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Capital Weather Gang: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Tornado Watch Canceled; Dry, Warm Evening Ahead

The Tornado Watch which had been effect, mainly east of town, has been canceled as thunderstorms have cleared the region. For the rest of the evening, it should be dry and breezy, with temperatures gradually falling into the 70s by 10 p.m. or so, and bottoming in the mid-to-upper 60s...

By Jason Samenow  | June 20, 2009; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tornado Watch Mainly East of Metro Area

Most storms over for metro area and west * Watch includes Calvert and Charles Counties in Md. * * Also includes Stafford County in Va. (MAP), in effect until 8 p.m. * * Full Forecast through Tuesday | Weather Wall * Widely scattered thunderstorms, some severe, have developed mainly east...

By Jason Samenow  | June 20, 2009; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Sticky, Sometimes Stormy Saturday

Sunday not so stormy... * Tornado Watch South and East of Metro Area until 8 p.m. * * NatCast | Year Without a Summer | Sureness of Warming Skeptics * * Outside Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy, 60% chance of storms....

By Jason Samenow  | June 20, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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NatCast: Storm Chances Fade

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. Blue JaysSaturday June 20, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain82F77FPartly Cloudy20%Any afternoon or early evening thunderstorm activity should be pushing out of the region, leaving behind a partly cloudy and pleasant evening.   NatCast...

By Jason Samenow  | June 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Chance of Strong Storms Saturday

Warm, muggy and mostly dry this evening * NatCast | Year Without a Summer | Sureness of Warming Skeptics * Despite mostly cloudy skies and moderate humidity, rainfall has eluded the region today with most shower and t'storm activity well to our west and southwest. Temperatures climbed into the low-to-mid...

By Jason Samenow  | June 19, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Year Without a Summer?

* Saturday Storms Follow Fair Friday: Full Forecast | NatCast * By Don Lipman, Volunteer Contributor When your grandfather tells you that both winters and summers are not what they used to be, he was probably correct, but not the way you think. He likely meant that that the winters...

By Capital Weather Gang  | June 19, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Forecast: Stormy Saturday Follows Fair Friday

Stretch of nice weather starts Sunday * NatCast | New Climate Report | Later: Year Without a Summer * * The Sureness of Climate Skeptics | Heartland Has Change of Heart * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: A few showers or storms. Near 70. | Tomorrow:...

By Dan Stillman  | June 19, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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NatCast: Mild With a Slight Storm Chance

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. Blue JaysFriday June 19, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain82F77FKinda Muggy20%The homestand begins with a mild night and just a slight chance of a quickly passing shower or storm at some point during the...

By Dan Stillman  | June 19, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Storms Depart, Quiet Night Ahead

Warm on Friday; More storms late? * The Sureness of Global Warming Skeptics | Climate Report Impacts * Thunderstorms that moved through the area during the early afternoon and brought locally heavy rain -- National Airport received .84" in an hour -- have departed to the south and east while...

By Ian Livingston  | June 18, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Think Tank Reverses Course on Climate Lobbying

* Related Story: The Sureness of Global Warming Skeptics * When the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free-market think tank, sponsored a conference of climate change skeptics in D.C. earlier this month, it directly contradicted the group's assertion that it was not attempting to influence policy in Washington as stated to...

By Andrew Freedman  | June 18, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Sureness of Global Warming Skeptics

* New (6/25/09): Heartland Responds to Climate Commentary * * Related Story: Think Tank Reverses Course on Climate Lobbying * Global Warming: Was it ever really a crisis? So read the banner hanging in front of the 250 or so, including myself, attending the Third International Conference on Climate Change....

By Steve Tracton  | June 18, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Forecast: Sticky, Stormy Weather Returns

Band of heavy midday showers & storms moves through * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * The Sureness of Climate Skeptics | Heartland Has Change of Heart * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. T'storms; some strong? 79-84. | Tonight: Cloudy. Scattered showers. Mid-60s. |...

By Josh Larson  | June 18, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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PM Update: Some Showers Pass, More Coming

Warmer, more showers possible, Thursday * Climate Report Details Mid-Atlantic Impacts | Tornado Chase Photos * An area of light to moderate showers that passed through during the morning into mid-afternoon has departed, leaving some more scattered activity in its wake. Rainfall has generally been around .25" or less, with...

By Ian Livingston  | June 17, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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New Climate Report Details Mid-Atlantic Impacts

* Summer Interrupted: Full Forecast | Outside Now? Weather Wall * * WaPo: Report on Warming Offers New Details | Green Section * Yesterday, the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the most thorough report ever written on the current and predicted future impacts of climate change in...

By Ann Posegate  | June 17, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Summer Interrupted, But Not for Long

Cloudy, cool & showery into tomorrow, then warmer * Tornado Chase Photos | Later: White House Climate Report * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Periods of rain. 65-70. | Tonight: Showers. Low-to-mid 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Showers early. P.M....

By Dan Stillman  | June 17, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: (Mostly) Quiet Weather, for Now

More widespread showers and cooler Wednesday * Best of CWG's VORTEX2 Photos | Severe Weather Junkie? * Like yesterday, isolated slow-moving showers and thundershowers have popped up, bringing some locally heavy rain. Plenty of clouds have held tough across the rest of the area and more of the same is...

By Ian Livingston  | June 16, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Best of CWG's VORTEX2 Photos

* An Atlantic Onslaught: Full Forecast | VORTEX2 Turns Heads * Tornado touchdown, Goshen County, Wyoming, June 6, 2009. VORTEX2, which stands for "Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment2," is the largest field experiment to investigate tornadoes. The project's first field phase ended on Saturday, and will...

By Andrew Freedman  | June 16, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Another Atlantic Onslaught

More damp ocean cooling on the way * VORTEX2 Turns Heads | Later: Best of VORTEX2 Photos * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Clouds increasing. 75-80. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 59-62. | Tomorrow: Cool with clouds and rain. 68-72. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL June heat has certainly been elusive. Even...

By Matt Rogers  | June 16, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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PM Update: A Shower or Two Before Sunset

Partly sunny Tuesday; Cooler, cloudier Wednesday * VORTEX2 Turns Heads in Tornado Alley | Severe Weather Junkie? * Towering cumulus clouds have developed into a few isolated showers and thundershowers this afternoon. This activity is in response to daytime heating -- as highs rise to around 80 -- and should...

By Ian Livingston  | June 15, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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VORTEX2 Turns Heads in Tornado Alley

* Chance of showers, then drier & cool: Full Forecast * One of the Mobile radar units, an X-Band Mobile Radar, scanning a storm on June 4. By Andrew Freedman. During the five weeks ending this past weekend, the scientists of VORTEX2, which is the largest tornado research project in...

By Andrew Freedman  | June 15, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Trending Cool and Kind of Cloudy

* Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Later: VORTEX2 Turns Heads in Tornado Alley * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, 40% chance of showers. Near 80. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 55-60. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Mid-to-upper 70s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL...

By Jason Samenow  | June 15, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Slightly Drier, Cooler Weather to Come

* Outside Now? See Clouds, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mix of clouds and sun. Less humid. Slight chance of a t-storm. 82-85. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. 60-63. | Tomorrow: Slight chance of a shower, 77-81. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL We'll...

By Brian Jackson  | June 14, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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