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Capital Weather Gang: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Forecast: A Second Half of Saturday Soaker

* Elements Not Worth Braving: NatCast | Outside Now?: Weather Wall * * Grading Our Summer Outlook | A Rain-Hurricane Season Link? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Rain developing in the afternoon. 65-70. | Tonight: Rain. Near 60. | Tomorrow: Rain ending, partial clearing late. 70-74. A Look Ahead | Get...

By Jason Samenow  | September 26, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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NatCast: Elements Not Worth Braving

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. BravesSaturday Sept. 26, 1:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain66-68F65-67FRain developing70%Rain is likely to develop during the game. I'd say there's a 40% chance they'll get it in before the steadiest rain moves in, and...

By Jason Samenow  | September 26, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: A Pleasantly Cool Evening and Night

Rain arrives by midday Sat., possibly significant late * NatCast | Summer Forecast Grade | A Rain-Hurricane Season Link? * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Morning showers gave way to increased clearing this afternoon and it looks like we will see breaks last...

By Ian Livingston  | September 25, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Look Who's Colder...

* Weekend Rain... When? Full Forecast | NatCast * * Grading our Summer Outlook * 24-hour temperature change. Courtesy weather.com Yesterday at noon, we were 85, today at noon: 67. No one in the nation had a bigger swing. Hat tip: CWG's Josh Larson....

By Capital Weather Gang  | September 25, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Grading Our 2009 Summer Outlook

* Weekend Rain... When? Full Forecast | NatCast * Even though it still felt very warm and humid this week as we commenced astronomical autumn, there is no delaying the inevitable changing of the seasons. Summer by any measure is officially over and before we know it, we'll be breaking...

By Matt Ross  | September 25, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Rain on the Way for Saturday P.M.

Cooler with some clouds today; increasing sun Sunday * NatCast | Lackluster Hurricane Season... Linked to D.C. Rain? * * Outside Now? Radar, Temps, Clouds & More: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy a.m. with a chance of a few showers. Some p.m. sun? 70s. | Tonight: Partly...

By Camden Walker  | September 25, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Natcast: Clearing Skies, Cooling Down

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. BravesFriday Sept. 25, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain68-70F65-67FClearing Skies10%Dress in a couple layers since 60s with a breeze could feel chilly after several innings.   NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals...

By Camden Walker  | September 25, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Cold Front to Help Fall Get Going

Cooler on Friday, some showers possible? * NatCast | UnitedCast | D.C. Rain Linked to Hurricane Season? * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Our final day of this stretch of well-above average warmth has come and is about to be gone. Just a...

By Ian Livingston  | September 24, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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D.C. Rain Linked to Intensity of Hurricane Season?

* Cooler Friday, Wet Saturday: Full Forecast | NatCast | UnitedCast * Latest U.S. Drought Monitor. Have you noticed the lack of rain lately? Our rainfall deficit since July 1 is almost 5", and "abnormally dry" conditions are closing in on the region according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. At...

By Jason Samenow  | September 24, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Sticky 80s Today, Stellar 70s Tomorrow

Saturday brings the likelihood of rain * NatCast | UnitedCast | Lackluster Hurricane Season Continues * * Later: Dry Period Linked to Lack of Hurricane Activity? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy, warm & humid. Slight shower chance. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny &...

By Josh Larson  | September 24, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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NatCast: A Summery Evening

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. DodgersThursday Sept. 24, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain75-77F72-74FMostly cloudy, warm15%Like last night, it will feel closer to July than late September. It will be warm and a little humid, with temperatures mainly in...

By Jason Samenow  | September 24, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UnitedCast: Mostly Cloudy & Mild

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Soccer Insider * United vs. C.D. MarathonThursday, Sept.24, 8 p.m., RFK Stadium KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherChance of Rain75-77F72-74FMostly cloudy15%Plan on mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures dropping slowly through the 70s. Shower chances seem unlikely.   UnitedCast appears on the day of every United...

By Josh Larson  | September 24, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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PM Update: Mild Through Tomorrow; A Shower?

