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Capital Weather Gang: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Forecast: Sun Today, Storms May be Back Sunday

* Storms Cause Damage | Current Temps and More: Weather Wall * * Photos: Storms Transform Sky | Heartland Responds to CWG * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 83-86. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 60-66. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, 40% chance of storms late. 84-87. A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL...

By Jason Samenow  | June 27, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Deadly Storms Cause Damage In & Around D.C.

* Storms End, Saturday Sun: Full Forecast | Weather Wall * * Tree Crushes Van, Kills 2 | Power Maps: Dominion, Pepco, BG&E * Tree and powerpole down in Glover Park, DC. See after the jump for more photos. Scattered severe thunderstorms moved through the area this afternoon and evening...

By Ian Livingston  | June 26, 2009; 9:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Intense Storms Moving Out of Area

Lots of sun on Saturday; More showers/storms Sunday? * Severe T-Storm Watch until 10 p.m. | Radar & More: Weather Wall * Scattered severe thunderstorms with a history of hail, high winds and very heavy rain are moving out of the area. Though storms have been hit-or-miss, daytime highs near...

By Ian Livingston  | June 26, 2009; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Storm Clouds Transform Sky at Sunset

* Sweaty Friday With Storm Threat: Full Forecast | Photo Archive * The setting sun produces a bright glow on a storm near Centreville, Va., June 22 at 8:22 p.m. On rare occasions, summer weather in the D.C. area is like that in Colorado or Arizona -- clear skies, low...

By Kevin Ambrose  | June 26, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Sweaty Friday With Storm Threat

Warm and rain-free through much of weekend * Cars With Weather Names | Heartland Responds to CWG Column * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Summery with p.m. storm threat. Near 90. | Tonight: A storm early? Then partial clearing. Upper 60s to near 70. | Tomorrow: Sunny. Less humid. Upper 80s. |...

By Camden Walker  | June 26, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: Hot Today, Stormy Tomorrow?

Temps near 90 again Friday, showers & storms possible * NatCast | Lightning Safety | How Many 90-Degree Days at DCA? * Though we've either been in summer for almost a month or just a few days, depending on your definition, today is one of the first "official" summer days...

By Ian Livingston  | June 25, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Heartland Responds to CWG Climate Commentary

* Full Forecast | NatCast | Lightning Safety | Cars w/ Weather Names * In response to a June 18 commentary by CWG's Steve Tracton critical of a recent climate conference sponsored by the Heartland Institute, Heartland's senior fellow for environmental policy, James Taylor, has challenged Tracton's assertion that the...

By Capital Weather Gang  | June 25, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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What's In a Car's Name? Sometimes Weather

* Full Forecast | NatCast | Lightning Safety | How Many 90° Days? * Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Cirrus...Hurricane...Storm...Cloud. What do these words have in common? Sure, they're all weather terms. But what else? Automobile buffs, which I am not, will recognize these as the names of current or past car...

By Steve Tracton  | June 25, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Hot & Humid Through the Weekend

Warmest 5-day stretch of temps so far this year * NatCast | Lightning Safety | How Many 90-Degree Days? * * Later: Cars Named After the Weather... * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny and hot. 89-93. | Tonight: Partly cloudy; slight chance of a shower. Low 70s. | Tomorrow: Partly...

By Josh Larson  | June 25, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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NatCast: Decidedly Warm but Likely Dry

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. Red SoxThursday, June 24, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain88F80FPartly Cloudy10%Warm is the keyword: temperatures in the upper 80s at the game's start will drop to near 80 by the last inning. There's a...

By Josh Larson  | June 25, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Preparing to Turn Up the Heat

Hot on Thursday and into the weekend * NatCast | Lightning Safety | How Many 90-Degree Days at DCA? * Much like yesterday, we've had a warm and quiet day with a few fair-weather cumulus clouds floating by overhead. Though many places saw temperatures at or above normal for the...

