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Capital Weather Gang: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Heavy Rains, Storms Moving Through Region

* Our Full Forecast | SkinsCast, NatCast & UnitedCast * * The Latest on Bill | Follow Bill: Hurricane Tracking Center * 7:30 p.m. update: Rain is gradually moving out of the area from southwest to northeast. After rain clears the area between 8 and 9 p.m., we should be...

By Jason Samenow  | August 22, 2009; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Bill Accelerating Northward, East of Carolinas

* Flash Flood Watch Through Evening | Latest Full Forecast * * SkinsCast, NatCast & UnitedCast | Radar & More: Weather Wall * * Bill's Big Waves | Where's Bill? Hurricane Tracking Center * Satellite image of Hurricane Bill. Courtesy NOAA. By Greg Postel, Hurricane Expert Hurricane Bill continues to...

By Capital Weather Gang  | August 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Stormy Saturday, More Serene Sunday

* Flash Flood Watch in Effect Through Evening * * SkinsCast, NatCast and UnitedCast | Weather Wall * * Bill's Big Waves | Where's Bill? Hurricane Tracking Center * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Showers and t'storms likely. 83-88. | Tonight: Some showers and storms linger. 65-70. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, slight...

By Jason Samenow  | August 22, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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SkinsCast, NatCast, UnitedCast: More Showers?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Redskins Insider * Redskins vs. Steelers (Preseason)Saturday Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., FedexField, Landover, Md. Kickoff2-Min WarningWeatherChance of Precip.79-8275-78Scattered showers?35%Though the bulk of the rain is likely in the afternoon and early evening, more widely scattered showers could persist into the game.  ...

By Jason Samenow  | August 22, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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PM Update: Evening Storms Rumble Through

* Full Forecast | Outside Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Power Outage Maps: Pepco, Dominion, BGE * * Big Waves Threaten Nearby Beaches | Hurricane Tracking Center * More showers and storms are moving across the area this evening. Heavy downpours, gusty winds and dangerous lightning...

By Ian Livingston  | August 21, 2009; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Strong to Severe Storms Moving Through

Heavy rain and some damaging winds main threats * Full Forecast | NatCast | Outside Now? Radar & More: Weather Wall * * Big Waves Threaten Nearby Beaches | Hurricane Tracking Center * A line of strong thunderstorms that moved through the western suburbs, and now stretches mainly from the...

By Ian Livingston  | August 21, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Hurricane Bill to Generate Dangerous Surf

Big waves & strong rip currents threaten nearby beaches * Severe T-Storm Watch Until 9 PM: Full Forecast | NatCast * * Where's Bill Now? Hurricane Tracking Center * Wave height projection (in feet) for 7 a.m. Sunday morning from the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) model. Image courtesy...

By Jason Samenow  | August 21, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Some Storms Before Humidity Wanes

Another warm one today, then cooler into next week * NatCast | A/C or No A/C? | Track Hurricane Bill * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Isolated a.m. showers? 60% chance of p.m. storms. Around 90. | Tonight: 60% chance...

By Camden Walker  | August 21, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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NatCast: A Shower or Two?... Humid

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. BrewersFriday Aug. 21, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain81-86F79-82FHumid40%Could be some isolated or scattered showers or thundershowers around this evening. So you might want to have an umbrella in case a couple of them...

By Camden Walker  | August 21, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: More Showers & Storms for Some

Muggy Friday along with PM thunderstorm threats * NatCast | Outside Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Tropical Update: Bill's Big Waves | Hurricane Tracking Center * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Sunshine has given way to some isolated to...

By Ian Livingston  | August 20, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hurricane Bill to Bring Big Swells to East Coast

But track should keep storm center away from U.S. * Still Hot & Humid: Full Forecast | Hurricane Tracking Center * * NatCast | A/C or No A/C? | Hurricane-Climate Change Debate * Updated: Thursday Aug. 20 @ 3:20 p.m. By Dr. Greg Postel, Hurricane Expert Latest track forecast for...

By Capital Weather Gang  | August 20, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Forecast: More Heat, Humidity & Storm Chances

But cooling & drying trend will begin by (late) Saturday * NatCast | A/C or No A/C? | Current Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Follow Hurricane Bill: Tracking Center | Later: Full Tropical Update * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS...

By Josh Larson  | August 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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NatCast: Sticky Weather. A Passing Storm?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. RockiesThursday, Aug. 20, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain85F80FSticky; t'storm?30%Prepare for mostly cloudy skies, considerably sticky humidity levels, and the chance for a passing storm. Temperatures will slowly drop through the 80s.   NatCast...

