thunderstorms http://kplu.org en Mass: Summer Weather Takes a Bow Over Long Weekend http://kplu.org/post/mass-summer-weather-takes-bow-over-long-weekend <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Labor Day marks summer’s unofficial finale, and </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass says the warm weather with make a curtain call this weekend, though the beach-and-barbecue weather will be a memory by Monday.</span></p><p>"Today is the transitional day,” says Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:16:56 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9828 at http://kplu.org Mass: Summer Weather Takes a Bow Over Long Weekend Mass: Typical Seattle Summer Weather to Make Glorious Return http://kplu.org/post/mass-typical-seattle-summer-weather-make-glorious-return <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hang in there—the feel of Seattle's great summers is coming back this weekend. &nbsp;</span></p><p>The autumn-like weather we’ve been having this week will yield to more typical summer fare, with blue skies in the afternoons and temperatures in the 70s, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:03:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9649 at http://kplu.org Mass: Typical Seattle Summer Weather to Make Glorious Return Warm but Cloudy Forecast with Thunderstorms Likely http://kplu.org/post/warm-cloudy-forecast-thunderstorms-likely <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we’ll get plenty of sun and temps in the upper </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">70s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to lower </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">80s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but clouds and precipitation are moving in for the weekend, says </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>“An upper-level low is approaching us from the Southwest right now,” said Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. The clouds and rain that are already in Oregon are going to move northward.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:07:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9577 at http://kplu.org Warm but Cloudy Forecast with Thunderstorms Likely Coming soon to Puget Sound area: 'Extraordinarily warm period' http://kplu.org/post/coming-soon-puget-sound-area-extraordinarily-warm-period <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sick of the dreary weather? Fear not—a big change is coming, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>“The cold and rain is going to turn into warmth and sun pretty soon,” says Mass, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Washington.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:15:17 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8478 at http://kplu.org Coming soon to Puget Sound area: 'Extraordinarily warm period' Why the NW is experiencing a summer of thunderstorms, flash floods http://kplu.org/post/why-nw-experiencing-summer-thunderstorms-flash-floods <p>&quot;This is the summer of thunderstorms,&quot; says Cliff Mass, KPLU weather expert and meteorologist at the University of Washington.</p><p>An unusual pattern of low pressure keeps recurring over the western U.S., bringing the rain and lightning. Temperatures are about ten degrees below normal for this part of July--which is typically the sunniest part of the year in the Puget Sound area.</p><p>East of the mountains, there have been two flash floods, as of this morning. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:08:17 +0000 KPLU News Staff 5659 at http://kplu.org Why the NW is experiencing a summer of thunderstorms, flash floods Summer thunderstorms will continue, says Cliff Mass http://kplu.org/post/summer-thunderstorms-will-continue-says-cliff-mass <p>If you were in the mountains or northern Puget Sound last night, you may have seen some spectacular lightning bolts and thunderstorms. Those are rare in the northwest, compared with the midwest. But KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says the right conditions are here now, and will be with us through Saturday.</p><p>Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington, explains why, in this week&#39;s interview. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:09:58 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5584 at http://kplu.org Summer thunderstorms will continue, says Cliff Mass