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Capital Weather Gang: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Early Week Snow Chances Increasing

Prospects for accumulating snow Monday night and Tuesday are improving, but still not certain. More tomorrow....

By Jason Samenow  | January 31, 2009; 11:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Possible Early Week Storm Still Bears Watching

* Cold today, milder tomorrow: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Late Monday-Tuesday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 35% Most Likely Potential Impact: As I indicated in the forecast early this morning, the potential Monday night-Tuesday storm may develop and track too far east to produce meaningful snow in...

By Jason Samenow  | January 31, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: From Cold to Mild to ... ???

Early week storm a big wild card * Grading Our Inauguration Forecast | Misguided Medal for Hansen * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny and cold. Low-to-mid-30s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 24-28. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny and milder. 48-52 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The...

By Jason Samenow  | January 31, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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PM Update: A Few Snow Showers, Then Cold

Chilly and breezy overnight into Saturday * Next Week: Big Snow? | Grading Our Inauguration Forecast * Another day with some sunshine has helped melt more of the snow and ice that fell across the area earlier in the week. Highs have reached within a few degrees of 40 this...

By Ian Livingston  | January 30, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Next Week's Storm: Big Snow or Big Bust?

* Warming Up? Full Forecast | Grading Our Inauguration Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Late Monday-Tuesday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 40% Most Likely Potential Impact: So, what can we tell you besides the old, "It might be snow, might be rain, might be nothing" line? Well, there are...

By Dan Stillman  | January 30, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Grading CWG's Inauguration Forecast

Weather Checker * Storm Next Week? Full Forecast | Later: Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * Inauguration Links   • Inauguration Central• Weather Features• Forecast Archive Weather Checker is an outsider's analysis of CWG's forecast accuracy. See previous Weather Checker posts here. By Jamie Yesnowitz When I first heard that CWG...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 30, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Inauguration Features, Inauguration Forecasts, International Weather  
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Forecast: Temps Fluctuate Ahead of Next Storm

Best weekend day: Sunday * Misguided Medal for Hansen | Later: Grading Our Inauguration Forecast * Storm early next week? Jump to A Look Ahead... EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly cloudy. Snow flurry? 39-44. | Tonight: Breezy. Around 20. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Mid 30s | Sunday: Mostly sunny. Upper 40s....

By Camden Walker  | January 30, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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PM Update: Snow & Ice Dwindle; More Next Week?

Cold front arrives Friday with a few snowflakes * Science Group Erred Giving Hansen Top Honor | Iwo Jima in the Snow * Sunshine returned to the area today but cold temperatures remain. Fortunately for those sick of icy sidewalks and streets, the sun has been enough to help temperatures...

By Ian Livingston  | January 29, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Science Group Erred Giving Hansen Top Honor

* Calmer Weather But Still Cold. Storm Next Week? Full Forecast * It normally does not make news when the American Meteorological Society (AMS) gives out awards at its annual meetings, but this year is an exception. At their 2009 meeting in Phoenix earlier this month, the AMS bestowed its...

By Andrew Freedman  | January 29, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Climate Change, Freedman, Science  
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Forecast: The Calm After The Storm?

Chilly & dry weather expected through Monday Use caution walking and driving this morning | Closings/delays Big storm early next week? See our look ahead. * Later: Freedman on NASA's James Hansen and his big award * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Upper 30s. | Tonight: Clear. 25-30. | Tomorrow:...

By Josh Larson  | January 29, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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PM Update: Showers Then Overnight Refreeze

Sun returns on Thursday to help melting * Iwo Jima in the Snow | Deicing Tips | Winter Driving Tips * SchoolCast... D.C. Schools: | MD and VA Schools: After an icy mess of a morning, temperatures only gradually rose to around freezing this afternoon -- with some light drizzle...

By Ian Livingston  | January 28, 2009; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
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Iwo Jima in the Snow

* Winter Storm Warning Extended Until 6 PM: Our Full Forecast * The Marine Corps Memorial during a lull in the storm Tuesday afternoon. I was scheduled to pick up family at Reagan National Airport at 3 p.m. yesterday. I figured it was a good opportunity to photograph the Marine...

By Kevin Ambrose  | January 28, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Forecast: Struggling Toward 32°, Refreeze Tonight

Many side roads and sidewalks remain slippery * Deicer Dilemma: How to Choose and How to Use | Driving Tips * Winter Storm Warning Extended Until 6 p.m. OUR LATEST FORECAST Hurray! It's another day off school for most of you (except a delay for D.C. and some colleges; see...

By Dan Stillman  | January 28, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
Categories:  Forecasts, Winter Storms  
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Deicer Dilemma: How to Choose and How to Use

Wx and the City * Our Latest Forecast: Showers Then Overnight Refreeze * An icy walkway. By David Stonner. Courtesy FEMA. Many Washington-area residents have been applying deicing products over sidewalks and driveways last night and this morning. This is an important precaution to take to avoid accidents and injury....

