summer http://kplu.org en Seattle dry streak ends, missing record by very narrow margin http://kplu.org/post/seattle-dry-streak-ends-missing-record-very-narrow-margin <p>A rain shower Sunday night dropped the first measurable moisture since July 23 at Sea-Tac Airport. That ended the dry stretch at 48 days, the second-longest on record.&nbsp;</p><p>The record is 51 days set in the summer of 1951 at Sea-Tac.</p><blockquote><p>"This is like losing a high-scoring basketball or football game by only 1 point....really frustrating!&nbsp; There is a significant chance this will be the only rain Sea-Tac gets out of the frontal passage," KPLU weather expert <a href="http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/09/rain-returns-and-record-lost.html">Cliff Mass wrote in his blog</a>.</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:04:00 +0000 The Associated Press 6261 at http://kplu.org Seattle dry streak ends, missing record by very narrow margin Will we break the 'dry' record? Cliff Mass says, Unlikely http://kplu.org/post/will-we-break-dry-record-cliff-mass-says-unlikely <p>The record for consecutive days without rain at Seatac is 51 days, set in 1951. To break that record, we'd need to see no rain through Tuesday.</p><blockquote><p>"I think we are probably going to get to 49, but I don't think we'll get to 50 or 51," says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. "It's tragic. But we're going to be happy with the second longest streak of dry weather in Seattle history."</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:07:55 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6243 at http://kplu.org Will we break the 'dry' record? Cliff Mass says, Unlikely Gorgeous Saturday, but clouds and rain on the horizon http://kplu.org/post/gorgeous-saturday-clouds-and-rain-horizon <p>Enjoy a beautiful weekend, says KPLU weather expert and UW professor Cliff Mass.</p><p>But we've entered a late-summer pattern that should start bringing occasional showers, starting early next week. That brings an end to an annual dry period that makes the northwest drier than the deserts of Arizona, says Mass. It's been four weeks without measurable rain in western Washington.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:10:12 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6089 at http://kplu.org Gorgeous Saturday, but clouds and rain on the horizon Ten outdoor venues for a summer flick http://kplu.org/post/ten-outdoor-venues-summer-flick <p></p><p>Summer in Seattle has arrived and venues around the Puget Sound are complementing the weather. Grab some chairs, blankets, snacks, family and friends to hit the nearest starlit theater near you.</p><p>Most venues are family-friendly, but the&nbsp;Redhook&nbsp;Brewery&#39;s Summer Cinema and Fremont&#39;s Outdoor Cinema host a few 21 and older showings for their R-rated flicks. Some events are free while others require donations or admission payments. All shows start at dusk.</p><p>Take a look at ten featured venues around the Puget Sound:</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:15:37 +0000 Evan Hoover 5576 at http://kplu.org Ten outdoor venues for a summer flick Summer camps: Here we go again! http://kplu.org/post/summer-camps-here-we-go-again <p>With report cards mailed out and lockers scrubbed clean, it&#39;s time to say <em>goodbye </em>to school and <em>hello </em>to summer camps. Many working parents have spent months scrambling to fill their kids&#39; idle time this summer. Seattle writer Tim Haywood can relate to this and all the complications that go with it.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5261 at http://kplu.org Summer camps: Here we go again! Why no summer? Will it end? http://kplu.org/post/why-no-summer-will-it-end <p>Grouchy Northwesterners are starting to call this &#39;The year of no summer.&#39; While we may be secretly glad to miss the heat wave that&rsquo;s punishing the Midwest, we&#39;re wondering why we&rsquo;re stuck with clouds &hellip; and when will it end?</p><p>When I talked to experts, the first thing they told me: It is no coincidence.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:40:23 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2121 at http://kplu.org Why no summer? Will it end? The dog days of summer are upon us http://kplu.org/post/dog-days-summer-are-upon-us <p>Believed to be an evil time &quot;when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid,&quot; summer was also considered to cause &quot;fevers, hysterics and frenzies.&quot; But, there are&nbsp; some redeeming values, including beer and bikinis.</p><p>Actually neither of us drink beer or wear bikinis, but that was the first thing to come to our mind(s).</p><p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:30:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 2063 at http://kplu.org The dog days of summer are upon us Clues to Washington's summer weather...or not http://kplu.org/post/clues-washingtons-summer-weatheror-not <p>With the first day of summer this week, it&rsquo;s finally beginning to look like it outside. If you think that&rsquo;s a good sign for the rest of the season, think again. There really isn&rsquo;t a good way to tell how summer will turn out.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1905 at http://kplu.org Clues to Washington's summer weather...or not