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Capital Weather Gang: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Update: Tornado Watch Cancelled; Turning Cooler

The Tornado Watch for the D.C. metro area has now been cancelled by the National Weather Service. Heavier showers that came through earlier have moved east of the Chesapeake Bay, where the Tornado Watch remains in effect. Some lighter showers remain in the area. But we should all be pretty...

By Dan Stillman  | November 15, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Alert: Tornado Watch Through Early Evening

3:45 PM Update: The Tornado Watch is now cancelled for areas west of I-95, but remains in effect along and to the east of I-95. From earlier... The National Weather Service has put the D.C. metro area under a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. as a showery and potentially stormy...

By Dan Stillman  | November 15, 2008; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Forecast: Warm and Wet -- then Wintry

Slight risk of strong afternoon storms We face a potentially volatile Saturday as warm and cold air do combat. The metro area stands in the battleground as warm air surges north at the same time cold air advances eastward. The cold air will win out -- taking over the region...

By Jason Samenow  | November 15, 2008; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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PM Update: Gray Skies Lead to More Rain, Storms

Showers, thunderstorms and breezy Saturday If you're a fan of clouds, you continue to be very happy with the weather lately. In addition to gray skies today, much of the area has seen intermittent drizzle and fog, along with highs in the mid 50s to near 60 as a south...

By Ian Livingston  | November 14, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Fall Foliage at Arlington National Cemetery

A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with orange autumn leaves in the background. Visiting Arlington National Cemetery is always a somber, patriotic and moving occasion. Shortly after moving to D.C., I found out that autumn is a great time to visit for...

By Ian Livingston  | November 14, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Showers, Storms as Seasons Collide

Much colder Sunday into next week Both your fall and winter wardrobes will get a workout over the next several days. Today we get highs near 60, with a 70-degree reading not out of the question tomorrow. With the warmth comes gloomy skies today, and showers and storms tonight and...

By Camden Walker  | November 14, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Rain Subsides ... For Now

Cloudy and warmer Friday, more rain late in the day The back edge of several hours of steady rain is now moving off to the east, leaving the area cloudy with wet roadways and some lingering light showers. Most locations have seen over .50" of rain so far today, including...

By Ian Livingston  | November 13, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A Fun Feature to Watch for Flakes

Computer model (GFS) simulation showing winds and vorticity (spin) at 500 mb (roughly 18,000 feet up) for 1 p.m. next Tuesday. Courtesy NOAA. Snow lovers craving the first flaky action of the season should keep their eyes on a disturbance forecast by the long-range models. Dubbed a "Manitoba Mauler" due...

By Jason Samenow  | November 13, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: From Clouds & Rain to Cold

Wet the better part of the next 72 hours In what feels like one of the cloudiest early Novembers in recent memory, we've got plenty more of it on tap over the next several days. An area of low pressure approaching from the west and a developing coastal low will...

By Josh Larson  | November 13, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: Clouds Thicken as Rain Approaches

Raw and wet on Thursday Cloudiness made a triumphant return to the region today and has plans for at least a several-day stay. Without much sun to warm things up, most areas reached within a few degrees of 50 for highs this afternoon. A sprinkle or light shower is possible...

By Ian Livingston  | November 12, 2008; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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History of Inauguration Day Weather

Courtesy whitehouse.gov Inauguration Day is Jan. 20, and the hype is well underway. We here at Capital Weather Gang haven't refined our 69-day forecasting tool to the point of perfection -- yet. But until we get closer to the event, the Washington Post has put together this nifty graphic on...

By Dan Stillman  | November 12, 2008; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Features, Local Climate  
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Update on D.C.'s Stormwater Management

Wx and the City Yesterday, the Potomac Conservancy released a report (PDF) on the health of the Potomac River, in which it gave the national river a whopping D+ rating. The main culprit to this near-failing grade? Stormwater runoff. In September, I described what happens to D.C. rainfall when it...

By Ann Posegate  | November 12, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Today Clouds, Tomorrow Rain

What gives? For the second month in a row, we're working on an extended dry spell. In October, it took until the 25th to get any measurable rain at all. So far in November, we've seen only a few showers and sprinkles. But that should change tomorrow as a good...

By Dan Stillman  | November 12, 2008; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PM Update Off; Storm Watch Tour with Doug Hill

In honor of Veteran's Day, PM update is off. See Matt's full forecast for the weather details through the weekend. Is your evening free? Consider attending the 2008 Storm Watch Tour featuring Doug Hill and the ABC 7 Weather Team at 7 p.m. tonight at Northwest High School in Germantown,...

By Jason Samenow  | November 11, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mount Vernon in Autumn

The view of Mount Vernon during the early afternoon of Saturday, November 8. The fall foliage was reaching peak color along the Potomac River. The last time I was at Mount Vernon was during summer break when I was 14 years old. During that trip, I have vivid memories of...

By Kevin Ambrose  | November 11, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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October Climate Wrap-up

Remember those beautiful stretches of weather last month, with sunny, dry days and cool, crisp nights? Let's take a look back at October to see how it stacks up in the weather record books at some local observing stations: *Reagan National: The average monthly temperature of 58.9 was close to...

By Capital Weather Gang  | November 11, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Sun to be Replaced by Clouds, Then Rain

Warmer weather late week may also be wet There should be a good amount of sun out there today, but clouds will make their presence felt tomorrow before overtaking the skies entirely by Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, a disturbance lifting north through the southern states should deliver some rain Thursday...

By Matt Rogers  | November 11, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Mostly Clear and Quite Chilly

One more day of sun Tuesday 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. Plenty of sunshine today has done little...

By Ian Livingston  | November 10, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Freedman: Warming up to Adaptation

When he takes the oath of office on January 20th, President-elect Barack Obama will inherit a sobering climate change and energy challenge. Global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to increase, driving up global average surface temperatures and leading to widespread repercussions from pole to pole. At the same time, the...

By Andrew Freedman  | November 10, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Forecast: Sunshine Won't Settle

Savor the next couple days of mostly sunny weather. Starting Wednesday -- we should cloud over for several straight days with wet weather arriving Thursday and Friday. By next weekend the sun may unveil itself again, but with cooler air blasting in simultaneously. TODAY (MONDAY) Temperatures: Current area temperatures. Powered...

By Jason Samenow  | November 10, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weatherman Unfazed by Falling Piece of Map

You know when someone is counting or calculating something, and you start shouting out numbers to confuse and annoy them. Seems like this guy -- Francis Wilson, called the "coolest man in the world" by singer Rod Stewart -- wouldn't be bothered in the least......

By Capital Weather Gang  | November 9, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Seasonably Cool and Sunny

By Brian Jackson Over the last several days, the weather world has experienced an extremely potent blizzard in the High Plains, and a major category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean. Lucky for us, we won't be seeing anything like that as we'll return to fair and seasonable weather through mid-week....

By Brian Jackson  | November 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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