By Josh Larson  | August 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Showers and Storms Into Evening

Tropical conditions persist on Thursday, some rain too * Follow Category 4 Bill: Hurricane Tracking Center | Weather Wall * * NatCast | A/C or No A/C? | Hurricane-Climate Debate * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Scattered showers and storms that developed midday...

By Ian Livingston  | August 19, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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To A/C or Not to A/C? That is the Question.

Wx and the City * D.C. Before A/C: A Weather Story | Full Forecast | UnitedCast * * Tropical Storm Danny | Hurricane Tracking Center | Weather Wall * Courtesy Wikimedia Commons From my observations, Washingtonians, like many Americans, are uncomfortable being uncomfortable. Take the new trend of "glamping" (glamour...

By Ann Posegate  | August 19, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Forecast: Light at End of Hot & Humid Tunnel?

Not as hot today but storm chances continue * NatCast | Where's Category 4 Bill? Hurricane Tracking Center * * Hurricane-Climate Change Debate | Later: To A/C or Not to A/C? * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly cloudy. 40-50%...

By Dan Stillman  | August 19, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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NatCast: Early Storm? Then Plain Muggy

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. RockiesWednesday Aug. 19, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain80-8578-81Muggy30%Could be some showers and storms around as you're heading toward the ballpark, maybe even overlapping with the scheduled start time. But rain chances should be...

By Dan Stillman  | August 19, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Hot With Some Showers and Storms

More heat and rain opportunities Wednesday * Outside? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | Lightning Map * * Hurricane-Climate Change Debate | Camille 40 Years Later * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * After a sunny start today, couds bubbled up into scattered...

By Ian Livingston  | August 18, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Studies Rekindle Hurricane-Climate Change Debate

* Another Hot One, P.M. Storms? Full Forecast | NatCast * * Hurricane Camille 40 Years Later | Hurricane Tracking Station * Satellite image of Hurricane Bill last night. Courtesy NOAA. Here we go again. Another hurricane season has swung into gear, bringing with it more discussion about the possible...

By Andrew Freedman  | August 18, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Heat Repeat With Some Storms

* NatCast | Radar, Temps, and More: Weather Wall * * Bill - A Category 2 Hurricane: Hurricane Tracking Station * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * * Later: Studies Rekindle Hurricane-Climate Change Debate * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly cloudy. 90-94. 40% chance of...

By Matt Rogers  | August 18, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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NatCast: Could Thunder Rumble the Rockies?

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. RockiesTuesday, August 18, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain88-9080-82Partly Cloudy20%More humidity, but thunderstorms should remain widely scattered- a good chance for a complete game on a warm summer night.   NatCast appears on the...

By Matt Rogers  | August 18, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Heat Continues to Deliver

Sill warmer than normal tomorrow; PM storms? * Hurricane Camille 40 Years Later | Tropical Update: Ana and Bill * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * As has been the case on other hot days this summer, some patchy cloudiness helped keep temperatures from...

By Ian Livingston  | August 17, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Hurricane Camille: She Was No Lady!

Looking back forty years * Hot Start to Week: Full Forecast | Hurricane Tracking Center * * Tropical Update: Ana Ailing, Bill Blossoming * The Richelieu Apartments in Pass Christian, Ms. before and after Hurricane Camille. Images courtesy NOAA. As pointed out in Hurricane Camille, by Philip D. Hearn, the...

By Don Lipman  | August 17, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Tropical Update: Ana Ailing, Bill Blossoming

* Heat Continues: Full Forecast | Hurricane Tracking Center * By Dr. Greg Postel, Hurricane Expert *11 a.m. update: Hurricane Bill continues strengthening. Max winds up to 90 mph. Satellite image of Tropical Depression Ana. Courtesy NOAA. When storms develop in the tropics, they often do in bunches. Indeed, multiple...

By Capital Weather Gang  | August 17, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: A Hot, Steamy Work Week

Storm chances return mid-week... * Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Station * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * * Later: Update on the Tropics & Hurricane Camille, 40 Years Later * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny and hot. 91-95 | Tonight: Partly cloudy, 67-72.|...

By Jason Samenow  | August 17, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Tropics Spring to Life: Claudette Nears Fl. Landfall

* Hot Start to Week: Full Forecast | Hurricane Tracking Center * * Outside Right Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * Satellite image of Tropical Storm Claudette. Courtesy NOAA. By Dr. Greg Postel, Tropical Weather Expert After weeks of inaction, tropical activity in the Atlantic and Gulf of...

By Capital Weather Gang  | August 16, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Stretch of 90-degree Heat Begins

* Tropics Busy w/ Ana, Bill & Claudette: Story | Hurricane Center * * Outside Right Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Lots of sun. 89-92. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 65-70. | Tomorrow:...

By Brian Jackson  | August 16, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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