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

Forecast: Sensational Seventies

* Bob Ryan on Climate Change | Best Snow Comments | Spring Forward * * Forecast updated at 2 p.m. given persistent high cloud cover * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: High clouds, filtered sunshine. 71-76. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 48-53 | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 72-77 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN...

By Jason Samenow  | March 7, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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PM Update: Quite a Warm Weekend on Tap

May-like temperatures for Saturday and Sunday * Warm Weekend to Save Daylight | Bob Ryan on Climate Change * Despite plenty of cloudiness through much of the day, afternoon sunshine has helped high temperatures reach the mid-and-upper 60s, as a south wind continues blowing mild air into the region. If...

By Ian Livingston  | March 6, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Any Day Can Be a Snow Day: Create a Flake

* Warmin' Up: Full Forecast | What Will You Do With Extra Daylight? * Some of you are probably salivating at the prospect of 70-degree weather this weekend. Others of you, however, may see the spring fling as a bittersweet sign that winter and the chances of more snow are...

By Dan Stillman  | March 6, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Warm Weekend is Perfect Time to Save Daylight

* Springing Into the 70s This Weekend: Our Full Forecast * How sweet it is: Daylight saving time arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday. (That means you need to turn your clocks forward one hour before bed Saturday night.) And we're gonna get a heck of an extra hour of daylight...

By Dan Stillman  | March 6, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Forecast: Warm, Warmer, Then Warmer Still

60s & 70s over the next few days * Bob Ryan on Climate Change | Wx Checker Grades Snow Forecast * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Breezy. Low 60s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, breezy. Mid-to-upper 40s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Mild. Around 70. | Sunday: Partly cloudy....

By Camden Walker  | March 6, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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PM Update: Cold Departs While Warmth Blows In

Temperatures continue climbing Friday * Bob Ryan on Climate Change | Snowstorm Comments: Best of... * Another day of wall-to-wall sunshine helped to melt off more of our quickly dwindling snowpack. Highs are now reaching the upper 40s and low 50s as a south wind begins blowing a warmer temperature...

By Ian Livingston  | March 5, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Bob Ryan Weighs in on Climate Change

* Big Warm-Up: Full Forecast | Best of Snowstorm Comments * Beneath WRC-TV (NBC4) chief meteorologist Bob Ryan's sandy blond, made-for-television facade, lie some serious scientific chops. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's in atmospheric science, has published studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is the...

By Andrew Freedman  | March 5, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Forecast: Move Over Winter, Here Comes Spring!

From 40s today to 70 this weekend, and dry.... * Snowstorm: Best of Comments | Self-evaluation | Weather Checker * * Mid-morning: Bob Ryan Weighs in on Climate Change * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sun & clouds; not as cold. Upper 40s. | Tonight: Much milder. 35-40. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny,...

By Josh Larson  | March 5, 2009; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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PM Update: Snow Dwindles, Warmth Returns Soon

Mostly sunny with temperatures near average Thursday * Storm Grades: Wx Checker, Our Thoughts | Snow Comments * Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update. See this image bigger on our Weather Wall. Today we saw...

By Ian Livingston  | March 4, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Snowstorm Comments: Best of...

Record number of comments received * Warming Up: Full Forecast | Weather Checker Grades Snow Forecast * Over the three-day period 2/28-3/2, Capital Weather Gang received an unprecedented 1,895 reader comments. The comments reflected a roller coaster of emotions, especially from our snow enthusiast contingent, evolving from skepticism, to cautious...

By Ann Posegate  | March 4, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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CWG Gets Credit For a Correct Forecast, But...

Weather Checker * Warming Up, Slowly but Surely: Full Forecast | CWG Grades Itself * Near whiteout conditions Monday morning in D.C. -- the perfect time to jog on the Mall. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose. Weather Checker is an outsider's analysis of CWG's forecast accuracy. See previous Weather Checker...

By Capital Weather Gang  | March 4, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Warming Up, Slowly but Surely

Very cold today but 60s on the horizon * We Grade Our Snow Forecast | Later: Weather Checker Grades Us * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Still quite cold, but light winds. Mid-30s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Upper teens to low 20s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Upper 40s to near 50. |...

By Dan Stillman  | March 4, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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PM Update: Some More Cold Before Moderation

Melting speeds up tomorrow, snow gone late week? * Successful Forecast With Flaws | Recap/Photos: Washington Snow * Following a bitterly cold start to the day, temperatures have rebounded this afternoon, but not a whole lot. Highs generally in the upper 20s have helped keep much of the recent snow...

By Ian Livingston  | March 3, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Post Mortem: Successful Forecast With Its Flaws

* Full Forecast through the Weekend | Recap/Photos | Submit Your Photos | Chat Transcript | Deicing Tips | Winter Weather Driving Tips * * View/Report Snow Totals - Map | Snow Totals from NWS * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook * During the course of the storm and...

