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Weather expert speaks Saturday

Dr. Cliff Mass is considered "Godfather of Pacific Northwest Weather"

A leading Pacific Northwest weather expert is scheduled to speak on the future of forecasting in the region on Saturday.

Dr. Cliff Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, will appear at the monthly meeting of the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on May 12 in the main auditorium of OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.

According to chapter President Steve Pierce, Mass is affectionately known by many as the "Godfather of Pacific Northwest Weather." His presentation, titled 'The Future of Northwest Weather Prediction,' will include a detailed look at how computer weather models have revolutionized weather forecasting. Mass will also detail new modeling enhancements that will be coming online in the not-so-distant future.

"Next to 'Storm Tracker' Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel, Dr. Mass is about as big as it gets when it comes to Pacific Northwest weather experts," Pierce says.

Attendees can also purchase ticket for a raffle that includes a grand prize of a $300 Davis Vantage Vue home weather station