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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/24/2009

What Weather Features Interest You?

By Jason Samenow

* Cool now, showers later in the week: Full Forecast *

Early-to-mid spring in the metro area can be a little slow for interesting weather. The threat of snow is quickly fading, it's on the early side for thunderstorms, and hurricane season is a good four or five months from prime time. But we'd like to keep this blog lively and entertaining -- and, most importantly, offering fun features you'd like to see. So vote in our poll about your content preferences and feel free to comment with your specific ideas for future Capital Weather Gang features...

By Jason Samenow  | March 24, 2009; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang  
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Comments

CWG, we love you - don't restrict us to just one thing we like from the site! I haven't voted in the poll because I really want to check 2 or 3 of the options (and you routinely cover more than one, even in the slow seasons).

Posted by: fsd50 | March 24, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

i voted for "global warming and climate change" but really my favorite blog posts are one titled something like "monster snowstorm hits in dc"...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | March 24, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Hey, can't we vote for more than one item???

I selected "weather extremes", and found I can't vote for anything more!

Posted by: Bombo47jea | March 24, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm not sure if this is what you mean by "Weather Technology" but I would love to see a Capital Weather iPhone app!

Posted by: ShawnDC | March 24, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

More crackpot sock puppets!

Posted by: sock-puppet | March 24, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

While not on the list of preferences to select from, I offer a few more to consider via comments.

Atmosphere/Ocean interactions and connections to weather

Space Weather (e.g., magnetic storms affecting power grids, satellite capabilities)

Air pollution/quality

Social Science aspects (responses to hazards, weather based decisions and risk)

Careers in meteorology and related sciences

Other??

Posted by: SteveT-CapitalWeatherGang | March 24, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry about only being able to vote for one. We will continue covering all of these issues and more (and invite your ideas--Steve provided a great list of additional topics). The idea was to find out where there generally is most demand/interest. But if there's an issue not listed, please raise it! We're committed to providing a fun, informative mix of content but some guidance on what's most popular is helpful :)

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | March 24, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

If AOL had taken a poll of then-current users around 1994, the winner probably would have been more porn . . .

Posted by: sock-puppet | March 24, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

As usual, I'm too late to vote in the poll, so I'll mention here that I enjoy the occasional feature on the causes and mechanics of weather events. Not just the dramatic ones such as snowstorms and thunderstorms, but also the less glamorous such as persistent fronts and CAD, for example. And, of course, anything you care to write on wind.

Posted by: --sg | March 24, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I second ShawnDC's suggestion of an iPhone app. I would LOVE to have that on my phone instead of going to the web page since for some reason it crashes mobile safari consistently.
I also like Steve's idea of space weather and careers in meteorology and atmospheric sciences. I'm still trying to figure out how I can do more being just a layperson

Posted by: paul-Sterling | March 25, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I voted for wx education, but in a kooky sense. I have lots of oddball, useless questions like (1) why does wheat or long grass "wave" when the wind is fast; (2) why is there a persistant water stain around a pile of "salt" used to melt the sidewalk snow at work (when the rest of the sidewalk is dry)?; (3) did Gordon Barnes have a point about weather being affected by sunspots? (4) why does heavy rain sometimes appear to come down in sheets? (5) who coined that line about raining "cats and dogs", and does that guy get a royalty every time we say it?

Posted by: ASColletti | March 26, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

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