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Capital Weather Gang: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

Forecast: Marvelous Memorial Day Weekend

We welcome day two of the best four-day stretch of weather this season. How nice of it to fall squarely over the holiday weekend! Enjoy all the sunshine and the slow warming trend... TODAY Sensational sunshine. Mid 70s. Cool Canadian high pressure delivers delightfully pleasant air. Enjoy a refreshing...

By Jason Samenow  | May 24, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UnitedCast: Enjoyably Crisp

United vs. Toronto FC
Tonight, 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium
KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain
67F62FClear0%
It will be a nice night but bring along a sweatshirt or jacket to stay warm as temperatures gradually drop into the low 60s.
 
UnitedCast appears on the day of every United home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend.

By Jason Samenow  | May 24, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NatCast: Clear and Comfortably Cool

Nationals vs. Brewers
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
67F62F Clear0%
A great evening to catch a game. Bring along a jacket as temps will drop through the 60s during the game and there will be a light north breeze.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the holiday weekend and beyond.

By Jason Samenow  | May 24, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Starting the Weekend in Style

In honor of the holiday and the beautiful weather, CommuteCast is taking a break. Refer to Camden's post for the fantastic forecast through the long weekend, BeachCast if you're headed to the shore, and NatCast for tonight's game at Nationals Park....

By Jason Samenow  | May 23, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Extreme Golf: Now That's a Water Hazard

Credit: Anonymous. Golf on an aircraft carrier? This would most definitely help the U.S. Navy with recruiting. I can see the ad already: Tiger Woods drives the ball right down the center of the fairway, then turns to the camera and says, "Join the Navy. See the World. Play Golf."...

By Steve Tracton  | May 23, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Perfect Holiday Weekend Weather

Enjoy the divine weather starting now and lasting right through Memorial Day. Four consecutive Capital Weather Gang designated "nice days" are on the way. Lather on that sunscreen, put on that bathing suit, and fire up the grill. Ohhh yeah. TODAY Sunny, gorgeous! Mid 70s. Very comfortable, NON-humid air will...

By Camden Walker  | May 23, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NatCast: Winning Weather

Nationals vs. Brewers
Tonight, 7:35 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
71F64F Becoming Partly Cloudy10%
Enjoy great game-time conditions. Watch for some increasing clouds and cooler temperatures, though, if you stay through the end.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the holiday weekend and beyond, and check out our BeachCast if you're headed to the shore.

By Camden Walker  | May 23, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BeachCast: Sunny; Cool but Gradually Warmer

Quite cold in the water As Memorial Day weekends go, this will likely go down as a pretty good one at the beach. Sure, it'd be nice if we could add about 10 degrees to the forecast daytime highs. But solid sun and no rain isn't always easy to come...

By Dan Stillman  | May 23, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Name That Weather Tune

Here are the first two lines: There's a bright golden haze on the meadow There's a bright golden haze on the meadow If you're stumped, the riveting lip sync (video link) by an Alabama weatherman offers a strong hint but no cheating by searching the lyric in Google :) Bonus...

By Jason Samenow  | May 22, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Unbelievable Tornado Video from Colorado

See CNN.com: It's Huge....

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 22, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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CommuteCast: Continued Cool, an Isolated Sprinkle

Warmer and sunnier on Friday 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. Partly to mostly cloudy and cool conditions have persisted today. High temperatures are now reaching the...

By Ian Livingston  | May 22, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Where Would You Put Washington's Weather Ball?

The Grand Rapids Weather Ball, courtesy WZZM 13. Weather Ball, where have you been all my life? No, I'm not talking about a black-tie affair for weather junkies. (Though who wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall in that room?) The Weather Ball I speak of watches high...

By Dan Stillman  | May 22, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Signs Still Point to Sunny Weekend

But first, some clouds and maybe a couple showers today For sure the early forecasts for a pleasant holiday weekend were too good to be true, right? Now that the weekend has almost arrived, you're changing your forecast, aren't you? After all, this is Memorial Day Weekend -- obviously clouds...

By Dan Stillman  | May 22, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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CommuteCast: Partly Cloudy, A Shower or Two

Partly sunny Thursday, continued cool Partly cloudy skies of this morning have given way to some isolated showers across the area. These showers will remain widely scattered and will produce only trace amounts of rain in most places and some gusty winds. High temperatures have reached the mid 60s to...

By Ian Livingston  | May 21, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Are Tornadoes Becoming More Common?

Dave Fahrenthold's article in today's Washington Post reports it's hard to say. For more reading on this subject, see the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center's tornado climatology page, the NOAA Storm Prediction Center's tornado trends page, and the technical paper by NOAA scientists "Tornado Trends...

