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Capital Weather Gang: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Forecast: Wow, What Weekend Weather!

* NatCast | Outside Now? Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Hurricane Tracking Center * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 84-88. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 58-64. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. 83-87. A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail FORECAST IN DETAIL It's difficult to imagine...

By Jason Samenow  | September 5, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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NatCast: Really Nice Baseball Weather

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. MarlinsSaturday Sept. 5, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain79F74FClear & Dry0%It doesn't get much better for game viewing: we'll have nice dry air and temperatures falling through the 70s. Enjoy!   NatCast appears on...

By Jason Samenow  | September 5, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Smooth Sailing Through Labor Day

* Our Full Forecast | Beach Forecast | NatCast | Traffic | Travel Q&A * * Outside Right Now? Temps, Clouds & More: Weather Wall * The forecast continues to look fantastic for the long weekend, with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the 80s. Follow the links...

By Capital Weather Gang  | September 4, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Odd Video: Norwegian Blonde Sings Weather

* Awesome Labor Day Weekend: Full Forecast | NatCast | BeachCast * Could this start a new trend? Should Sue Palka sing the weather? Doug Hill? CWG???...

By Jason Samenow  | September 4, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Onshore, Offshore, and Out of Her Mind...

* Beautiful Holiday Weekend: Full Forecast | NatCast | BeachCast * From the Associated Press... Professor faces jail if KNBC weatherman harassed BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a college professor on a crusade to change the way a Los Angeles weatherman uses terminology has to leave him alone or...

By Jason Samenow  | September 4, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: A Labor Day Weekend Worth Bottling

Spectacular September weather continues * NatCast | Beach Forecast | Outside Now? Weather Wall * * The Value of a Forecast | Has TWC Jumped the Shark? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Virtually clear. Mid-50s to low 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, warmer....

By Camden Walker  | September 4, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Natcast: Marlins at Bat, Without Floridian Humidity

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. MarlinsFriday Sept. 4, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain79F74FClear & Dry0%It will be mild & pleasant at first pitch, but cooler as you leave the game. Remember the sun sets earlier these days.  ...

By Camden Walker  | September 4, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Near-Perfect Conditions Continue

Mostly sunny Friday; Holiday weekend looks sweet * The Value of a Weather Forecast | Holiday Beach Forecast * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Other than some increased afternoon cloudiness, mainly over southeastern sections of the area, today continued our stretch of near-perfect...

By Ian Livingston  | September 3, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Yet Another Sign TWC Has Jumped the Shark

* Full Holiday Forecast | Beach Forecast | Outside Now? Weather Wall * * Obama Should Give Climate Speech | Response to Rebuttal * Weather Channel Launches New Site: TheWeatherChannelMusic.com ... song collections include "PM Edition Country Classics" and "PM Edition Evening Romance" (no joke)....

By Dan Stillman  | September 3, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Value of a Weather Forecast

* Full Holiday Forecast | Beach Forecast | Outside Now? Weather Wall * * Obama Should Give Climate Speech | Response to Rebuttal * Do you check the forecast often? You're not alone. According to a study by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Americans obtain about 300 billion weather...

By Ann Posegate  | September 3, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Pleasant, Dry Weather for Days Ahead

Temperatures return to normal Friday into the weekend * Outside Now? Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Center * * Obama Should Give Climate Speech | Response to Rebuttal * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 75-80. |...

By Josh Larson  | September 3, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Mostly Clear, Still Rather Cool

More of the same Thursday; Slightly warmer after * Tropical Storm Erika Update | Obama Needs to Give Climate Speech * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * September's cooler-than-normal start continues today, but hopefully no one is complaining too much! Plentiful morning sunshine has...

By Ian Livingston  | September 2, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tropical Storm Erika: Danny Deja Vu?

* D.C. Area Forecast | UnitedCast | Hurricane Tracking Center * * Obama Should Give Climate Speech | Response to Climate Depot * Water vapor image of Tropical Storm Erika. Courtesy NOAA. Notice anything familiar about the image above? We've seen this setup before in the satellite imagery: a bright...

By Greg Postel  | September 2, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Response to Climate Depot's Distortions

Climate Depot's home page yesterday featuring the "shock" blog post by CWG's Andrew Freedman. Dear Mr. Morano of Climate Depot, Your lengthy response to my piece "Obama Needs to Give a Climate Speech - ASAP" contains numerous errors of fact and interpretation. I think you revealed your politically driven agenda...

By Andrew Freedman  | September 2, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Forecast: Coolish Mornings, Delightful Afternoons

Nice weather may stay right through Labor Day * UnitedCast | Outside Now? Temps, Clouds & More: Weather Wall * * Obama Should Give Climate Speech | Hurricane Tracking Center * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. Upper 70s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Mid-50s to low 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny....

By Dan Stillman  | September 2, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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UnitedCast: Refreshingly Cool, No Rain

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. Seattle Sounders FCWednesday Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain72F68FMostly Clear0%Coolest game we've had since early June. Dress appropriately and enjoy the refreshingly dry air.   UnitedCast appears on the day of every United...

By Dan Stillman  | September 2, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: September's Awesome Start

Nice weather to continue through the week * Obama Needs Climate Speech | Making Augusts Not Quite as Hot * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Following the coolest morning start in several months, today has proven to be pretty amazing on the whole...

By Ian Livingston  | September 1, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama Needs to Give a Climate Speech - ASAP

President Obama delivers a speech. White House photo 2/9/09 by Pete Souza. Courtesy WhiteHouse.gov At this point in their presidency, which president -- George W. Bush or Barack Obama -- had made three climate science speeches or statements, including one lengthy speech, while the other had barely addressed it at...

By Andrew Freedman  | September 1, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Forecast: Complaint-Free Weather Week!

* Radar, Temps, & More: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Station * * Making Hotter Augusts Not Quite as Hot * * Later: Obama Needs to Give Climate Speech * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. 76-80. Tonight: Mostly clear and crisp. 51-59. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 78-82. |...

By Matt Rogers  | September 1, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Hot August Ends With Cool Day

September arrives in beautiful fashion * Making Hotter Augusts Not Quite as Hot | Hurricane Tracking Center * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Meteorological summer is coming to a close, and even if you follow the calendar that says summer still has a...

By Ian Livingston  | August 31, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Making Hotter Augusts Not Quite as Hot in D.C.

Wx and the City * Cool Down Is Here: Full Forecast | Hurricane Tracking Center * The abundance of paved surfaces in urban areas often leads to temperatures several degrees warmer than in nearby rural locations. The so-called Urban Heat Island effect could exacerbate the impacts of climate change. Courtesy...

By Ann Posegate  | August 31, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Forecast: A Wonderful Week Ahead of Weather

* Radar, Temps, & More: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Station * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * * Later: Minimizing the Impacts of Hotter Augusts * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Variably cloudy. 73-77. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, 55-61. | Tomorrow: Sun and clouds. 75-79....

By Jason Samenow  | August 31, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Cooler Weather on the Way

* Outside Now? Radar, Clouds, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * The Power of Hurricane-Force Winds | Hurricane Tracking Center * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny, slight chance of showers. 83-86. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 59-64. | Tomorrow: Clouds & sun, slight shower chance late. 73-77. | A Look...

By Brian Jackson  | August 30, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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