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Capital Weather Gang: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

Forecast: Storm Chances Remain, But Decreasing

* Are You a Severe Weather Junkie? | College Park Flooding * * UnitedCast | Outside Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, 50% chance of storms. Low 80s. | Tonight: 40% chance of storms early. 63-68. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, 30% chance...

By Jason Samenow  | June 13, 2009; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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UnitedCast: Storm Chances Wane

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. ChicagoSaturday June 13, 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain79F75FPartly cloudy25%Any afternoon or early evening thundershowers should be winding down. Only a modest chance of storms remains by game time. Temperatures should be mostly in the...

By Jason Samenow  | June 13, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: Not as Stormy, but Still a Threat

Front stalling close leaves some questions for weekend * Are You a Severe Weather Junkie? | College Park Flooding * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * There's still enough moisture around for some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon into early evening, even though a...

By Ian Livingston  | June 12, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wednesday's College Park Flooding

* Full Forecast | Are You a Severe Weather Junkie? | June Rains * Flooding in University Park, Md. Wednesday evening. By CWG visitor Christopher Blunck Thunderstorms dumped copious amounts of rain in College Park, Md. Wednesday evening leading to flash flooding. Capital Weather Gang visitor Christopher Blunck recorded 3.35"...

By Jason Samenow  | June 12, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Are You a Severe Weather Junkie?

Wx and the City * Full Forecast | Storm Chase on I-95 | Wx and the City Archive * Clouds build over Adams Morgan in advance of Tuesday afternoon's storms. Copyright Kristian Whipple. Are you a severe weather junkie? There's a level of weather addiction (for some of us) that...

By Ann Posegate  | June 12, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forecast: Storm Chances Stay Stubborn

Fortunately, though, they decrease for weekend * Storm Chase on I-95 | San Francisco's Summertime Stratus * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, a bit less humid. Lingering shower/storm threat. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Passing shower/storm. Mid-60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Isolated p.m. shower/storm? Low-to-mid 80s. | Sunday: Partly sunny....

By Camden Walker  | June 12, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Showers and Storms Possible Late Tonight

Flash flooding is biggest concern; More storms tomorrow? * Flash Flood Watch Through Late Tonight | Weather Wall * * Full Forecast | San Francisco's Summertime Stratus | June Rain * We caught a break this evening as showers and storms, for the most part, did not materialize. The Severe...

By Ian Livingston  | June 11, 2009; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Juicy June Primes Area for Flash Flooding

* Severe T-Storm Watch til 8 PM | Flash Flood Watch til 4 AM Friday * * Full Forecast | NatCast | San Francisco's Summertime Stratus * With the seemingly daily barrage of storms, June rainfall totals at local reporting stations have already exceeded monthly normals. National Airport received 0.89"...

By Capital Weather Gang  | June 11, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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San Francisco's Summertime Stratus Deck

* Flash Flood Watch till 4 AM Friday | Full Forecast | NatCast * Boaters travel by the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay's opening to the Pacific Ocean on May 30, 2009. Clouds filter through thanks to onshore winds and hilly terrain on both sides. I spent the end...

By Ian Livingston  | June 11, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Forecast: Another Day, Another Chance of Storms

* Severe T-Storm Watch til 8 PM | Flash Flood Watch til 4 AM Friday * * Outside Right Now? See Radar & More: Weather Wall | NatCast * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy; PM storms. Low 80s. | Tonight: Storms early? Upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy; PM storms....

By Josh Larson  | June 11, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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NatCast: Storms Could Upset the Game

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. RedsThursday, June 11, 4:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain82F77FScattered storms60%Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms may disrupt today's game, but it's hard to pinpoint when and where individual storm clusters will form. At the very...

By Josh Larson  | June 11, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Storms Dump Heavy Rain, Moving Out

Localized flooding a concern; Unsettled Thursday * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * 11 p.m. update: Flood warnings there were in effect have been canceled. Showers and storms with heavy rain are now exiting the District and impacting the eastern suburbs as they slowly diminish....

By Ian Livingston  | June 10, 2009; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Storm Chase on I-95

* Storms Today? Full Forecast | NatCast | Twittering Tornado Chasing * A video of the thunderstorms that moved through the D.C. area yesterday. The videos were taken on the road, from Fredericksburg, Va., to Fairfax, Va. I encountered three different thunderstorms on my drive home from the Outer Banks...

By Kevin Ambrose  | June 10, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Storm Threat the Norm, For Now

Another chance of severe storms late today * NatCast | The Dewpoint Debate | The Thrill of the Tornado Chase * * Storm Downs White House Tree | Later: Storm Chase Video * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny & somewhat humid. Mid-80s. Shower/storm chances toward evening. | Tonight: 60% chance...

