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Capital Weather Gang: November 29, 2009 - December 5, 2009

Significant early-season snowstorm departing

* Winter Weather Advisory ending at 9 p.m. this evening * * Capital Weather Gang on Facebook & Twitter * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Snowcam | Travel Tips * Snowmen enjoy today's weather in Washington, D.C. Their lives will be short. By CWG photographer Ian Livingston....

By Ian Livingston  | December 5, 2009; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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A snowy scene with slushy & slick roads

* Winter Weather Advisory through evening. * * Capital Weather Gang on Facebook & Twitter * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Snowcam | Travel Tips * This pup checks out her first snowstorm in Oakton, Va. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose. The snowflakes have been wet and...

By Dan Stillman  | December 5, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Wet snow spreads over region, sticking west

Roads to become slick as day wears on, especially N&W * Accumulation map, frequent questions, and timeline * * Winter Weather Advisory through 9 p.m. * * Capital Weather Gang on Twitter | Crews prepare for snow * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * Rain and a rain/snow...

By Jason Samenow  | December 5, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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Rain then snow to bring sloppy, slick mess

Conditions to deteriorate in the afternoon * Winter Weather Advisory from noon to 11 p.m. * * Capital Weather Gang on Twitter | Crews prepare for snow * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Rain/mix changing to snow. 35-40 | Tonight: Snow tapers off. 25-30...

By Jason Samenow  | December 5, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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First snow of season on the way for Saturday

Accumulations on the order of 2-4" possible * Winter Weather Advisory from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday * * E-mails show perils of 'activist' science | Photo contest winners * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Crews prepare for snow * Our first snow event of the...

By Ian Livingston  | December 4, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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Expert: E-mails show perils of 'activist' science

Interview series: Controversial climate e-mails * How much Saturday snow? Full Forecast | Photo contest winners * The controversy over the unauthorized release of years worth of private e-mail correspondence between a handful of top climate researchers, stolen or leaked from computers at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research...

By Andrew Freedman  | December 4, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Forecast: Season's first snow likely Saturday

Chance for minor accumulations; chilly weekend * China tinkers with weather, again | Expect anything in December * * Photo contest winners | 2010 calendar | The Fed readies for winter * Updated @ 11 a.m. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Near 50. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Mid-30s...

By Camden Walker  | December 4, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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PM Update: Gusty winds to diminish

Partly sunny and tranquil Friday; Saturday wintry weather? * Deja vu for China's weather modification program | Saturday snow? * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Following last night's rain, we were treated to a mild and pleasant morning before strong winds swept back...

By Ian Livingston  | December 3, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Deja vu for China's weather modification program

* Cold is coming: Full Forecast | Saturday snow? | December weather * "Artificial Snowstorm Brings Chaos to Beijing" "Beijing Blanketed by Freak Government-Made Snow" "Rain Shell Makes a Corpse Explode" Beijing gets its first snow of the season early last month. Credit: Associated Press Yes, even the last headline...

By Steve Tracton  | December 3, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: Temperatures heading downward

Tricky call on Saturday snow chance * December weather: expect anything | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Variable clouds, windy. 60-65. | Tonight: Clearing and colder. Low-to-mid 30s. | Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. 48-52. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail FORECAST IN...

By Matt Rogers  | December 3, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sizing up the Saturday snow

Saturday afternoon and night look to be the prime period * Temperature heading downward: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday-Saturday night Probability of Accumulating Snow: 40% Most Likely Potential Impact: Low pressure moving along and off the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday is expected to throw precipitation into...

By Matt Rogers  | December 3, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Flood Watch issued as rain continues

Storm departs in time for mild & breezy Thursday * Flood Watch for parts of area through Thursday a.m. (see map) * * December weather: expect anything/everything | Saturday snow? * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic | Get There * Rain that arrived during the midday...

By Ian Livingston  | December 2, 2009; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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December weather: expect anything/everything

* Rain arrives: Radar & Full Forecast | Reaction to climate email flap * * Latest on Saturday snow chance | KidsPost: Hurricane season recap * The National Christmas Tree during a snowstorm, Dec. 5, 2005. By CWG's Kevin Ambrose. On the tennis courts recently, a newcomer from South Carolina...

By Don Lipman  | December 2, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Saturday snow chance still on the maps

* Rainy p.m. rush: Full Forecast | Winter road warriors at the ready * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday-Saturday night Probability of Accumulating Snow: 25% Most Likely Potential Impact: Not much has changed regarding the threat of snow on Saturday into Saturday night. It's likely that we'll have cold...

By Dan Stillman  | December 2, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Forecast: Rain on track to slow p.m. commute

Chilly weekend ahead; cold enough for snow? * Climate e-mail flap | 2010 weather calendar | Winter travel tips * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Overcast. Rain develops after a.m. rush. Low 50s. | Tonight: Rain, diminishing late. 50s....

By Dan Stillman  | December 2, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: December starts delightful, soon damp

Increasing a.m. clouds lead to likely p.m. rain Wednesday * More reaction to climate email flap | 2010 calendar | Saturday snow? * * Temps & more: Weather Wall | Winter road warriors at the ready * The first day of December greeted us with lots of sun today, but...

By Ian Livingston  | December 1, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Scientist: Consensus withstands climate e-mail flap

* Rain tomorrow? Full Forecast | First snow chance | 2010 calendar * * Climate scientist at center of e-mail controversy to step down * The debate about the significance of hundreds of leaked personal e-mails between a handful of top climate scientists, which were stolen off a British Web...

By Andrew Freedman  | December 1, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Forecast: Sun today, stormy Wednesday

Small chance of some Saturday snow * 'Seasons of Washington 2010' Calendar | Weather Wall * * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball winter 2009-2010 debut * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, breezy. 51-55. | Tonight: Clouds return late at night. 32-40 | Wednesday: Rain gradually develops. 49-53. | A Look Ahead...

By Matt Rogers  | December 1, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Season's first snow chance arrives early

* Volatile week: Full Forecast | Winter road warriors at the ready * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday-Saturday night Probability of Accumulating Snow: 25% Most Likely Potential Impact: As Ian pointed out yesterday, Dec. 5 (Saturday) is a strangely favored first day of snow in the D.C. area over...

By Jason Samenow  | December 1, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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PM Update: One-day break from rain on Tuesday

More wet stuff to follow * 'Seasons of Washington 2010' Calendar | Photo contest winners * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Periods of light rain that began this morning continue into the evening commute as a cold front sweeps through the area. Most...

By Ian Livingston  | November 30, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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'Seasons of Washington 2010' Calendar

* 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...

By Kevin Ambrose  | November 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Showery start to stormy week

Cold snap late in the week * Radar, temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall | E-mail this forecast * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Showers likely. 52-56. | Tonight: Clearing, breezy, and cool. 32-36. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Low 50s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail FORECAST IN...

By Jason Samenow  | November 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: A warmer end to the weekend

Work week trends wetter... * Outside now? Weather Wall | Friend CWG on Facebook * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny and warmer. 58-62. | Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. 41-46. | Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers developing. 52-56. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Quite a nice day is in store for...

By Brian Jackson  | November 29, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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