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Capital Weather Gang: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Forecast: Warm Repeat for Saturday

But can Sunday be salvaged? By Matt Rogers, Guest Forecaster The beautiful bonus day on Friday looks to repeat today with only a few more clouds in the mix. Southerly winds will dominate and this means more opportunities for near 80-degree weather and dry conditions. Sunday had been looking like...

By Matt Rogers  | May 3, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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NatCast: Partly Cloudy and Warm

Nationals vs. Pirates
Today, 1:05 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
75F78F Sun and clouds10%
Enjoy a fine afternoon for baseball. Partial sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s will be quite pleasant. Don't forget the sunscreen.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend and beyond.

By Jason Samenow  | May 3, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Work Week Ends Quite Warm

Pleasant start to weekend on Saturday Current D.C. 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. Morning cloudiness quickly gave way to mostly sunny skies today. Temperatures have responded by rising...

By Ian Livingston  | May 2, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In Defense of Meteorologists

Calling all victims of 'collateral misinformation' By Steve Tracton Q: D.C. weather tomorrow? A: Chicago weather today This, essentially, is the concluding take-home message of an article on the supposed sorry state of weather forecasting that was posted recently on the New York Times Freakonomics blog. The basis of this...

By Steve Tracton  | May 2, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NatCast: Cloudy + storm chance

Nationals vs. Marlins
Tonight, 7:35 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
62F58F Cool, cloudy, T-shower?35%
It will be cool, cloudy too--with slowly dropping temperatures, and a chance of a T-shower.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend and beyond.

By Camden Walker  | May 2, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Warm Weekend May End Wet

Turning showery, stormy Saturday night Over the next couple of days, you should revel in warm 80-degree temperatures. The first half of the weekend looks almost splendid, despite some errant clouds. Sunday appears to still be warmish (70s) but may be wet, as a cold front passes by. TODAY Midday...

By Camden Walker  | May 2, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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CommuteCast: Cool Air Giving Way

Warmer Friday, slight risk of storms late Thick clouds and mid-day showers have given way to increased sunshine across the area. High temperatures were held slightly in check today thanks to the rain, though they are now rising through the 60s and should keep doing so for the next hour...

By Ian Livingston  | May 1, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Closer on Controlling the Weather?

Scientist says future is bright for weather modification. But is skeptical of China's plan to keep rain away from Olympics....

By Dan Stillman  | May 1, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Warmer Weather Makes Comeback

So does the chance for weekend showers, storms After the 50s and 60s of the past few days, we'll look for a warmer pattern to settle in as a more southerly flow pushes temperatures to near 70 today and near or above 80 tomorrow. Mild temperatures linger into this weekend,...

By Josh Larson  | May 1, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NatCast: Weather, Team Warming Up

Nationals vs. Pirates
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
65F61FPartly Cloudy15%
The Nats have been hot as of late, and finally the weather is catching up. In fact, the weather this evening will be slightly warmer than it was for yesterday's day game.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast into early next week.

By Josh Larson  | May 1, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Partly Cloudy, Pleasantly Cool

Warmer air moves in for Thursday Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Under variably cloudy skies that have dropped an isolated sprinkle or two, another cool day has unfolded across the area. Afternoon highs are closing in on 60...

By Ian Livingston  | April 30, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Focus: Greenhouse Gas Increases Accelerating

More detailed measurements encouraged Global average CO2 concentrations since 2004 (monthly values in red, long-term trend in black). Click here to enlarge. Credit: NOAA The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last week that increases in two major greenhouse gases accelerated in 2007. Carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary contributor to...

By Steve Scolnik  | April 30, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forecast: Another Cool Day Before Warming Trend

Sixties today, 70s tomorrow, near 80 Friday OK, yes. Yesterday's highs in the low 60s were rather cool, and won't go a lot higher today. But, these are also the sort of days to remember when summer heat and humidity arrive and some of you (you know who you are)...

By Dan Stillman  | April 30, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NatCast: Sixties With Some Sun

Nationals vs. Braves
Today, 4:35 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
63F59FPartly Sunny0%
Good timing for a day game considering the cool evenings we're having. It'll feel nice in the sun to start the game, but a bit of a chill by the end as the sun moves lower in the sky.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend.

By Dan Stillman  | April 30, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Cool and Breezy

Cold tonight; a little warmer on Wednesday *Frost Advisory far north and west from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday* The storm system responsible for yesterday's tornadoes in Virginia, and even some late-season snow in the mountains of West Virginia this morning, has now moved completely through the area. Clearing...

By Ian Livingston  | April 29, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inside the Suffolk, Va. Tornado

[Update, 10:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service (NWS) rated the Suffolk tornado a "3" on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. It has put together an excellent page with imagery, video, photos and its storm assessment.] We preempt the Weekly Top Five to provide an inside look at yesterday's tornado that flattened...

By Jason Samenow  | April 29, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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NatCast: Clearing and Chilly

Nationals vs. Braves
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
57F51FPartly Cloudy, Cool15%
Any clouds should be breaking up by the start of the game. It will be dry but chilly with temperatures falling through the 50s. Dress warmly in layers.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend.

By Matt Ross  | April 29, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: More Like March than May

Like last week, after some rain over the weekend spilling into Monday, we will see a mostly dry remainder of the work week. However, it will be quite a bit chillier to start, thanks to a pattern not unlike the quick-hitting cold shots we had much of the past...

By Matt Ross  | April 29, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Rain Begins Moving Out

Cool on Tuesday, with a risk of showers Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop and light-ning strikes (key) from Weather Underground. Click here to zoom. Refresh page to update. After a brief break in the rain early this afternoon, moderate to occasionally heavy showers associated with the cold front have...

By Ian Livingston  | April 28, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Freedman: Three Statistics for Climate Change Talks

Recently, representatives of 17 nations met in Paris as part of the Bush administration's initiative to engage the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters to reduce the emissions that are contributing to global climate change. You can probably guess how much progress was achieved... none. But there was at least some...

By Andrew Freedman  | April 28, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Forecast: Cool Air Keeps Coming

Showers, storms likely today Talk about a big change: the high temperature dropped from 84 Saturday to 59 yesterday (at Reagan National Airport). Count on the cool weather to stay with us for several more days. Accompanied by showers and storms, a reinforcing shot of cool air arrives today. This...

By Jason Samenow  | April 28, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Photography: Lincoln's Duck and Lincoln Sunset

A lone duck rests motionless on the Reflecting Pool Thursday evening. Photography often reminds me of fishing in that some luck is typically involved. With Thursday evening's photo shoot, my good luck arrived in the form of a duck that posed motionless on the reflection of the Lincoln Memorial, giving...

By Kevin Ambrose  | April 27, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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NatCast: Cloudy and Cool

Nationals vs. Cubs
Today, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
59F61FPartly cloudy10%
Expect overcast skies and cool weather. The good news: no rain. Temperatures will generally be around 60.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through early next week.

By Jason Samenow  | April 27, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Losing Paradise

[11:15 a.m. update -- Cool flow from the northeast along with overcast skies will likely prevent afternoon highs from warming above the low 60s.] By Brian Jackson, Guest Forecaster Hopefully everyone got outside the last several days. The gorgeous weather that teased the region with early summer warmth now begins...

By Capital Weather Gang  | April 27, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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