By Jason Samenow  | March 3, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Forecast: Freezing Today, Then Steadily Warmer

* Closings/delays | Recap/Photos | Submit Your Photos | Chat Transcript | Deicing Tips | Winter Weather Driving Tips * * View/Report Snow Totals - Map | Snow Totals from NWS * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Later: We Assess Our Own Forecast * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sun...

By Matt Rogers  | March 3, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Tonight's Deep Freeze and Black Ice Threat

Record lows may be challenged * Black ice likely overnight; Wind Chill Advisory Midnight to 9 a.m. * * Closings/delays | Forecast for Tomorrow | Recap/Photos | Submit Your Photos | Chat Transcript | Deicing Tips | Winter Weather Driving Tips * * View/Report Snow Totals - Map | Snow...

By Jason Samenow  | March 2, 2009; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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PM Update: Snow Moves Out, Cold & Wind Linger

Mostly sunny, bright and continued chilly Tuesday * Recap/Photos | Submit Your Photos | Chat Transcript | Deicing Tips * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam * * New Feature: Report Your Snow Totals - Interactive Snow Mapping * Snow falls at the National Cathedral...

By Ian Livingston  | March 2, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Recap and Photos: Washington with Snow

* Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. today * * More snow showers possible this afternoon...along with very strong winds (gusts to 40 mph) and blowing snow | Our full forecast | Live Chat at 1 p.m. * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam *...

By Kevin Ambrose  | March 2, 2009; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Snow to Wind Down, Remaining Windy & Cold

* Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. today * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam * * New Feature: Report Your Snow Totals - Interactive Snow Mapping * * Later this morning: Storm Photography | Live Chat at 1 p.m. * The early morning heavy...

By Jason Samenow  | March 2, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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Alert: Very Heavy Snow Next 1-2 Hours

A band of extremely heavy snow has developed over much of the Washington, D.C. area. Snowfall rates will be 1-2" an hour through 8:30 a.m. or so. The heavy snow combined with winds of 15-25 mph will create visibilities near zero at times. Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. For...

By Jason Samenow  | March 2, 2009; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
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Snow Rallies, Temps Plummet, Winds Pick Up

Difficult travel this morning - use caution * Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. today * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam * * New Feature: Report Your Snow Totals - Interactive Snow Mapping * Snow covers a playground in Glover Park in the District...

By Jason Samenow  | March 2, 2009; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Snow Picks Back Up, Windy...

Will we or won't we get close to forecast totals? * Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * 4:15 a.m. update: Snow will continue for at least several more hours...moderate to heavy at times...

By Dan Stillman  | March 2, 2009; 4:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Big Snows East, Some Snow West

* Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * Areas east of I-95 continue to experience a significant snow, with 3-6" totals common in Prince George's (Md.) Calvert (Md.), Charles (Md.), St. Mary's (Md.), King...

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2009; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (194)
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Snow Attempting Minor Come Back Western Suburbs

Significant accumulations east of I-95 * Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * While this storm has certainly been an underperformer west of I-95, some accumulating snow does appear to be moving in and...

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2009; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
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Steady Snow East, Not Much West

Accumulations may be less than forecast west of I-95 * Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * Depending on where you live, you may be...

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
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Sloppy Snow to Become Steady, Then Slick

* Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * A mixed bag of precipitation moved into the area over the last hour or so, but has gradually...

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2009; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
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Snow Delayed, But Still Coming

* Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * The snow is taking a little while to reach the metro area, but moderate snow has developed to...

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
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Here Comes the Snow: What You Need to Know

4-8" expected in metro area through Monday morning * Winter Storm Warning 2 p.m. today through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * Happy Sunday afternoon/evening to everyone. So far,...

By Dan Stillman  | March 1, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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High-Impact Snowstorm to Paste Metro Area

Strong winds, cold temperatures to accompany snow * Winter Storm Warning 2 p.m. today through 2 p.m. Monday * * Capital Weather Gang on Twitter | Weather Wall | SnowCam * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Patchy a.m. snow, a break, then snow re-developing later in the afternoon. Mid-30s | Tonight: Snow...

By Capital Weather Gang  | March 1, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
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Join the Capital Weather Gang Facebook Page

* Follow the Capital Weather Gang on Twitter * Capital Weather Gang (CWG) has started a Facebook page that is open to everyone who has a Facebook account. Log on to your account (or set one up) and click this link to find our page. Your favorite CWG forecasters and...

By Jamie Jones  | March 1, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Major Snowstorm On Track to Blast Region

Snow to begin this afternoon, becoming windy tonight * Winter Storm Warning 2 p.m. today through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulaton Map, Timeline, Impact Scales and Frequent Questions * * Capital Weather Gang on Twitter | Weather Wall | SnowCam * New model data and information support our detailed...

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
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Follow the Capital Weather Gang on Twitter

* Join the Capital Weather Gang Facebook Group * As many of you have already found, the Capital Weather Gang, your source for all things D.C. weather, is alive and well over on Twitter. Twitter is still new to us, and we are working to figure out just how to...

By Jamie Jones  | March 1, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Storm Reporting - View Reports

By Jamie Jones  | March 1, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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