Atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass provides a weekly weather forecast for the Pacific Northwest, details current and future weather topics, and discusses related topics. Podcast is released every Friday at 7am.
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Heavy Rain and Atmospheric Rivers
I start with the forecast, discussing an atmospheric river bringing heavy rain today, followed by drying over the weekend and the development of big ridge and warm/dry weather during the week. Temperatures rising to near 80F by mid-weedk.
Then in my second segment, I give you a short course on atmospheric rivers--what are they are why are they so important for NW weather.
The End of Smoke & Why is Smoke Forecasting So Hard?
Let's jump right in to the current weather situation with your weekend forecast (expect major improvement in the smoke situation on Saturday). In my special segment I will describe how smoke forecasts are made and why our models ran into trouble during the past week.
Smoke and Fire
This episode will talk about the smoke moving into the Puget Sound and potential for a major influx on Friday. I will provide the weekend forecast and talk about rain coming in by Tuesday. In my special segment, I will answer the key question: are the big fires in Oregon associated with global warming.
Labor Day Forecast & the Looming Heatwave
Going somewhere for Labor Day? Cliff provides a detailed holiday weekend forecast for the Western Washington and Seattle areas in the first segment. In the second segment, Cliff details the looming record breaking heatwave set to strike and a smokey surprise from California.
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