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Capital Weather Gang: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Icy Late Night for Metro Area and Points N&W

Winter Weather Advisory 11 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. tomorrow * Outlook into early next week? Full Forecast | SkinsCast * A cold wind from the north has caused temperatures to fall into the low 30s. Overnight, as one area of low pressure passes to our north and west, and...

By Jason Samenow  | December 20, 2008; 9:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Forecast: Clouds, a Quick Mix, then Cold

Perhaps a little slick late tonight * SkinsCast | Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. Near 40. | Tonight: Mix late. 30-34 | Tomorrow: A.M rain/mix, then blustery. Upper 30s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL As much as some recent forecasts have downplayed the brief bout...

By Jason Samenow  | December 20, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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PM Update: Patchy Fog as Storm Begins Exit

Cloudy, chilly Saturday; What about the next storm? * Flurry of Fed Science News | Redskins-Eagles Forecast * Radar: Latest regional 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...

By Ian Livingston  | December 19, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Flurry of Fed Science News

NOAA chief and presidential science adviser named * Latest on Weekend Storm: Express & Detailed Forecast * The Post reports that Oregon State University marine biologist Jane Lubchenco will be the next head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, while Harvard University physicist John Holdren will serve as Obama's...

By Capital Weather Gang  | December 19, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Gloomy Friday; Saturday/Sunday Slop?

Weekend storm still taking shape. How wintry? * Ex-Bush Official Joins AccuWeather | Redskins-Eagles Forecast * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Batches of rain. Mid 40s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Upper 30s | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Near 40. | Tomorrow Night & Sunday: Wintry mix changing to cold rain. |...

By Camden Walker  | December 19, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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PM Update: Gray Skies Portend Coming Showers

Occasional rain on Friday; Record snow in Vegas * Ex-Bush Official Joins AccuWeather | Weekend Wintry Weather Cancel? * Radar: Latest regional 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...

By Ian Livingston  | December 18, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Ex-Bush Official Lautenbacher Joins AccuWeather

* Full Forecast | Weekend Winter Weather Cancel? * Former NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher Jr. The Bush administration's longtime point person on weather and ocean issues, Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr., has joined the board of directors at AccuWeather Inc., one of the most prominent players in the private...

By Andrew Freedman  | December 18, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Freedman, Government, Media, News & Notes  
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Weekend Winter Weather Cancel?

* Weather Calms, Briefly: Express & Detailed Forecast | SkinsCast | Later: Ex-Bush Official Joins AccuWeather * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday Night & Sunday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 35% Most Likely Potential Impact: A significant winter weather event for the weekend appears increasingly unlikely. While cold air will...

By Jason Samenow  | December 18, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Unsettled End to the Week

All eyes on weekend's possible winter weather * SkinsCast | Later: AccuWeather Brings On Ex-Bush Official * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. Mid 40s | Tonight: Rain. Mid-to-upper 30s | Tomorrow: Showers. Mid 50s | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Whatever way you slice it, mostly cloudy to overcast...

By Josh Larson  | December 18, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: The Lull Between Storm Systems

Quiet weather Thursday ahead of next rainmaker * Give the Gift of Weather | Weekend Storm?: 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....

By Ian Livingston  | December 17, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Give the Gift of Weather

Wx and the City * Weather Doesn't Stay Calm for Long: Full Forecast | Weekend Storm? * Do you have a friend or family member who just won't appreciate getting another pair of socks as a gift this holiday season? Fortunately, if that person is even remotely interested in weather,...

By Ann Posegate  | December 17, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Posegate, Technology, Wx and the City  
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Storm Has Eyes on Washington for Weekend

* Weather Calms, Briefly: Express & Detailed Forecast | Later: Weather Gifts * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday Night & Sunday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 40% Most Likely Potential Impact: It would figure that our best chance yet for accumulating snow (or other types of frozen precipitation) in this...

By Dan Stillman  | December 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Weather Calms Down, But Not for Long

Watching the weekend for next wintry threat * Later: Snow Lover's Crystal Ball and Weather Gifts * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Stray shower or sprinkle. Mostly cloudy. Mid 40s to near 50. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Mid 30s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Mid-to-upper 40s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL...

By Dan Stillman  | December 17, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Morning Commute Should Mainly Be Wet, Not Icy

Expect most schools to open on time Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. through 11 a.m. Wed. morning (includes Montgomery, Loudoun & Frederick counties) * What about the rest of the week? Forecast * Light rain, mixed with sleet in a few spots, continues this evening. Inside the beltway and...

By Jason Samenow  | December 16, 2008; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Falling Temperatures Lead to Some Ice

Light rain turning to sleet/freezing rain in N&W suburbs Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. through 11 a.m. Wed. morning (includes Montgomery, Loudoun & Frederick counties) * Ice Forecasts by Area | What about the rest of the week? Forecast * Temperatures are slowly dropping through the 30s, but most...

By Ian Livingston  | December 16, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Update: Potential for Icy Evening in N&W Suburbs

* Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. from 6 p.m. this evening through 11 a.m. Wed. morning (includes Montgomery, Loudoun & Frederick counties) * * Full Forecast Through Weekend | Track Radar & Temps: Weather Wall * Cold air continues to bleed southward due to an area of cold high...

By Capital Weather Gang  | December 16, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Falling Temps with Rain, PM Ice N&W

* Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. from 6 p.m. this evening through 11 a.m. Wed. morning (includes Montgomery, Loudoun & Frederick counties) * * Track Falling Temperatures: Weather Wall | Later: Forecast Update * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Rain. Temperatures falling. 40-45 early, 30s late. | Tonight: Rain, sleet, freezing...

By Matt Rogers  | December 16, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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PM Update: Cold Air Poised for Return; Ice N&W?

Tuesday rain could turn icy by evening in northwest burbs * Close Encounter with the Moon | Snow Jokes * Winter Storm Watch N&W of D.C. Tue. evening through Wed. morning (includes Montgomery, Loudoun & Frederick counties) Today was a rather pleasant start to the work week. Partly sunny skies...

By Ian Livingston  | December 15, 2008; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Snow Jokes

The recent post by Ann Posegate, Winter Weather Joke, inspired me to review my collection of winter-related jokes accumulated from various sources over the years. As a snow lover frequently crushed by the rainy realities of winter weather in the D.C. metro region, good jokes are often the only means...

By Steve Tracton  | December 15, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Close Encounter with the Moon

The moon rises over the District Saturday night. Kennedy Center in the foreground. Forecast: A Wet Week | Weather Wall If the full moon looked unusually big and bright this past weekend, there was an explanation. The moon passed by the earth at its closest distance, or perigee, Friday evening,...

By Kevin Ambrose  | December 15, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: A Wet and Sometimes Warm Week

* Later: Moon Shots and Snow Jokes * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cloudy and mild with sprinkles. Low 60s. | Tonight: Rain showers. Near 40. | Tomorrow: Colder with rain. Low 40s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The holiday season itself may have to put you in a festive...

By Jason Samenow  | December 15, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Hotel Savings a Reason to Root for Cold

* Warming Up: Full Forecast | Going Out? Check Temps: Weather Wall * Many hotel guests in Fairfax County were probably quite happy about yesterday's cold temperatures. As part of a Visit Fairfax and Weatherbug promotion, their Saturday rate was determined by putting a dollar sign in front of the...

By Dan Stillman  | December 14, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Warming Up Before Turning Wet

* Later: Hotel Savings a Reason to Root for Cold * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Becoming partly cloudy, not as cold. 45-50. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy, chance of drizzle. 40-45 | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with showers late. 55-60. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The colder than average weather of...

By Jason Samenow  | December 14, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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