spring http://kplu.org en On The First Day Of Spring, Outlook Predicts Warmer-Than-Usual Season http://kplu.org/post/first-day-spring-outlook-predicts-warmer-usual-season <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140582101&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>On this first day of spring, the seasonal outlook is calling for a warmer-than-average spring west of the Cascades, according to the National Weather Service.</p><p>The strongest signal to emerge from the Weather Service climate models foreshadows above-normal temperatures along the West Coast.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:25:39 +0000 Tom Banse 15098 at http://kplu.org On The First Day Of Spring, Outlook Predicts Warmer-Than-Usual Season Snow or no snow, Northwest spring began months ago http://kplu.org/post/snow-or-no-snow-northwest-spring-began-months-ago <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Snow on the third day of spring has some people wondering: what gives?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, actually, spring here began a long time ago, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The problem we have here in the Northwest is spring lasts too long,” says Mass, professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:13:12 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8105 at http://kplu.org Snow or no snow, Northwest spring began months ago The cold temperatures are gone, for real http://kplu.org/post/cold-temperatures-are-gone-real <p>It&#39;s true, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, of the University of Washington. It will feel like spring from here on out.</p><p>We had clear skies starting this morning, and temperatures will approach 60 on Saturday, says Mass. Expect a few clouds on Sunday, but still a pleasant day.</p><p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:14:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4542 at http://kplu.org The cold temperatures are gone, for real