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Capital Weather Gang: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Forecast: The Return of the Cold

Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: Snow chance for next week * Inauguration Weather: How Cold Was It? and Contrails in the Sky * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Variably cloudy. Chilly & breezy. 40-44. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 19-23. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, cold. 32-36 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Our...

By Jason Samenow  | January 24, 2009; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Tues-Wed Provides Some Snow Potential

* The Return of Cold: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Tues-Wed Probability of Accumulating Snow: 55% Most Likely Potential Impact: A disturbance will form along a front stalled to our south. As it approaches the area and then slides by to the south, there's a chance it...

By Jason Samenow  | January 24, 2009; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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PM Update: Colder Air Poised to Make Return

Blustery Saturday on tap. Some white stuff next week? * Inauguration Weather: How Cold Was It? | Contrails in the Sky * A rising sun angle and longer daylight hours teamed up with mild southerly winds to produce a fairly warm one around these parts for January -- some would...

By Ian Livingston  | January 23, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Inauguration Contrails

Wx and the City * Mild, Only for a Day: Full Forecast | Inauguration: How Cold Was It? * Contrails in the D.C. sky on Inauguration Day. By CWG's Ann Posegate. I was probably the only one in a crowd of over a million people looking up during parts of...

By Ann Posegate  | January 23, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Features, Photography, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Inauguration Weather: How Cold Was It?

Wx and the City * Winter Returns Tomorrow: Full Forecast | Later: Inauguration Contrails * Being outdoors for long hours in cold temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills on Inauguration Day led to some strange, random, and out-of-the-ordinary behaviors one normally wouldn't see in public in D.C. How cold was...

By Ann Posegate  | January 23, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Features, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Forecast: My, It's Mild... But Only for a Day

Cold & wind return tomorrow; chance of snow next week * Are Scientists Overselling Climate Models? | Later: Inauguration Contrails * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny. Kinda warm. Low-to-mid 50s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Mid 30s. | Tomorrow: Clearing skies. Windy. Near 40, then falling. | Sunday: Mostly sunny. Low-to-mid 30s....

By Camden Walker  | January 23, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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PM Update: Mainly Clear and Continued Milder

Mostly sunny, warmer Friday * Are Scientists Overselling Climate Models? * A south wind combined with lots of sunshine helped most locations end a long-lasting string of days failing to rise above the 30s. Clouds are few as temperatures generally top out in the lower 40s this afternoon before receding...

By Ian Livingston  | January 22, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Are Scientists Overselling Climate Models?

* Milder for Now: Full Forecast | 2008 Warm, But Coolest Since 2001 * According to a 2007 report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of hundreds of scientists that assesses and reports on climate change research, state-of-the-art climate models indicate the odds are about...

By Steve Tracton  | January 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Forecast: Mild(er) Over The Next 72 Hours

Turning blustery & quite cold again by Sunday EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Low 40s. | Tonight: Not nearly as cold. Near 30. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny; much milder. Near 50. | Tomorrow Night: Mostly cloudy. Mid-30s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Today marks the day we finally...

By Josh Larson  | January 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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PM Update: A Welcome Warming to Begin

Cooling down again during the weekend * How Warm/Cool Was '08? | Inauguration: A Struggle to Stay Warm * Abundant sunshine was no match for the Arctic air over the region today, with temperatures only rising to around freezing. Today marks the ninth straight day Reagan National Airport has failed...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 21, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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2008 Was Warm, But Coolest Since 2001

* Warming Up? Full Forecast | Inauguration: Staying Warm Wasn't Easy * In light of the recent record-breaking cold snap that has gripped much of North America and Europe, it seems more appropriate to write about an impending ice age than global warming. Personally, I returned from a vacation in...

By Andrew Freedman  | January 21, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Climate Change, Environment, Freedman, News & Notes, Science  
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Forecast: Late-Week Warm-up Will be Brief

* Inauguration: A Struggle to Stay Warm | Later: How Warm/Cool Was '08? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Near 30. Wind chills teens to low 20s. | Tonight: Becoming mostly clear. Mid teens to low 20s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Near 40. | A Look Ahead FORECAST...

