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Capital Weather Gang: July 19, 2009 - July 25, 2009

Forecast: Summer Heat & Storms Arrive

* NatCast | Outside Now? Temps, Clouds & More: Weather Wall * * Moon & Weather | NASA Tweetup | Humidity Misconceptions * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 25% chance of a t-storm. 90-93. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, sticky. 72-75. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Good chance...

By Brian Jackson  | July 25, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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NatCast: Warm With a Sultry Breeze

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PadresSaturday July 25, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain86-8981-84Sorta Muggy25%One of the warmest evening games at the park so far this season. A breeze from the south around 10-15 mph will help keep things...

By Dan Stillman  | July 25, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Isolated Strong Storms Into Evening

Hot and humid conditions Saturday, but mostly dry * Outside Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * * NatCast | The Moon and Weather | NASA Tweetup * For the second day in a row, we have the threat of showers and thunderstorms. Storms could impact...

By Ian Livingston  | July 24, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A Tweetup at NASA With the Hubble Repair Crew

* Hot Tomorrow: Full Forecast | NatCast | Moon & Weather Folklore * Part of the STS-125 crew at NASA Headquarters on July 21. By CWG photographer Ian Livingston. During a week that included the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, a solar eclipse, a shuttle...

By Ian Livingston  | July 24, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Memories of the Moon Landing & Weather Folklore

* More Storms? Full Forecast | NatCast | Later: NASA Tweetup * An exhibit at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. By CWG photographer Ian Livingston. This week marks the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first landing of men on...

By Steve Tracton  | July 24, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: More Storms Today? Hot Tomorrow

Decent daily storm chances except for Saturday * Nats-Padres Forecast | Debunking Humidity Misconceptions * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Chance of p.m. storms. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: Clearing skies. Mid-to-upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Low 90s. | Sunday: Partly sunny. Storms again? Upper 80s to near 90. |...

By Camden Walker  | July 24, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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NatCast: Diminishing Storm Chances

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PadresFriday July 24, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain77-8274-77Partly Cloudy25%Any late-afternoon or early-evening storms should be just about finished by, or not too long after, the scheduled start time. Otherwise, it'll be a touch...

By Camden Walker  | July 24, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Storms Soaking Some Spots

Near-average temperatures Friday; isolated storm late? * Outside Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * * NatCast | It's Not the Heat | Cool Summer ... Not Everywhere * More July heat and humidity has led to scattered showers and storms that bubbled up this afternoon....

By Ian Livingston  | July 23, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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It's Not the Heat...

Debunking misconceptions about humidity * Finally, Some Rain? Full Forecast | NatCast | D.C.'s Lightning Rod * * Outside Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unless you've just arrived from Dallas or New Orleans, you would probably...

By Don Lipman  | July 23, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Forecast: Finally, A Decent Chance of Rain Today

But still only 50/50; Warm and humid this weekend * Nats-Cardinals Forecast | Cool Summer Here, But Not Everywhere * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Humid. 50% chance of showers/storms. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Muggy. Chance of evening showers/storms. Upper 60s to low 70s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny....

By Camden Walker  | July 23, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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NatCast: Showers Threaten Take 2 for Nats-Cards

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. CardinalsThursday July 23, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain74-7972-75Showers/Storm?40%Showers and storms, while not a definite, are a threat this evening for a game that's already a makeup for a previous rainout. Regardless of any...

By Camden Walker  | July 23, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Muggy and Mild With a Shower or Two

More clouds Thursday, some p.m. storms possible * NatCast | Cool Summer Here, Not Everywhere | Low Dew Point? * Isolated showers, which have created a few spots of briefly moderate to heavy rain this afternoon, could continue through evening. But many spots will stay dry. A south wind has...

By Ian Livingston  | July 22, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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A Cool Summer Here, But Not Everywhere

* Our Full Forecast | NatCast | D.C. A Summer Sweet Spot * Recent astronaut photograph of Mount Tambora Volcano, whose 1815 eruption was linked to the 1816 "Year Without a Summer." This year, there's no volcano to blame for the cool weather in some of the nation's most heavily...

