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Capital Weather Gang: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Forecast: Warm Weekend With Some Storms

Rain chances highest late in the day Sunday and Monday * UnitedCast | NatCast | Don't Fry | Summer Outlook * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, slight chance of late storms. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near 60. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, p.m. storms possible. Low 80s. | A Look...

By Jason Samenow  | May 23, 2009; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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UnitedCast: Mild, Probably Dry

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. Real Salt LakeSaturday May 23, 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain79F74FPartly cloudy20%Any storminess will probably stay north. Enjoy the comfortable 70s...   UnitedCast appears on the day of every United home game. Also, if you...

By Jason Samenow  | May 23, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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NatCast: Storm Risk Slim for Local Showdown

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. OriolesSaturday May 23, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80F75FPartly cloudy20%An isolated storm presents the outside chance of a rain delay. Otherwise, expect pleasantly warm conditions, with temperatures generally in the 70s.   NatCast appears...

By Jason Samenow  | May 23, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Not Bad for Much of Holiday Weekend

Warm & a bit humid through Memorial Day; Showers? * BeachCast & Guide | NatCast | Traffic | Sun Safety: Don't Fry Day * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low-to-mid 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny a.m. Partly sunny p.m., with isolated shower/storm? Mid-80s. | Sunday:...

By Camden Walker  | May 22, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Sun Safety: Don't Fry Day Friday

* Holiday Forecast & BeachCast | NatCast | CWG Summer Outlook * Move over, Sun Day. Make way for Fry Day Don't Fry Day. Today marks the launch of Don't Fry Day, a campaign for sun safety awareness organized by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and the Environmental...

By Ann Posegate  | May 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Natcast: No Worries For Nats & O's

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. OriolesFriday May 22, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80F74FClear & Mild0%Clear skies and warm temperatures equals no worries. Just a light breeze from the south. Perhaps a little humid. But how great is it...

By Camden Walker  | May 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Clear Skies and Warmth Persist

Fantastic Friday; Pretty decent holiday weekend * NatCast | CWG Summer Outlook | MIT Climate Study Attention * Like recent days, finding a cloud overhead has been a bit of a task today. Temperatures have risen to the lower 80s across much of the area while a light south wind...

By Ian Livingston  | May 21, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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MIT Climate Study Garners More Attention

* Forecast: Warm Sunshine | NatCast | CWG Summer Outlook * A study in the latest edition of the peer reviewed scientific publication the Journal of Climate shows that, absent effective greenhouse gas emissions reductions, climate change is likely to be much more significant than some previous studies had indicated....

By Andrew Freedman  | May 21, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Summer Outlook: Less Hot Than Recent Years

* Forecast: Warm Sunshine | NatCast | D.C.'s New Stormwater Fee * Despite a somewhat cool May, the heat and humidity that epitomizes summer in the D.C. metro area is an inevitable reality. As such, we present our annual Summer Outlook. This summer we're predicting average to slightly above average...

By Matt Ross  | May 21, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: Warm and Pleasant Weather Prevails

Holiday weekend will feature plenty of sunshine * NatCast | D.C.'s New Stormwater Fee | Later: CWG Summer Outlook * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny and milder. Around 80. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 55-60. | Tomorrow: Sunny and warm. Mid-80s. | Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Mid-60s. | A Look...

By Josh Larson  | May 21, 2009; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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NatCast: Mighty Nice Baseball Weather

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PiratesThursday, May 21, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain75F66FClear and dry5%If you ask me, it seems like nearly-ideal baseball weather with sunshine transitioning to clear skies and temperatures dropping from the mid-70s to the...

By Josh Larson  | May 21, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Fine Spring Weather Continues

Thursday temps to top 80 as sunny skies continue * NatCast | UnitedCast | The Scoop on D.C.'s New Stormwater Fee * Sunshine once again led to a brilliant springtime day around here as temperatures rise mainly into the upper 70s to near 80 for highs. The clear skies, low...

By Ian Livingston  | May 20, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Scoop on D.C.'s New Wet Weather Fee

Wx and the City * Full Forecast | NatCast | UnitedCast | DHS Targets Hurricanes * Examples of impervious surface areas. Courtesy WASA. Click image to enlarge. If you own property in the District, you may be wondering what that new charge is on your water and sewer bill this...

