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Capital Weather Gang: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Turn Back the Clocks Tonight

Before you go to sleep tonight, remember that we fall back an hour overnight -- officially at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time comes to a close and we enter Eastern Standard Time. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep....

By Jason Samenow  | November 1, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Forecast: November off to Nice Start

Warm today; crisp tomorrow November welcomes us with a beautiful Saturday. With autumn foliage beginning to peak in the north and west suburbs, what better day to spend outside. We cool down tomorrow before warming up a little to start next week. But flow from the east Monday and the...

By Jason Samenow  | November 1, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: A 'Boo'tiful Halloween

Pleasant conditions persist through Saturday Temperatures: Current area temperatures. Powered by Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Hover over and click icons for more info. Click and hold on map to pan. Refresh page to update. See map bigger on our Weather Wall. Following one of the coldest starts to a...

By Ian Livingston  | October 31, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hurricane Season Going Out Like a Lamb?

As far as the United States is concerned, the tropics have been quiet as a mouse since the August-September onslaught of tropical storms Fay and Hanna (briefly a hurricane when it was in the Caribbean) and the devastating duo of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. All four made landfall and headlines...

By Dan Stillman  | October 31, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Spooky How Pleasant It'll Be

No spooky storms or showers to dampen tonight's trick or treating. In fact, the weather will be eerily quiet through the weekend. Enjoy the partly to mostly sunny skies and mild high temperatures -- in the 50s and 60s. TODAY (HALLOWEEN) Nothing scary about today's weather. Graphic courtesy Kids' Turn...

By Camden Walker  | October 31, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Climbing Out of Winter's Preview

Nothing scary about Friday's weather Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update. See this image bigger on our Weather Wall. We got a welcome break from the extremely windy conditions of the last few days today...

By Ian Livingston  | October 30, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Weathering the Election

Photograph courtesy Allan Eustis. According to the "20 Things You Didn't Know About Elections" in the November issue of Discover Magazine (p. 80): "...computer modeling has indicated that if it had rained in Illinois in 1960, Nixon would have beaten Kennedy - and if it had been sunny in Florida...

By Steve Tracton  | October 30, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Forecast: More Sun Less Spook

Rather cool again today but milder & dry for Halloween If you found the howling winds and dreary skies of the last several days scary, fear no more. High pressure building into the area will foster milder temperatures and more sunshine over the next several days. In fact, if you...

By Josh Larson  | October 30, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PM Update: Cold Breezes Continue to Chill Region

Temperature rebound begins Thursday Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall. Windy and cold conditions remain entrenched today as highs climb to...

By Ian Livingston  | October 29, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Election and Weather Analogies

Wx and the City Like many Washingtonians this week, I have two major things on my mind: the changing weather and the election. In fact, there are many similarities between the two. Here are some comparisons (please feel free to add your own using the comments bar below). 1. Maps....

By Ann Posegate  | October 29, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Warmup Awaits After Windy Wednesday

What's in store for Halloween night? If the windy chill of the past two days has you worried that winter has gripped the Washington area for good, well, chill out. After a wind-chilled Wednesday, winds will diminish and temperatures will warm somewhat, making for a tolerable Halloween night and a...

By Dan Stillman  | October 29, 2008; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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UnitedCast: A Cold Conclusion

United vs. CD MarathonTonight, 8 p.m., RFK Stadium KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Precip.46F43FDiminishing Breeze10%Winds should be calming down from earlier in the day. But it still may be a bit breezy, and definitely cold with temperatures in the mid 40s for the season-ender.   Thanks for using UnitedCast this season....

By Dan Stillman  | October 29, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PM Update: Race to Stay Warm

More chilled air and wind on Wednesday Our early taste of winter continues today as clouds hang tough and highs have struggled to get much above 50. Winds, gusting over 40 mph, are adding an extra chill to the air as well. Watch out for blowing debris on roadways during...

By Ian Livingston  | October 28, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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I Heard It Was Out There: Did You See It?

"Did you see any?" The whispers float around the web quickly, across story comments, message board posts, and blogs deep in the nether regions of the intertubes. "I swear I saw it on 66." Mixed between the cold rain, the wind whipping through the trees on a cold Monday morning...

By Jamie Jones  | October 28, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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In Focus: The Spin on Yesterday's Bad Forecast

Yesterday's forecast seemed so easy: a cold front would generate some clouds in the morning, move away and leave us with a partly sunny and windy afternoon with temperatures rising into the 50s. We all know that didn't happen. Instead, light rain developed and temperatures held in the 40s. So...

By Jason Samenow  | October 28, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Forecast: Chilling

Some recovery by Halloween *Wind Advisory from 10 a.m. this morning to 2 a.m. tonight* Perhaps the week of Halloween is the perfect one to experience some bone-chilling conditions. This newly-arrived Canadian air mass is all trick and no treat as it offers up the coldest conditions of the autumn...

By Matt Rogers  | October 28, 2008; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Update: Cold Rain Lingers

What appeared to be merely a passing shower early this afternoon has evolved into a steady rain this evening in the central and eastern portions of the metro area (primarily east of Loudoun County). The rain should continue through the evening commute and gradually shift east of the District, but...

By Capital Weather Gang  | October 27, 2008; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PM Update: A Preview of Cold Times to Come

Blustery wind-chilled day upcoming Tuesday Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall. We have seen an early taste of winter today as...

By Ian Livingston  | October 27, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Update: Gusty Showers Passing Through Region

A line of showers -- now just west of the District -- will swing eastward through downtown and into the eastern suburbs in the next hour. Briefly heavy rain and gusty winds are possible as these showers pass by. Some sleet could mix in with the rain especially north of...

By Capital Weather Gang  | October 27, 2008; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Freedman: Planning Your Global Warming Vacation

Will the icy Arctic landscape be a tourist destination in future decades? Image courtesy NOAA. Whether it is by writing about melting Arctic sea ice or covering the scientific evidence pointing to increasingly intense hurricanes, reporting most climate change science news makes me feel like such a 'Debbie Downer.' I...

By Andrew Freedman  | October 27, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Forecast: A Blustery Blow

Milder later this week; rain-free A cold front plows through the region this morning, with chilly air pouring into the region for the next couple of days. By tomorrow and Wednesday, temperatures will be more than 10-14 degrees below average, and more characteristic of what we'd expect a month from...

By Jason Samenow  | October 27, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Fine Weather for Viewing Fall Colors

Foliage color report as of Oct. 25. Courtesy The Foliage Network. With yesterday's rain gone, we have some nice weather in the forecast for checking out fall colors, which as we recently explained should be quite vibrant this year. "Throughout West Virginia, foliage color is mostly high to peak with...

By Dan Stillman  | October 26, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Forecast: The Return of Sunshine

By Brian Jackson We'll be drying out quickly after our shot of rain yesterday and the weekend will end with fine weather. The front that brought moderate rains to the region has moved off the coast. High pressure is now building in and bringing back sunny skies. Temperatures will also...

By Brian Jackson  | October 26, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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