Weather With Cliff Mass show

Weather With Cliff Mass

Summary: University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass has joined KNKX’s roster of commentators. "Weather with Cliff Mass", our five-minute feature hosted by KNKX's environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp, airs every Friday at 9 a.m. following "BirdNote", and repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered.


 June Gloom Is Gone: Expect Temps Around 90 In The Puget Sound Region; Coastal Heat Too | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 406

If you like heat, this is the weekend for you in the Pacific Northwest. Just in time for the official start of summer, temperatures are about to zoom all the way up to near 90 degrees. “And I think some people will see record temperatures this weekend,” said KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who was quick to clarify that these would only be for a single day in question, which are "not such a big deal. “ He says the perfect weather people will see Friday won’t really last. It’s cool, clear and

 Typical NW ‘Juneuary’: Partly Cloudy, With A Warm And Wet Father’s Day Morning Ahead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 398

Do you know the term "Juneuary"? That’s what many people living in the Pacific Northwest call this time of year because of a combination of factors that make the month of June less than spring-like. There’s the typical low cloud cover, shared with the rest of the coast all the way into Northern California and often referred to as "June Gloom." And then there are periods of heavy rain that sometimes hit unexpectedly. That’s what happened on Thursday, when an atmospheric river hit the coast. ( You

 Typical ‘Juneuary’ Weather In The Northwest: Mixed Bag Of Sunny And Cloudy In Forecast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 362

Keep those layers handy and also a rain poncho or parka if you’re doing anything outdoors this weekend. It’s typical June weather in the Northwest, which had a nice stretch of beautiful weather lately, but has now entered a period of mixed weather that some people like to call "Juneuary." The temperatures have dropped and there are lots of clouds around. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says this is typical for the time of year we’re in. Friday: Mixed And Cool There was an area of convection off

 Pleasant June Weekend Ahead With Lots Of Clouds And Sunbreaks; 70s Next Week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 394

Keep those layers and light parkas handy. The weather this weekend in the Pacific Northwest offers a normal mix of cloudy skies, drizzle and temperatures ranging from early morning lows in the 50s to highs as warm as mid 70s next week. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says there was a weak cold front coming in off the coast, cooling things down early Friday.

 Mass: Memorial Day Weekend Will Be Warm, Dry And 'Perfect' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 356

Get out your sunscreen, shades and maybe power up a grill or three. The weather for Memorial Day weekend in Western Washington will be extremely pleasant for most people. “Warm again, temperatures getting up into the 80s before the weekend is over,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

 Mass: Get Ready For Temps In The 80s Before ‘June Gloom’ Sets In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 431

Get ready for temps in the 80s next week. That’s what KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says people in the Pacific Northwest can look forward to on Tuesday. First, we have to get though more of the lovely cloudy weather that has been decorating the views in Cascadia.

 Rain Returning And 'Mixed Bag' For Mother’s Day Forecast In the Northwest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 386

Any sunshine seen early Friday was probably just a tantalizing taste of what won’t be the pattern for at least a week here in the Pacific Northwest, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass. “We have a series of showers that are coming through [Friday morning],” said Mass who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

 Amazing Lightning In Seattle Powered By Extraordinary Moisture From Hawaii | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 342

The lightning storm that hit the Seattle area Thursday afternoon and evening is over now, but it’s one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. The thunderclaps and light show electrified the skies and brought intense wind to the area. About 14,000 people were without power Friday morning. But that wasn’t the amazing part to KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass.

 Improving Weather Trend After Record-Breaking Rain, With Just A Bit More Wet This Weekend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 356

The extraordinarily wet weather pattern we have seen so far this year is about to get a bit better. But first, people in the greater Seattle area have to get through one more rain event. That’s according to KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. “This has been the wettest winter season in Seattle history and that’s going back to 1895,” said Mass. That’s in terms of measuring the so-called “water year,” which is defined as the total

 Why Spring Is Rainbow Season Here In Cascadia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 319

If you’ve been feeling like you can’t stand the rain lately, get outside on Friday. Rain is coming in on Saturday afternoon and it only gets wetter from there. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass is expecting “the mother of all atmospheric rivers” to hit southern Washington and Oregon pretty hard early next week.

 Cliff Mass: Easter Sunday Should Be ‘Perfect,’ Perhaps The Warmest Day Of The Year So Far | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 330

If the cold, rainy weather has been getting you down, you’re not alone. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says this weekend, Seattle-area people will get a respite from all that. “It’s going to be perfect for Easter egg hunting. It will be perfect for anything on Sunday; Sunday’s going to be absolutely wonderful,” Mass said. But he says people here will first have to get through a couple days of transition. On Friday, cold and unstable air was over the region again, said Mass, who is a professor of

 'Unusually Strong' April Storm Kicking Off Mostly Benign Weekend, Says Meteorologist Cliff Mass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 370

An unusually strong April storm is headed for the Pacific Northwest. A high wind advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, with gusts of up to 60 mph expected in places, especially on the coast. “This is probably the strongest April storm in the last half-century. So it’s that unusual,“ Mass said Friday morning as the storm was approaching. “Right now, the satellite pictures — and even the radar — is showing that the storm is just maybe 100 miles west of Astoria, Oregon. So it’s

 A Day Of Sunshine In Northwest Washington After A Tiny Tornado In Snohomish County | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 319

A tiny twister appeared in the town of Monroe this week — nothing major, but enough to grab people’s attention. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says it’s not unheard of around here. Property damage to a few RVs was the extent of the unfortunate event. “We do get tornadoes around here occasionally, but it’s pretty infrequent,” Mass said. The National Weather Service confirmed the twister as an " EF0 ," the weakest type. It had a speed of about 75 mph. Meteorologists at the Seattle-Tacoma offices

 Why This Weekend Should Be A Good One For Gardening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 318

KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass is planning to get out into the garden this weekend. He says there should be enough sunshine, intermittently on Saturday, and also Sunday morning. And he says it will be warm enough for sure. So if you’re outside, be prepared for wet, but don’t worry about getting too cold. The spring equinox has passed and that means the days are getting longer and the sun is stronger. So temperatures will be mild. “We’ve had temperatures above 50 degrees now for over a week,”

 A Warmer Weekend Ahead, But Don't Forget Your Rain Gear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 347

After a very windy morning that took out power for about 4,000 people around the Puget Sound region, the strong wind is now moving into British Columbia. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says most of the blowing is done in Washington, yielding to a showery Friday with much warmer temperatures.


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