By Andrew Freedman  | July 22, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Forecast: Humid Without High Heat

Rain still hard to come by today; better chance tomorrow * Nats-Mets Forecast | Photos: Washington's Amazing Lightning Rod * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny & more humid. Passing p.m. shower/storm? 83-88. | Tonight: Isolated evening shower/storm. 68-73. | Tomorrow: Clouds & sun. Humid. 40-50% chance of showers/storms. Mid-80s. |...

By Dan Stillman  | July 22, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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NatCast: Somewhat Sticky; Stray Shower?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. MetsWednesday July 22, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain81-8476-79Warm & Humid25%A pretty typical midsummer evening with just a small chance of a brief shower or storm.   NatCast appears on the day of every...

By Dan Stillman  | July 22, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: A Few Showers, Storms Here & There

Warm and muggy Wednesday. Any showers? * NatCast | Record Low Dew Point? | Washington's Lightning Rod * Some isolated showers and maybe a thunderstorm will be around late afternoon and into evening and maybe again overnight. On the temperature front, we're right about in the middle of our typically...

By Ian Livingston  | July 21, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Washington's Amazing Lightning Rod

* T-Storm Today? Full Forecast | NatCast | Record Low Dew Point? * The Washington Monument is struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on the evening of July 1, 2005. The lightning bolt is striking the side of the Washington Monument while a lightning streamer, reaching out from the tip...

By Kevin Ambrose  | July 21, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Record Low Dew Point Last Week?

* Showers? Full Forecast | NatCast | Dew Points for Dummies * In this delightful D.C. summer, we've had numerous swell days with dew points in the 50s or lower. As a reminder, whenever dew points are in the 50s or lower in the summer here, the air is very...

By Jason Samenow  | July 21, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Weather Settles Into Steady State

Daily shower chances; serious heat remains elusive * NatCast | Outside Now? Radars, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly cloudy. 30-40% chance of showers. T-storm? Low 80s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of showers/storms. 66-70. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. 79-83....

By Matt Rogers  | July 21, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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NatCast: Clouds, Shower Chance Meet the Mets

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. MetsTuesday, July 21, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain77-8073-76Mostly Cloudy30%While a bit humid, temperatures will be comfortable for July. Some passing showers could offer brief game disruptions. But no washout/rain-out is expected.   NatCast...

By Matt Rogers  | July 21, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Marine Air Mass in Control

More clouds and a few showers on Tuesday * NatCast | University Release Misleads Media on Climate * Mostly light showers that have skirted around us today could advance into parts of the area through the rest of the afternoon, mainly south and west of D.C. Some small areas of...

By Ian Livingston  | July 20, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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University Release Misleads Media on Climate

* Moisture Moves Back Into Town: Full Forecast | NatCast * "Global warming: our best guess is likely wrong," declared the headline of a press release from Rice University in Texas last week. The release, concerning a study on an abrupt climate event that occurred about 55.5 million years ago,...

By Andrew Freedman  | July 20, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Forecast: Moisture Moving Back Into Town

Humidity hiatus is over; clouds, some showers this week * NatCast | Outside Now? Radars, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Party to mostly cloudy. A few showers and a storm? 79-83. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of showers/storms. 65-69. | Tomorrow: Overcast. 40% chance of showers/storms....

By Matt Rogers  | July 20, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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NatCast: Somewhat Muggy. Scattered Shower?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. MetsMonday, July 20, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain76-7974-76Cloudy30%Comfortable temperatures, but humidity will be noticeable compared to the dryness of recent games. Cloudy skies could deliver a scattered shower or storm. The odds are...

By Matt Rogers  | July 20, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: After Sunday Sun, Cloudier Week Ahead

Starting Monday, moister air and shower chances * Outside Now? Temps, DC Cam & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 83-87. | Tonight: Increasing clouds. 65-68. | Tomorrow: Cloudy skies. Chance of spotty showers, isolated storm. 80-84. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Bright skies and...

By Brian Jackson  | July 19, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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NatCast: Superb Sunday for Baseball

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. CubsSunday July 19, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80-82F84-86FMostly Sunny0%You should have no reservations weather-wise about whether to attend today's game or not. Bring the sunscreen though, as bright skies and temperatures in the...

By Brian Jackson  | July 19, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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