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

Forecast: Damp and Dreary Weekend

* Super-Predictable Superstorm of '93 | CWG's on Facebook & Twitter * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Rain developing in the afternoon. 40-44. | Tonight: Rain. 35-39. | Tomorrow: Morning light rain and drizzle, remaining cloudy in the p.m. 44-48. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL We've been alternating between nice...

By Jason Samenow  | March 14, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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PM Update: Gray Skies Persist; Showers Tomorrow

Continued winter-like on Saturday, some p.m. rain * Newspapers Dying; Weather Page Already Dead? | Superstorm of 1993 * Wintertime conditions prevailed today after some light conversational snow this morning for D.C. and points south. Highs are only reaching up to the upper 30s and around 40 in most locations...

By Ian Livingston  | March 13, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Newspapers Dying; Weather Page Already Dead?

* Showery Saturday? Full Forecast | Superstorm of 1993 * In case you haven't heard, newspapers are dying a slow death. Actually, in some cases not so slow. As reported this week by TIME, the Rocky Mountain News has closed up shop, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Francisco Chronicle and...

By Dan Stillman  | March 13, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Forecast: Cloudy and Cool's the Rule

Some rain showers for Saturday * Superstorm of '93 | Later: Death of the Newspaper Weather Page? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Chance of light a.m. snow/rain, especially south. Mostly cloudy. Low-to-mid 40s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low-to-mid 30s. | Tomorrow: Cloudy. Occasional showers. Low-to-mid 40s. | Sunday: More showers? Upper...

By Camden Walker  | March 13, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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PM Update: Some Light Overnight Snow?

Mostly cloudy and chilly end to work week on Friday * Superstorm of 1993 | March Temperature Swings | SnowCam * The warmth of yesterday has been replaced by much cooler temperatures, serving as a reminder that astronomical spring has yet to arrive. Morning sun gave way to increasing afternoon...

By Ian Livingston  | March 12, 2009; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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The Super-Predictable Superstorm of 1993

* Spring Takes a Sabbatical: Full Forecast | Dueling Climate Meetings * Infrared satellite image of the March 1993 "Storm of the Century." Courtesy NOAA. Sixteen years ago this week, nearly the entire eastern third of the nation was ravaged March 12-14, 1993, by a massive storm often called "The...

By Steve Tracton  | March 12, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Forecast: Spring Weather Takes a Sabbatical

Noticeably cooler, rather cloudy pattern settles in * Wild March Temperature Swings | Superstorm of '93 * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: AM sun; PM clouds. Upper 40s. | Tonight: Cloudy; Light rain or snow? Low 30s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & chilly. Low 40s. | Tomorrow Night: Cloudy. 30-35. | A...

By Josh Larson  | March 12, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PM Update: Warmth To Depart After Short Stay

Cooler March conditions return Thursday * Dueling Climate Meetings | March Temperature Swings * Morning clouds broke up for a time during early afternoon, and the sun helped temperatures jump quickly to highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. Showers missed the area through much of the day, but...

By Ian Livingston  | March 11, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Dueling Climate Meetings Aim to Steer Policy

* Last Taste of Spring for a While: Our Full Forecast * Contrasting messages emerged this week from two diametrically opposed conferences on climate science. At the Heartland Institute's "International Conference on Climate Change," scientists and policy advocates asserted that the vast majority of climate scientists are woefully mistaken, and...

By Andrew Freedman  | March 11, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Forecast: Last Taste of Spring for a While

Today's warmth gives way to cool weather into next week * March Temperature Swings | Later: Dueling Climate Change Meetings * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Sprinkle/light shower. Breezy p.m. Near 70. | Tonight: Becoming mostly clear and cool. 30s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny and much cooler. Near...

By Dan Stillman  | March 11, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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PM Update: Warmth to Make One-Day Comeback

Near 70 Wednesday before return to cooler temperatures * March Temperature Swings | Meteorological vs. Astronomical Spring * A maritime air mass kept us rather cool today as temperatures only top out in the upper 40s to near 50. Save for a sprinkle or isolated shower, most everyone should stay...

By Ian Livingston  | March 10, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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March Temperature Swings Gone Wild

* Forecast: Cool Today, Gone Tomorrow | Moon's Effect on Hurricanes * The scene by the Capitol just a week ago yesterday. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose Between Tuesday and Saturday last week, the high temperature at Reagan National Airport (DCA) soared from 29 to 71. I went back into...

By Jason Samenow  | March 10, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Forecast: Cool Today, Gone Tomorrow

Conditions continue flip flopping * Dueling Springs | Later: Wild Temperature Swings * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Clouds, light showers. 47-51. | Tonight: Cloudy. 45-49. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, warm. 69-73. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The atmosphere is multi-tasking this week, which means its memory is short. After...

By Matt Rogers  | March 10, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Temperature Roller Coaster Continues

Cooler tomorrow then warmer Wednesday * Meteorological vs. Astronomical Spring | Moon's Effect on Hurricanes * A strong breeze from the north and northwest has been little match for abundant sunshine and leftover warmth from this weekend. Though a little cooler than the past few days, today has been rather...

By Ian Livingston  | March 9, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Moon's Effect on Atlantic Hurricanes

* Trending Cooler: Full Forecast | Dueling Springs | Weather Wall * Hurricane Isabel, 2003. Courtesy NOAA. Here's an interesting analogy: the moon is to hurricanes as snow is to D.C. traffic accidents. Intrigued? After analyzing Atlantic hurricanes that occurred between 1950 and 2007, University of New Orleans professor Peter...

By Ann Posegate  | March 9, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Dueling Springs: Meteorological vs. Astronomical

Wx and the City * Slowly Cooling: Our Full Forecast | Later: The Moon & Hurricanes * A classic spring sunrise. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose. Similar to last March, this March has quickly transitioned from winter to spring-like conditions. Quite a few changes have taken place over...

By Ann Posegate  | March 9, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Mild Monday, but Slowly Cooling

Wind Advisory Far North Suburbs (map) * Later: Dueling Springs, and The Moon & Atlantic Hurricanes * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, breezy and mild. 64-68 | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 36-41 Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. 50-54. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The March roller coaster ride continues this week...

By Jason Samenow  | March 9, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forecast: Early Spring Fever

* Bob Ryan on Climate Change | Set Clocks Forward Today * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. 71-75. | Tonight: Cloudy, chance of showers. 49-52. | Tomorrow: Clouds and sun. 66-69. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL This weekend concludes with more beautiful spring weather - two weeks ahead...

By Brian Jackson  | March 8, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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