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Capital Weather Gang: January 11, 2009 - January 17, 2009

Inauguration Weather: What to Wear

Wx and the City * Inauguration Day Forecast * There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. -Mark Twain With the Inaugural balls and numerous outdoor events nearly upon us, I got to thinking: How does one look cool while keeping warm? In addition, what is the best...

By Ann Posegate  | January 17, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Features, Posegate, Wx and the City  | Tags:  inaugural weather, inauguration weather  
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Sunday Night Snow Chances Down, Way Down

* Full Forecast | Inauguration Weather Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Late Sunday afternoon-Monday a.m. Probability of Accumulating Snow: 25% Most Likely Potential Impact: The promise of snow yesterday was too good to be true for snow fans. The prospect of meaningful coastal storm developing and producing accumulating...

By Jason Samenow  | January 17, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Freezing Temps, Fickle Snow Chances

Report Homeless Persons at Risk for Hypothermia: 1-800-535-7252 * Inauguration Weather Forecast | Later: Sunday Night Snow Update * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny and cold. 22-26. | Tonight: Increasing high clouds late. 17-22. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy -- not as cold. Chance of snow late. 32-37 | A Look...

By Jason Samenow  | January 17, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Inauguration Weather Forecast: Freezing Cold

CWG's Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 19-23F 26-30F Partly cloudy 20% As we've been discussing for many days now, it's going to be cold. The difference between today's forecast and earlier ones is that we're now predicting...

By Jason Samenow  | January 17, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  inaugural forecast, inaugural weather, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast, obama forecast, obama weather  
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PM Update: Frigid Friday Night

Single digits area-wide; Sunday night snow? Report Homeless Persons at Risk for Hypothermia: 1-800-535-7252 * Sunday Night Snow Scenario | How to Stay Safe & Warm | 'My Face Hurts It's So Cold!' | Latest Inauguration Forecast * If it's any consolation, the worst of the cold is out of...

By Jason Samenow  | January 16, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Sunday Night Snow Scenario

* Frigid Full Forecast | 'My Face Hurts It's So Cold' | Inauguration Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Sunday night/Monday morning Probability of Accumulating Snow: 40% Most Likely Potential Impact: Finally, finally, snow lovers may get their wish. An area of low pressure dropping south out of Canada...

By Jason Samenow  | January 16, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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'My Face Hurts It's So Cold'

* Bitter Chill Now, Sunday Snow? Full Forecast | Inauguration Forecast * It case you hadn't noticed, it's really cold outside. Local Twitter users are chronicling the scene, and most don't seem too thrilled. At least a couple of people stayed home from work, while several are complaining about body...

By Mike McPhate  | January 16, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Extreme Cold, Local Climate  
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Forecast: Washington Whipped by Near-Zero Chill

Bitter cold lasts into early Saturday, then slow warming Chance of Snow Sunday Night: Snow Lover's Crystal Ball Report Homeless Persons at Risk for Hypothermia: 1-800-535-7252 * How to Stay Safe & Warm | Inauguration Forecast: Count on Cold * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny. Frigid. Upper teens to near 20....

By Camden Walker  | January 16, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Inauguration Weather Forecast: Count on Cold

CWG's Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 20-25F 27-32F Partly cloudy 20% There's little doubt left it's going to be a cold day (but nothing like today in the D.C. area, where wind chills are in the single...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 16, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  inaugural forecast, inaugural weather, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast, obama forecast, obama weather  
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PM Update: Extreme Cold Arrives

Coldest air in about a decade; slow weekend warming Wind Chill Advisory 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday for D.C. and Points N&W Report Homeless Persons at Risk for Hypothermia: 1-800-535-7252 * How to Stay Safe & Warm | Latest Inauguration Forecast * The long-advertised bitter cold air is streaming...

By Jason Samenow  | January 15, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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How to Stay Safe and Warm in Extreme Cold

* Bitter Cold Blasts Into Town: Full Forecast | Latest Inauguration Forecast * Extreme cold can be dangerous and sometimes deadly. Lows in the single digits in many D.C. area locations tonight and tomorrow night (wind chills near or below zero), and highs scratching their way to get to 20...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 15, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Extreme Cold  
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Inauguration Weather Forecast: Cold, Flaky?

CWG's Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 21-26F 28-33F Mostly cloudy 25% There's little doubt left it's going to be a cold day. Temperatures will probably start the day in the 20s, rising to around freezing (plus or...

By Jason Samenow  | January 15, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  inaugural forecast, inaugural weather, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast, obama forecast, obama weather  
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Forecast: Bitter Cold Blasts Into Town

Cold pattern through the Inauguration * Inauguration Weather Forecast: Cold, Flaky? | Cold Now? Just Wait. * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny; blustery. Upper 20s, falling late. | Tonight: Frigid. 8-12 (sub-zero wind chills) | Tomorrow: Sunny; brutally cold. 16-20 | Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear. Dangerously cold. Single digits. |...

By Josh Larson  | January 15, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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PM Update: Cold & Getting Colder, Flakes?

Passing flurries possible; Thursday wind chills in the teens * Latest Inauguration Forecast | You Think This is Cold? Just Wait. * Consider today the start of our cold snap, which should last through the inauguration. Highs only made it to near 30 this afternoon, and a brisk breeze from...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 14, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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You Think It's Cold Now? Just Wait.