By Dan Stillman  | June 10, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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NatCast: Storms a Threat Once Again

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. RedsWednesday June 10, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain77-82F70-75FT-Storm?50%Another Nats game and another chance of showers and storms. You know the drill... check back for the latest forecast and a look at radar as...

By Dan Stillman  | June 10, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Storms End After Sweeping Through Region

Large hail and damaging winds reported * Watches and Warnings Have Expired * * Outside Right Now? See Radar & More: Weather Wall | Full Forecast * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Storms Cut Power to Thousands and Down White House Tree...

By Jason Samenow  | June 9, 2009; 8:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Severe Thunderstorms Begin Departing Region

Large hail and damaging winds reported * Severe T-Storm Warnings for far south (See Map Below) * * Flash Flood Watch till 11 PM | Severe T-Storm Watch Expiring * * Full Forecast | Outside Right Now? See Radar & More: Weather Wall * * Power outage maps for Dominion...

By Ian Livingston  | June 9, 2009; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Intense Line of Storms Rips Through Region

Large hail and damaging winds reported * Severe T-Storm Warnings for Much of Metro Area (See Map Below) * * Flash Flood Watch till 11 PM | Severe T-Storm Watch till 9 PM * * Full Forecast | Outside Right Now? See Radar & More: Weather Wall * * Check...

By Ian Livingston  | June 9, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Reader Mail: Use of the Dewpoint Should Die

By Don Lipman, Volunteer Contributor "Matt from D.C." wants to abolish popular use of the dewpoint. In an email to the Capital Weather Gang, he rants: It just seems pointless to introduce a term that seems of no use to the average person who isn't a weather nerd. Personally, I'd...

By Capital Weather Gang  | June 9, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Forecast: Some Summer and Some Thunder

* Severe T-Storm Watch til 9 PM | Flash Flood Watch til 11 PM * * ElectionCast: A Stormy Primary? | NatCast: A Storm Possible * * Riding Along with Vortex 2 | Later: Should the Dewpoint Die? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. 60% chance of thunderstorms. 85-89. Tonight:...

By Matt Rogers  | June 9, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Early Morning Severe Storms Rocking Area

* Get There: Severe T-Storms Cause Road Flooding, Downed Trees * An intense line of storms is roaring through the metro area. These storms have dangerous lightning, VERY loud thunder, torrential rain and strong, gusty winds. Some hail is possible as well. The storms should be through Fairfax County by...

By Jason Samenow  | June 9, 2009; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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ElectionCast: Storms May Soak Va. Voters

* Race to Richmond: Full Coverage | CWG's Full Forecast * * From the CWG Archive: Weathering the Election * ELECTIONCAST Democratic Virginia Primary, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 MORNING LOW AFTERNOON HIGH WEATHER CHANCE OF PRECIP 65-70F 85-89F Muggy, Scattered Storms 50% It's looking like a sticky day, and at...

By Jason Samenow  | June 9, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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NatCast: Warm With Storm Possible

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. RedsTuesday, June 9, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain84F79FWarm, humid40%An evening thunderstorm is possible and could cause a delay (1-in-3 chance); otherwise, summer warmth dominates.   NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals...

By Matt Rogers  | June 9, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: T-Storm Chances Tonight & Tuesday

Storm chances persist through much of the week * Riding Along with VORTEX2 | ElectionCast: Storms a Threat? * Clouds bubbling up this afternoon may lead to a few storms, most likely not until the evening and overnight. Keep an eye to the sky this evening if you have any...

By Ian Livingston  | June 8, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Scientists Get Closest Look Yet at Tornado

Riding along the VORTEX2 storm expedition * A Stormy Week Ahead: Full Forecast | CWG Captures Tornado * Tornado begins to form in Goshen County, Wyoming on Friday, June 5. By CWG's Andrew Freedman. "I think we're about to have ourselves a tornado," Glen Romine calmly stated - in the...

By Andrew Freedman  | June 8, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forecast: Storm Chances Settle In

Severe weather possible today and tomorrow * ElectionCast: PM Storms May Soak Va. Voters Tuesday * * CWG Captures Tornado | Later: Riding Along With VORTEX2 * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Warm, humid, 50% chance of afternoon storms. 86-89 | Tonight: Evening t-storm? Mostly cloudy, sticky. 69-72. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny....

By Brian Jackson  | June 8, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Sunny Now, Unsettled Weather to Return

* NatCast: Pleasant Sunshine | CWG Captures Tornado * * Outside Right Now? See Temps, Clouds & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 80-84. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 56-63. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, chance of p.m. storms. 85-89 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Today's weather...

By Jason Samenow  | June 7, 2009; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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NatCast: Sunny and Pleasant

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. MetsSunday June 7, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80F82FMostly sunny0%It will be a beautiful afternoon at Nationals Park, with temperatures in the low 80s. The UV Index, though, will be very high...so wear a...

By Jason Samenow  | June 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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