By Jason Samenow  | May 21, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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New Gang Members and a Chance to Be One

Over the past month, you've probably noticed the appearance of "guest" forecasters and writers here at the Capital Weather Gang (CWG) blog. After a short trial period, I'm pleased to announce all of these guest contributors are new members of the CWG. Please join me in welcoming Steve Tracton, Brian...

By Jason Samenow  | May 21, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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NatCast: Cool -- With a Sprinkle?

Nationals vs. Phillies
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
6761Mostly cloudy; sprinkle?30%
A shower or sprinkle is possible, especially early in the game. On the other hand, it may end up being completely dry. Do bring a jacket as temperatures will fall into the low 60s by game's end.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the holiday weekend.

By Josh Larson  | May 21, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Weather on Right Track for Big Weekend

Pleasant & dry Thursday through Memorial Day We'll see more sunshine and milder temperatures today, though a stray shower during the second half of the day can't be ruled out. On Thursday, a sprawling area of high pressure begins to build into the region, lasting through the entire holiday weekend....

By Josh Larson  | May 21, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Meteorologist: 'Monkey Wanna Nanner?'

Kansas City TV weathercaster monkeys around with flying monkey. Oh yeah -- presents weather forecast, too....

By Dan Stillman  | May 20, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CommuteCast: Brightening Skies in Some Places

Sun returns Wednesday, a few p.m. showers possible Clouds: Latest mid-Atlantic infrared satellite loop, courtesy Unisys. Click here to expand. Refresh page to update. Morning rain gave way to cloudy skies across most of the region, after some additional early afternoon showers moved through north of D.C. Today's rainfall of...

By Ian Livingston  | May 20, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NOAA: It Could be Hot This Summer

Probability of above average temperatures this summer. Credit: NOAA If you think the above headline is vague, you're onto something. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) recently released its updated 90-day summer outlook and it tells us... not much of anything and what little it...

By Jason Samenow  | May 20, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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NatCast: Shower Chances Fade

Nationals vs. Phillies
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
61F57FPartly Cloudy25%
A lingering shower isn't out of the question early in the game, but the chances are quickly diminishing as drier air works its way into the area. With the cool temperatures, a light jacket or sweatshirt should again be included in the game-night attire.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend and beyond.

By Matt Rogers  | May 20, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Rain Drain

Time to launch the umbrellas again By Matt Rogers The umbrellas have gotten quite a workout here in May and the numbers confirm it. Washington Reagan National Airport has reported rain on 11 of the 19 days so far this month. The aggressive precipitation pace has made May 6.4 inches...

By Matt Rogers  | May 20, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Oval Office Debate on Global Warming?

AccuWeather senior meteorologist Joe Bastardi has some advice for the President-elect to be: Within the first 100 days of office, get the top five SCIENTISTS on both sides of the issue in front of you in the oval office and let them argue it out. No cameras, no press, just...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 19, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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CommuteCast: Calm Before the (Next) Storm

More rain arrives overnight and for morning rush A somewhat cool May afternoon has unfolded across the area today. High temperatures in the mid and upper 60s are about 5 to 10 degrees short of average for this time of year, and gusty winds from the northwest have added a...

By Ian Livingston  | May 19, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Freedman: Arctic Sea Ice May Set Record Low

The Interior Department's decision last week to list the polar bear as a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) may soon be seen as either a prescient move, or possibly even as too little too late, if scientists' ominous predictions for this summer's Arctic sea ice melt and...

By Andrew Freedman  | May 19, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Warm Weather Eludes Washington

Make no mistake about it, today will be nice and so will the second half of the week through Memorial Day weekend. But the 80-degree warmth many of us look forward to in late May will be nowhere around. Afternoon temperatures will generally range from the upper 60s to...

By Jason Samenow  | May 19, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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NatCast: Comfortably Cool, Clouding Up

Nationals vs. Phillies
Tonight, 7:10 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
67F63FIncreasing Clouds15%
Clouds increase ahead of the next approaching storm, but rain should hold off until after midnight. It won't be quite warm enough for shorts, but you'll be comfortable with a light jacket or sweatshirt.
 
NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend and beyond.

By Jason Samenow  | May 19, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Rainy Conclusion to Weekend

By Brian Jackson Don't expect anything like last Sunday's downpour but another wet close to the weekend is in store. Look out for showers and thunderstorms as a cold front moves through the area this afternoon. Much more tranquil conditions return tomorrow. TODAY Radar: Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop from the...

By Brian Jackson  | May 18, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Post Hunt Forecast: Rain Enters the Riddle

What: 2008 Post Hunt Where: Penn Quarter When: Today, Noon-5 p.m. Looking for today's forecast? We've hidden it somewhere in downtown D.C. Good luck finding it. Just kidding... But seriously, you should bring an umbrella along with that copy of the Washington Post Magazine to this rain-or-shine event. A fast-moving,...

By Dan Stillman  | May 18, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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