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Capital Weather Gang: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

Forecast: Showers Slowly End, Sun to Emerge

* Ready for Severe Weather? | Grading our Winter Outlook * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: A.M. rain, then gradual clearing, breezy. Near 60. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 35-40. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 55-59. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Good news: after some much needed Saturday morning rain, we dry...

By Jason Samenow  | April 11, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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PM Update: Showery Start to Weekend

Heavier showers, storms may wait until late tonight * Ready for Severe Weather? | Grading our Winter Outlook * A sunny Easter Sunday is on the way. But first we have the threat of showers and maybe thunderstorms to deal with through midday tomorrow. You'll want to carry your umbrella...

By Jason Samenow  | April 10, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?

Wx and the City * Showers on the Way? Full Forecast | Grading Our Winter Outlook * A tornado touches down seven miles south of Anadarko, OK, on May 3, 1999. Courtesy NOAA. It's that time of year again. Spring is peak tornado season in the United States...and severe thunderstorms...

By Ann Posegate  | April 10, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: Waiting on Showers, Thunder?

Best chance of showers & storms is late tonight * Grading Our Winter Outlook | Later: Ready for Severe Weather? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Scattered p.m. showers?...T-storm? Mid-60s to near 70. | Tonight: Better chance of showers & storms. Near 50. | Tomorrow: A.M. showers. P.M. clearing. Increasing wind. Upper...

By Camden Walker  | April 10, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Spring Sunshine a Memory Tomorrow

Cloudier Friday with a chance of showers * Grading Our 2008-09 Winter Outlook | Will Misleads on Climate * Spring made a welcome appearance today, and it was a pretty glorious one at that. Under partly to mostly sunny skies, temperatures have made a run to the low-and-mid 60s this...

By Ian Livingston  | April 9, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Grading Our 2008-09 Winter Outlook

* Showery Tomorrow: Full Forecast | Will Misleads on Climate * An early-March snowstorm made cross-country skiing possible on the Mall. But the 5-8" of snow wasn't enough prevent the D.C. area from finishing winter with well below-average snowfall. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose. Even as April is off to...

By Matt Ross  | April 9, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Milder Today; Showery Tomorrow

* Hurricane Outlooks | Blossom Photos | Wills Misleads on Climate * * Later this a.m.: We Grade Our Winter Outlook * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny; milder. Mid-60s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Mid-40s. | Tomorrow: Cloudy w/ showers. Near 60. | Tomorrow Night: Showers. Near 50. | A Look...

By Josh Larson  | April 9, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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PM Update: Spring Making an Attempt to Return

Temperatures rise to near normal levels Thursday * Sunday Cherry Blossom Photos | Revised CSU Hurricane Outlook * Temperatures that ranged from near freezing into the mid-30s this morning have warmed fairly nicely into the mid-50s today, though a gusty wind from the west is keeping things somewhat chilly for...

By Ian Livingston  | April 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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CSU Hurricane Outlook Foresees Average Season

* Warmer Tomorrow: Full Forecast | Cherry Blossom Photos * Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane experts Drs. Phil Klotzbach and Bill Gray have adjusted their seasonal tropical forecast downward in an update released yesterday: We foresee average activity for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. We have decreased our seasonal forecast...

By Jason Samenow  | April 8, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Cherry Blossoms Wind Down as D.C. Greens Up

* Spring Chill Continues: Full Forecast | Later: Hurricane Outlook * The Jefferson Memorial framed by cherry blossoms Sunday afternoon. With all the clouds and windy weather lately, opportunities for photographing the cherry blossoms have been somewhat limited this year, especially when you're like me and not willing to get...

By Ian Livingston  | April 8, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Cool and Continued Breezy

Temperatures slowly warm; chance of rain on Friday * Will Misleads on Climate, Again | Later: Cherry Blossom Photos * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Quite Breezy. Low-to-mid 50s. | Tonight: Diminishing winds. Partly to mostly cloudy. Mid-30s to near 40. | Tomorrow: Becoming partly to mostly sunny. Somewhat breezy....

By Dan Stillman  | April 8, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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PM Update: Winter's Off-Season Appearance

A little warmer Wednesday, but still not springlike * Will Misleads on Climate Science | Do Solar Storms Threaten Life? * Today left a lot of people wondering where spring went. Temperatures struggled to get much higher than the 40s in most places and wind chills were kept even lower...

By Ian Livingston  | April 7, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Will Misleads Readers on Climate Science - Again

* Early March-like Chill: Full Forecast | Solar Storms * Global climate change has long been a difficult subject for journalists to cover, given its fusion of complex earth science concepts with heated partisan politics. There are numerous pitfalls one can fall into when reporting on climate change, two of...

By Andrew Freedman  | April 7, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
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Forecast: April Temps Revert to March Levels

Bring out the heavier coats and jackets again * Later: George Will's Misrepresentations of Climate Science * * Do Solar Storms Threaten Life as We Know It? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, breezy. 49-53. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 36-40.| Tomorrow: Still chilly. 50-54.| A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL...

By Matt Rogers  | April 7, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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PM Update: Clouds and Showers Replaced by Cold

Partly sunny, chilly and breezy on Tuesday * Do Solar Storms Threaten Life as We Know It? * Showers and thundershowers of this morning have all pushed east this afternoon and we are now left with some breaks in the clouds and a few more showers along the cold front...

By Ian Livingston  | April 6, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Do Solar Storms Threaten Life as We Know It?

* Cooling Down: Full Forecast | Geoengineering & Global Warming * An artist's depiction of high-energy pulses of solar wind from sunspot activity distorting Earth's magnetic field and producing geomagnetic storms. Illustration by K. Endo, Nikkei Science Inc., Japan. Courtesy USGS. As severe as the possible effects of global warming...

By Steve Tracton  | April 6, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Forecast: Showers & Storms, Then a Chilly Blow

* Later: Solar Storms - A Threat to Civilization? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: A.M. Showers/t'storms, then partial clearing. 64-68. | Tonight: Breezy and colder. 36-40. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, windy, and cool. 49-53. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL The week begins with a bang with a potent cold front...

By Jason Samenow  | April 6, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Forecast: One Fine Day

Rain returns to begin the week * Cherry Blossom Coverage | CWG on Facebook & Twitter * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, pleasant. 69-73. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 49-52. | Tomorrow: Overcast with rain showers. 60-64. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL All good things must come to an...

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