By Dan Stillman  | January 21, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Standing, Watching, Waiting, and Freezing

* Pomp, Circumstance & Chill: Full Forecast | Many Treated for Hypothermia * In anticipation of the inauguration ceremony, spectators on the Mall stand, watch, wait, and freeze around sunrise this morning. By Jason Samenow. So I ventured to the Mall at 6 a.m. this morning - knowing full well...

By Jason Samenow  | January 20, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Features  | Tags:  inauguration weather  
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Inauguration Update: Pomp, Circumstance & Chill

* Wind-Chilled Spectators Seek Warmth, Medical Treatment In Museums * Partly sunny skies shined down on the millions who filled America's capital city today. The sunshine -- more than originally forecast -- ever so slightly took the edge off of a chilly noontime temperature at Reagan National Airport of 28,...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 20, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Bone-Chilling Inauguration Weather

Late Week Thaw EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Windy and cold. Flurries? Low 30s. (Wind chill teens to near 20) | Tonight: Very cold. 18-22. | Tomorrow: Still cold. 32-36. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Dress very warmly if you're headed to the Mall today for Inauguration festivities. Sub-freezing air...

By Matt Rogers  | January 20, 2009; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Update: Conversational Snow Over, On to Obama

Icy patches in northern burbs. Inauguration forecast? Today's flurries and periods of light snow were enough to coat the ground with a dusting to half-inch just north and west of the District (e.g., Herndon, Manassas, Rockville), and up to 1.5 inches further north (e.g., Gaithersburg, Columbia). Watch for icy patches...

By Dan Stillman  | January 19, 2009; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Update: Scattered Snow Flakes Flying

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Metro Region north and west suburbs (including Loudoun and Montgomery Counties, canceled to the south and east) until 10 p.m. tonight Inauguration Day Weather Forecast (Tomorrow) : With subfreezing air temperatures and wind chills in the teens to near 20, it is going to be...

By Jason Samenow  | January 19, 2009; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Inauguration Weather Forecast: Blustery for Obama

A few flurries possible Capital Weather Gang Full Forecast INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 19-23F 26-30F Mostly cloudy 15% 11:35 a.m. update: Some of the latest guidance suggests we could see a few snow flurries on Inauguration Day -- as the northwest...

By Jason Samenow  | January 19, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  dc weather, inaugural forecast, inaugural weather, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast  
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Forecast: A Little Light Snow for Inauguration Eve

Inauguration Day Weather Forecast (Tomorrow) : With subfreezing air temperatures and wind chills in the teens to near 20, it is going to be one cold day. Continue reading for tomorrow's Inauguration Day weather details... EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Light snow likely. 32-35. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 19-23 | Inauguration...

By Jason Samenow  | January 19, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Inauguration Weather Forecast: A Cold Wind

CWG's Full Forecast | Light Snow Monday? (updated at 8:30 p.m.) | Inauguration: What to Wear INAUGURATIONCAST Tuesday, January 20, 2009 MORNING LOW SWEARING IN* WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 19-23F 26-30F Mostly cloudy 20% We keep talking about the sub-freezing cold for Inauguration Day, but how about the wind? It...

By Jason Samenow  | January 18, 2009; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Inauguration Forecasts, International Weather  | Tags:  dc weather, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast  
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Alert: Chance of Light Snow Tomorrow

* Full Forecast | Inauguration Weather Forecast and What to Wear * * 8:30 p.m. update: The latest guidance remains a little conflicting, but I'm slightly more confident we'll see at least some light snow tomorrow (60% chance of at least a dusting). Updated accumulation potential: 40% chance of a...

By Jason Samenow  | January 18, 2009; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Forecast: No Go for Accumulating Snow Tonight

* Inauguration Weather Forecast and What to Wear * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. 37-40. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Flurries? 24-27. | Tomorrow: Mix of clouds and sun Chance of light snow. 30-33. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Snow lovers lament while inauguration planners rejoice: any chance we...

By Brian Jackson  | January 18, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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