Weather with Cliff Mass

Weather with Cliff Mass
10:02 am
Fri July 18, 2014

On Tap: Cooler, Cloudier Weekend With Chance Of Showers

The summer sun sets over Elliott Bay.
Tim Durkan

If you love sunshine, Friday’s the day to get out and enjoy it.

The cooling trend we’ve been experiencing will continue this weekend and even bring some rain with it, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

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9:15 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hot, Hot Weather Almost Everywhere This Weekend, Bad News For Wildfires

Tim Durkan

Make sure you’ve refilled the ice trays. KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says it’s going to get hot in the days ahead.

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10:16 am
Fri July 4, 2014

A Lovely Fourth Of July Weekend On Tap With Chance Of Clouds Saturday

Doug Mahugh

Sunny skies on the Fourth of July are not something to take for granted in Seattle. But revelers can count their blessings this year, as the clouds are expected to burn off and give way to a decent day for picnics and fireworks displays, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“Much better than some other Fourth of Julys,” Mass said.

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10:18 am
Fri June 27, 2014

A Dose Of June Gloom This Weekend, But Sunnier Outlook For The Fourth Of July

Tim Durkan

Keep your rain gear handy if you’re headed outside this weekend. KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says we’re starting to pay for the drier-than-usual June we’ve had this year.

But Mass says sunny days are around the corner; things will improve by the Fourth of July weekend.

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10:01 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Good News, Nude Cyclists: Summer Weather Arriving Just In Time for Solstice

Tim Durkan

The nude cyclists at Seattle’s Fremont parade can look forward to comfortable summer temperatures on Saturday afternoon. And it might even be a bit too hot for runners at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

A weak front has passed through, says Mass, and the clouds and sprinkles are expected to subside in time for the summer solstice Saturday.

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11:05 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Mass: Go East For A Dry, Sunny Father’s Day

The sun sets over Puget Sound on June 10, 2014.
Tim Durkan

Friday will bear the worst of the weekend weather, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, but don’t expect sunshine on Father’s Day.

The rain returned on Friday with a “fairly good drenching” — “the first substantial rain” in nearly two weeks — and the clouds are expected to stick around for most of the weekend, Mass said.

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10:22 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Mass: Sun-Filled Weekend Will Offer Short Reprieve From Infamous June Gloom

Tim Durkan

It appears the infamous June Gloom will spare us — at least for now.

“Normally this month, we have June Gloom: cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s. But this year, it’s been unusually nice, [with] temperatures above normal and extraordinary amounts of sun,” Mass said.

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10:09 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Weekend Curse Has Lifted: Sunny Skies And Summer-like Temps Ahead

Sunny Seattle beach with more sun to come.
Erin Hennessey

It’s time to get out the sunscreen and summer clothes.

KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says we have a beautiful weekend ahead of us.

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9:28 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Cliff Mass: It's A Holiday Crapshoot, But Consider Moving Your BBQ To Saturday

Showers and sunbreaks lie ahead for our three-day weekend.
Jean-Pierre Chamberland

Well, it's complicated.

The forecast for our long holiday weekend starts wet, then dries out, then gets downright motley as we move into prime barbecue territory.

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9:18 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Cliff Mass: Gloom Looms As Sunshine Takes The Weekend Off

The sun sets over the Seattle waterfront on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Aaron Brethorst

The weekend curse is back, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

After a week of unseasonably warm and dry weather, reaching up into the 80s more than once, temperatures are set to drop about 10 degrees on Friday, and step down another 10 or so over the weekend.

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10:37 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Weekend Forecast: Still Some Rain Ahead, But Mother’s Day Will Be Lovely

Denise Walker photo

“First things first,” said KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. “For Mother’s Day, it looks good.”

Mass predicts sunny skies and temperatures of at least 70 “and maybe even into the low 70s” for Sunday.

But before then, there’s some rain to get through.

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10:40 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Heat Wave Is Over, Another Rainy Weekend In Store

Beth Lehinger pulls in a kite under clear skies atop a hill in Seattle's Gasworks Park and in view of the Space Needle as the afternoon temperature neared 80 degrees Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
AP Photo

It seems the curse of the wet weekend is upon us again.

This week's unseasonably hot transition from April to May is giving way to much cooler temps and heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

It comes on the heels of a gloriously sunny and hot work week.

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11:15 am
Fri April 25, 2014

More April Showers This Weekend, But Saturday Will Bring Sunbreaks

C4Chaos Flickr

Don’t put your parkas away just yet. 

It’s classic April weather this weekend with lots of showers but plenty of sunbreaks, too, according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. 

Saturday, in particular, is going to be nice, says Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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10:40 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Mass: April Showers In The Forecast, But Easter Sunday Will Be 'Pretty Good Day'

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 16, 2014, flowers and plants removed from a tulip field are tossed in a truck near Mount Vernon, Wash.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

If you’re planning any outdoor fun this weekend, Sunday’s your best bet, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

The famous Puget Sound convergence zone has been dumping rain in the greater Seattle area, with some places in the foothills of the cascades getting as much as 4 inches in the space of just six hours on Thursday afternoon. Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, says there will be a break from that today, but not for too long.

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10:23 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Weekend Curse Broken: Saturday The Start Of 'Extraordinarily Nice Period,' Says Mass

Tim Durkan

Get out your shades and sunscreen: this weekend promises to be mild and very sunny, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“It’s gonna be quite good,” said Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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