* CWG's Full Forecast | Inauguration Forecast: Cold in the Cards * Temperatures across the D.C. area have struggled toward 30 today and wind chills have been mostly stuck in the teens. That's pretty cold, but nothing compared to what's coming Thursday night through early Saturday -- the coldest air...

By Dan Stillman  | January 14, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Extreme Cold  
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Inauguration Forecast: Cold in the Cards

CWG's Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 23-28F 29-34F Partly Cloudy 25% Confidence continues to rise that temperatures will be on the cold side for Inauguration Day. It's too early to definitively say just how cold, but it...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 14, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  dc weather, dc weather inauguration, inaugural forecast, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast, obama weather, washington inauguration weather  
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Forecast: Diving Into Deep Freeze

Cold blast settles in today; near-record cold Friday * Inauguration Forecast: Much Like Today? | Stop the Scaremongering * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Morning wind chills in the teens. Then decreasing winds. Low 30s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Snow shower/flurry? 20-25. | Tomorrow: Windy. Upper 20s to near 30. | A...

By Dan Stillman  | January 14, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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PM Update: Cold Blast Bears Down

* Inauguration Weather: Latest InaugurationCast | Record Cold for Reagan | Stop the Scaremongering * Mostly cloudy skies kept highs to around 40 this afternoon. But now it's time to say goodbye to the 40-degree mark...for a while. A first in a series of cold fronts will race through the...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 13, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Inauguration Weather: Record Cold for Reagan

* Full Forecast Thru Weekend | InaugurationCast | Stop the Scaremongering * In a swirling snowstorm, police and security inspect the podium where President Ronald Reagan was supposed to have been sworn into office for a second term, Jan. 20, 1985. On the following day, extremely cold temperatures forced the...

By Kevin Ambrose  | January 13, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Features, Photography  | Tags:  dc weather inauguration, inaugural weather, inauguration weather, Reagan inauguration weather, weather inauguration  
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Forecast: Polar Plunge

No-go on snow * Inauguration Weather: Latest InaugurationCast | Commentary: Stop the Scaremongering | Later this morning: Record Cold for Reagan * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. 42-46. | Tonight: Windy. 22-26. | Tomorrow: Cloudy, cold. 30-34. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL With the coldest air of the...

By Matt Rogers  | January 13, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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InaugurationCast: The Cold Should Hold

CWG's Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 24-29F 29-34F TBD 25% Confidence is growing, but not quite high, that colder than normal conditions will prevail on Inauguration Day with highs in the 30s. It's still too early to...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 13, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  dc weather, dc weather inauguration, inaugural forecast, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast, obama weather, washington inauguration weather  
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Inauguration Weather: Stop the Scaremongering

Sure it may snow, but no need to sensationalize yet * Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend | InaugurationCast * Capital Weather Gang received in its inbox this afternoon a release from AccuWeather.com with the following headline: Snow Possible in D.C. on Inauguration Day Cold Will Ease but Snow May be...

By Dan Stillman  | January 12, 2009; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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PM Update: The Calm Before the Cold

* InaugurationCast | A Treasure Trove of Records * Partly sunny skies helped highs reach near 40 in most area locations this afternoon. Through evening, we'll see variably cloudy skies as temperatures slowly back down through the 30s. Highs could climb past 40 tomorrow, but after that we probably won't...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 12, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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A Treasure Trove of U.S. Weather Records

Climate Warming Reveals Itself on Web Site * Calm Before the Cold: Full Forecast | InaugurationCast * By Robert Henson If you're a climatology connoisseur like me, and you haven't yet seen the "U.S. Records" site provided by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, check it out. This site offers an...

By Jason Samenow  | January 12, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Climate Change, Government, Local Climate, U.S. Weather  
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InaugurationCast: Will Cold Stay or Will it Go?

Testing the limits of long-range forecasts * The Calm Before the Cold: Full Forecast Through Inauguration Weekend * Inauguration Links   • Inauguration Central• Weather Features• Forecast Archive Since Jan. 2, Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman have provided dueling forecasts for Jan. 20, Inauguration Day. Starting tomorrow, we'll shift to...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 12, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Temperatures to Tumble Then Tank

Will flakes fly? * Microclimate Ice Storm | Later: InaugurationCast, & 2008 Local Records * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Near 40. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 22-27. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of p.m. rain or snow. 35-40. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The cold coming this...

By Jason Samenow  | January 12, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Our Microclimate Ice Storm

* Biting Cold Looms: Express & Detailed Forecast | InaugurationCast * An icicle melts late Wednesday morning near Fairfax, Va. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose. Click here for enlarged image. I read the comments on CWG (here and here) and on EasternUSWx.com about scattered ice accumulations across the...

By Kevin Ambrose  | January 11, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Clearing & Cool Before Big Chill

* InaugurationCast | Our Microclimate Ice Storm * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Turning partly sunny. Breezy early. 38-42. | Tonight: Partly cloudy and cool. 22-27. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Some clouds late? 38-42. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL We're in for a couple of run-of-the-mill winter days before a...

By Brian Jackson  | January 11, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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