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Capital Weather Gang: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Forecast: Winning Weather for the Weekend

* Outside Now?: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Center * * SkinsCast: Sitting Pretty for Home Opener * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny. 74-78. | Tonight: Clear. 49-57. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. 74-78. A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail FORECAST IN DETAIL We're going to...

By Jason Samenow  | September 19, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: Clouds Depart for Beautiful Weekend

Lots of sun Saturday and Sunday; Rain return after? * SkinsCast | Poll: Climate & Weather? | A Chance of Meatballs * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Marine air masses are often difficult to dislodge, and today we saw clouds hold on through...

By Ian Livingston  | September 18, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Opens Today

* Weekend Forecast | Poll: A Cup of Climate With Your Weather? * Imagine if any food you wished for came falling from the sky minutes later. That's the basis for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, an animated film that opens today. The film is based on the beloved...

By Ann Posegate  | September 18, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Clear Weekend, Sandwiched by Clouds

* Poll: Climate With Your Weather? | Weather Gaffe: A Big Oops * * Summer or Fall: Which Is It? | Freedman, Morano Clash on Climate * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: A.M. clouds & maybe some mist or drizzle. Increasing p.m. sun. Mid-to-upper 70s. | Tonight: Increasingly clear. Mid-50s to low...

By Camden Walker  | September 18, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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PM Update: Dreary Through Tonight, Then Nicer

Friday brings a weather 180; What about the weekend? * Poll: Climate With Your Weather? | Weather Gaffe: A Big Oops * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * As CWG visitors madisondc and Bombo47jea noted in their comments earlier, this has not been a...

By Ian Livingston  | September 17, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Anchor to Weatherman: Keep Plucking That Chicken

* Our Full Forecast | Poll: A Cup of Climate With Your Weather? * Actually, that's not what FOX-5 (New York City) news anchor Ernie Anastos said to meteorologist Nick Gregory at the end of his weathercast last night. Replace the "Pl" in plucking with an "F" and there you...

By Capital Weather Gang  | September 17, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Poll: A Cup of Climate With Your Weather?

* Full Forecast Through Weekend | Summer or Fall: Which Is It? * If you think the health care debate is heated -- just wait. Climate change looms as the next hot topic in this nation's political discourse, especially as Congress considers legislative action to cap U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions and...

By Dan Stillman  | September 17, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Continued Cool, Damp & Dreary Today

Friday's weather somewhat nicer; Saturday a winner! * Summer or Fall: Which Is It? | Freedman, Morano Clash on Climate * * Outside Right Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Overcast & cool. Occasional light rain or drizzle. Near 70. | Tonight: Overcast; spotty drizzle....

By Josh Larson  | September 17, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PM Update: A Few Showers as Clouds Dominate

Quite cool on Thursday; Better afterwards? * Summer or Fall: Which Is It? | Freedman, Morano Clash on Climate * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * The cool and moist air that began arriving yesterday continues to become better established today. Still, rain has...

By Ian Livingston  | September 16, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Videos: Freedman, Morano Clash on Climate

* Clouds Replace Sun: Full Forecast | What Season Is It? * Global Warming Debate Over? Freedman: Obama Needs to Talk Science CWG's Andrew Freedman is interviewed on Clean Skies News, Sept. 14, 2009. Is the Global Warming Debate Over? Morano Says Not So Fast Climate Depot's Marc Morano is...

By Capital Weather Gang  | September 16, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Summer or Fall: Which Is It?

Wx and the City * Cooler for Now. Some Showers? Full Forecast | Weather Wall * * What Does an Inch of Rain Mean? | Joe Wilson, Civility & Climate * Fall foliage near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Nov. 3, 2008. Courtesy National Park Service. This three-week period between the end...

By Ann Posegate  | September 16, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Forecast: Clouds & Shower Chances Replace Sun

Will new weather pattern linger into weekend? * What Does an Inch of Rain Mean? | Joe Wilson, Civility & Climate * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Passing showers? Mid-to-upper 70s | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Passing...

By Dan Stillman  | September 16, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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PM Update: Clear Trends Cloudy; Shower or Two?

Clouds, rain chances persist for the rest of the week * What Does an Inch of Rain Mean? | Joe Wilson, Civility & Climate * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Our sunny start has transitioned cloudier as a cooler flow off the ocean...

By Ian Livingston  | September 15, 2009; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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An Inch of Rain - What Does it Mean?

A rain gauge. Image courtesy NASA. Although the definition of "an inch of rain" sounds simple enough--rainfall totaling one inch in some sort of measuring cup--what an inch of rain really stands for is sometimes not always clear. When I ask people if they think an inch of rain is...

By Don Lipman  | September 15, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Soak Up the Rays for One More Day

* Outside Right Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * * Joe Wilson, Civility, and Climate Change * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Becoming partly cloudy, warm. 84-87. | Tonight: Cloudy, late showers possible. 65-69. | Tomorrow: Cloudy, showers...

By Brian Jackson  | September 15, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Mostly Clear and Pretty Warm

More sun and still mild tomorrow, then clouds return * Radar, Temps, & More: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Station * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Our nice start to this week continues. Lots of sun, minimal clouds and low humidity mixed with...

By Ian Livingston  | September 14, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Joe Wilson, Civility, and Climate Change

When Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina uttered his infamous "You Lie!" heckle of President Obama during last week's Joint Session of Congress, one thought ran through my mind. "Oh no," I whispered to myself, "it's finally happened. There is no more wall between the way people interact online, and...

By Andrew Freedman  | September 14, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Forecast: Week Trends from Warm to Wet

* Radar, Temps, & More: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Station * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny, very warm. 84-87. | Tonight: Clear. 56-65. | Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy. 81-85. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Catch some...

By Jason Samenow  | September 14, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Sunsational!

Sunshine and mild weather return to salvage weekend * Hurricane Tracking Center | Outside Now?: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Becoming sunny, warmer. 78-83. Tonight: Mostly clear. 58-63. | Tomorrow: More sunshine and warm. 81-86. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail FORECAST IN DETAIL Sunshine-laden...

By Matt Rogers  | September 13, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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