Summer thunderstorms will continue, says Cliff Mass
If you were in the mountains or northern Puget Sound last night, you may have seen some spectacular lightning bolts and thunderstorms. Those are rare in the northwest, compared with the midwest. But KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass says the right conditions are here now, and will be with us through Saturday.
Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington, explains why, in this week's interview.
And if you prefer to just watch the action, weather enthusiast Greg Johnson takes some fabulous weather photos from his perch at the northern tip of the Kitsap peninsula (and posts them at SkunkBayWeather.com), and he compiled one series from yesterday into this time lapse video of clouds, thunder and lighting.
Do you have a weather question? Cliff Mass and Keith Seinfeld occasionally answer reader questions on the air. Share yours here (at the bottom of the page, where you can sort the questions by "newest to oldest").
The weekly KPLU feature "Weather with Cliff Mass" airs every Friday at 9 a.m. immediately following BirdNote, and repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered. The feature is hosted by KPLU’s Science and Health reporter Keith Seinfeld. Cliff Mass is a University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, a renowned Seattle weather prognosticator, and a popular weather blogger. You can also subscribe to a podcast of “Weather with Cliff Mass” shows.