fog http://kplu.org en Mass: Blame the Boa Constrictor-Like High Pressure for Fogtober http://kplu.org/post/mass-blame-boa-constrictor-high-pressure-fogtober <p>Why did we have such a long stretch of fog? Blame the inversion, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/why-fall-brings-dense-fog-and-why-s-good-thing">Foggy days in the fall aren’t uncommo</a>n in the Northwest, but the recent long stretch—the so-called “Fogtober” and “Fogmageddon” that <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/fogmageddon-ending-sunshine-then-return-normal">Mass said will finally leave us Sunday</a>—is quite rare.</p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:12:26 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10666 at http://kplu.org Mass: Blame the Boa Constrictor-Like High Pressure for Fogtober Fogmageddon Ending; Sunshine, then Return to Normal http://kplu.org/post/fogmageddon-ending-sunshine-then-return-normal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fogmageddon will end on Sunday, “pretty much guaranteed,” says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:38:34 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10651 at http://kplu.org Fogmageddon Ending; Sunshine, then Return to Normal No Rain in the Forecast This Week, but More Fog, Afternoon Sun http://kplu.org/post/no-rain-forecast-week-more-fog-afternoon-sun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The very dense fog hanging around the region this morning bodes well for a long sunny day ahead, and the week will continue with that pattern, says </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>“As I mentioned before, that’s a tremendously good sign,” said Mass, who teaches Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He says <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/why-fall-brings-dense-fog-and-why-s-good-thing" target="_blank">the densest fog usually means the sunniest afternoons.</a></p><p>“The clouds, the cold air, that low foggy layer is actually very shallow today and I expect it to burn out much quicker than it has in the past,” he said, predicting that it should be completely sunny outside by 11 this morning, with temperatures going up to around 60.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:58:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10539 at http://kplu.org No Rain in the Forecast This Week, but More Fog, Afternoon Sun Soggy Weekend Likely, but Glorious Fall Sun in Week Ahead http://kplu.org/post/soggy-weekend-likely-glorious-fall-sun-week-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The clouds and light rain that have been darkening skies in southern King County should give way to dry weather and partly cloudy skies later today. And that&rsquo;s just the first glimmer of nice fall weather in a week that promises to bring lots of mid-October sunshine.</span></p><p>That&rsquo;s according to KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:13:51 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10399 at http://kplu.org Soggy Weekend Likely, but Glorious Fall Sun in Week Ahead How to avoid that stagnant air, which is here 'til Tuesday http://kplu.org/post/how-avoid-stagnant-air-which-here-til-tuesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In some places, such as eastern Washington farms, they actually use giant fans to disrupt the inversion that causes stagnant air (which is what we've been experiencing for a week, and can leave frost on fruit trees).</span></p><p>But, KPLU weather expert and UW professor Cliff Mass says those fans won't work in western Washington, because <a href="http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2013/01/super-inversion-and-bad-air.html">the natural forces creating the inversion</a> are too strong. Instead, he suggests taking a hike. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:17:10 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7584 at http://kplu.org How to avoid that stagnant air, which is here 'til Tuesday