Department of Atmospheric Sciences Popular Lecture Series

Why do forecasts go wrong?  An inside look at Northwest weather forecasting

Professor Cliff Mass
Atmospheric Sciences

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
7:30 PM
Kane Hall, Room 220
University of Washington Seattle Campus

  • Why do forecasts sometime fail?
  • How are forecasts made?
  • Is forecasting in the Northwest really more difficult than in other places?
  • What have we learned about Northwest weather?
  • What is the best way to get reliable weather information?
  • What is the future of Northwest weather prediction?

  • These and other questions will be addressed in a non-technical and wide-ranging talk.

    Professor Mass specializes in the weather of the Pacific Northwest and weather prediction. For the past two decades his group has attempted to unravel the complexities of Northwest weather and to develop improved technqiues at prediction. Professor Mass also gives a weekly weather discussion on KUOW every Friday.

    Those wishing to attend must register to insure a space.  Since space is limited it is recommended that this be done as soon as possible by going to the
    Registration Page

    For more information, please contact:
    Connie Ellsbury, (206) 543-4250,

    The easist and closest parking is in the underground garage that can be entered on 15th Ave. N.E. at 41st St.