By Ann Posegate  | January 28, 2009; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Posegate, Winter Storms, Wx and the City  
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Ice Sets Stage for Sloppy AM Commute

Will schools and government close? * Winter Weather Driving Tips | Q&A Transcript * Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow (until 6 p.m. Wed for Frederick County) for entire metro area north and west of Stafford County (Va.) and Charles County (Md) 10:30 pm. update: SchoolCast and FedCast updated,...

By Jason Samenow  | January 27, 2009; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Winter Weather Driving Tips

* Latest Forecast Update * A car drives through snowy conditions in Glover Park. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston. The best way to stay safe from slick roads today and tomorrow is to not drive if you don't have to. If you do venture out onto roadways, here...

By Ann Posegate  | January 27, 2009; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Snow Becoming Ice, Treacherous Travel

* SnowCam | Q&A Transcript | Coming at 9 pm: SchoolCast * Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N&W (until 6 p.m. Wed for Frederick County) Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area OUR LATEST FORECAST...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 27, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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Snow Picks Up Again; Icy Mess Late Tonight

3-5" total snowfall; could be an icy morning rush * Storm Timeline and FAQs | SnowCam | Q&A Transcript * Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N&W (until 6 p.m. Wed for Frederick County) Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the...

By Ian Livingston  | January 27, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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Snow Lets Up; Heavier Again Later, Then Ice

Some could see total accumulations of 3-5" Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N & W Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area Snowfall paints the scene in Dupont Circle this morning. By Capital Weather Gang...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 27, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Snow Bursts Onto Scene; Turns to Ice Tonight

Several inches possible by tonight * CWG's Forecast, Accumulation Map, Timeline and FAQs | SnowCam * Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N & W Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area Slightly ahead of schedule,...

By Jason Samenow  | January 27, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Forecast: Some Shovelable Snow, Then Ice & Rain

Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N & W Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area So far, this has been the winter of the snow flurry or non-accumulating snow shower. Finally, we have a shot...

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 27, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Forecasts, Winter Storms  
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Snow Forecast May Cause Dilemma for Schools

Winter Weather Advisory 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday Winter Storm Watch Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon * CWG's Full Forecast for Tues-Wed Storm, and Beyond * School administrators will have a tough call early tomorrow. When they're making their decision around 4 a.m. about whether to hold or delay...

By Jason Samenow  | January 26, 2009; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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PM Update: Tues-Wed Storm Still on Track

Light snow accumulations Tuesday; Ice Tuesday night Winter Weather Advisory 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday Winter Storm Watch Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon * StormCast:  | Before 10 PM: SchoolCast * Cloudy skies, cold temperatures and occasional morning snow showers helped set the mood today for an approaching winter...

By Ian Livingston  | January 26, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Storm Scenario: Some Snow, Then Ice and Rain

* Cold, Snow and Slop: Full Forecast | Winter Storm Watch * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Tues-Wed Probability of Accumulating Snow: 80% Most Likely Potential Impact: A large, complex storm system will develop to our southwest later today which will throw multiple types of precipitation at us, starting tomorrow...

By Jason Samenow  | January 26, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Cold, Snow, and Slop

Look out for a few morning snow showers Winter Storm Watch Tuesday Evening Through Wednesday Afternoon * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: Latest Tues-Wed Storm Details * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy, morning light snow & flurries. 35-39. | Tonight: Chance of snow towards morning. 25-30 | Tuesday: Snow likely. Mixing...

By Jason Samenow  | January 26, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Metro Area

* Our Full Forecast | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: Storm Details * The National Weather Service Office in Sterling has issued a Winter Storm Watch for MOST of the capital region. The watch covers the District and points north and west, extends eastward to the Chesapeake Bay, and includes close-in...

By Jamie Jones  | January 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alerts, Winter Storms  | Tags:  Alerts, NWS, Winter Storm, Winter Storm Watch  
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Potentially Messy Winter Storm Tues & Wed

* The Cold Holds: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Tues-Wed Probability of Accumulating Snow: 60% Most Likely Potential Impact: In yesterday's Snow Lover's Crystal Ball, I mentioned the possible storm for Tues-Wed might get pushed too far to the south by Canadian high pressure to produce much...

By Jason Samenow  | January 25, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Forecast: Cold Weather Holds On

Snow accumulation possible Tuesday into Wednesday * Later: Updated Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Increasing clouds. 33-36. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy, stray flurries? 21-24. | Tomorrow: Gray skies. 34-37. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL For 13 of the last 16 days, temperatures have been colder...

By Brian Jackson  | January 25, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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