Snow Conditions

Missing Hiker
12:38 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Crews Search For Missing Hiker On Mount Rainier Amid Snowy Conditions

Mount Rainier is seen in the distance from a viewpoint within Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
Rachel La Corte AP Photo

Search and rescue teams are combing the east side of Mount Rainier where a Seattle woman has gone missing amid snowy conditions.

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Winter Weather
5:00 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Heavy Snow In Wash. Cascade Passes


A winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday morning in the Washington Cascade passes.

The National Weather Service expects 1 to 2 feet of new snow.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
10:35 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Hold On Tight To Your Valentine: Wet, Windy Weekend Ahead

This photo shows Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, Wash. on Feb. 8, 2014.
Jim Stiles

We’re getting the “weather we need,” so get ready for a wet and windy weekend, says KPLU expert Cliff Mass.

“Our water supply was well below normal,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. “Very rapidly, the snowpack is getting replenished in the mountains. The reservoirs are filling. And by the end of this week, I don’t think we’ll have to worry water for this summer or the coming fall.”

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Weather with Cliff Mass
10:37 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Mass: Cold Snap To Stay Through The Weekend, Snow In Seattle Unlikely

A visitor photographs frozen fountains caked with ice at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Just how much longer will this cold snap last?

“Only through the end of the weekend,” said KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

And the Seattle area likely won’t see snow before it’s over.

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Winter Weather
12:18 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Plea to drivers to stay off the roads today

The view from S. 125th & Park on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. As temperatures drop Monday, driving could become quite treacherous.
Justin Steyer/KPLU

The people who get paid to worry about our public roads want you to delay any travel plans for a day or two. State transportation officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads today as a cold and snow system pushes through western Washington today.

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