By Ian Livingston  | June 24, 2009; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

5 tips to stay safe from lightning * Heating Up: Full Forecast | NatCast | How Many 90-Degree Days? * Lightning strikes near the Air Force Memorial in June 2008. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose. I used to teach lightning safety to kids, and I had to find a balance...

By Ann Posegate  | June 24, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Warm Wednesday, Then Some Heat

Highs near and above 90 tomorrow through Sunday * NatCast | How Many 90-Degree Days? | Later: Lightning Safety * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Mid-60s to near 70. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Isolated p.m. shower/storm? Low 90s. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN...

By Dan Stillman  | June 24, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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NatCast: Mild and Not Too Muggy

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. Red SoxWednesday June 24, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain83F76FMostly Clear10%Another big crowd and another nice evening for baseball. Temperatures fall into the 70s and it shouldn't be that muggy.   NatCast appears on...

By Dan Stillman  | June 24, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Partly Cloudy and Quite Nice

Warmer, still pleasant on Wednesday; Hot end to week * How Many 90-Degree Days at DCA? | An Atlantic Sunrise * Our stretch of mostly nice weather continues today with partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. Highs are now reaching the low-to-mid 80s across the area as puffy cumulus clouds...

By Ian Livingston  | June 23, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Poll: How Many 90-degree Days?

* Hot, Sticky Weather Coming: Full Forecast | NatCast * In the June through August period, the D.C. area averages 31 90-degree days. So far in June, we've had only one day hit 90 or higher (June 2, which hit 90) though temperatures around 90 are in the forecast Thursday...

By Jason Samenow  | June 23, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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An Atlantic Sunrise: Nags Head, North Carolina

* Enjoyable Eighties: Full Forecast | NatCast * The sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean during a beautiful morning at Nags Head, North Carolina, June 9, 2009. The Outer Banks of North Carolina have been a popular vacation destination for the D.C. area residents for many years. The Outer Banks have...

By Kevin Ambrose  | June 23, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Two More Days of Enjoyable Eighties

* NatCast | Baltimore and Bay Twisters * * Later: An Atlantic Sunrise: Nags Head, North Carolina * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 83-87. Tonight: Partly cloudy. 63-67. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Isolated shower? 83-87 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Once we reach late June in...

By Jason Samenow  | June 23, 2009; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NatCast: Beautiful for Baseball vs. Boston

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. Red SoxTuesday June 23, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80F75FPartly Cloudy10%A splendid night to watch the Nats take on a fabled franchise. Temperatures will be pleasant with very little chance for rain.   NatCast...

By Jason Samenow  | June 23, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Pleasant Weather to Continue

Partly to mostly sunny, continued calm, Tuesday * Saturday's Baltimore and Bay Twisters | Year Without a Summer? * Unlike many workdays of late, today ended up being fairly sunny and quite pleasant. Highs have climbed up into the low 80s across most of the area and a beautiful evening...

By Ian Livingston  | June 22, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Saturday's Baltimore and Bay Twisters

* Sweet Days to Start the Week: Full Forecast * A waterspout over the Chesapeake Bay near the Baltimore Light (in the background) just before 4 p.m. on Saturday. Photograph courtesy CWG visitor Michael Ney. Though severe weather avoided the D.C. metro area on Saturday, locations to the east and...

By Jason Samenow  | June 22, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: Three Sweet Days to Kick Off Summer

Stickiness and storms return towards the weekend... * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Later: Baltimore County and Chesapeake Bay Twister * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Low 80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 60-65. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Low 80s. | A Look Ahead...

By Jason Samenow  | June 22, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forecast: Drying Out for Dad, Sort of...

* NatCast | Outside Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Shower? 79-83. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 61-65. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 79-83. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL At least for now, we catch a break from the daily...

By Jason Samenow  | June 21, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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NatCast: Partly Sunny, Stray Shower?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. Blue JaysSunday June 21, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80F82FPartly Cloudy20%Can't completely rule out a short-lived shower, but game conditions should generally be dry. Despite considerable cloud cover, still wear sunscreen -- as the...

By Jason Samenow  | June 21, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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