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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/ 6/2009

CWG shoots the breeze with

By Capital Weather Gang

* Mighty fine weekend: Full Forecast | CWG's 2009-10 Winter Outlook *

Putting our high-tech predictive capabilities to work. CWG's Jamie Jones (left), Jason Samenow (middle) and Dan Stillman (right). Photo by Chris Leaman.'s Capital Comment Blog had some interesting questions for Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist Jason Samenow, lead meteorologist Dan Stillman, and technology lead Jamie Jones in an interview this week...

On a scale of 1 to 10, rate the difficulty of predicting Washington weather--1 being "easy as pie" and 10 being "you have a better chance of winning the lottery."

Jason: "I'd say a 5. Forecasting here is pretty straightforward about half of the time, but the other half of the time it alternates between challenging and bewildering. 'Bewildering' being the operative word when trying to pin down the rain/snow line in winter."

Dan: "I'd give it a 6. It's certainly no piece of cake, but I also don't think it's any more or less challenging than a lot of places across the country. Seems like everywhere you go--except maybe San Diego--the locals always think they have the craziest and most unpredictable weather of anywhere."

Jamie: "Seven. The metro area is so expansive--Gaithersburg to Fredericksburg, Annapolis to Winchester--that what is happening one place may be completely different than the other. Six inches of snow in Montgomery County might be a half inch of rain in Stafford, and trying to draw that line is tough."

Click on over to for the full interview...

By Capital Weather Gang  | November 6, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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Hahaha, top notch guys!

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | November 6, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

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