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3:25 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Rain, Rain And More Rain: Record-Breaking March For Parts Of W. Wash.

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Elaine Thompson AP Photo

This weekend's rain caused parts of western Washington to see the wettest March on record as was predicted by KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass

"My lawn has turned into a carpet of moss and my deck is now green," Mass said on Sunday.

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10:09 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Rain This Weekend Could Make March Our Wettest On Record In W. Wash.

Wet weather in western Washington is expected to get wetter over the weekend.
Photo by Neil Banas Flickr via Compfight

Friday's steady rain is contributing to what may become a record-breaking March for total rainfall in many places in the Northwest.

KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says a wet front is coming through western Washington.

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11:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Warm Spring Days To Come, But Not In Time For The Weekend

Jonathan Cooper

Spring has officially arrived, but warmer temperatures have not. Those warmer days lie ahead, but first we’ll have to get through a cool and wet weekend, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

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10:51 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Here Comes the Rain Again This Weekend — But We'll Have Sun Breaks, Too

This March 12, 2014 photo shows "a tantalizing taste of Spring sunsets arrives in Seattle," says photographer Tim Durkan.
Tim Durkan

 

Just when you thought spring had arrived in the Pacific Northwest, winds and wet weather are sweeping in.

We're in for another wet weekend, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass — but not without sun breaks.

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10:49 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mass: Rain Returns This Weekend, But Next Week Will Bring Signs Of Spring

Expect to see wet cherry blossoms in western Washington this weekend.
Jaymar Turner photo Compfight/Flickr

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 KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

Still, there is good news: come next week, we’ll start transitioning into spring.

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10:39 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mass: Spring-like Friday To Give Way To Cold, Gusty And Possibly Snowy Weekend

A sure sign of spring approaching: flowers are starting to bloom.
Martha Kang KPLU

Soak in Friday’s sun and spring-like temperatures while you can, because they won’t stick around this weekend, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

Mass says snow is once again in the forecast for parts of western Washington.

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10:07 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Mass: Chances Of Snow This Weekend, But Don't Bet The House On It

Don't bet your cat on it, either.
Shannon Kringen Flickr via Compfight

The weekend forecast includes chances of snow, but nothing's for certain, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

"This is a hard one," said Mass. “There’s a lot of uncertainty here. I’ll tell you that right in the beginning.”

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10:35 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Hold On Tight To Your Valentine: Wet, Windy Weekend Ahead

This photo shows Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, Wash. on Feb. 8, 2014.
Jim Stiles

We’re getting the “weather we need,” so get ready for a wet and windy weekend, says KPLU expert Cliff Mass.

“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.”

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10:37 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Mass: Cold Snap To Stay Through The Weekend, Snow In Seattle Unlikely

A visitor photographs frozen fountains caked with ice at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Just how much longer will this cold snap last?

“Only through the end of the weekend,” said KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

And the Seattle area likely won’t see snow before it’s over.

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8:26 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Mass: Chance Of A Snowy Weekend, But No Serious Snowfall Until Then

National Weather Service

Olympia and points south could see a dusting of snow on Thursday night, but not enough to accumulate, says the National Weather Service.

The region might see more snow on Saturday, but exactly where and how much remain unclear, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

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9:59 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Mass: Mostly Dry Weekend Here, And 'Seahawks Will Feel Perfectly Comfortable'

"Cloudy with a chance of seasonal affective disorder"
Aaron Brethorst

“You can do anything you want over this weekend,” said KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. “No storms, no nothing. And in fact, there will be some sun.”

Things will dry out late Friday, and temperatures will reach the mid-40s in the lowlands, said Mass. Saturday will add partial sunshine.

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.

“Then things get more interesting,” he said.

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10:13 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Mass: Soak Up The Sun This Weekend Before Ridge Begins To Shift

Tim Durkan

Start planning your weekend. The forecast looks sunny, dry and warm, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“Temperatures in the lowlands will reach lower 50s in some places. And some spots along the coast might even see lower 60s,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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11:26 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Mass: Ready For Spring? 'You Just Have To Go Up Or Go To The Coast'

Aaron Brethorst

Ready for spring? Head to the coast or the top of a mountain, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

The reason: “The diabolical ridge is over us right now,” says Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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11:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Mass: Heavy Rain, Strong Winds And Snow In The Mountains This Weekend

Tim Durkan

This weekend will bring heavy rain, strong winds and snow in the mountains, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“You can expect everything this weekend,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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7:01 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Mass: 2013 Was 'Kind Of A Boring Year,' But With 'Some Interesting Details'

Tim Durkan

The year 2013 was “kind of a boring year,” says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. “Nothing really extraordinary.”

We saw average temperatures, no extreme storms and not much snow — much less excitement than Mass had hoped for. Even the few tornados we saw were not unusual, he says.

Still, Mass admits, “we had some interesting details.”

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