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Capital Weather Gang: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

News & Notes: Southeast Tornado Outbreak

Last night's tornado in Atlanta: Significant damage occurred in downtown Atlanta, including to Georgia Dome and at CNN Center. See: Tornado Trashes Atlanta from CNN.com Tornado that struck Atlanta last night was 200 yards wide and cut a path six miles long Tornado was rated EF-2 intensity by the National...

By Jason Samenow  | March 15, 2008; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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News & Notes: Atlanta Tornado and More

CNN: Tornado sweeps through Atlanta. See also from the Associated Press via Washington Post: Atlanta Braces for Another Severe Storm NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe NY Times: Deadline Nears for Weather Channel Bids Weather.com Blog: Memories of the [March 1993] Superstorm New Scientist: Weather map interface lets...

By Jason Samenow  | March 15, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Forecast: From Dry to Wet to Windy

Talk about good timing: sandwiched between last night's rain and more rain tonight, much of today will be splendid. Tomorrow we dry out just in time for most of the daylight hours again, although it will be windy and a bit chilly. TODAY Partly sunny, near 60. Call it the...

By Jason Samenow  | March 15, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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CommuteCast: Mild Drive into the Weekend

Scattered showers overnight, more late Saturday Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop. Courtesy National Weather Service. A weak low pressure that formed on a warm front passing through the area last night has forced the front to sink back south of the region today. This has allowed cooler air to filter in...

By Ian Livingston  | March 14, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Weather 101: The Madness to March Winds

On average, March is the windiest month in the D.C. area, and this March certainly has not disappointed. Already this month, wind gusts at Reagan National Airport have reached 74 mph on March 5, 60 mph on March 8 and 45 mph on March 12. It's no coincidence that our...

By Dan Stillman  | March 14, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: A Mild End to the Week

Cooler over the weekend, damp at times High temperatures peak well into the 60s today after rising slowly for five consecutive days. But we pay a price with a cooling trend and increasing winds over the weekend not to mention showery weather tonight and tomorrow night. Fortunately, Sunday should be...

By Camden Walker  | March 14, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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CommuteCast: Clouds on the Increase

Warm Friday with increasing rain chances Current DC area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold on map to pan. Temperatures have risen into the upper 50s so far today and will likely top out...

By Ian Livingston  | March 13, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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It's 3 AM: Who Do You Want Making the Forecast?

THIS MESSAGE APPROVED BY THE CAPITAL WEATHER GANG It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. There's a winter storm on the way and they say it's coming soon, possibly arriving by mid-morning. You can barely think straight after awakening in a stupor from a nightmare of impending...

By Capital Weather Gang  | March 13, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Rising Temperatures, Increasing Clouds

In the 60s Friday; chance of showers Friday and Saturday High pressure overhead will yield another pleasant day with highs heading for the upper 50s to near 60 today. Tomorrow, temperatures go higher -- into the 60s -- but clouds will be on the increase as a cold front approaches...

By Josh Larson  | March 13, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Clear With Gusty Winds Diminishing

Less windy and slightly warmer on Thursday Latest view of D.C. looking east from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. The slow increase in daytime temperatures that has occurred throughout the week continued today as highs have thus far topped out in the mid 50s...

By Ian Livingston  | March 12, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. March Heat Waves: The Big Four

Unfortunately, folks looking forward to an early spring will have to wait a bit longer. While we will certainly see oscillations in the weather, there are no indications of extreme or extended heat over the next couple weeks. But that doesn't preclude us from talking about March heat waves of...

By Matt Ross  | March 12, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: A Week Later, Weather Starts Again

Dry today and tomorrow; then repeat rain performance It's not unusual for weather patterns to every once in a while repeat themselves from one week to the next. But in this case, the forecast for tomorrow through the weekend is incredibly identical to the forecast I made this time last...

By Dan Stillman  | March 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Seasonal Weather Conditions

Slow warming trend continues Wednesday With last night's disturbance long gone, today has featured afternoon cloudiness after abundant morning sunshine. High temperatures today have topped out in the low 50s so far, which is a few degrees higher than yesterday at this time. As temperatures begin to cool this evening,...

By Ian Livingston  | March 11, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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My Weather: Get a Custom Forecast

Luke and Sandra's September wedding outlook Do you have a big event coming up in your life or that you're planning for which you need to know the most likely weather scenario and the range of possibilities? The event could be a wedding, reunion, Bar Mitzvah, golf outing, company picnic,...

By Jason Samenow  | March 11, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: March Weather True to Form

In March, we can see wild swings in the weather as the atmosphere struggles to decide whether it is winter or spring. However, this week will make averages seem meaningful, with highs generally in the 50s and lows in the 30s. So for those of you who want the weather...

By Matt Ross  | March 11, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Increasing Cloudiness

Showers and a chance of snow flakes overnight Latest mid-Atlantic winter weather radar loop, courtesy Intellicast. Blue is snow; pink is a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and/or snow; and green is rain. Refresh page to update, or click here to expand. After a cold start to the week...

By Ian Livingston  | March 10, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Towards An Interactive Weather Index

Two weeks ago we asked you to brainstorm with us about how to create a new weather index or scale that will be used to communicate our weather forecasts. Many of you responded with excellent suggestions, and I'd like to respond to some of them here and add my...

By Andrew Freedman  | March 10, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Warming Trend Begins

Some snow may mix with light rain tonight It will be wintry today, and if you look really hard late tonight, you might see a snowflake. But temperatures will gradually rise during the week as winter continues its long, slow fade. Does this warming trend signify the death of winter?...

By Jason Samenow  | March 10, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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News & Notes: Wind, Ohio Snow & Bob Ryan

It's been a windy week! After clocking a hurricane force 74 mph gust Tuesday, Reagan National Airport recorded a 60 mph gust yesterday. Gusts of 50-70 mph were widespread yesterday. See also: 80,000 Lose Power in Burst of Wind, Hail While we were getting clocked by wind yesterday, Ohio was...

By Jason Samenow  | March 9, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Forecast: A Calming Chill

There will be no thunder, no hail, and no 60 mph winds today. Instead, we will transition into a kinder, gentler weather pattern with diminishing winds and sunshine. Nevertheless, it will be chilly -- at least for the next couple of days. TODAY Not as windy but chilly. Mid...

By Jason Samenow  | March 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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