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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/17/2008

Welcome to the Weather Gang Weather Wall

By Capital Weather Gang

Access CWG's new Weather Wall using the link on our left sidebar, inside the Current Conditions box.

Welcome to CWG's new Weather Wall! ... the ultimate overview of current conditions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. This is your place to track radar, temperatures, clouds, and the latest webcam view of D.C. all on one page. You can find a link to the Weather Wall on our left sidebar, inside the Current Conditions box.

Also, please use the comments section below to tell us what else you might like to see on our Weather Wall.

See our full forecast through the weekend, and NatCast if you're headed to tonight's game at Nationals Park.

By Capital Weather Gang  | September 17, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
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Yes!! That is a nice idea and much needed for those of us who struggle to find the right radar to look at. My only wish (completely out of CWG's control) is that 25% of the screen's width wasn't taken up by a Roomstore ad. It just looks so cheap when the WaPo plasters huge ads on the pages. Oh well. I can't wait to visit the Weather Wall when we have a rain/snow event. Great job!

Posted by: MoSno | September 17, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Cool feature! Any chance you can move it up to above the "Take Me To" section? I always forget that you have the current conditions listed as I don't scroll down far enough to see it.

Posted by: ShawnDC | September 17, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

ShawnDC -- We'll think about the placement. But also, eventually we'll probably integrate the link into our radar/webcam/temp map captions (when we run versions of those graphics on the main page of the blog), so eventually there should be plenty of spots where you'll see the link.

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | September 17, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

fyi, our comments section (and those of other wapo blogs) was down for the past hour. All seems to be working again.

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | September 17, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Just wondering...what's that orange line running across NW Virginia on the current weather map? Is it some sort of airmass trough which could provoke an unexpected shower this afternoon?

Otherwise, I'm wondering when we can start seriously thinking of the forecast for this winter. Preliminary and "final" extended forecast discussions seem to keep regenerating major troughs over the western U.S. and, if this keeps happening into the meterological winter, we could be in for another boringly mild, dry winter while Aspen and Snowmass get all the snow! This is due to the fact that when the West gets all the troughs, we seem to be left with the ridges! Latest predicted reads on the NAO and PNA seem to be confirming this since everything's tending to come up neutral/positive, especially for the NAO. Come on, where's that nice, snow-provoking negative NAO we want to get for Christmas???

Posted by: El Bombo | September 17, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I am a fan of local radar as its a mash up with Google maps that allows you to look at radar down to your local neighborhood/street. The radar view provided on the wall doesn't provide that and would recommend that be switched out.

Posted by: Jack | September 17, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Within our Wall, you can see the google map overlay of temperatures (courtest of Weather Bonk)

note the highly varying temperatures in the region today. I just saw an 84F reading in WV. 64 in central VA. 71 in Baltimore. 67 in DC. 79 in Fredericksburg.

Textbook case today of clouds interspersing the sun's warm infrared radiation. All depends, randomly, on your location's cloudcover. Upper level clouds are streaming over the tidewater region and, to the west, more midlevel cumulus clouds are moving underneath the higher cirus clouds.

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | September 17, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

El Bombo, I think that's something of a leeside trough. On a day like this is should be little more than a windshift line.

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | September 17, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Pretty much the same concept of the CWG Weather Wall is incorporated in this neat site:

There are several graphics there which you should consider adding or use to replace others. Perhaps some commenters can register their suggestions.

Posted by: TBull | September 17, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Oooooh, clickable weather and WIND!

Posted by: ~sg | September 17, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

TBull -- Thanks for the link. That's a cool page, though definitely skewed toward the meteorologically savvy.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | September 18, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

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