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Capital Weather Gang: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Forecast: The Warm-up We've Been Waiting For

* Models Knew Monster Storm Was No Certainty * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny 54-58. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 32-38. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 56-60. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Earlier in the week, we took the big dip on the temperature see-saw, now we ride high. And...

By Jason Samenow  | February 7, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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PM Update: Warmer, But not 'Warm' ... Yet

Springtime preview hits area this weekend; 60 on Sunday? * Monster Storm Was No Certainty | When Ants Come Marching In * You know it's been pretty cold when the first day of a multi-day warm-up still produces temperatures a few degrees below normal. After another morning that started in...

By Ian Livingston  | February 6, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Models Knew Monster Storm Was No Certainty

Despite hype, 'Groundhogzilla' was never close to sure bet * Weekend Warm-Up: Full Forecast | When Ants Come Marching In * In his recent post Andrew Freedman justifiably criticizes the hyping last week and into the weekend by AccuWeather, a Pennsylvania-based private forecasting company, of a potential major east coast...

By Steve Tracton  | February 6, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Milder Air Moves In; 60 on Sunday?

Temps swing upward through Sunday, then down again * Warm Weather: Ant Attack? | Later: Monster Storm That Wasn't * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Low 40s. | Tonight: Clear skies. 23-30. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Mid 50s | Sunday: Partly sunny. Around 60. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN...

By Camden Walker  | February 6, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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PM Update: Another Darn Cold Night, Then Warmer

In the teens again tonight; 50s to near 60 for weekend * When the Ants Come Marching In | Submit/View Weather Photos * The brilliant sun felt warm today behind the windshield of a car or inside an office window. Outside, however, it's just been darn cold. The sun has...

By Dan Stillman  | February 5, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Warm Weather: When the Ants Come Marching In

Wx and the City * Warming Up? Full Forecast | Backlash Against AccuWeather Hype * A carpenter ant, coming soon to a kitchen near you? From Wikimedia Commons, by Richard Bartz. Temperatures well above average are on their way for this weekend, according to our latest forecast. During a warm...

By Ann Posegate  | February 5, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Forecast: One More Day of Shivering

Much milder temperatures on the way * AccuWeather Backlash | Later: The Coming Ant Invasion? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 20s. Wind chills in teens & single digits | Tonight: Clear. Teens to low 20s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Low 40s. | Tomorrow Night: Not as cold. Near...

By Josh Larson  | February 5, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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PM Update: Cold Winds With Snow Showers

Another dusting? Frigid on Thursday before warm-up * Backlash Hits AccuWeather After Lackluster Storm | FedCast Poll * Following a surprise dusting to an inch or so of snow this morning, today has been defined by cold temperatures and winds gusting as high as 25-30 mph. The instability created by...

By Ian Livingston  | February 4, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Backlash Hits AccuWeather After Lackluster Storm

* Cold for Now, Warm-up for the Weekend: Full Forecast * One of the strongest winter storms in recent memory lashed the east coast yesterday with strong winds, heavy rain, and paralyzing snow. Did you miss it? I suppose you could be forgiven for not noticing it, since what may...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 4, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Forecast: Too Cold? Just Wait for the Weekend

Snow showers today; warm-up begins Friday * FedCast Poll | Later: AccuWeather Feels Backlash After Sorry Storm * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cold & breezy with snow showers, especially in the a.m. 30-35. | Tonight: Really cold & breezy. Mid-teens to near 20. Single-digit wind chills. | Tomorrow: Colder still. Upper...

By Dan Stillman  | February 4, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Light Snow Develops Over Parts of Area

* Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM | School Delays | Full Forecast * UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: Snow has mostly ended except south and east of town. But note this statement from the National Weather Service: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF GRADUALLY THIS MORNING. ALTHOUGH ROADS ARE NOT SNOW-COVERED...AS...

By Camden Walker  | February 4, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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PM Update: Some Cloud Breaks, But Still Cold

Mostly cloudy, continued very chilly on Wednesday * The Official FedCast Poll | Umbrella in the Snow? * After some more conversational snow (the story of this winter) this morning, skies have been cloudy throughout the day with some breaks of sunshine intermixed this afternoon. Temperatures have reached highs in...

By Ian Livingston  | February 3, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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The Official FedCast Poll

* Full Forecast: Cold with Snow Flurries | Umbrella in the Snow? * Last week, I introduced FedCast -- a forecast for if and how the weather will impact the federal government's operating status. Needing a symbol for the scale, I turned to you for recommendations and we got a...

By Jason Samenow  | February 3, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: Three Wintry Days, Flakes at Times

Little accumulation; big weekend warming looms * School Delays * 9:15 a.m. update: Snow band has expanded a bit into Montgomery County, but is now showing signs that it will gradually diminish -- probably in the next couple hours. Accumulations of 1/2 inch or so on grassy areas is most...

By Matt Rogers  | February 3, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Snow Coating Western Suburbs, Heading East

Some light snow possible tomorrow * Umbrella In the Snow? | Front Brings Rain Changing to Snow * Temperatures have now dropped nearly 20 degrees from their day time highs in the mid 50s. Precipitation, initially rain and now mainly snow, has moved into the area, with the steadiest activity...

By Jason Samenow  | February 2, 2009; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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PM Update: Front Brings Rain Changing to Snow

Temps tumble; Second wintry Tuesday in a row tomorrow? * Umbrella In the Snow? | By 10 PM: SchoolCast * More mild temperatures visited the area today, but that's all about to change. Highs that reached into the low and mid 50s will be a memory by later this evening...

By Ian Livingston  | February 2, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
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Umbrella In the Snow: Yea or Nay?

* The Latest on Snow Chances: Forecast | Six More Weeks of Winter * In last Wednesday's Express, I was amused by this excerpt from the blog Urban Bohemian featured in the blog log (page 32): Quick poll: Umbrellas in the snow (just snow, not a wintry mix)? Yea? Nay?...

By Jason Samenow  | February 2, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Forecast: Turning Colder, Unsettled

No big storm likely; some light snow possible tomorrow * It's Groundhog Day: Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter...* EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Increasing clouds, chance of showers late. 45-50. | Tonight: Scattered light rain showers, then a chance of light snow. 30-34. | Tuesday: Chance of light snow, breezy....

By Jason Samenow  | February 2, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Six More Weeks of Winter?

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Watch the Groundhog Day goings on -- live from Punxsutawney, Pa. -- starting at approximately 7 a.m. Update: And the "sire of sires" saw his shadow, bringing us six more weeks of winter. Associated Press Story | KidsPost Feature...

By Dan Stillman  | February 2, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Trending Away From Big Snow. Any at All?

This evening's model data has continued to trend away from a big snowstorm Monday night and Tuesday. If anything, the 50% chance of no snow and 15% chance of 1" or less predicted earlier today in the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball have increased a bit, while the chances of higher...

By Dan Stillman  | February 1, 2009; 11:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Tuesday Snow Chances Living on the Edge

* Super Sunday Weather: Forecast | Misguided Medal for Hansen * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Late Monday-Tuesday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 35% Most Likely Potential Impact: An analysis of last night's model data suggested increasing chances of accumulating snow and possibly large amounts (exceeding 4 inches). The latest data...

By Jason Samenow  | February 1, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Super Weather for Super Sunday

Storm potential increases for early in the week * Coming Around Noon: New Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 50-53. | Tonight: Increasing clouds. 31-34. | Tomorrow: Mostly gray, afternoon showers. 46-49. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Beautiful weather today masks the unsettled weather...

By Brian Jackson  | February 1, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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