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Capital Weather Gang: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Thunderstorms to Rumble Thru Region This P.M.

* Full Forecast through Tuesday | Weather Wall * *Update: It's 1 a.m. and most of immediate metro area has been rain-free. The first batch of storms -- which I thought might die out before arriving, did just that. The second batch missed us to our northeast. No getting around...

By Jason Samenow  | July 11, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Forecast: Stickier Saturday with Storms at Night

Low humidity returns Sunday... * D.C. A Summer Sweet Spot, So Far | El Niño = Less Hurricanes? * * Current Radar, Temps, and More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny and somewhat humid. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: Thunderstorms likely. 62-66. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, not as humid....

By Jason Samenow  | July 11, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Lovely End to Nice Work-Week Weather

Warmer on Saturday, some storminess late? * D.C. A Summer Sweet Spot, So Far | El Niño = Less Hurricanes? * We squeezed out one more very nice day today even though humidity levels have begun to tick back up slightly. Numerous afternoon cumulus clouds drifting by overhead have been...

By Ian Livingston  | July 10, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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D.C. - A Sweet Spot for This Summer's Weather

* Oppressive Humidity Still a No-Show: Full Forecast * * Farms Adjust to Wet Weather | El Nino and Hurricanes * Blissfully perplexed by our recent stretch of sensational summer weather (minimal rain and below average temperatures daily so far in July), a colleague asked me who was paying for...

By Jason Samenow  | July 10, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: A Warmer & More Humid Weekend

But still not bad for July, even with some storm chances * Local Farms Adjust to Rain | How Does El Nino Affect Hurricanes? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 79-83. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. P.M. T'storms? Upper 80s. | Sunday: More clouds...

By Camden Walker  | July 10, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PM Update: Still Quite Pleasant for July

Yet again, more nice weather on Friday * El Nino & Hurricanes | Local Farms Adjust to Weather Challenges * Summer weather can often be a "broken record" in these parts. Fortunately this year it's not a hot and muggy string of songs thus far. Some increase in clouds this...

By Ian Livingston  | July 9, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Local Farms Adjust to Challenges of Recent Rains

Wx and the City * Full Forecast | Does El Nino Mean Fewer Hurricanes? * Produce from a local garden. By Kristian Whipple. After a visit to a water-logged community garden in my D.C. neighborhood a few weeks ago -- that has since dried out fairly well -- I began...

By Ann Posegate  | July 9, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Continued Pleasant Today & Tomorrow

A warmer, more humid weekend; still not bad * El Nino & Hurricanes | An Amazing D.C. Fireworks Show * * Later: Recent Rains and Impacts on Local Farms * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny; a little more humid. Low 80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy & comfortable. 60-65. | Tomorrow:...

By Josh Larson  | July 9, 2009; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PM Update: A Comfortable Evening & Cool Night

Partly sunny, still rather cool (for July) on Thursday * El Nino & Hurricanes | An Amazing D.C. Fireworks Show * Lots of sunshine -- and that we sit near the warmest part of the calendar year -- made little impact today as north-and-northwest winds bring dry and relatively cool...

By Ian Livingston  | July 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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El Nino & Hurricanes: Devil May Be in Details

* Where's Summer? Full Forecast | Fireworks Photo Spread * The traditional rap on El Nino, the periodic ocean-atmosphere cycle in the equatorial tropical Pacific Ocean that is infamous for altering weather patterns worldwide, is that it causes a quieter Atlantic hurricane season. For this reason, recent forecasts calling for...

By Andrew Freedman  | July 8, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Still Waiting for Summer Heat, Humidity

Very low humidity today; more humid this weekend * Fireworks Photo Spread | Later: Does El Nino = Fewer Hurricanes? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 57-64. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Low 80s. Isolated p.m. shower? | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Those...

By Dan Stillman  | July 8, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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PM Update: Some July Heat Minus the Humidity

A little cooler, still mostly sunny, Wednesday * UnitedCast | An Amazing D.C. Fireworks Show | June Recap * A gusty west-to-northwest downsloping wind has helped boost temperatures to near-and-above average today, which is something of a rarity as of late. Highs are now reaching the upper 80s to near...

By Ian Livingston  | July 7, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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An Amazing Washington D.C. Fireworks Show

* Amazing Weather: Full Forecast | UnitedCast | D.C. Fireworks 2008 * By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston A rather unique and colorful display of fireworks over Washington, DC. By Kevin Ambrose. I met Capital Weather Gang photographer, Ian Livingston, at the Netherlands Carillon to photograph this year's fireworks show...

By Capital Weather Gang  | July 7, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forecast: First-Class July Weather

Low humidity the top perk, but heat this weekend? * UnitedCast | June Recap | Later: An Amazing Fireworks Show * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly cloudy. 83-87. Tonight: Partly cloudy. 59-64. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, a little cooler. 81-85. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Wow, here we are...

By Matt Rogers  | July 7, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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UnitedCast: Superb Suburb Soccer Weather

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. City IslandersTuesday, 7:30 p.m., Maryland SoccerPlex KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain79F74FPartly cloudy, pleasant.10%Low humidity and very pleasant temperatures expected. Only a very slight shower risk.   UnitedCast appears on the day of every United home game. Also, if...

By Matt Rogers  | July 7, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Delightful Start to Work Week

Another mostly sunny day tomorrow * June Recap: Another Wet Month | The Superior Dew Point * Our oddly comfortable stretch of temperatures and humidity levels continued today. Even with lots of sunshine, highs reaching the low-to-mid 80s once again fell short of "normal" levels. For those eager to start...

By Ian Livingston  | July 6, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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June Recap: Another Wet Month

* Nice Start to Week: Full Forecast * Rainfall (in inches) during the April-June period the last two years compared to average at Reagan National Airport (DCA). Although not as extreme as May, June 2009 continued the trend of wetter than average weather in the D.C. area. After almost 6...

By Don Lipman  | July 6, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Forecast: Another Cooler Than Average Week

Nice Monday to kick things off... * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * June Recap: Another Wet Month * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 83-86. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 60-66. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, p.m. shower? 83-86. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL...

By Jason Samenow  | July 6, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Showers May Stay Mainly South

Dry and pleasant weather tomorrow... * NatCast | Current Temps and More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cool & cloudy. Some showers, mostly south of D.C. 73-76. | Tonight: Isolated shower early? 62-65. | Tomorrow: Becoming partly sunny. 81-84. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL An area of...

By Brian Jackson  | July 5, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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NatCast: Chance of Showers

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. BravesSaturday July 4, 1:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain73F74FMostly cloudy, showers?40%It will be a mostly cloudy and relatively cool afternoon, with a chance for a few light showers. The rain will probably not be...

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