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Capital Weather Gang: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Forecast: Sweet Weather for Sweethearts

50-degree weather for Valentine's Day * Was Ice a Factor in NY Plane Crash? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. 50-54. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of rain. 31-35. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny and chilly. 44-48. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The wild winds of the work...

By Jason Samenow  | February 14, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Winds Diminish and Calm Prevails

Cooler Saturday with possible light wintry mix late * Was Ice a Factor in NY Plane Crash? | Darwin and the Weather * Winds continue to diminish today, but not before producing some gusts above 30 mph this morning into early afternoon. Compared to yesterday, it is almost calm! Mostly...

By Ian Livingston  | February 13, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Ice: An Insidious Threat to Aircraft

Conditions were conducive to icing at time of plane crash * Winds Start to Wind Down: Full Forecast | Darwin and the Weather * Aircraft icing is one of the most serious weather conditions pilots confront. While it's much too early to attribute last evening's deadly commuter plane crash to...

By Steve Tracton  | February 13, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  U.S. Weather  | Tags:  aircraft icing, buffalo, plane crash, weather  
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Forecast: Not Quite as Windy. Anything Wintry?

* Megawinds Smack D.C. Region | Darwin and the Weather * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Still rather windy. Low 50s. | Tonight: Light winds. Clear, then some clouds. 27-32. | Tomorrow: 30% chance of light rain and a few wet snowflakes. Partly cloudy. 40s. | Sunday: Partly sunny. Low-to-mid...

By Camden Walker  | February 13, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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PM Update: Hold Onto Your Hat, If You've Still Got It

Lighter but still gusty winds continue through Friday Wind Advisory until midnight for most of metro area (map) * Power Outages | Submit Wind Damage Photos | Darwin & Weather * Winds gusting between 45 and 55 mph in the immediate metro area, and even higher to the north and...

By Ian Livingston  | February 12, 2009; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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In Darwin's Shadow: The Inventor of Forecasting

* Wind Warnings & Advisories in Effect: Full Forecast | Power Outages * Today, Feb. 12th, marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. Some 22 years later, in 1831, Darwin began his five-year voyage of discovery aboard the British Royal Navy's HMS Beagle. The young Darwin was serving as the...

By Steve Tracton  | February 12, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Fierce Winds Bring About Cooling Trend

Some power outages; light wintry mix possible Saturday High Wind Warning until midnight for Montgomery, Loudoun, Frederick and Howard counties and Blue Ridge; Wind Advisory elsewhere (map) * Warmer Winters Shift Birds | Darwin and the Weather * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny & very windy with gusts to 60 mph...

By Josh Larson  | February 12, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Very Gusty Storms to Rip Through Region

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for metro area until 1 a.m. (map) Wind Advisory from 2 a.m. tonight to midnight Thursday night for most of metro area; High Wind Warning for Loudoun and Frederick counties and Blue Ridge (map) * Full Forecast * An intense, but narrow line of showers and thunderstorms...

By Jason Samenow  | February 11, 2009; 9:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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PM Update: Warmth to Showers, Then Strong Winds

Extremely windy Thursday, gusts over 50 mph likely Severe Thunderstorm Watch for metro area until 1 a.m. (map) Wind Advisory from 2 a.m. tonight to midnight Thursday night for most of metro area; High Wind Warning for Loudoun and Frederick counties and Blue Ridge (map) Today has proven to be...

By Ian Livingston  | February 11, 2009; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Poll: Warm Weather a Mood-Changer?

Wx and the City * High Winds Tomorrow: Full Forecast | Warmer Winters Shift Birds * I'm finding that Washingtonians either love the recent warmth or resent it (because it's not snow). I'm with the latter group. How about you?... poll by twiigs.com Weather definitely affects my mood -- even...

By Ann Posegate  | February 11, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Warming Changes Where Birds Wait Out Winter

Wx and the City * Poll: Warm Weather Affecting You? | Windy Tomorrow: Full Forecast * The American Robin now waits out winter over 200 miles further north than where it did 40 years ago. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. A report released yesterday by the National...

By Ann Posegate  | February 11, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Climate Change, Environment, Nature, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Forecast: Weather Smorgasbord Starts Off Warm

Showers tonight, high winds tomorrow. Wintry weekend? * Warm Weather a Mood-Changer? Vote in Our Poll | Australian Fires * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny and increasingly breezy. 68-73 | Tonight: Chance of gusty showers. Thunder? Upper 40s to low 50s. | Tomorrow: Wind gusts to near 50 mph. Partly...

By Dan Stillman  | February 11, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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PM Update: Warmest Air of Season Coming?

'Toasty' Wednesday with showers and wind late * Australians Link Climate Change and Deadly Fires * Cloudy skies through much of today kept highs just below 60 in most places, though upper 50s is still rather mild for this time of year. As a warm front lifts north through the...

By Ian Livingston  | February 10, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Australians Link Climate Change and Deadly Fires

* Very Warm for Next Two Days: Full Forecast * The deadliest bushfires in Australian history continue to rage out of control, having already claimed at least 181 lives, according to the BBC. As the country takes stock of the staggering losses incurred over the weekend, some policymakers, scientists, and...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 10, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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Forecast: Break From Winter Continues

But cold weather returns by late week * Later: Australia Bushfires and Climate Change: Is There a Link? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Breezy, cloudy, a few showers. 58-62. | Tonight: Cloudy. 45-49. | Tomorrow: Clouds, showers, very mild. 68-72. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Our break from winter...

By Matt Rogers  | February 10, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Here Come the 60s, Again

PM Update is off today, but refer to Brian's Full Forecast for the outlook through the weekend, which features highs back near and above 60 over the next couple days....

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 9, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Caution: Giant Snakes Ahead

* A Mild Work Week: Full Forecast | Magenta Sky Photography * In case you weren't already concerned about the many effects of global climate change, such as melting glaciers, rising sea levels and extreme weather events, last week brought alarming news of yet another potential climate related risk. It...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 9, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Week off to a Bright Start

Mainly mild until the weekend * Magenta Sky Photography | Later: Global Warming and Snakes * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, pleasant. 55-58. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 36-39. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, slight chance of showers. 58-61. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL While not quite as extreme as...

By Brian Jackson  | February 9, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Potomac Ice and a Magenta Sky

* A Mild Sunday, Then A Little Cooler: Full Forecast * Ice on the Tidal Basin reflects the Jefferson Memorial and the magenta sky as dawn breaks over Washington, February 7, 2009. A streak of red on the eastern horizon highlights the edge of the cloud cover. With last week's...

By Kevin Ambrose  | February 8, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Super Mild Air to Ease Cooler

* Later: Potomac Ice and a Magenta Sky * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny and breezy. 60-64. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 26-31. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 51-55. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL I expected yesterday to be warm, but the degree of the warmth caught even me by...

By Jason Samenow  | February 8, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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