and KPLU&rsquo;s new weather commentator, says it was <a href="http://www.carlsagan.com/">Carl Sagan</a> who first inspired him to get out into the public to popularize the science behind weather forecasting.</p><p>&ldquo;I was an undergraduate at Cornell and in those days he was really into popularizing science. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qho15vV3Lz8">He was on the Tonight Show</a>, and he was writing very popular books and a lot of that rubbed off,&rdquo; Mass told KPLU.</p><p>Check out the video above for our complete interview with Cliff Mass.</p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:46:38 +0000 KPLU 2495 at http://www.kplu.org