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KNKX: Weather with Cliff Mass

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Weather with Cliff Mass is hosted by KNKX's environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp featuring University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass. Stay up-to-date with the latest weather and more with KNKX!

Weather with Cliff Mass is hosted by KNKX's environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp featuring University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass. Stay up-to-date with the latest weather and more with KNKX!
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Tacoma, WA

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Weather with Cliff Mass is hosted by KNKX's environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp featuring University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass. Stay up-to-date with the latest weather and more with KNKX!

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12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

Bask In The Sunshine While You Can: Cool, Wet Weather Returns Soon

11/9/2018
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It’s that time of year when seasoned Northwesterners soak up as much sunshine as they can when they can — because the end is near. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says the last two weeks of November predictably bring the worst weather of the year. But this weekend, he says there will be quite a bit of sun. Mass expects many people will get out and enjoy it.

Duration:00:05:34

Western Washington Faces Wet Weekend After Unseasonable Warmth

11/2/2018
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People in the Pacific Northwest experienced wet but weirdly warm weather on Thursday as rain generated by an atmospheric river came through. These plumes of moisture are a classic feature of late fall and winter weather on the West Coast, and are also known around here as "The Pineapple Express" because they originate in the tropics near Hawaii. And they can bring in unseasonably warm temperatures. The region felt a classic example of it on Thursday, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who...

Duration:00:05:49

Return of Normal Northwest Autumn Rain With No Fog, Some Sun Breaks This Weekend

10/26/2018
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The rain is back. After a lengthy stretch of fog last week, storms are coming in and promising a mostly soggy week ahead, although the sun will break through on at least one day. That’s according to KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.

Duration:00:05:37

One Last Weekend Of Sun Before Wet And Blustery Weather Returns To Western Wash.

10/19/2018
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Sun lovers in the Puget Sound region have one more weekend to get their fill of the dry, clear skies and mild temperatures that have dominated the weather lately. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says enjoy the lovely October days while you can because the end is near.

Duration:00:05:02

Enjoy ‘Perfect Fall Weather’ For The Next Week If You Live In Western Washington

10/12/2018
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A big ridge of high pressure is setting up that will lock in increasingly sunny and warm days in the week ahead all around Western Washington. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, says if you’re into watching storms or other exciting weather features, you’re not going to find them in the Evergreen state this week. No Rain, Sun Every Day “We have a boring forecast,” Mass says. “High pressure has built on us and it’ll build even more...

Duration:00:05:56

Northwest Winter Forecast Looking Mild With A Weak El Niño In The Cards

10/5/2018
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It happens every year. As the summer wanes and fall sets in, people start thinking about the coming winter and how much snow we’ll get, especially in the mountains. In the Pacific Northwest, that can mean dreams of snowy ski slopes or how much snow pack we’ll have to fill reservoirs and water dry streams when the spring melt comes.

Duration:00:04:39

Northwest’s Glorious Fall Blue Skies Continue Before Some Rain On Sunday

9/28/2018
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Fall got off to a glorious start in most of western Washington, with the first week offering consistently clear blue skies and mild temps in most places, most days. That pattern continued Friday morning, with the promise of more clear weather through Saturday.

Duration:00:06:06

Another Bout of Weekend Showers, Then Sunny And Clear As Fall Begins

9/21/2018
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Friday is officially the final day of summer, marked by the fall equinox. Showery weather is ushering in the transition in western Washington, though it’s expected to make way for some glorious conditions next week.

Duration:00:05:42

Showery Weekend Around Puget Sound, Dryer And A Bit Warmer Next Week

9/14/2018
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Heavy rain hit many parts of western Washington overnight and into Friday morning – a change welcomed by many, after what was reportedly the state’s third-driest and third-hottest summer of the century.

Duration:00:06:08

Clouds And Showers This Weekend Mark Summer’s End In Puget Sound Region

9/7/2018
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The good news is that air quality has improved dramatically, and we no longer have to worry about breathing in smoke from wildfires. The bad news is that the clouds and showers moving in with a rapid cooldown this weekend are just the beginning of what will likely be several months of cooler fall weather. “Summer is over,” said KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass.

