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Capital Weather Gang: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

Forecast: Forties and a Few Overnight Flakes

Mostly dry weekend afternoons * TWC Founder Talks Climate Scam | China's Snow: Artificial? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 43-47 | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of snow after midnight. 30-34. | Tomorrow: Chance of a.m. snow, then partly sunny. Lows 40s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST...

By Jason Samenow  | February 21, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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PM Update: Winds Weaken, But Cold Overnight

Mostly sunny & warmer Saturday; Sunday snow? * TWC Founder Talks Climate 'Scam' | China's Snow: Artificial? * The broken record of winter 2008-2009 continued playing today as we were greeted with more cold winds and dry conditions. Wind gusts once again have topped 30 mph across the area throughout...

By Ian Livingston  | February 20, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Artificial or Not, China Has Snow and D.C. Doesn't

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Channel Founder Talks Climate 'Scam' * So you want snow in D.C.? If so, perhaps we need to follow the example of China. As reported here and here, Chinese officials claim that the first snowfall of the season this week in Beijing was produced...

By Steve Tracton  | February 20, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Weather Channel Founder Talks Climate 'Scam'

* Wind-Chilled Friday, Weekend Flakes? Our Full Forecast * GOOD Magazine has an illuminating interview with San Diego TV weatherman and Weather Channel founder John Coleman, who is an outspoken critic of mainstream climate science. Coleman doubts that humans are altering the climate system, and even disputes that the climate...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Forecast: A Wind-Chilled Friday; Weekend Flakes?

Brief rain & snow possible late Saturday night * Snow With Sunshine: The Pictures and The Explanation * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny & windy. Gusts to near 35 mph. Upper 30s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Decreasing wind. Mid-20s. | Tomorrow: Sunny through mid-afternoon, then increasing clouds. Mid-to-upper 40s. Tomorrow...

By Camden Walker  | February 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: There's a Cold Wind a Blowin'

More blustery conditions expected Friday * Snow With Sunshine: The Pictures and The Explanation * Morning clouds and quick-moving showers transitioned to a partly sunny and increasingly windy afternoon today. Gusts over 30 mph from the northwest are now funneling colder air into the region as highs that topped out...

By Ian Livingston  | February 19, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Snow With Sunshine: The Explanation

* Snow With Sun: The Pictures | Full Forecast Through Weekend * In his post earlier today, CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose displays neat photographs of the sunrise on Feb. 16 (Presidents' Day) that show snow falling from a blue sky above -- the third time this winter Kevin has observed...

By Steve Tracton  | February 19, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Snow With Sunshine: The Pictures

* Windy & Cold: Full Forecast | Later: Snow With Sun - The Explanation * Presidents' Day sunrise in Oakton, Va., Feb. 16, 2009. What makes this sunrise unique is that light snow was falling from a blue sky above. Because this is a low-resolution and wide-angle image, only a...

By Kevin Ambrose  | February 19, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Turning Blustery & Cold Once Again

Flurries possible today; wintry weather this weekend? * Which Rain Gear Did You Use? | Later: Snowing While It's Sunny? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny & windy. Sprinkles or flurries? Mid-40s. (Wind chills in the 30s.) | Tonight: Blustery & colder. Low 20s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & breezy....

By Josh Larson  | February 19, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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PM Update: A Few Showers, Then More Wind

Partly sunny and brisk on Thursday, some flurries? * Which Rain Gear Did You Choose to Use? | Historic Snow Drought * One of our biggest snow events of the season quickly came and went this morning, with a grand total of around a dusting to about 0.5" common across...

By Ian Livingston  | February 18, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Which Rain Gear Did You Choose to Use?

Wx and the City * Mix to Rain Then Wind: Full Forecast | Snow Drought Getting Worse * Never in my life have I seen so many umbrellas as walking downtown during a recent rainstorm. Umbrellas? 49. Rain jackets? 2. In anticipation of today's conglomerate of precipitation, I was left...

By Ann Posegate  | February 18, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Forecast: Brief Shot of Snow or Mix, Then Rain

Turning blustery and cold tomorrow * Later: Discussing Rain Gear... * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: A.M. snow/mix, P.M. Rain. Low 40s. | Tonight: Becoming windy. Upper 30s. | Tomorrow: Blustery - snow flurries? Low 40s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Perhaps yesterday's post about a snow drought and the...

By Jason Samenow  | February 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Up to an Inch of Snow Possible Tomorrow Morning

Our Full Forecast Through the Weekend So no one's caught off guard, don't be surprised to see a period of light to moderate snow tomorrow morning. The most likely timing will be between 8 a.m. and noon, before the precipitation changes to rain. A quick inch could accumulate, especially north...

By Jason Samenow  | February 17, 2009; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Calm Before Tomorrow's Storm

Brief morning snow or mix changing to rain Wednesday * Historic Snow Drought? | Korea in Search of Top Forecaster * Lots of sunshine and light winds led to a near-normal late-winter day. Highs have topped out in the low-to-mid 40s across the area, and temperatures will hold steady through...

By Ian Livingston  | February 17, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Korea to Offer Forecaster "Fat Pay Package"

* Forecast: Messy Mixed Mid-Week | Snow Drought * Weather forecasting in Korea has a credibility problem. The situation is so bleak that its own meteorological association is looking outside its border for forecasting talent. The Korea Times reports: The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) ... has contacted several renowned weather...

By Jason Samenow  | February 17, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow Drought Approaching Record Levels

* Some Flakes Tomorrow? Full Forecast * This winter, I've written several pieces (here and here and here) about how the long-term trends in snowfall show a decline in the Washington-Baltimore region. And with only 2.0" of snow so far this winter at Reagan National, this downward trend will only...

By Jason Samenow  | February 17, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Forecast: Messy Mixed Mid-Week

Rain Wednesday, may start as snow * Weather-Wise Weddings * * Later: Historic Snow Drought? and Korea in Search of Top Forecaster * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 42-45. | Tonight: Clouds increase. 28-32. | Tomorrow: Snow or mix to start, afternoon rain. 43-46. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN...

By Matt Rogers  | February 17, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A Guide to Weather-Wise Weddings

It's washingtonpost.com's "Wedding Week" and I helped kick off the coverage yesterday with a five-step guide for factoring weather into nuptial planning... Here's an excerpt: Develop a Bad Weather Back-up Plan There's an old saying: "climate is what you expect, weather is what you get." In other words, don't let...

By Jason Samenow  | February 17, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Weather Active Again By Midweek

Next chance of precipitation is Wednesday EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly cloudy a.m. Partly sunny p.m. Steady breeze. 38-42 | Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Low-to-mid 20s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Low-to-mid 40s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Enjoying the long weekend? The weather itself...

By Dan Stillman  | February 16, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Forecast: Stable and Seasonable

EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, late clouds. 44-47. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 29-32. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 39-42. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Tranquil and seasonable conditions take hold of the region today through the first half of the upcoming week. High pressure will be dominant through mid-week...

By Brian Jackson  | February 15, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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