The Weather of the Pacific Northwest - by Cliff Mass
The Weather of the Pacific Northwest
by Cliff Mass
Published by University of Washington Press, Seattle
The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest nontropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the "Banana Belt" of southern Oregon. This comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather is written primarily for general readers, including boaters, hikers, and skiers, but it will also interest expert meteorologists.
In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining legendary floods, snowstorms, windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such puzzling questions as:
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