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Capital Weather Gang: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Forecast: A Sunny, Dry Stretch

* Tropical Storms Ana and Bill Form: Hurricane Tracking Center * * Outside Right Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Potomac Twilight | Whale Watching | Cape Town's Table Cloth * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly...

By Jason Samenow  | August 15, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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PM Update: Work Week Ends on Calm Note

Lots of sunshine Saturday and quite warm * Potomac Twilight | Whale Watching | Cape Town's Table Cloth * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Morning cloudiness has broken a bit throughout the day as temperatures rise to highs in the mid-to-upper 80s this...

By Ian Livingston  | August 14, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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BOOM! Weather Channel, Madden NFL 10 Hook Up

* Summer in Cruise Control: Full Forecast | Blue-Hour Photography * Lost amongst the news that Michael Vick signed with the Eagles and that the Redskins laid an egg in in their first preseason game was the revelation that EA SPORTS will incorporate weather in the latest release of its...

By Jason Samenow  | August 14, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Potomac Twilight on a Spectacular August Evening

* Summer in Cruise Control: Full Forecast | Whale Watching * The blue hour nears its end at 8:39 p.m. Prominently featured: The Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Memorial Bridge and the Potomac River. Temperature: 78. Dew point: 49. When I'm in the mood to cart around a tripod, dusk is my...

By Ian Livingston  | August 14, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Summer Weather in Cruise Control

* Whale Watching | Cape Town Clouds | Hurricane Tracking Center * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Slight p.m. storm chance. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly clear. Mid-60s to near 70. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly...

By Dan Stillman  | August 14, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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PM Update: Mild, Mostly Dry and Maybe a Shower

Partly sunny Friday, chance of late-day showers/storms * SkinsCast | Whale Watching | Cape Town's Table Cloth * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Though we have largely managed to escape rain so far today, a few showers are popping up this afternoon, but...

By Ian Livingston  | August 13, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Whale Watching for Hungry Humpbacks

* Showers? Full Forecast | Skins-Ravens Forecast | Cape Town Clouds * A humpback whale emerges with its mouth open to feed (image captures the top of the head; a view from the other side would look like this). Note its two closed blowholes, the knobs on its skin and...

By Ann Posegate  | August 13, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Staying Humid; A Shower Here & There

A little cooler today, a little warmer into the weekend * Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Center * * Redskins-Ravens Forecast | Weather Checker | Cape Town Clouds * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny....

By Dan Stillman  | August 13, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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SkinsCast: Early Shower? Then OK but Humid

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Redskins Insider * Redskins vs. Ravens (Preseason)Thurs. Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Kickoff2-Min WarningWeatherChance of Precip.74-7772-74Humid30%After the chance of a pre-game or early-game shower or storm, the rest of the evening should just be partly to mostly cloudy with...

By Dan Stillman  | August 13, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: No 90s, Showers and Storms Possible

Showery Thursday? A little cooler for now * Outside Now? Radar & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * * Weather Checker | Cape Town's Table Cloth | Climate & Security * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * The cold front responsible for ending...

By Ian Livingston  | August 12, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Cape Town's Table Cloth & Stunning Surroundings

* Heat Wave Dissolves, Still Sticky: Full Forecast | Weather Checker * A cloud deck, known as the "table cloth," forms over Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town in South Africa last month. I was fortunate enough to recently visit Cape Town, South Africa, and its beautiful surroundings. Nestled between a...

By Jason Samenow  | August 12, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Checking the Forecast for a Rare August Day

Weather Checker * Staying Humid: Full Forecast | Climate Change & National Security * Weather Checker is an outsider's analysis of CWG's forecast accuracy. See previous Weather Checker posts. By Jamie Yesnowitz After a showery and overcast morning, this satellite image shows clearing skies beginning to work their way into...

By Capital Weather Gang  | August 12, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Heat Wave Dissolves, Humidity Sticks

Daily chance of t'storms through the weekend * Climate Change & National Security: A Tough Sell * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny and humid. 50% chance...

By Jason Samenow  | August 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PM Update: Heat Wave Official, and Likely Over

A few evening storms? Near-average temps tomorrow * Outside Now? Radar & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * * Climate Change & National Security: A Tough Sell * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Our heat wave is officially in the books as...

By Ian Livingston  | August 11, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Climate Change & National Security: A Tough Sell

* Heat to Depart, Storms Possible: Full Forecast * Marine amphibious landing vehicle participating in a recent exercise in the Pacific. (Defense Department photo) Climate change is rarely featured on the front pages of top U.S. newspapers, such as the Washington Post and New York Times. As a gradually...

By Andrew Freedman  | August 11, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Forecast: Wave Bye to Heat; Cooling at Midweek

* New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * * Heat Wave: Live Chat Transcript | Photos | Think Snow * * Later: Climate Change & National Security: A Tough Sell * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny skies. 88-95. 40% chance of t'storms. Tonight: Partly to mostly...

By Matt Rogers  | August 11, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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PM Update: The Hottest Day of the Season

Record high at Dulles; Some storms, then not as hot * Outside Now? Radar & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * * CWG Chat Transcript on Heat Wave | Washington Post Heat Photos * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Today's scorcher --...

By Ian Livingston  | August 10, 2009; 9:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Hazy, Hot, Humid: Think Snow!

* Possible Record Heat Today: Full Forecast * * Heat Advisory Noon to 8 PM (except far N&W: map) * * Weather Gang Live Chat About the Heat: 2 p.m. * Temperatures: Current area temperatures. Powered by Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Hover over and click icons for more...

By Steve Tracton  | August 10, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Summer Swelter Hits Washington

* Possible Record Heat Today: Full Forecast * * Heat Advisory Noon to 8 PM (except far N&W: map) * * Weather Gang Live Chat About the Heat: 2 p.m. *...

By Capital Weather Gang  | August 10, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Sizzling Toward the Century Mark

Record heat possible today; then a cooling trend * Heat Advisory Noon to 8 PM (except far N&W: map) * * Resources: Tips to Stay Cool From the CDC | EPA on Extreme Heat * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * * Weather Gang...

By Dan Stillman  | August 10, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Severe Thunderstorms Well East of District

* Severe T'storm Watch East of District (Map) until 11 p.m. * Heat Advisory Monday, Noon to 10 PM (except far N&W: map) * After matching the previous hottest day of the summer (the mercury reached 96 at DCA which it also hit on July 16), an intense line of...

By Jason Samenow  | August 9, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Scorching Summer Heat is Here

* Heat Advisory Monday, Noon to 10 PM (except far N&W: map) * * Resources: Tips to Stay Cool from the CDC | EPA on Extreme Heat * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny and hot. 92-98....

By Josh Larson  | August 9, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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UnitedCast: Real Heat for Real Madrid

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. Real MadridSunday August 9, 3 p.m., FedEx Field KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain9692Sunny, hot10%Blazing heat will make for very sweaty conditions for this mid-afternoon showdown. Drink a lot of water.   UnitedCast appears on the day of every...

By Jason Samenow  | August 9, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NatCast: Major League Heat

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. DiamondbacksSunday, Aug. 9, 1:35 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain93F96FSunny & hot10%With direct, intense sunshine and temperatures in the mid-90s during the baseball game, it's important that you stay hydrated, wear light-colored clothing, and bring...

By Josh Larson  | August 9, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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