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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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@KPLU

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English

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


Episodes

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 a...

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


Mini Heat Wave Ends, Western Washington Suddenly Transitions To Cool Fall

9/29/2017
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Seattle saw the mercury hit 86 degrees on Thursday, breaking another daily heat record as people all over the Puget Sound region donned their shorts and sandals and experienced one last taste of summer-like weather.

Duration: 00:05:43


Fall Begins After Driest And Warmest Summer Ever Recorded At Sea-Tac

9/22/2017
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Residents of the greater Puget Sound region have already been feeling the transition to fall with a shift down to lower temps and more clouds last week. But Friday marks the official end of summer, with the autumnal equinox on the calendar.

Duration: 00:05:30


Dry Spell Coming To An End As Rain And Cool Temperatures Return

9/15/2017
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Fall doesn't technically start until Sept. 21, but it's arriving early this year as a front moves into the region this weekend. KNKX weather expert Cliff mass says it'll bring cooler temperatures and rain. "We've had this run of dry weather that extended out for months. Temperatures have been above normal. We've even had smoke and ash," Mass said. "But everything's going to change this weekend." Temperatures will plummet on Sunday with highs only in the low 60s. It'll look about the same...

Duration: 00:05:41


Worst Of Smoke Is Over As Cooler Air Moves In To Western Washington

9/8/2017
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The eerie tinge to the air that deposited showers of ash in many areas of the Puget Sound region Tuesday seems to be subsiding. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says the worst of the smoky skies is over, pushed out by the approach of an upper level trough and cooler air moving in from the ocean.

Duration: 00:05:45


Northwest’s Record Hot Summer Continues Into Labor Day Weekend

9/1/2017
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It’s been a hot summer in the Pacific Northwest, and this Labor Day weekend won’t change that trend at all. “It's going to be warm and dry,” says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

Duration: 00:05:16


Nothing But Sunshine In The Forecast – And Likely A Record-Breaking Dry Summer

8/25/2017
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Lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures are in the forecast all over the Puget Sound region. Once again, the mantra is “no rain.” And if you’ve been feeling like this has been a very dry summer – you’re right. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says he’s sure we’ll at least tie the record for the driest summer in Seattle history, going all the way back to 1914.

Duration: 00:05:44


Great Weather For Monday’s Eclipse And The Northwest Is The Place To See It

8/18/2017
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Cloudy weather and milder temperatures have come back to the Puget Sound region recently. We’ll have partly cloudy skies, no rain and temperatures in the mid-70s this weekend. But come Monday, skies will clear over most of the region, just in time for the total eclipse.

Duration: 00:05:41


Seattle’s Dry Smoky Spell Ending This Weekend As Temps Drop And Rain Rolls In

8/11/2017
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Seattle's weather is about to revert to its more normal, pleasantly mild and occasionally moist summer pattern. Rain in the weekend forecast should wash out the gritty smoke from British Columbia's wildfires that has plagued the region for more than a week now. The precipitation will also put an end to the long dry spell the city has been experienced.

Duration: 00:06:00


‘SmokeZilla’ Starting To Slowly Ease As Seattle Continues Toward Record Dry Spell

8/4/2017
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Seattle’s above-normal temperatures have been tempered somewhat by a grimy layer of smoke from British Columbia’s wildfires that moved in Tuesday. The influx has made air quality in and around the Emerald City worse than Beijing’s. Even as the air cools a bit over the weekend, the temperatures will stay far above normal, with the haze dissipating only somewhat and quite slowly, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. “Last...

Duration: 00:05:32


No Sea-Tac Record For Rain-Free July, But Still Up For Dry Day Streak

7/28/2017
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A small storm of drizzle spoiled Seattle’s chances to break what KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass viewed as a significant record. Thursday morning’s precipitation was just enough to be considered a "trace" of rain and cancel the chance for a rain-free July. But there is still a chance to continue a dry-day streak.

Duration: 00:07:12


Lots Of Clouds, But Forecast Is Warm And Dry – Will Seattle Break Its Dry-Day Record?

7/21/2017
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Drizzle and light showers fell in a few places this week, especially in the south end of the Puget Sound region. But for most of the region, including Seattle, rain has been missing for more than a month. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says there’s a good chance the emerald city will break a record with this dry spell.

Duration: 00:05:44


'Best Summer' Continues For Western Washington This Weekend

7/14/2017
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There will be plenty of sunshine and opportunities for enjoying the outdoors this weekend, especially in and around Seattle. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says the city "is known to have the best summer in the United States." We'll have highs in the upper 70s for Friday and Saturday for the whole region, with no precipitation and hardly any clouds.

Duration: 00:05:30

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