Warmth to get booted by cold front late Thursday * NatCast | Lackluster Hurricane Season Continues | D.C. Sunrise * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * While it's the first full day of fall, high humidity and warm temperatures combined to produce a late-summer...

By Ian Livingston  | September 23, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lackluster Hurricane Season Could Stay That Way

* Where's Fall? Our Full Forecast | NatCast | Classic D.C. Sunrise * Tracks for the six named storms (and Tropical Depression One, which failed to reach tropical storm strength) so far this hurricane season. Courtesy Unisys. So far the 2009 hurricane season has produced only six named storms, two...

By Greg Postel  | September 23, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Forecast: First Full Day of Fall Kind of Summery

More autumn-like conditions arrive by Friday * NatCast | Classic D.C. Sunrise | Outside Now? Weather Wall * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly cloudy & humid. A few showers or a t-storm (30-40% chance). Low-to-mid 80s. |...

By Dan Stillman  | September 23, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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NatCast: Fall Baseball, Summer Humidity

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. DodgersWednesday Sept. 23, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain76-78F73-75FHumid20%Some humid baseball for late September. But even with the ample moisture in the air, just a small chance of a brief shower.   NatCast appears...

By Dan Stillman  | September 23, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Fall Arrives with Warmth and Humidity

Clouds stick around, a few showers possible through Wed. * NatCast | Washington, D.C. Sunrise | UN Climate Goals Unclear * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Plentiful clouds today have yet to lead to much in the way of rain. We have seen...

By Ian Livingston  | September 22, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Classic Washington, D.C. Sunrise

* More Clouds than Sun: Full Forecast | NatCast * The rising sun lines up with the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument Saturday morning. It's actually kind of rare to have a perfectly clear sunrise this time of year, without a single cloud in the sky, but Saturday was a...

By Kevin Ambrose  | September 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Clouds, Showers, and Warm Bounce

Return to the 80s expected before weekend cooling * Dodging Showers? NatCast | Outside Now?: Weather Wall * * Goals of Major U.N. Climate Meeting Unclear * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: More clouds than sun. Scattered showers (30% chance). 76-80. Tonight: Clouds, some showers (30% chance). 65-69. | Tomorrow: More cloudy...

By Matt Rogers  | September 22, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NatCast: Dodging A Shower or Two

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. DodgersTuesday, September 22, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain74-7670-72Cloudy, maybe a shower30%Cloudy with comfortable temperatures and only a widely scattered shower or two.   NatCast appears on the day of every Nationals home game....

By Matt Rogers  | September 22, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Clouds Lead the Way for Autumn

Humidity levels on the rise, a few showers possible * Goals of Major U.N. Climate Meeting Unclear * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * Our run of pleasant days continued today as mostly clear skies this morning slowly transition cloudier. Increasing clouds now will...

By Ian Livingston  | September 21, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Goals of Major U.N. Climate Meeting Unclear

* Staying Warm: Full Forecast | Obama Should Make a Climate Speech * In a sign of determination mixed with desperation, world leaders will gather in New York tomorrow for a United Nations-sponsored forum on climate change that is aimed at jump-starting the stalled negotiations of a new global climate...

By Andrew Freedman  | September 21, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Fall to Arrive, Summer Warmth Holds On

* Temps & More: Weather Wall | Hurricane Tracking Station * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. Near 80. | Tonight: Becoming cloudy, 40% chance of showers. 60-65. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, 50% chance of showers. Upper 70s. |...

By Jason Samenow  | September 21, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Forecast: Pleasant Weather Extends its Stay

* SkinsCast: Sitting Pretty | Current Temps and More: Weather Wall * * Have you friended us on Facebook? * * How about following us on Twitter? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny, some high clouds. 76-80. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 57-61. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, slight chance of a shower...

By Brian Jackson  | September 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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SkinsCast: Sitting Pretty for Home Opener

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Redskins Insider * Redskins vs. RamsSunday Sept. 20, 1 p.m., FedEx Field TemperaturesWeatherChance of Precip.Mid-70sQuite Nice10%High pressure should keep us dry for the regular season home opener with pleasant temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. The September sun is still strong so please...

By Dan Stillman  | September 20, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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