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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/30/2009

'Seasons of Washington 2010' Calendar

By Kevin Ambrose

* Rainy week? Full Forecast | El Niño and big snows *

Front cover of the calendar.

For the fourth year in a row, I've published a calendar featuring my Washington weather photography. For the 2010 calendar, I focused on photos from this past year, many of which were featured in Capital Weather Gang posts. This year, the calendar has the photos printed full-page for each month. Check out my Web site,, for purchasing information.

Keep reading to see the photos for each month, including its caption and a link to the related Capital Weather Gang post..

January: A lone jogger runs past the Netherlands Carillon, January 27, 2009. Reagan National Airport's official snow total was 1.9".

See the Jan. 28, 2009, post that featured the storm photos.

February: Ice on the Tidal Basin reflects the Jefferson Memorial and the magenta sky as dawn breaks over Washington, Feb. 6, 2009. A streak of red on the eastern horizon highlights the edge of the cloud cover.

See the Feb. 7, 2009, post that featured the sunrise photos.

March: Snow falls on the Capitol, March 2, 2009. The snow totals across the immediate D.C. area ranged from 5 to 8". More snow, however, fell to our south and east, with Leonardtown in St. Marys County, Md., reporting 11" of snow.

See the March 3, 2009, post featuring pictures from the snowstorm photo shoot. This particular photo was not included in the post; a cross-country skiing photo with the Capitol was chosen instead.

April: Cherry blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial.

See the April 1, 2009, post that featured this cherry blossom photo.

May: The Wold War II Memorial decorated with flowers on Memorial Day, May 24, 2009.

See the May 25, 2009, post that featured Memorial Day photos.

June: Sunset at the Reflecting Pool with the Lincoln Memorial, June 29, 2009.

See the July 2, 2009, post that featured the sunset photo.

July: A unique and colorful display of fireworks over Washington, D.C., July 4, 2009, photographed from the Netherlands Carillon.

See the July 7, 2009, post that featured fireworks photos.

August: An isolated thunderstorm over Washington at dusk.

See the Aug. 6, 2009, post that featured thunderstorm photos.

September: The Corn Moon rises above the Marine Corps Memorial, Sept. 4, 2009.

See the Sept. 11, 2009, post that featured the moon photos.

October: Rain and clouds at Great Falls while fall foliage approaches peak color, Oct. 24, 2009.

See the Oct. 27, 2009, post that featured Great Falls foliage photos.

November: Fall foliage at the Mall, Nov. 7, 2009.

See the Nov. 16, 2009, post that featured fall foliage photos in D.C. The above photo did not appear because a "reflection" theme was chosen as the focus for the post.

December: Snow at the White House, Dec. 5, 2007.

Since the calendar was produced in November, I could not include a photo from December 2009. Instead, I chose a snow photo from December 2007.

By Kevin Ambrose  | November 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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Why do the winter months all feature snowscapes and the rest (except October) all feature clear skies? DC isn't covered with snow from December through March and isn't always sunny from April through November. I would have expected a Seasons calendar to include the barren DC of December, a good June downpour or its after-effects, and a nighttime glow of clouds illuminated by the city lights below.

Posted by: JSDragonslayer | November 30, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

JSDragonslayer, My best answer is that I prefer snowscapes over scenes of barren landscape. I love snow. Also, if you look at February, snow is not in the photo, just ice and clouds. August has a thunderstorm, October has rain, and November has overcast skies. I mix it up from year-to-year, but I always target snow and colorful sky photos.

Posted by: Kevin-CapitalWeatherGang | November 30, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the calendar is here! Thank you so much for posting, CWG, and thanks to Kevin for the calendar. Give me a few days to place my order.

Posted by: --sg | November 30, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

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