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Changing Season
1:25 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

On The First Day Of Spring, Outlook Predicts Warmer-Than-Usual Season

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Alex Brandon AP Photo

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.

The strongest signal to emerge from the Weather Service climate models foreshadows above-normal temperatures along the West Coast.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:13 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Snow or no snow, Northwest spring began months ago

A snow-covered lawn is seen in Bothell, Wash. on Friday, March 22, 2013.
Bellamy Pailthorp

Snow on the third day of spring has some people wondering: what gives?

Well, actually, spring here began a long time ago, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“The problem we have here in the Northwest is spring lasts too long,” says Mass, professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:14 am
Fri March 23, 2012

The cold temperatures are gone, for real

Awww - we're all ready for a little sun and warmth.
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It's true, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, of the University of Washington. It will feel like spring from here on out.

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.

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