sunshine http://kplu.org en Balmy Monday breaks records in Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia http://kplu.org/post/balmy-monday-breaks-records-seattle-bellingham-olympia <p>May 6 isn’t known for much.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Perhaps it languishes in the shadow of its older sibling, Cinco de Mayo.</span></p><p>But at least this year, May 6 saw something special when the mercury climbed to a record-breaking high of 87 degrees at&nbsp;Sea-Tac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Airport around 5 p.m., crushing the past record high of 79 set in 1957.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:21:50 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8678 at http://kplu.org Balmy Monday breaks records in Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia Mass: Welcome to a weekend that will get better and better! http://kplu.org/post/mass-welcome-weekend-will-get-better-and-better <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We have an extraordinary weekend ahead," says </span>KPLU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass. "And In fact, it's probably not going to rain until at least next weekend as well."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday will warm up to lower </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with “no precipitation anywhere,” says Mass, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Washington.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“And it just cranks up over the weekend."</span></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:31:19 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8656 at http://kplu.org Mass: Welcome to a weekend that will get better and better! Ditto? Seven more days of the same sunny skies forecasted http://kplu.org/post/ditto-seven-more-days-same-sunny-skies-forecasted <p>Don't credit global warming. And don't call it karma. Sometimes, weather patterns just lock in place, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p>Today, the pattern is perfection. Sunny, clear skies, with temperatures in the upper 60s, occasionally breaking 70, says Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. And seven days in a row of that, stretching through next Thursday. It could change at the end of next week, but maybe not, he says.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:10:26 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6613 at http://kplu.org Ditto? Seven more days of the same sunny skies forecasted Sunshine, and a record streak of dry days http://kplu.org/post/sunshine-and-record-streak-dry-days <p>Western Washington is wrapping up its driest August ever, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p>And, with no precipitation in sight for the next two weeks, Mass says we may even break an all-time streak for the most consecutive days without rain. The record is 51 days, set in 1951.</p><p>"We are thirty-eight days in, right now," he says. "So, we certainly have a shot at the big record."</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:05:27 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6165 at http://kplu.org Sunshine, and a record streak of dry days The sun is here, introduce yourself (it's been awhile) http://kplu.org/post/sun-here-introduce-yourself-its-been-awhile <p>The forecast is for plenty of sun for today and days to come.</p><p>As KPLU forecaster and University of Washington professor Cliff Mass put it in his blog: It happens almost every year, and we sometimes lose faith that it will occur.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Often, as in this year, it happens right after July 4th, and almost certainly by mid-July, resulting in the oft-noted statement by the meteorological cognoscenti that summer starts on July 12th in western Washington.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:05:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5525 at http://kplu.org The sun is here, introduce yourself (it's been awhile) Beautiful mornings, then back to "normal" on Monday http://kplu.org/post/beautiful-mornings-then-back-normal-monday <p>If you&#39;ve been enjoying sunshine and how the light plays off the blossoms or the water -- there&#39;s more in store this weekend. But, it&#39;s not &quot;normal,&quot; says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;It&#39;s been drier than normal this month. From April first until now, we are over an inch below normal, in terms of rainfall. We have been warmer than normal this past week,&quot; he says.</p></blockquote><p>That continues through Sunday, with temperatures reaching the lower to mid-60s.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:24:30 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4748 at http://kplu.org 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