Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weather websites

New UW Weather Radar Interface:


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just kidding

Lowland snow tomorrow from roughly 6 AM through 10-11 AM and then it turns to rain. Could have transitional periods of sleet and freezing rain. If the latter, be really careful if you have to drive.

This blog is becoming irrelevant

Quoted verbatim from the bottom of Cliff's latest entry:

So the bottom line:

today...what you see is what you get.
tomorrow morning will have the potential for some light am snow and increasingly slippery conditions of melting ice.
By late Thursday the warming should improve conditions substantially.
Friday we will transition back to normal with rain,typical conditions, and wind in the normal locations.

I guess you don't need this

Monday, November 22, 2010

Make that 6 - 10 inches in Sequim

Lots more snow than predicted in some places, including the Northern Peninsula and south of the city. There are winds coming from the north, hitting winds coming from the south. They push each other up and create more precipitation (at least that's what I think I'm trying to say...)

I stand corrected

It snowed. Getting colder. 1 - 4 inches predicted, (more snow as you head south or east). Drive safe and have fun!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A disturbance

Gonna get colder. Not much snow in the city.

Lets be explicit

Snow in the South Sound and foothills over the next 24h. My weatherman in Bellevue tells me he's getting some snow.

Tomorrow, probably more of the same (only colder).

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cold weather update

Cold air is coming down from the north. Limited snow Saturday evening (check out my colorful map to see where). Spoiler: probably no snow in the lowlands...probably. Tuesday AM looks VERY COLD.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I don't want to overhype things, but...


Might have a small dusting on Sunday and/or Monday. Re-read chapter 4 of my book, it's about snow.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wind and snow

200,000 lost power Monday night, and winds reached 117 mph on Stevens Pass!

We're gonna get some major cold in western WA Mon through Wed next week and a real chance for light snow in the lowlands on Monday.

Have you read my book yet?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Will it snow this weekend?


Will it snow next week? Maybe. La Nina looks like she's making an appearance.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ice kills

Roads can be icy when it's above freezing because surface of the earth can cool more than the atmosphere above. So when the thermometer (at 5' off the ground) says above freezing, the ground might be below freezing.

We are now entering the core of the roadway icing season, and roadway ice kills more NW citizens than ANY other weather phenomena! Be afraid!!!! BOO!!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seattle's Snow Prep

Better than it was in 2008. I have a few recommendations.

[nb: this is a long post, but I actually recommend you read or skim it if you plan to live in Seattle this winter]

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's sunny in Cle Elum

Because clouds release their moisture while gaining elevation in their ascent over the west side of the Cascades, then dissipate while going down the east side*. So sunny they're building a solar energy array.

* This, by the way, is the phenomenon behind most Northwest weather. I even get deja vu typing this footnote.

Cliff Mass Fan Page on Facebook

[ed: this isn't a TLDR post, i.e. Cliff didn't originally write this + lots of other words around it, bringing it to an enormous volume of text]

Someone (not me) made a Fan page for Cliff Mass on Facebook. If you're reading this blog you're obviously a fan of the Mass-ter so you should join that facebook group.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled pithy weather updates.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Record highs yesterday. You can tell when dry air is going easterly because the view of the Cascades is very clear when viewing from Seattle.

Today should be a bit cooler (mid-60s). But this is still 10F higher than normal.

Friday: light showers
Satruday: more rain and clouds

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Heat Wave

Gonna be warm. Differences in pressure off the coast are causing the winds to increase elevation.

Upper 60's to lower 70's today! It should be warmer in Western WA than Eastern WA for a change.

Mostly rainy this weekend.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The weather will be good to Dems

Mild weather across the country will be good for Democratic candidates and causes. Or at least it won't be helpful to the GOP. However, I based this on a map created by Karl Rove so feel free to ignore slash laugh at me.