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Capital Weather Gang: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Forecast: Cooler, Drier, But Not Completely Clear

* Green Your Routine | Car vs. Tornado: What Should You Do? * * Friday's Storms Round Out One of Wettest Weeks in Months * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, 20% chance of p.m. thundershowers. Near 80. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 55-62. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Near 80...

By Jason Samenow  | May 30, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Storm Threat Ends, Drier Air to Move In

The majority of the thunderstorm activity has now moved east of the metro area. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch along with the Flood Watch issued earlier have been canceled. After a few widely scattered showers through 8 p.m., skies will gradually clear as the cold front responsible for the earlier inclement...

By Jason Samenow  | May 29, 2009; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Storms Continue Rolling Through Region

Hail, wind damage reported north and southeast of District * Severe T-Storm Watch & Flash Flood Watch til 8 PM | Full Forecast * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * Scattered thunderstorms have swept through the area this afternoon, some of which have been...

By Jason Samenow  | May 29, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Strong to Severe Storms Finish Off the Week

* Severe T-Storm Watch & Flash Flood Watch til 8 PM | Full Forecast * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * Here we go with another round of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon into early evening. Some storms could be severe with heavy rain,...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 29, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Green Your Routine Mid-Atlantic Style

* Flash Flood Watch From Noon to 8 p.m. | Full Forecast * * Car vs. Tornado: What Should You Do? | Obama's Hurricane Week * By Pamela Szatanek, Guest Contributor You don't have to drive a hybrid or become a vegan to go green. Admit it, some of these...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 29, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: Storms Threaten Again This Afternoon

More sun & less humid for weekend * Flash Flood Watch in Effect From Noon Through This Evening * * Car vs. Tornado: What Should You Do? | Later: Going Green * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: A few showers. Then scattered p.m. storms. 79-83. | Tonight: Early-evening storm? Then clearing. Around...

By Camden Walker  | May 29, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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PM Update: T-Storms Dump Heavy Rain

More storms Friday? Better weather for weekend * Car vs. Tornado: What Should You Do? | Obama's Hurricane Week * Showers and storms, occasionally with heavy rain, last into the evening after having messed with the commute home. Temperatures that reached highs near 80 this afternoon dropped to near 70...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 28, 2009; 11:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Confusion on What to Do If Car Meets Tornado

National Weather Service & Red Cross agree to disagree * Stormy P.M. Commute? Full Forecast | Preparing for Hurricanes * The National Weather Service uses this picture of a mangled car to discourage people from staying in their vehicle during a tornado. Pop quiz: You're driving along when suddenly the...

By Steve Tracton  | May 28, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Forecast: Continued Unsettled Today, Tomorrow

But weekend offers improvement... * Obama's Hurricane Week | Later: Tornadoes, Cars, & Controversy * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy; p.m. thundershowers. Near 80. | Tonight: Cloudy and showery. Mid-60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny; scattered thundershowers. Near 80. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL In stark contrast to what...

By Josh Larson  | May 28, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PM Update: Temperatures Slow to Rebound

* Obama Proclaims Hurricane Week | National Climate Service? * Yesterday's chilly maritime flow (from the east) has yet to evolve to a more tropical flow (from the south) so temperatures have struggled to highs near 70 under mostly cloudy skies. The sun and warm air aren't too far away...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 27, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week

* Full Forecast | Congress Ponders National Climate Service * If you tend to avoid thinking about natural disasters, this is the week for you. In cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Hurricane Center, President Obama has proclaimed May 24-30, 2009, National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The...

By Ann Posegate  | May 27, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: Warming Back Up. Drying Out?

Clouds & shower chances show some staying power * Congress Ponders New Climate Agency | Later: Hurricane Week * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. Isolated shower/t-storm. Low-to-mid 70s. | Tonight: Isolated shower. Mid-to-upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated a.m. shower. 60% chance p.m. showers/t-storms. Low 80s. |...

By Dan Stillman  | May 27, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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PM Update: Showers, Flooding to Subside

* CWG Summer Outlook | Congress Ponders New Climate Agency * Moist flow off the ocean interacting with a warm front draped over the region brought frequent and sometimes intense showers to the area overnight and this morning, causing localized flooding in some areas, particularly in Montgomery County. Showers diminished...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 26, 2009; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Congress Ponders National Climate Service

A significant shakeup may soon take place within the federal government's weather and climate programs, as the House Science and Technology Committee is scheduled to consider legislation on June 3 that would establish a "National Climate Service" within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Climate Service would head...

By Andrew Freedman  | May 26, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Dour Showers Today

* Flood Warning for Seneca Creek & Rock Creek (Montgomery Co.) * * Flood Watch for Metro Area Until Wed. Morning | Warning Area Map * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Frequent showers. Mid-to-upper 60s. Tonight: Mainly evening showers. Cloudy. Steady temperatures. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Some showers. 76-79. | A Look...

By Matt Rogers  | May 26, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Flash Flood Warning for Large Part of Metro Area

Northern half of region most impacted * Warning Area Map | Get There | Full Forecast Through the Weekend * * Heavy Rain Slams Region | Later: Congress Weighs Climate Service * Warning is in effect until 11:30 a.m. From the National Weather Service: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED...

By Jason Samenow  | May 26, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Storms Sliding into Metro Region

* Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Full Forecast Through the Week | Scenes for Memorial Day * The rain mercifully held off for a good part of the metro area through mid-afternoon, providing warm sunshine for Memorial Day activities. But through this evening,...

By Jason Samenow  | May 25, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Scenes for Memorial Day

* Showers and Thunderstorms Likely Through Tonight: Full Forecast * The WWII Memorial decorated with flowers for Memorial Day, May 24, 2009. I made a quick trip to the WWII and Vietnam Memorial on Sunday morning to capture a few photos and enjoy the great weather. As with each Memorial...

By Kevin Ambrose  | May 25, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Downpours to Dampen Memorial Day

* Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Showers/T-storms likely. Near 80. | Tonight: Occasional showers. 60-65. | Tomorrow: Showers likely. 65-69. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL At least we made it through two out of three holiday weekend days with...

By Jason Samenow  | May 25, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Moisture May Mess With Memorial Day

Slight chance of t'storms late this afternoon * NatCast: Warm, Late Inning Storm? | Summer Outlook * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy, chance of afternoon t'storms. 79-83. | Tonight: Chance of showers, sticky. 63-67. | Memorial Day: Chance of showers, 77-81. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Please don't...

By Brian Jackson  | May 24, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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NatCast: Warm, Late Inning Storm?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. OriolesSaturday May 23, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80F82FPartly cloudy25%It will be a warm and somewhat humid afternoon at the park. By the late innings, clouds may increase and there's a slight chance of...

By Jason Samenow  | May 24, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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