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Capital Weather Gang: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

Update: Mix Tonight, Bigger Snows Tomorrow PM

* Winter Storm Watch Sunday afternoon through Monday morning * Best accumulation estimate for Sunday p.m. through Monday a.m. remains 3-6", though 6"+ an increasing possibility, especially east of I-95; Not much accumulation tonight. Our Full Forecast | Radars, Temps & More: Weather Wall STORM #1: TONIGHT An area of...

By Jason Samenow  | February 28, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
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Sunday-Monday Storm: Significant Snow Possible

Some light sleet/snow tonight, low impact * Winter Storm Watch Sunday afternoon through Monday morning * Our preliminary D.C. area snow forecast for Sunday Night/Monday: 3-6" with greater amounts east (could change up or down) | Our Full Forecast Next Chances of Accumulating Snow: Storm #1: Saturday Evening-Early Sunday morning...

By Jason Samenow  | February 28, 2009; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Potential Winter Storm Sunday to Monday

Turning colder, some light precipitation tonight * Winter Storm Watch Sunday afternoon through Monday morning * Moderate risk of significant snow accumulation Sunday night/Monday, but a near miss or mixed precipitation also possibe | See our Snow Lover's Crystal Ball for an in-depth look EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cloudy and colder....

By Jason Samenow  | February 28, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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PM Update: Waiting on Weekend Storminess

Wintry mix late Saturday; Snow Sunday night? * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: A Pair of Weekend Storms * Despite plenty of clouds, a wind from the south and southwest helped temperatures rise into the low-to-mid 60s today -- well above average for this time of year. A cold front passing...

By Ian Livingston  | February 27, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Winter's Not Done Yet: A Pair of Weekend Storms

* Mild Showers Today, Then Winter Returns: Our Full Forecast * Next Chances of Accumulating Snow: Storm #1: Saturday Evening-Early Sunday morning Storm #2: Sunday Night/Monday Probability of Accumulating Snow: Storm #1: 40% (D.C. and S&E); 50% (N&W of D.C.) Storm #2: 30% Most Likely Potential Impact (both storms): Don't...

By Dan Stillman  | February 27, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Mild Showers, Then Winter Returns

Messy weekend mix possible. Another storm after that? * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: A Pair of Weekend Storms * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cloudy with mainly p.m. showers. 60-64. | Tonight: Some evening showers. Near 40. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & much cooler. Late-day showers. Low 40s. | Saturday night: Cold...

By Josh Larson  | February 27, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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PM Update: Showery Friday, Weekend Mix Looms

Mild through tomorrow; Bob Ryan on climate change * Snowmen Against Global Warming | Weatherman Falls Down on Job * Lots of clouds helped keep temperatures in check today, but not before reaching highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Some breaks of sunshine are evident this afternoon, but gray skies will...

By Ian Livingston  | February 26, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Weatherman Falls Down on Job

* Weekend Mix? Full Forecast | Snowmen Protest Global Warming *...

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 26, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snowmen Rally Against Global Warming

* Sloppy Weekend? Full Forecast | More Pathetic: Winter or Wizards? * In response to Andrew Freedman's Monday post about new, higher warming projections, snowmen gathered in a far away, snowy location to stage a massive protest... Idea adapted from: Is it Getting Warmer? blog. Image originally posted on looku.com....

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 26, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: A Warm, Dry Day, Then Downhill

Good part of weekend potentially sloppy * More Pathetic: Winter or Wizards? | Citizen Science & Global Change * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Upper 50s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 40s. | Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with p.m. showers. Around 60. | Tomorrow Night: Early showers, breezy. Upper 30s....

By Camden Walker  | February 26, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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PM Update: Temperatures Trending "Toastier"

60 degrees possible Thursday; Weekend wintry mix? * More Pathetic: Winter or Wizards? | Citizen Science & Global Change * Temperatures near average for this time of year and light winds made today a winner in the minds of those waiting for winter to end. This afternoon, highs have reached...

By Ian Livingston  | February 25, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Citizen Science & Global Change: What You Can Do

Wx and the City * Getting Warmer: Full Forecast | More Pathetic: Winter or Wizards? * A Missouri farmer and son collected hailstones in spring 1975 for Project Dustorm, a collaborative project to examine thunderstorms and hail formation. Courtesy University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Global warming. There -- I said...

By Ann Posegate  | February 25, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Climate Change, Posegate, Science, Wx and the City  
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Which is More Pathetic: Winter or Wizards?

* Getting Warmer. Wetter, Too? Full Forecast | D.C. Drought? * Two inches of snow. That's it. That's all we've had at Reagan National Airport this season. And it doesn't look like any major snowfall is imminent (though our forecast does call for a chance of a wintry mix this...

By Dan Stillman  | February 25, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Forecast: Getting Warmer. Wetter, Too?

Chance of showers Friday; Weekend wintry mix? * Which is More Pathetic: Winter or Wizards? | D.C. Drought? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Light winds. Near 50. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Upper 20s to mid-30s. | Tomorrow: Mix of clouds and sun. 55-60. | A Look Ahead...

By Dan Stillman  | February 25, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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PM Update: Clear Skies, But No Warmth Yet

Mostly sunny, warmer with light winds, Wednesday * Dry Fall & Winter a Prelude to Drought? | Warming Projections Rise * Today started off quite cold and has remained that way into the afternoon. On the bright side, winds have substantially decreased over the last 24 hours meaning actual temperatures...

By Ian Livingston  | February 24, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Inside the National Weather Service

* Full Forecast | On the Verge of Drought? * In case you missed this video yesterday on the Federal Eye blog (and the mention about it in our PM Update), here's a great inside look at the National Weather Service (NWS) from Washington Post reporter Ed O'Keefe... In a...

By Jason Samenow  | February 24, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dry Fall and Winter a Prelude to Drought?

* Warming up: Full Forecast | Warming Projections Rise * For four, going on five consecutive months, precipitation has been below average. Not since September, when the remnants of tropical storm Hanna drenched the region, have we experienced a wet month. Our precipitation deficit (compared to average) since October 1...

By Jason Samenow  | February 24, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Droughts, Local Climate  
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Forecast: Warmer Weather on the Way

Weekend Weather Worry? * Higher Warming Projections | Later: Drought Developing? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 39-43. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 15-24.| Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 49-53. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Yesterday was probably our coldest day of the week but fortunately it is only uphill from...

By Matt Rogers  | February 24, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Winter's Chill Continues

Mostly sunny and less windy on Tuesday * MIT Group Increases Global Warming Projections * Fast-moving clouds of this morning have given way to more and more sunshine as the day progresses, but despite the sun, a deep chill remains. High temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30s are running a good...

By Ian Livingston  | February 23, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MIT Group Increases Global Warming Projections

Report: High odds of warming over 5°C (9°F) if no action Warming possibilities for "no policy" and policy scenarios between 1990 and 2100. Size of pie slice indicates the likelihood of a given amount of warming under the different scenarios. Graphics courtesy MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 23, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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Forecast: A Duo of Cold Days

Milder by mid-week * Later: New, Higher Global Warming Projections * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Windy and cold. 36-40. | Tonight: Mostly clear, very cold. 16-22. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, not as windy. 39-43. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Believe it or not, February has actually been slightly warmer...

By Jason Samenow  | February 23, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Forecast: Rain/Snow Showers Usher in More Cold

EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Early rain & snow showers, then becoming windy. 39-42. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, cold. 20-23 (wind chill in the teens). | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy. 36-39. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The chill accompanying the scattered rain and snow showers this morning foreshadows the next...

By Brian Jackson  | February 22, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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