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No, New York, the forecast didn’t fail

Cliff Mass of the University of Washington has a good breakdown of the “failure” of meteorologists to correctly predict snowfall during this week’s storm. “Failure” gets the scare-quote treatment because the forecast wasn’t actually far off: models showed most of … Continue reading

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Nor’wester and Upwelling off California

Catching up with the blogs today, I saw that Cliff Mass had written about a big windstorm that hit California on Monday. Unusually for big storms on the California coast, the winds in this one were from the northwest. Through … Continue reading

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Shades of Grey

I’m halfway through my second winter here in the Pacific Northwest, and, strange as it sounds, I’m starting to love the weather. It’s true that it’s all grey and damp. But there are so many different shades and textures of … Continue reading

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Winter Storm From Space

The weather the past two days in Seattle has been blissfully clear blue and sunny, thanks to a ridge of high pressure stretching over the entire West Coast. Clear enough for me to see Mt. Rainier on my walk home … Continue reading

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