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Capital Weather Gang: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Forecast: A Sunny Spring Chill

Clouds increase tomorrow Yesterday's brief taste of 70+ degree weather was just a tease. Thanks to a stiff northerly wind, temperatures will be 20 degrees colder today. Fortunately, though, the sun will shine. Tomorrow, it will remain cool but the sunshine will gradually diminish as moist, easterly flow settles in....

By Jason Samenow  | March 29, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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CommuteCast: Front Finally on the Move

Sunny and cool Saturday Latest D.C. area radar loop, courtesy National Weather Service. Refresh page to update. Click here to expand. A northerly drift, with what was a stationary front, allowed many locations outside the north and west portions of the area to get into the low or mid 70s...

By Ian Livingston  | March 28, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Shoveling Out From a Snow Job

At a recent dinner seminar that I attended, upon hearing that I was a Capital Weather Gang member, an otherwise respectable appearing gentleman asked me how global warming could be occurring in light of the "record-breaking cold winter." I must admit that I was a bit mystified at first, since...

By Steve Scolnik  | March 28, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Forecast: Warm Rebound, Cool Takeaway

March madness strikes again. After a brief warm-up today, the stubborn front just north of us will finally slip south of the area this afternoon. This frontal action will probably produce some showers as it passes by and then cool us down for the weekend. The good news on the...

By Camden Walker  | March 28, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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CommuteCast: Gray with Scattered Showers

More wet weather for Friday Showers that moved through this morning have largely paused across the region during the early afternoon. Temperatures have risen into the mid and upper 50s for highs so far and will remain steady before slowly dropping back this evening. A few widely scattered showers, largely...

By Ian Livingston  | March 27, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Weekend Events: Blossoms, Baseball and Beyond

Ya never know what you're gonna get at the end of March. Sure, it can be sunny and mild with spring fever in the air. But it can just as easily be cold, rainy and windy, with snowflakes to boot. So let's count ourselves lucky that, while a bit cool,...

By Dan Stillman  | March 27, 2008; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Unsettled, Uncertain Today and Friday

Mostly sunny and dry for the weekend We're looking at a complex forecast over the next 48 hours as a cold front stalls close to our area; a few waves of low pressure will then ride along the stalled front, triggering scattered showers. Uncertainty in the positioning of the front...

By Josh Larson  | March 27, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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CommuteCast: Mild Before the Front

Unsettled conditions arrive Thursday Gusty downsloping winds out of the west and southwest have helped temperatures warm into the mid 60s to near 70 across the area today, even with periods of cloudiness. The ride home will be partly cloudy, with mild temperatures dropping back through the 60s. Tonight: An...

By Ian Livingston  | March 26, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Arlington: Meet the EnviroCAB

New on the streets of Arlington, enviroCAB claims to be "the world's first carbon-negative taxi fleet." Credit: EnviroCAB Walking the streets of Rosslyn last week, I couldn't help but notice a curious-looking vehicle amongst the stop-and-go of Wilson Boulevard -- a shiny, white-and-green taxi named "enviroCAB." My first thought was,...

By Dan Stillman  | March 26, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Forecast: Stalled Front to Bring Spring Showers

Mild and dry today, then shower chances into Saturday As Matt pointed out yesterday, it's that time of the year again when cold fronts begin to lose their punch, and in the process they tend to stall out in our vicinity. The models meteorologists rely on to guide weather predictions...

By Dan Stillman  | March 26, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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CommuteCast: Clear Skies to Slowly Give Way

Breezy and warmer on Wednesday Latest view of D.C. looking east from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Sunshine and low dew points have led to a crystal clear early spring day across the region. Temperatures currently in the low 50s will rise another degree...

By Ian Livingston  | March 25, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Kim Martucci's On-Air Surprise

Channel 9's (WUSA) meteorologists are no strangers to on-air drama. Just six weeks ago, Howard Bernstein busted his face doing a live shot. Last Friday, Kim Martucci was red in the face under much more joyful circumstances: At the conclusion of the 9 a.m. newscast, her boyfriend Ben proposed to...

By Jason Samenow  | March 25, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Bumpy Transition to Spring Continues

Spring becomes a bit more tangible this week as cold air masses continue to lose their punch. Nevertheless, jackets and umbrellas will be still be handy to have around as our seasonal transition comes at a price. Try to enjoy the typical late March weather. Before we know it, we...

By Matt Ross  | March 25, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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CommuteCast: Mostly Cloudy and Cool

Mostly sunny and warmer Tuesday Mixed clouds and sun combined with winds from the north and east have kept the area cooler than average today. High temperatures have topped out right around 50 degrees across the region and will not move up much more before dropping back into the 40s...

By Ian Livingston  | March 24, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Freedman: A 'Push' Beyond Weather Radio in Cities

The tornado that struck downtown Atlanta, Georgia on March 14 came perilously close to being a "worst case scenario" - packed stadium, downtown traffic, expensive real estate, little warning. City residents were incredibly lucky to escape without a single casualty and with only about $250 million in damages. The Atlanta...

By Andrew Freedman  | March 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Forecast: Final Flakes to be Flaky

Gradually warmer this week The last flakes of our snow-challenged season may fall today. Of course, it only figures that any snow will be spotty, intermittent and won't amount to anything. For those of us who just want it to get warmer, the good news is that more characteristic early...

By Jason Samenow  | March 24, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Photography: Dusk at the Georgetown Waterfront

7:27 p.m., 10 second exposure at f/10 and ISO 100 A week ago yesterday, I grabbed my gear hoping to capture images of the waning dusk light at the Georgetown Waterfront. On the way, I stopped to smell and shoot some budding spring flowers. When I finally reached my...

By Ian Livingston  | March 23, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Chilly Easter Sunday Sunshine

It's cold for late March, but on the bright side, at least there's no soaking rain or awful wind in the forecast. Even if temperatures are colder than average, we'll have a lot of sunshine -- at least today. Then, if we can get through one more brisk day...

By Jason Samenow  | March 23, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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