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Return of the great Pacific 'Blob' may intensify winter storms in US | Mother Nature Network
The all-powerful "Blob" of the Northwest Pacific is back — and it's come to wreck havoc on winter weather forecasts across the United States. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  natl  Mother.Nature.Network  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
2 days ago by uwnews
Persistent Alaska warmth this fall has brought back ‘the blob' — if it lasts, it could mean a wild winter in the lower 48 | The Washington Post
Throughout early fall, Alaska has been oddly warm and pleasant. The cause of the freakishly nice weather has been massive high pressure anchored over and around the state. Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  Washington.Post  natl  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
2 days ago by uwnews
80 degrees and sunny in Forks? High temps hit Western Washington as 'blob' reemerges | KING 5
As our unusually high temperatures continue this week, a "blob" of warm water has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  KING  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  weather  wawx 
3 days ago by uwnews
A climatologist's argument against I-1631's carbon fee | MyNorthwest.com
Initiative 1631, to appear on the upcoming November ballot, aims to impose a fee on carbon polluters in the state while taking action against climate change. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl 
6 days ago by uwnews
Enjoy ‘perfect fall weather’ for the next week if you live in Western Washington | KNKX
A big ridge of high pressure is setting up that will lock in increasingly sunny and warm days in the week ahead all around Western Washington. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
9 days ago by uwnews
UN climate change report doesn't bother climatologist Cliff Mass | MyNorthwest.com
When the United Nations released a new report warning the consequences of climate change will strike much sooner and more severe than expected, it caused alarm and a bevy of headlines. But University of Washington atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass shrugged it all off.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  regl  KIRO  Climate.Change 
9 days ago by uwnews
Forests emerge as a major overlooked climate factor | Quanta Magazine
When Abigail Swann, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences and of biology, started her career in the mid-2000s, she was one of just a handful of scientists exploring a potentially radical notion: that the green plants living on Earth’s surface could have a major influence on the planet’s climate.
Swann.Abigail  !UWitM  2018  natl  Quanta.Magazine  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
11 days ago by uwnews
New report gives dire warning for climate change | KING 5
A new report from a U.N. panel says we have only a decade to stop the warming trend of the planet in order to avoid catastrophic conditions. KING 5 interviews Nick Bond, a UW associate professor of atmospheric sciences and the Washington state climatologist.
Bond.Nick  Climate.Change  !UWitM  2018  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  regl  KING  video 
12 days ago by uwnews
Northwest winter forecast looking mild with a weak El Niño in the cards | KNKX
It happens every year. As the summer wanes and fall sets in, people start thinking about the coming winter and how much snow we’ll get, especially in the mountains. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  wawx  weather  !UWitM  2018  regl  KNKX  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
12 days ago by uwnews
Interactive map: Precipitation in the 2050s | The Revelator
How will climate change affect rainfall and snow in your community? Scientists mapped what the world will look like under current climate-change projections. Dargan Frierson, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Frierson.Dargan  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Revelator 
12 days ago by uwnews
New wrinkle in climate: Plants' reaction may worsen Earth's warming | Press of Atlantic City
High levels of carbon dioxide in the air from fossil fuel burning will thicken plant leaves, making plants less effective at holding carbon and worsening climate change, according to University of Washington researchers. Abigail Swann, a UW assistant professor of atmospheric sciences and of biology, and Marlies Kovenock, a UW doctoral student in biology, are quoted.
Swann.Abigail  !UWitM  2018  Press.Atlantic.City  regl  Kovenock.Marlies  College:Arts&Sciences  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Department:Biology  Climate.Change 
16 days ago by uwnews
Northwest’s glorious fall blue skies continue before some rain on Sunday | KNKX
Fall got off to a glorious start in most of western Washington, with the first week offering consistently clear blue skies and mild temps in most places, most days. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  weather 
23 days ago by uwnews
What’s causing Antarctica’s ocean to heat up? New study points to 2 human sources | InsideClimate News
The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is warming at an alarming rate—twice that of the rest of the world's oceans. Now, researchers have developed more powerful evidence pointing to the human causes. Cecilia Bitz, an Arctic sea ice expert at the UW, is quoted.
Bitz.Cecilia  !UWitM  2018  natl  Inside.Climate.News  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Antarctica 
26 days ago by uwnews
Another bout of weekend showers, then sunny and clear as fall begins | KNKX
Friday is officially the final day of summer, marked by the fall equinox. Showery weather is ushering in the transition in western Washington, though it’s expected to make way for some glorious conditions next week. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
weather  wawx  KNKX  !UWitM  2018  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
A climatologist gives us a look into the cause of hurricanes | KING 5
Hurricane Florence slammed into the East coast this weekend, causing massive flooding and damage with the latest death toll standing at 23. UW climatologist Nick Bond joined KING 5's "New Day Northwest" to discuss more about what causes these massive storms.
KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  weather  Bond.Nick  JISAO  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Showery weekend around Puget Sound, dryer and a bit warmer next week | KNKX
Heavy rain hit many parts of western Washington overnight and into Friday morning — a change welcomed by many, after what was reportedly the state’s third-driest and third-hottest summer of the century. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  KNKX  weather  wawx  College:Environment  regl 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Clouds and showers this weekend mark summer’s end in Puget Sound region | KNKX
The good news is that air quality has improved dramatically, and we no longer have to worry about breathing in smoke from wildfires. The bad news is that the clouds and showers that moved in this weekend are just the beginning of what will likely be several months of cooler fall weather. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather  !UWitM  2018  regl 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Puget Sound region gets a break from the heat, smoke | KNKX
After weeks of air quality issues throughout from wildfire smoke and high temperatures nearing 90 degrees, changes are coming. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
wawx  weather  !UWitM  2018  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl  KNKX 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Why Seattle had the worst air quality in the world at some points this summer | NPR
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, about the cause of this summer's extremely smoky air in the Pacific Northwest.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  weather  wawx  natl  NPR  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Time to say sayonara to summer in the Pacific Northwest? | KING 5
Chances of summer-like temperatures in the Pacific Northwest are dwindling as we enter the month of September. Nick Bond, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW and the Washington State Climatologist, is quoted.
Bond.Nick  KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  weather  wawx 
7 weeks ago by uwnews

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