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Weather with Cliff Mass

"Weather with Cliff Mass," is our weekly feature about Pacific Northwest weather hosted by KNKX's environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp. Every week Bellamy talks with University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator Cliff Mass about the weekend weather and a weather-related topic.

Listen every Friday at 9 a.m. following "BirdNote." You can hear repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered at 3:45 and 5:45, and once on Weekend Edition Saturday at 7:35 a.m. 

Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington and KPLU’s new weather commentator, says it was Carl Sagan who first inspired him to get out into the public to popularize the science behind weather forecasting.

“I was an undergraduate at Cornell and in those days he was really into popularizing science. He was on the Tonight Show, and he was writing very popular books and a lot of that rubbed off,” Mass told KPLU.

Check out the video above for our complete interview with Cliff Mass.