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Capital Weather Gang: December 21, 2008 - December 27, 2008

Forecast: Weekend Warm-up

Showers possible Sunday * Weather Wall | 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy and mild. 55-60. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy, 48-53. | Tomorrow: Chance of showers, still mild. Mid 60s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The first two days of the...

By Jason Samenow  | December 27, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Active Pattern. Accurate Forecast?

Weather Checker * Warm Weekend on the Way: Express & Detailed Forecast * Weather Checker is an outsider's analysis of CWG's forecast accuracy. See previous Weather Checker posts. By Jamie Yesnowitz In addition to reviewing the accuracy of multiple forecasts for a single weather event, from time to time I'll...

By Capital Weather Gang  | December 26, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Warm Weekend on the Way

Best chance of showers on Sunday * National Christmas Tree Photos | Later: Weather Checker Weighs In * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. P.M. shower? Mid 40s. | Tonight: Slight shower chance. Around 40. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Near 60. | Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Showers? Near 60, maybe higher. |...

By Camden Walker  | December 26, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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National Christmas Tree, Sans Snow

* Bitter Cold Takes a Break: Express & Detailed Forecast * The National Christmas Tree and the National Hanukkah Menorah on a blustery evening last Sunday. I had high hopes that I'd get to photograph the National Christmas Tree with snow this holiday season. In recent years, some December snowstorms...

By Kevin Ambrose  | December 25, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Sunny, Seasonable Christmas Weather

Noticeably milder, though showery, this weekend * Forecast From... Santa?! | 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sun & clouds. Upper 40s | Tonight: Dry. Lower 30s | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Low 40s | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL While this Christmas won't be...

By Josh Larson  | December 25, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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PM Update: Some Showers for Santa's Arrival

Sunny and not too cold Christmas Day * 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' | Forecast From... Santa?! * 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...

By Ian Livingston  | December 24, 2008; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast From... Santa?!

* Showery Christmas Eve: Express & Detailed Forecast | Travel Weather * This Just In: Santa has sent Capital Weather Gang his annual Christmas Eve forecast update! Here's his message below. But first, our message to you -- have a wonderful holiday, and in the words of Mr. Claus himself,...

By Ann Posegate  | December 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Warmer Weather is Welcome Gift

Evening showers clear out for Christmas Day * Travel Forecast | 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cloudy. Increasing shower chances late. Near 50. | Tonight: Showery, breezy and low 50s early. Showers end around midnight. Near 40 by morning. | Christmas Day: Mostly sunny....

By Dan Stillman  | December 24, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: Pre-Holiday Thaw, Plus Showers

Touch of ice tonight? Holiday travel mostly wet, not wintry Winter Weather Advisory from 10 p.m. tonight to 10 a.m. Wednesday * Travel Forecast | 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' * The onset of light breezes from the south this afternoon and evening spells the beginning of the...

By Dan Stillman  | December 23, 2008; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow'

A Snow Lover's Refrain Welcome to winter, but where's the snow? From the latest (sometimes sensationalist) news reports, it seems snowstorms are everywhere (even New Orleans!) -- except, as local snow lovers (including myself) can attest, in the D.C metro region. Although we've had periods of sufficiently cold conditions for...

By Steve Tracton  | December 23, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Forecast: Christmas Eve Rain; Yuletide Warming

Slight chance of a little ice late tonight * Later this morning: 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Clouds return. Slightly warmer. 34-38. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Rain/ice late? 30-33. | Tomorrow: Warmer. Mainly PM showers 50-54. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Yesterday's...

By Matt Rogers  | December 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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PM Update: Winds Begin to Weaken, Cold Remains

Some single digits overnight; Slightly warmer Tuesday * New Photo Gallery | TWC Criticized for One-Sided Reporting * 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...

By Ian Livingston  | December 22, 2008; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Our New Weather Photo Gallery

* Outlook through Christmas and beyond: Express & Detailed Forecast * Last month, we displayed the top 10 weather photos submitted in our photo contest. With winter weather (hopefully soon) upon us, there are bound to be more opportunities for cool weather phenomena to be captured on camera. We have...

By Ann Posegate  | December 22, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Weather Channel Criticized for One-Sided Reporting

* Full Forecast: Bitter Cold to Steadily Moderate * Weather Channel Accused of Pro-Weather Bias Rumor has it similar accusations will be directed at the Capital Weather Gang. We are busily drafting talking points in response......

By Jason Samenow  | December 22, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Bitter Cold to Steadily Retreat

Above-average temperatures return Christmas Eve EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Windy and cold. 27-31 | Tonight: Clear and very cold, 9-14 | Tomorrow: Not as windy, but chilly. 34-38 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Sub-freezing cold and a biting wind start the week, but long-term indicators suggest high temperatures warm...

By Jason Samenow  | December 22, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Extremely Cold and Windy Tonight

Wind chills will drop below zero in many places Wind Advisory in effect from 8 p.m. tonight to 6 p.m. tomorrow * Full forecast through Christmas Eve * Taking into account the wind and plunging temperatures, tonight may be the coldest night locally since February 6, 2007 when it dropped...

By Jason Samenow  | December 21, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Forecast: Winds to Usher in an Arctic Chill

* SkinsCast: Brutally Cold * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Precip ends early, and windy, 35-39 | Tonight: Extremely cold and windy, 15-20 | Tomorrow: Sunny, breezy and very cold, 28-32 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL By Brian Jackson As this morning's wintry mix works its way out of the...

By Brian Jackson  | December 21, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Light Ice Glazing Region, Ending This Morning

Winter Weather Advisory through noon. * Coming mid-morning (9 a.m.): Full Forecast through Christmas eve * Pockets of freezing rain continue to cause icy conditions early this morning. Temperatures are at or below freezing in most locations. The precipitation will likely end over the next several hours (by 9 or...

By Jason Samenow  | December 21, 2008; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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SkinsCast: Windy and Very Cold

Redskins vs. EaglesSunday, 4:15 p.m., FedEx Field Kickoff2-Min WarningWeatherChance of Precip.35F30FGradual clearing, cold10%If you attended the Ravens game in Baltimore, you can probably still feel the cold in your bones two weeks later. Today's game will have a similar feel. Strong winds and falling temperatures through the 30s (wind...

By Josh Larson  | December 21, 2008; 6:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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