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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:12 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Weekend forecast: Warm April showers to melt snowpack

Those showers that blew in on Thursday will keep blowing our way through Sunday, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.

“And that’s a big change,” he says. “The first real rain that we’ve had in a long time happened last night (Thursday), where a lot of people got about a half an inch. But it’s not the end."

And, because it's been warmer rain, the snowpack in the mountain passes is melting quickly, he says, losing about 20 inches.

Mass says another front will arrive late Friday.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:06 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Turn, turn, turn goes the weather, bringing sun, and uncertainty

"The spring is the most unstable time of year. That means this is the time of year we tend to get a lot of convection ... this shower and sunbreak type of regime," Cliff Mass said.
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April showers will dry out today, and by Saturday, most of western Washington should see sunshine. But, we're not so sure about Sunday.

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