The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, Second Edition

by Clifford Mass

Paperback, 2021

Call number

NWC 551.697 MAS


University of Washington Press (2008), Edition: 1st, 281 pages


""Fridays at ten of four is when we listen to our favorite person ever, Cliff Mass. If you don't know who Cliff Mass is, well, he's this thing me and Mom have, this awesome weather geek who loves weather so much you have no choice but to love him in return." - from Maria Semple's novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette? This is a lavishly illustrated guide to making sense of the region's unique atmospheric and geographic forces. For the new edition of this contemporary classic, Cliff Mass has extensively revised and updated, as well as expanding his coverage of British Columbia as well as considering the impact of wildfires on the region's meteorology. A fascinating read, the book is indispensable to anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the region's is weather"--… (more)

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LibraryThing member sben
This book is pretty much a must-read for anybody who lives in the Seattle area (or, to a slightly lesser degree, Portland) and who is at all interested in the weather.

Mass writes for the interested layperson, appearing to assume a non-specialized high school education. It looks and reads something
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like an introductory college text, which is understandable given that Mass is a professor of atmospheric science at UW. Also understandable is the book's focus on Washington and particularly the Seattle area, giving Oregon somewhat short shrift given the title of the book.
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Washington State Book Award (Finalist — 2009)


0295748443 / 9780295748443

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