Duration:00:06:08

Puget Sound Region Gets A Break From The Heat, Smoke

8/31/2018
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After weeks of air quality issues throughout from wildfire smoke and high temperatures nearing 90 degrees, changes are coming. We've been seeing smoke clearing out and cooler temperatures rolling in over the last week.

Duration:00:05:04

Clearer And Cooler In Puget Sound Region After Surge Of Marine Air, But Smoke's Not Over Yet

8/24/2018
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People in the Pacific Northwest are breathing easier, now that a big push of cool marine air has surged in from the coast, clearing local skies of smoke and ash from forest fires throughout the western states and Canada. After another week with some of the worst air quality ever experienced here, clouds and cooler temperatures come as a huge relief. But KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says it’s not completely over yet.

Duration:00:06:13

Back To Normal Puget Sound Temps, But Air Quality To Fluctuate As Marine Air Surges In

8/17/2018
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A cloudy start to Friday with slightly cooler temperatures signaled a return to more normal conditions in the Puget Sound region after a week in which air quality reached its worst levels ever for a 24-hour period, measured by the particulate matter in the air.

Duration:00:06:12

Cool, Rainy Saturday Will Clear Smoke From Puget Sound Sky, Sunshine Returns Sunday

8/10/2018
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Enjoy the warmth while you can. After a long string of warmer-than-usual, sunny skies in the greater Puget Sound area, cooler temps and rain are in the weekend forecast. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says Friday will be the last really warm day for a while.

Duration:00:05:21

Cooler Northwest Weather Has Arrived – And It’s Igniting Washington Wildfires

8/3/2018
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Cloudy skies, cool marine air and patches of drizzle greeted folks in the Puget Sound region Friday morning for a second day. The filtered light and soft cloud layer signaled a return to more typical weather after nearly three months of dry skies and above-normal temperatures. The days of temperatures in the 90s are done, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

Duration:00:05:19

Glorious Northwest Summer Continues With High Temps and Mostly Clear Skies

7/27/2018
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It’s been hot in the Pacific Northwest, with nearly two weeks of clear blue skies and temperatures near 90 degrees. There has been no rain in sight, just a glorious backdrop for mountain and water views, perfect weather for swimming or running through sprinklers. Expect more of that over the weekend and through Monday at least, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

Duration:00:06:35

WATCH: Why Cliff Mass Loves To Talk About Weather Science

7/20/2018
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A mild and cloudy Friday will give way to gradually warmer temps, with sunny skies by Sunday and hot weather in the 90s Monday and Tuesday. That’s all we’re telling you about the specifics of the forecast this week because we have something to celebrate. It’s been 5 years since I started hosting the show, so we thought it would be a good time to pull back the curtain on what we’re aiming for with the segment and why.

Duration:00:07:08

Lots of Sunshine, Blue Skies, Heat And Risk Of Northwest Wildfires In The Week Ahead

7/13/2018
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Where there’s heat, there is often fire. The fire risk on both sides of the Cascade Mountains is high in the week ahead, as temperatures will be zooming up as high as 90 degrees after a rather dry June.

Duration:00:06:17

Sustained Blue Skies Coming, After Northwest Summer Rain Clears Air Of Fireworks Residue

7/6/2018
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If the cloudy and sometimes dark skies of late have been hard on you, just hang on a bit. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says “an improving trend” is ahead. Residents of the Pacific Northwest should soon be enjoying a long stretch of sunny skies. They have even inspired music - like the 1969 TV tune about “the bluest skies you’ve ever seen” are in Seattle.

Duration:00:05:57

‘Juneuary’ Continues In The Puget Sound Region, But July 4th Should Be Dry

6/29/2018
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Cloudy skies and cooler-than-normal temperatures will dominate in the week ahead, a continuation of the weather pattern many refer to as “June gloom” for the gray or “Juneuary” when the cloud cover comes with cold air. It’s the kind of ‘blah’ weather that can disappoint people who expect blue skies in June. But the gray, at least, is pretty typical. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says it’s going to stick around for a while.

Duration:00:06:24