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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/19/2009

Inauguration Weather Forecast: Blustery for Obama

By Jason Samenow

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 edge of the coastal storm grazes us. We'll update this forecast as necessary.

From earlier: With subfreezing air temperatures and wind chills in the teens to near 20, it is going to be one cold day. We can't emphasize that enough -- especially for outdoor spectators spending 4, 6, and 8 hours in the elements. Wearing the proper attire will be critical for comfort and safety.

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As low pressure spins up off the Carolina coast, winds should steadily increase throughout the day. A light breeze from the north and northwest at 10 mph in the morning will become a moderate breeze of 15 mph in the afternoon, with higher gusts. In the open space on the Mall, there will be little protection from the wind.

On the plus side, it does look to be dry, albeit mostly cloudy. The storm that will kick up the winds will most likely stay too far east to give us snow, although it may bring snow as close as southeast Virginia - close enough to keep us forecasters a little nervous. Confidence: Medium-High

*Swearing in is scheduled for noon.

WEATHER OF INAUGURATIONS PAST

Bush, 2005: Noon Temp: 35F. Mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks. Northwest wind 14 mph. Around 1" of snow lay on the ground.

History fact courtesy National Weather Service.
 

Related Links: Inauguration Weather Features | Previous Inauguration Weather Forecasts | Inauguration Central

By Jason Samenow  | January 19, 2009; 11:35 AM ET
Categories:  Inauguration, Inauguration Forecasts  | Tags:  dc weather, inaugural forecast, inaugural weather, inauguration forecast, inauguration weather, inauguration weather forecast  
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Comments


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Hopefully the snow showers forecast for Monday will move into Tuesday. That way the chilling effect will cool off all the Obalitors and their Obagasm's and the immaculate coronation will be safe for viewing by the "children".

The infatuation, the Immaculate deception... whatever you want to call it, while the unemployed dole class of citizens go to Washington DC to worship their Messiah the tax paying Americans will be working overtime to pay for the massive elaborate celebration of his nothingness and the soon to be higher taxes, bigger government and endless bailouts.

Crumbling Rome here we come led by the false Messiah Obama.

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Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever | January 19, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Stars and Stripes:
It is hard for me to determine whether you are Republican, a racist, or both.

Maybe you should consider moving to Canada, if they will have you.

Posted by: rw-c | January 19, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Goodness, starsandstripesforever, given what passes for your "comment" one would think you love a piece of fabric more than you love your country.

Thank goodness more people voted for country rather than ideology on 11/04.

Posted by: bbshot012009 | January 19, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

i am confused as to why you put quotation marks around children...

Posted by: cjespn | January 19, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I think that the earlier comments misses the Weather Related and should be flagged for abuse, Anyhow the wind may scare me off, especially with "children". Went to the concert and it was not too bad, sound like it will be 10- degrees colder... Brrr...

Posted by: drewbird911 | January 19, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

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