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UW weather experts

UW experts on Pacific Northwest weather events, trends and weather-related phenomena. (See the separate list for climate change experts.)

Nick Bond
Research Meteorologist, UW-NOAA Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean
nab3met@uw.edu | 206-526-6459 | Web
Expertise: Washington’s state climatologist, can comment on historic trends, recent events and the seasonal outlook.

Karin Bumbaco
Assistant State Climatologist
kbumbaco@uw.edu | 206-543-3145 | Web
Expertise: Questions or data inquiries on Washington weather trends in the context of historical data. Publishes the monthly newsletter on statewide trends and forecasts.

Cliff Mass
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
cmass@uw.edu | 206-685-0910 | Web
Expertise: Has a popular blog and weekly radio program discussing the science behind weather events.

Robert Holzworth
Professor, Earth & Space Sciences
bobholz@uw.edu | 206-685-7410 | Web
Expertise: Lightning. Directs the UW-based Worldwide Lightning Location Network.

Robert Houze
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
houze@uw.edu | 206-543-6922 | Web
Expertise: Hurricanes, thunderstorms, clouds

Jessica Lundquist
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
jdlund@uw.edu | 206-685-7594 | Web
Expertise: Mountain snow, snow melt and streams

Chris Bretherton
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences and Applied Math
breth@uw.edu | 206-685-7414 | Web
Expertise: Clouds, atmospheric convection, and their roles in climate and climate change