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Capital Weather Gang: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

Local TV Winter Outlooks, Part II

Capital Weather Gang's Winter Outlook | Short-term forecast | SkinsCast A week ago, I summarized NBC4's and FOX5's winter outlooks which generally called for near-average winter snowfall. Since then, ABC7's and WUSA9's outlooks have been released as well as Justin Berk's from ABC2 in Baltimore. They're more-or-less in consensus, all...

By Jason Samenow  | November 29, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Serene Saturday, Soggy Sunday

* SkinsCast: Raw and Rainy * If you didn't hit the stores yesterday, today won't be a bad alternative. A good deal of sunshine coupled with temperatures reaching well into the 40s will feel pleasant with little in the way of wind. Very late tonight and tomorrow, a developing storm...

By Jason Samenow  | November 29, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Winter Weather Joke

Wx and the City * Redskins Forecast: A Giant Question Mark | Full Forecast * Yes, it's that time of year again. In the spirit of our Winter Outlook, here's a winter weather joke worth telling this holiday weekend... It was autumn, and members of a Native American tribe asked...

By Ann Posegate  | November 28, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Humor, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Forecast: Decent Shopping Weather; Wet Sunday?

Black Friday to be warmest day this weekend * Redskins Forecast: A Giant Question Mark | Noon: Winter Weather Joke * Today's all-important shopping will go off unimpeded by weather as highs reach the pleasant low-to-mid 50s. Precipitation should not threaten the area until Sunday -- just in time to...

By Camden Walker  | November 28, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Weather and Thanksgiving Dinner

Wx and the City * Were the Pilgrims Weather Wimps? | SkinsCast | Full Forecast * Maybe I'm obsessed with weather. But I am constantly noticing weather's connection to nearly everything. Take food, for example. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner. While you are giving thanks today for your family, friends, job, health,...

By Ann Posegate  | November 27, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: A Slightly Milder Turkey Day

Chilly, but somewhat uncertain, weekend forecast Light southerly winds will push temperatures to somewhat milder, almost exactly "normal" levels today for this Thanksgiving 2008. Similar conditions are on tap for Black Friday as well, so fear not, your shopping shan't be hindered. Saturday stays dry but a bit chillier, but...

By Josh Larson  | November 27, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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PM Update: Travel Weather Stays Trouble Free

Sunny, warmer on Thanksgiving * Were the Pilgrims Weather Wimps? | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * 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. Under variable clouds, temperatures rose...

By Ian Livingston  | November 26, 2008; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Were the Pilgrims Weather Wimps?

* Good Travel Weather? Full Forecast | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * Unfriendly natives weren't the only obstacle for the weather-challenged Pilgrims. Courtesy Dept. of Defense. "What a bunch of wimps," I remember thinking of the Pilgrims when I learned in grade school the story of their first winter in...

By Steve Tracton  | November 26, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sunday: Season's First Accumulating Snow?

* Trouble-Free Turkey Day Travel? Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Sunday Probability: 30% Potential Impact: Models show the potential for a storm system to develop to the south and take a track up the coast that ordinarily would be favorable for some frozen precipitation in the D.C....

By Dan Stillman  | November 26, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Travelers Give Thanks for Good Weather

Sunday potential brings out Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * D.C.'s Declining Snow | Were the Pilgrims Weather Wimps? * Hitting the road? Weather will not be to blame for any travel woes today heading away from the D.C. area, unless your destination is as far as or past West Virginia,...

By Dan Stillman  | November 26, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Remaining Cool; No Travel Troubles

Latest cold shot not as strong as the last few * Water Main Break Snarls 16th St. NW | Is D.C. Snow Declining? * 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...

By Ian Livingston  | November 25, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Cold Snap Fiercer Than Recent Januarys

How cold was it last Tuesday through Sunday? Colder than it's been in January most of the time the last three years! The average temperature over those six days (Nov. 18-23) was 35. Here are the number of days the average temperature in January was colder than that the last...

By Jason Samenow  | November 25, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Focus: Local Snowfall Trends

* A Blustery Day: Full Forecast * In last week's Winter Outlook, we wrote about the long term downward trend in snowfall in the District. Some of our more astute readers pointed out the District's "official" observing station -- located at Reagan National Airport -- has not always been located...

By Jason Samenow  | November 25, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: A Brief Blustery Blow

Then a wee bit of warming * Readers React to TWC Firings | Late Morning: Local Snowfall Trends * Wow, with over a week of temperatures well below the norm, we had forgotten what 50 degrees felt like. While still a degree below average, yesterday's high of 53 at Reagan...

By Matt Rogers  | November 25, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Rain to End Brief Warm-up

* Reactions to Weather Channel Firings | Weather Wall * For the first time since Nov. 16, Reagan National Airport touched 50 degrees this afternoon. Winds from the south boosted highs to 50 or above at most places in the metro area. The price we pay for the warmth is...

By Capital Weather Gang  | November 24, 2008; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Weather Channel Cuts Earn Mixed Reviews

Word that NBC had fired a handful of on camera meteorologists at The Weather Channel and canceled the network's only climate change news program struck a nerve with many Capital Weather Gang readers, who commented in droves during the weekend in response to our breaking news story that was posted...

By Andrew Freedman  | November 24, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Climate Change, Freedman, Media, News & Notes  
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Forecast: Mostly Cool and Mostly Tame

We'll start and end the work week with brief warm-ups, but it won't be anything for warm-weather fans to hang their hats on. Maybe we touch 50 today and Friday, but as soon as we do the next cold front swings through, dropping highs back into the blustery 40s....

By Jason Samenow  | November 24, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Local TV Winter Outlooks, Part I

The Chilly Forecast | Weather Channel Firings Shortly after we issued our winter outlook last Wednesday, NBC4 and Fox 5 issued their winter outlooks. Watch Bob Ryan recap NBC4's winter outlook in the video below. Keep reading for a recap of FOX5's winter outlook......

By Jason Samenow  | November 23, 2008; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Slight Warming, Showers Tomorrow Night

By Brian Jackson Temperatures will moderate through Monday ahead of the next cold front. This front could bring more accumulating snow to the western mountains but our area will see mostly rain showers late tomorrow and tomorrow night. After the front passes, a dry chill returns Tuesday through Thanksgiving. TODAY...

By Brian Jackson  | November 23, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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