By Ann Posegate  | May 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Superb Stretch of Spring Sun

Memorial Day weekend forecast still taking shape * NatCast | UnitedCast | DHS Rebuffed on Hurricane Modification * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Bright sun & blue skies. 75-80. | Tonight: Clear & cool. Upper 40s to mid-50s. | Tomorrow: Sunny. Low 80s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Did you...

By Dan Stillman  | May 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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UnitedCast: Sweet Spring Soccer Weather

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. New YorkWednesday May 20, 7:00 p.m., RFK Stadium KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain74F68FClear0%No weather worries whatsoever, other than having a sweater or light jacket to throw on once temperatures cool off after sunset.   UnitedCast appears on the...

By Dan Stillman  | May 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NatCast: Perfect at the Park

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PiratesWednesday May 20, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain74F66FStarry Skies0%Have an extra layer to throw on once the sun goes down and you're good to go.   NatCast appears on the day of every...

By Dan Stillman  | May 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Springtime at Its Finest

More sun and warmer temperatures on Wednesday * NatCast | DHS Rebuffed by NOAA on Hurricane Modification * Today was arguably spring at its finest around here. After a chilly start that led to some records, including a 38 at BWI (besting 39 in 2003), temperatures soared to highs near...

By Ian Livingston  | May 19, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DHS Rebuffed by NOAA on Hurricane Modification

* Sunny Full Forecast | NatCast | Renaming Climate Change * Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it approaches the Gulf Coast on Aug. 28, 2005. Courtesy NOAA. The field of hurricane modification research has been largely silent since 1983, which marked the end of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

By Steve Tracton  | May 19, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: More Spectacular Spring Weather

* NatCast: Premium Weather | Climate Change: What's in a Name? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny, highs in low 70s. Tonight: Mostly clear, cool. 40-48. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, again. 75-79. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Splendid springtime conditions will prevail today after a chilly morning. Each day...

By Matt Rogers  | May 19, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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NatCast: Premium Baseball Weather

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PiratesTuesday, May 19, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain68F61FComfortable0%Excellent evening weather, but temperatures may dip fast after sundown. Still very comfortable for late May.   NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home...

By Matt Rogers  | May 19, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Chilly with Some Frost Overnight

Beautiful Tuesday as 70s return to the area Frost Advisory for Fauquier, Frederick and Loudoun counties from 3 a.m. till 9 a.m. Tuesday * NatCast | Renaming Climate Change - Does it Matter? * If you did not glance at the calendar today, you may have thought it was early...

By Ian Livingston  | May 18, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Renaming Climate Change - Does it Matter?

* Full Forecast: Gradually Warmer | NatCast * Global warming. Climate Change. Anthropogenic [man-made] climate change. Climate disruption. Voldemort. These are the most popular terms, in descending order, which are currently used to refer to the recent phenomenon of increasing global average surface temperatures due primarily to human activities, which...

By Andrew Freedman  | May 18, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Forecast: Week Starts Cool, Turns Warm Then Wet

* NatCast: Dry and Chilly | Later: Renaming Climate Change * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Becoming mostly sunny. Mid-60s. | Tonight: Clear and cool. 38-46. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 72-76. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL It's hard to believe that it's late May, and we're still talking about 30s...

By Jason Samenow  | May 18, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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NatCast: Dry and Chilly

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PiratesMonday, May 18, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain58F53FClear and Calm0%I definitely advise an extra layer for this evening, as temperatures fall through the 50s. Enjoy the crisp, dry weather!   NatCast appears on...

By Jason Samenow  | May 18, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Showers End, Cool Weather Follows

* NatCast: Cool and Breezy | Great Falls Flowing * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Early showers, then gradual clearing. 60-65. | Tonight: Clearing, cool. 40-45. | Tomorrow: Sunny and cool, 64-67. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Good growing weather continues, at least for the grass and weeds, as yesterday's...

By Brian Jackson  | May 17, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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NatCast: Cool and Breezy

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PhilliesSunday, May 17, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain62F63FDecreasing clouds, cool20%A light Nat's jacket would be a good idea to bring along today. A slight chance of a shower exists in the early innings...

By Brian Jackson  | May 17, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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