Dr. Cliff Mass Visiting Oregon AMS Next Month

April 18, 2012

Good news…my favorite college professor, Dr. Cliff Mass, will be giving us a nice presentation on Saturday, May 12th, at OMSI. 

Now your first thought might be “How exciting could a college professor’s talk be?”  This is why you might be interested:

1. Cliff loves weather and climate just as much as you do (he’s “one of us”).

2. He has a great weather blog here:  http://www.cliffmass.blogspot.com/

3. Cliff is deeply involved in everything “WRF-GFS” up at the UW.  He will talk all about the past, present, and future of that modeling consortium.  If you ever look at the model, you’ll find the info to be very useful.

4. He was the main force pushing for the new Washington Coastal Radar.

5. He will be selling his book, and giving one away free: The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

It should be a good Saturday morning at OMSI! 

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen



Here’s the official AMS announcement:

The “Godfather of Pacific Northwest Weather” Dr. Cliff Mass comes to Portland May 12th

 The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to announce that it will host Dr. Cliff Mass, Author & Professor of Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington on Saturday, May 12th. Dr. Mass is affectionately known by many as the “Godfather of Pacific Northwest Weather.” Dr. Mass has put together an amazing presentation for us entitled, “The Future of Northwest Weather Prediction.” If you have ever used the University of Washington’s WRF-GFS and MM5-NAM weather models located at: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/mm5rt/ you will not want to miss out on this special presentation. Dr. Mass will give a detailed look at how computer weather models have revolutionized weather forecasting. He will also detail new modeling enhancements that will be coming online in the not-so-distant future. This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public. Please feel free to share this notice others via your favorite social media source. Note – a large audience is expected, please arrive early for best seating.

 Win a $300 Davis Home Weather Station

 The Oregon AMS will be raffling off some great items at the meeting. The grand prize is a $300 Davis home weather station (http://tinyurl.com/c76qe2n). Other raffle items include, Dr. Mass’ book entitled “Pacific Northwest Weather”

(http://tinyurl.com/7qhj8lo) and his weather DVD (http://tinyurl.com/mn4kk8). Raffle tickets will be sold for as low as 50 cents each at the meeting. Someone is going to win these items. It could be YOU!

 For complete meeting details, including overnight accommodations and driving directions, please see pdf document attached or click: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/