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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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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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More Snow, Cold And Rain As Western Wash. Continues To Log Record Low Temps

2/23/2018
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Don’t put away your hat and gloves. It’s going to stay cold for the next week or so and there will be snow on Friday. That much is certain, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass. The rest of the weekend forecast is tricky.

Duration:00:05:36

Below Freezing Temperatures Could Mean Snow Showers In Parts Of Western Washington This Weekend

2/9/2018
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Bundle up and get ready for possible lowland snow in places. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says cool air moving in to western Washington will push temperatures below freezing in many lowland areas this weekend, with a chance of snow most likely on Sunday.

Duration:00:05:03

Heavy Rain, Flooding This Weekend As Unusual Atmospheric River Hits Western Wash.

2/2/2018
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Unusually heavy rain and flooding are in the weekend forecast, with the worst hitting Sunday as an atypical atmospheric river sets up from due west and aims its warm plume at western Washington. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says that phenomenon means the rain total by the end of this weekend could be 5-10 inches over the lower slopes of the central Cascade Mountains.

Duration:00:06:10

Wet And Windy This Weekend As Pacific Cyclone Approaches The Northwest

1/26/2018
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Batten down the hatches and keep your rain gear handy. A Pacific cyclone is headed toward Vancouver Island, British Columbia. While the highest winds will likely hit north of the Canadian border, KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says people in western Washington will notice it too, especially toward the coast.

Duration:00:06:17

Stormy Northwest Weather Filling Our Reservoirs, Adding To Mountain Snowpack

1/19/2018
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This week, an extraordinary offshore storm produced waves in the Northwest that were 30 feet tall and higher in some places places. One even swept a man out to sea near Lincoln City, Oregon, on Thursday. But KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says that event is over, and we can expect more run-of-the-mill winter weather in the days to come.

Duration:00:05:17

Fresh Snow In The Mountains And A Dry Weekend Ahead, Good For Getting Outside

1/12/2018
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It’s been a wet and blustery week in Western Washington. That’s typical weather for this time of year in the Pacific Northwest, but KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says this weekend will be fairly dry. With lots of fresh snow in the mountains, conditions are good for winter sports enthusiasts, especially on Sunday.

Duration:00:05:30

“Unusually Sunny Midwinter” Yielding To More Typical Clouds And Rain

1/5/2018
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Rain and cloudy skies have returned to much of the Puget Sound region. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says Western Washington can expect more of this showery, gray weather over the next few days. But that’s in contrast to what has actually been a much sunnier winter than usual in the northwest.

Duration:00:05:27

Winter’s Temperature Inversions Often Cause Stagnant Air, Fog And Black Ice

12/29/2017
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If you’ve ever hiked to the top of a mountain and found yourself shedding layers of clothing because of increasing warmth, you’ve experienced a temperature inversion. They’re strongest in winter and can come with some unpleasant side effects, such as the freezing fog and declining air quality the greater Puget Sound region recently experienced in mid-December. Temperatures in the lowlands were near freezing at the time, but hit 55 degrees at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics.

Duration:00:05:31

Light Rain This Weekend And Warmer Temps As Mega-Ridge Of High Pressure Retreats

12/15/2017
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Precipitation and warmer temperatures have returned to the northwest. Light rain was falling all around the region Friday morning as fresher air moved in after a week in which a substantial ridge of high pressure had dominated and trapped in smoke all the way from the California wildfires. Also gone were the freezing fog and black ice. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says this mild pattern will continue this weekend and into mid-week.

Duration:00:06:04

Persistent High Pressure Will Bring Another Week Of Sun, Morning Fog and Ice

12/8/2017
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A strong ridge of high pressure has brought a string of sunny days to the Puget Sound, as well as patches of morning fog that is often accompanied by black ice. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says he expects that pattern to stick around for quite a while.

Duration:00:05:20

Another Rainy Weekend Ahead, But Then A 'Godzilla Ridge' To Bring Major Dry Spell

12/1/2017
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Hang in there if the dreary weather in western Washington has been getting you down. It will be wet and cool again this weekend. But then a system of high pressure sets up and KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass expects a major shift in the weather for a least a week.

Duration:00:06:00

Darkest Days Occur Around Thanksgiving In The Northwest

11/24/2017
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Have the wet weather and dark days got you down? You’re not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is extremely common in the Pacific Northwest. Recent rains and abundant cloudy skies seem to have exacerbated some people’s experience of the lack of light this time of year, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass.

Duration:00:04:14

It'll Be Warm And Wet For Thanksgiving

11/22/2017
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We will be seeing a lot of rain into Thursday with the expectation of flooding in certain parts of Western Washington. And the tropical air that has moved into the region brought a record breaking high temperature for Tuesday night as well.

Duration:00:05:42

Loads Of Snow To Enjoy In The Mountains And Rain Off And On In The Lowlands

11/17/2017
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Another weekend dominated by mostly showery weather lies ahead, with the driest conditions on Saturday. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says that would be a great day to head for the passes and enjoy some wintery fun. Stormy weather earlier this week dumped several feet of snow in the Cascades, allowing all the big ski areas to open. “The depth of the snow is like 400 or 500 percent of normal,” Mass said. “Crystal Mountain, Baker, Stevens, they’re all open now – and with enough snow to have...

Duration:00:05:40

Northwest Normal: Increasing Rain, November Storm And Snow For Skiiers

11/10/2017
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Keep your rain gear handy. A mostly sunny start to the weekend on Friday provided a brief respite from the cold, wet and dark skies that are typical for mid-November in the Northwest, but KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says don’t be fooled.

Duration:00:05:46

Season’s First Dusting Of Snow Around Puget Sound Could Repeat This Weekend

11/3/2017
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Wet snow was on the ground Friday morning in many places around Puget Sound, as cold air surged in from British Columbia. “Particularly if you were away from the water or at 500 feet or above,” said KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass.

Duration:00:05:10

Morning Fog, But No Rain And Lots Of Sunshine Through Halloween

10/27/2017
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“Perfect fall weather,” is in store through the end of the month in the greater Puget Sound region, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass. Halloween should offer ideal conditions for trick or treaters. Expect dry skies and warmer than normal temperatures, with some low clouds and morning fog this weekend. After that, a dramatic shift is in store, so enjoy it while you can.

Duration:00:05:41

Get Ready For More Rain As Huge Atmospheric River Is Set To Hit Puget Sound Region, Again

10/20/2017
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Stormy weather that took out power for tens of thousands of residents in the Pacific Northwest this week made national headlines as The W ashington Post commented on the fascinating “river in the sky” that has been dumping rain on the region.

Duration:00:06:02

Sunshine Will Break Through Northwest Clouds For At Least One Day This Weekend

10/13/2017
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If the cool and cloudy weather that’s been dominating in the Puget Sound region this week has got you down, hang in there. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says the weekend forecast is “improving” and there will be a fair amount of sun poking through, especially on Sunday.

Duration:00:06:13

Morning Temps Dropping As Showery Fall Weather Takes Hold In Western Washington

10/6/2017
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An abundance of crisp blue skies have ushered in a relatively dry start to fall this year in the Pacific Northwest, providing a stunning backdrop as the leaves begin to turn. Some sunnier afternoons allowed folks to keep wearing their shorts and sandals. But KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says there are some sure signs of autumn.

Duration:00:05:52

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