Weather With Cliff Mass University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass has joined KNKX's roster of commentators.
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Big Pacific Northwest Warmup Coming Just In Time For Father's Day, Solstice Celebrations

Last week brought heavy rain showers with cooler temps and even some snow to the mountains in places. But that's changing as high pressure builds over the region, allowing a big warmup just in time for summer solstice celebrations this weekend and Father's Day on Sunday.

Big Pacific Northwest Warmup Coming Just In Time For Father's Day, Solstice Celebrations

Rain Returning To Parched Pacific Northwest After Very Dry May

This May, people living in the Puget Sound region experienced a lot of warmth and a month so dry, it matched the record for the driest May on record. The dry spell actually began in mid-April, so it lasted about 6 weeks. That was changing Friday as clouds rolled in and skies began to darken. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says folks here had better keep their rain gear in reach.

Windy With A Bit Of June Gloom Before Warmth Returns To Western Wash. Next Week

Cooler temps, clouds and wind gusts ushered out the record warmth Seattle area residents experienced in May, which also tied a record for lack of rain. All that changed on Friday as marine air surged in and cooled things off.

Windy With A Bit Of June Gloom Before Warmth Returns To Western Wash. Next Week

Sunny Monday And Partly Cloudy Northwest Skies This Memorial Day Weekend

The mix of sun and clouds in the Memorial Day weekend forecast should not come as a surprise to people living in the greater Puget Sound region. Late May weather here often brings a tantalizing mix of sunny warmth with clouds that can quickly yield to cooler skies as drizzle or cool marine air pushes in. But the weekend forecast should be mostly drizzle-free, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass.

Sunny Monday And Partly Cloudy Northwest Skies This Memorial Day Weekend

Mild Springtime Weather With Intense But Not Unusual Flooding In The Region

A rapid melt of mountain snowpack in eastern and central Washington is pushing some rivers to high levels not seen in decades. It's not that unusual, says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass, who expects the mild weather nearer to the coast to continue through this weekend.

Mild Springtime Weather With Intense But Not Unusual Flooding In The Region

A Sunny Weekend, Zooming To 80 Degrees, But Don't Call It Global Warming

People in the Pacific Northwest have been experiencing a bit of a roller coaster ride weather-wise lately, with temperatures spiking up and down in a manner that KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says is quite typical for late May. The ride will go uphill this weekend to a predicted high of about 80 degrees on Sunday, just in time for Mother's Day. "The weekend is going to be wonderful," Mass says. The clouds will dissipate later in the afternoon Friday, he says, as temperatures climb to the upper

A Sunny Weekend, Zooming To 80 Degrees, But Don't Call It Global Warming

Get Ready For 'May Gray' and 'June Gloom'

Here are some upsides to cloudy weather: Cloud cover creates a soft light that's great for photographers. It's harder to get a sun burn. And clouds can be really fun to look at. Many of us may need a few reminders that clouds aren't so bad as we enter what could become an extended period in which low clouds and cooler temps dominate in the greater Puget Sound area.

Bye-Bye Sunshine: Marine Push Causes Showers, 20-Degree Drop In Temps

Folks around the Puget Sound region enjoyed a toasty week with temperatures in the 70s starting Tuesday. They even hit the low- to mid-80s in many places in western Washington. But the classic northwest "sandals-and-socks" people are now wearing their socks again.

Bye-Bye Sunshine: Marine Push Causes Showers, 20-Degree Drop In Temps

After Record Rain, Real Spring Warmth Is On Its Way To Western Washington

After nearly three weeks of wet weather that was making it look like this month might shape up to be one of the rainiest Aprils on record, sunshine is on its way to the Pacific Northwest. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says there's one last rainy stretch to get through late Friday, but after that, real spring warmth and strong sun is on the way. "You're going to need gallons of sun screen," said Mass of the weather in the week ahead, "so... be ready."

After Record Rain, Real Spring Warmth Is On Its Way To Western Washington

Feel Like It's Colder And Wetter Than Normal This Spring? You're Right

If you were hoping April showers would hold off this weekend, don't hold your breath. Be ready for more of the cool, wet weather that has been persisting in the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks.

Feel Like It's Colder And Wetter Than Normal This Spring? You're Right

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