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Weather With Cliff Mass

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University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass has joined KNKX’s roster of commentators. "Weather with Cliff Mass," our five-minute feature hosted by KNKX's environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp, airs every Friday at 9 a.m. following "BirdNote," and repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered.

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University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass has joined KNKX’s roster of commentators. "Weather with Cliff Mass," our five-minute feature hosted by KNKX's environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp, airs every Friday at 9 a.m. following "BirdNote," and repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered.

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That deep base rumbling voice. That genuine love of his subject. The knowledge is real. And there is the ego. You have to love this guy.

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27 Ratings
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23
3
1
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God Speaking

By Burien guy - Nov 17 2017
Read more
That deep base rumbling voice. That genuine love of his subject. The knowledge is real. And there is the ego. You have to love this guy.
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Weather With Cliff Mass

Updated 3 days ago

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University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass has joined KNKX’s roster of commentators. "Weather with Cliff Mass," our five-minute feature hosted by KNKX's environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp, airs every Friday at 9 a.m. following "BirdNote," and repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered.

Rank #1: 'Regional climate modeling' provides clearer picture of climate change impacts in PNW

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KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass has been working with a group of atmospheric researchers at the University of Washington hoping to get a better idea of the impact climate change will have on the Pacific Northwest . The group has been conducting "regional climate modeling."
Jun 28 2019
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Rank #2: Gloomy weather moves in — and a long-term forecast shows much of the same ahead

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Low clouds have lingered over much of the Puget Sound region in recent days, the latest evidence that this summer stands in stark contrast to the hot, smoky, straw-hat weather of the past two years. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says Friday temperatures will only get into the lower 70s. And he says the weekend will be dominated by more of those lower temps, thanks to the presence of an upper level trough.
Aug 09 2019
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Rank #3: Overnight rainfall gives way to Seafair weekend sunshine. And what’s with those UFO clouds?

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August was off to a warm and sunny start Thursday, with blue skies and nearly perfect summer weather. But people in the Puget Sound region woke up to as much as a half an inch of rain that fell overnight; on the coast, the precipitation totaled as much as an inch and a half. Temperatures dropped quite a bit, too. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass said a strong front came through and brought along an intense band of showers.
Aug 02 2019
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Rank #4: Region will be ‘stuck in perfect weather’ as record-breaking jet stream loses strength

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"Cloudy and wet" has been the weather mantra so far this July. But KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass say all that is going to change this weekend.
Jul 19 2019
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Rank #5: Enjoy the heat. Offshore flow brings cooler temperatures Sunday — and lots of rain.

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There’s a key weather battle that plays out every summer. It determines how warm (or hot) conditions can get in the Puget Sound region. It’s the tug of war between onshore and offshore flow, says KNKX weather expert Cilff Mass.
May 10 2019
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Rank #6: Rare thunderstorms rolling in, followed by sun and heat; and a D-Day weather lesson

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Many people woke up to big patches of blue sky in the Puget Sound region Friday, especially in the South Sound. But KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says the sun breaks will yield to cloudier weather as low pressure moves into the region. And a rare batch of thunderstorms is expected to douse and excite parts of the state.
Jun 07 2019
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Rank #7: Cool and cloudy skies ahead with air quality to improve after fireworks

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There’s a joke in Seattle that summer doesn’t start around here until July 12– three weeks after the solstice and nearly a week after Independence Day. “And I have a feeling that may be true this year,” says KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass after a damp Fourth of July with cloudy skies and cool temperatures around 70 degrees.
Jul 05 2019
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Rank #8: Sunshine lies ahead after a few drizzly days, but what do the dry conditions mean for the state?

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There will be a few more wet, cool days before the weather transitions on Sunday to warm and sunny. The drier conditions have many state officials worried about the wildfire season. Gov. Jay Inslee announced a drought declaration this week, but KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says things may not be as bad as they seem.
May 24 2019
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Rank #9: Warmer weather on its way as 'low cloud season' sets in

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It’s a prequel to the infamous June Gloom — that dreary period of typical Northwest, in-between weather, with clouds that hang low and persist for weeks without providing any meaningful rain. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says May actually marks the start of the "low cloud season" that dominates in June. And we should expect it to extend from now until mid-July.
May 03 2019
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Rank #10: Marine air surges in with cooler temps, but wildfire risk remains

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The mercury hit a record-breaking 95 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday, causing a road to buckle in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood in a dramatic display of what heat can do to infrastructure. But where there was heat, there were none of the wildfires some folks often associate with warmer temperatures. In a somewhat ironic twist, the risk of wildfires in the region increased Friday as a push of cooler marine air surged in off the ocean, bringing the low clouds locals more often associate with June weather, sometimes known as "June gloom."
Jun 14 2019
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