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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

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

Summer Has Arrived In The Pacific Northwest With Cooler June Temps

6/22/2018
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Cooler weather has settled in all around the Puget Sound region after a rapid drop in temperatures that started Wednesday night. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says there will be a bit more sun peeking through the clouds in the days ahead. But overall, summer is starting with a mellower feel than the recent heat wave that pushed temps into the mid- and upper-80s.

Duration:00:05:14

Big Pacific Northwest Warmup Coming Just In Time For Father's Day, Solstice Celebrations

6/15/2018
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Last week brought heavy rain showers with cooler temps and even some snow to the mountains in places. But that’s changing as high pressure builds over the region, allowing a big warmup just in time for summer solstice celebrations this weekend and Father’s Day on Sunday.

Duration:00:06:30

Rain Returning To Parched Pacific Northwest After Very Dry May

6/8/2018
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This May, people living in the Puget Sound region experienced a lot of warmth and a month so dry, it matched the record for the driest May on record. The dry spell actually began in mid-April, so it lasted about 6 weeks. That was changing Friday as clouds rolled in and skies began to darken. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says folks here had better keep their rain gear in reach.

Duration:00:05:58

Windy With A Bit Of June Gloom Before Warmth Returns To Western Wash. Next Week

6/1/2018
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Cooler temps, clouds and wind gusts ushered out the record warmth Seattle area residents experienced in May, which also tied a record for lack of rain. All that changed on Friday as marine air surged in and cooled things off.

Duration:00:06:29

Sunny Monday And Partly Cloudy Northwest Skies This Memorial Day Weekend

5/25/2018
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The mix of sun and clouds in the Memorial Day weekend forecast should not come as a surprise to people living in the greater Puget Sound region. Late May weather here often brings a tantalizing mix of sunny warmth with clouds that can quickly yield to cooler skies as drizzle or cool marine air pushes in. But the weekend forecast should be mostly drizzle-free, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass.

Duration:00:06:01

Mild Springtime Weather With Intense But Not Unusual Flooding In The Region

5/18/2018
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A rapid melt of mountain snowpack in eastern and central Washington is pushing some rivers to high levels not seen in decades. It’s not that unusual, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who expects the mild weather nearer to the coast to continue through this weekend.

Duration:00:05:53

A Sunny Weekend, Zooming To 80 Degrees, But Don’t Call It Global Warming

5/11/2018
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People in the Pacific Northwest have been experiencing a bit of a roller coaster ride weather-wise lately, with temperatures spiking up and down in a manner that KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says is quite typical for late May. The ride will go uphill this weekend to a predicted high of about 80 degrees on Sunday, just in time for Mother’s Day. “The weekend is going to be wonderful,” Mass says. The clouds will dissipate later in the afternoon Friday, he says, as temperatures climb to the...

Duration:00:06:31