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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 9am.

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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 9am.

Support this podcast and ensure it remains ad-free on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/cliffmass

    Roadway Icing Threat and the Latest (Dry) Forecast

    Roadway Icing Threat and the Latest (Dry) Forecast

    My podcast today talks about the biggest meteorological threat faced by Northwest residents....roadway icing.  Sometimes called "black ice."  And I start with the latest forecast, which projects a dry weekend ahead, but more rain during Thanksgiving week and turkey day.

    • 11 min
    The Origin of Northwest Flooding and a Very Wet Forecast for the Next Few Days

    The Origin of Northwest Flooding and a Very Wet Forecast for the Next Few Days

    The source of nearly all billion-dollar disasters in the Northwest is flooding.  This podcast will provide you with the essential story about Northwest flooding, with origins from atmospheric rivers to melting snow.  And a look forward to the impacts of global warming  The podcast also provides the latest weekend forecast, which includes everything from heavy rain from atmospheric rivers to a powerful front on Monday.

    • 11 min
    La Nina is Revving Up, What Does it Mean? And Upcoming Snow in the Mountains.

    La Nina is Revving Up, What Does it Mean? And Upcoming Snow in the Mountains.

    This podcast begins with the forecast, which includes lots of precipitation, increasing snow in the mountains, and a potential windstorm on Tuesday.  In the second segment, I talk about the rapidly intensifying La Nina in the tropical Pacific and the potential (and snowy) implications for the upcoming winter.

    • 10 min
    Why are there atmospheric rivers? And the important Halloween forecast!

    Why are there atmospheric rivers? And the important Halloween forecast!

    During the past weeks, two major atmospheric rivers have hit the West Coast with heavy rainfall.  What are atmospheric rivers and WHY do they form?    This podcast will provide the answer.   And I will start the podcast with the weekend and next week forecasting, including a highly favorable forecast for Halloween.

    • 11 min
    The Great Storms of the Northwest and a Very Difficult Forecast

    The Great Storms of the Northwest and a Very Difficult Forecast

    The Pacific Northwest can experience great storms, as significant as category 3 hurricanes, and this blog will tell you about them.  And I will discuss the difficult forecast for this weekend when the strongest storm in Northwest history will develop off our coast.  But there is a problem:  we are not sure where it will go!  I will describe the dilemma in this podcast.

    • 13 min
    The Columbus Day Storm--the Strongest Northwest Storm Ever-- and the Latest Forecast

    The Columbus Day Storm--the Strongest Northwest Storm Ever-- and the Latest Forecast

    This week brought the anniversary of the great 1962 Columbus Day Storm, the most severe weather event in Northwest history.  I will talk about the fascinating origins of the storm and its extraordinary impacts.  And I will provide the forecast, with wet, stormy conditions ahead for Sunday morning

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

Bartleby-the-Scrivener ,

The science behind the weather forecast

If you live in Washington state and you have any interest it the weather (which is everyone), you owe it to yourself to listen to Cliff Mass' weekly podcast. Mass is a Meteorology professor at the University of Washington and a terrific science communicator. He is able to explain complex scientific concepts in very easy to understand terms. I live in Seattle and am very active in outdoors sports like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and skiing. Every Saturday morning when I'm driving to the mountains, Mass' podcast is the first one I listen too. In addition to his podcast, Mass has an excellent weather blog which is also worth your time.

L56F ,

Terrible production values

Excellent, interesting information but very hard to listen to. Cliff swallows the end of every sentence, so either the beginning is too loud or the end is too soft. Then there is the “intermission” between the weather forecast and the weather topic where he blows your ears out! Please fix it, Cliff!

dgluck811 ,

Big Fan

JorPet said it for me. Mass explains things so well without talking down to us. Lived in the East and Southeast most of my life. Glad to have him teaching me about NW weather which is so different. I have learned a lot and enjoy his chatty style. Keep it up, Cliff!

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