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

Historic storm begins exiting region

Accumulation ranging mostly from 16-24"+ across area * Winter Storm Warning through tonight | Travel tips * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * Report snow totals (view map) | NWS snowfall reports...

By Ian Livingston  | December 19, 2009; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
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When will record-setting snowfall end?

Despite the lack of snow in recent winters, today is proof positive that "The Big One" can still happen in D.C. and vicinity. Most metro area locations have already surpassed a foot of snow, with many probably approaching or exceeding 18 inches and counting.

By Dan Stillman  | December 19, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (188)
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New December snowfall record for D.C.

*** Latest forecast, storm information, and commentary *** As of 1 p.m., snowfall at Reagan National has reached 12", tying the biggest snowfall on record for Washington, D.C. during the month of December (set back in 1932 on December 17). By 2 p.m., we will have a new record. As...

By Jason Samenow  | December 19, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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Update: Double digit snowfall totals reaching D.C.

Heaviest snow now through 3 p.m. or so * Blizzard Warning (map) | Winter Storm Warning * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * Travel tips | Snow day happy hour | Live...

By Jason Samenow  | December 19, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
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Alert: Blizzard Warning for immediate metro area

*** Latest forecast, storm information, and commentary *** From the National Weather Service (warning map): THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING ... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS...

By Jason Samenow  | December 19, 2009; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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Powerful, historic snowstorm pasting metro region

Crippling accumulations of 16-24"+ likely * Winter Storm Warning | Blizzard Warning east of I-95 (map) * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * Travel tips | Snow day happy hour | Live...

By Jason Samenow  | December 19, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (179)
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The snow is here: Some could see two feet of it!

This storm will almost certainly break local December snow records, and could very well rank with some of the biggest area snowstorms of all time.

By Dan Stillman  | December 18, 2009; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
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Major to historic snowstorm starts this evening

As snow makes its approach from the south, confidence is growing that this powerful storm will eventually find itself ranked among the greats.

By Ian Livingston  | December 18, 2009; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (342)
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Storm may be historic, record-breaking

This snowstorm has the potential to be the greatest on record for Washington, D.C. during the month of December.

By Jason Samenow  | December 18, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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Near or over a foot of snow realistic for some spots

This morning's latest data continues to suggest a major winter storm is on track to wallop the metro area.

By Dan Stillman  | December 18, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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You're invited: Saturday happy hour in the snow

While the timing of the snow may not be right for a day off of work, we can help you have some fun nonetheless. Saturday, while the region is getting socked with snow, watch the storm unfold in style with a special Saturday happy hour at Liberty Tavern in Clarendon....

By Jamie Jones  | December 18, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Update: Storm could affect Friday evening plans

*** CWG's Accumulation Map, Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More *** Satellite and radar images of impressive storm gathering steam in the South. Credit: NOAA * Winter Storm Warning midnight tonight to 6 a.m. Sunday * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * Outside...

By Jason Samenow  | December 18, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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Big-time snowstorm takes aim on Washington

Entire area on track for major accumulations * Winter Storm Warning midnight tonight to 6 a.m. Sunday * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail this forecast to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * Jump to: Accumulation Map & Timeline | Impact...

By Dan Stillman  | December 18, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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Major snowstorm increasingly likely

Snow begins late Fri. continuing through Sat. * Winter Storm Watch late Friday through late Saturday * * Last week's historic weather | CWG on Facebook & Twitter * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * * 6:30 p.m. update: Current satellite imagery from the...

By Ian Livingston  | December 17, 2009; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
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Reading material: Pattern favorable for snow

* Weekend snow chance: Accumulation Potential | Full Forecast * Model simulation of flow pattern for the weekend, conducive to snow. In particular, the red shading over Greenland illustrates a big "block" in the flow -- which should help keep cold air in place. Source: NOAA. Almost two years ago,...

By Jason Samenow  | December 17, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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A look back at last week's historic weather

* Weekend snow? Accumulation Potential | Full Forecast * Can anyone put the size of the storm moving in tonight in historical perspective? Locally it may not amount to more than an inch or two of rain, but a glance at the national radar shows this system is HUGE. You...

By Steve Tracton  | December 17, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Weekend snow prospects increase

Some chance of significant accumulation * Cold continues, snow threatens: Full Forecast & Daily Digit (new!) * * NOAA's snow probability maps (see day 3) * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday - Sunday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 65% Most Likely Potential Impact: The potential weekend snow...

By Josh Larson  | December 17, 2009; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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Forecast: Cold is here, weekend snow threatens

Snow could be glancing blow or big hit * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball | Send a virtual snowball * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Static electricity weather: another cold...

By Josh Larson  | December 17, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Alert: Weekend snow threat growing

The latest model runs are converging on a snowy scenario for the weekend. A revised Snow Lover's Crystal Ball, with updated accumulation possibilities, along with our latest full forecast into next week will be posted early in the morning, Significant accumulations are a possibility...but this is not a done deal....

By Jason Samenow  | December 16, 2009; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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PM Update: Bundle-up weather is back

Cold air continues its hold for near future; Weekend storm? Cold air and cold winds returned to the scene in a big way today. Even under full sunshine, temperatures have only been able to climb into the upper 30s and lower 40s -- at least 5 degrees below normal at...

By Ian Livingston  | December 16, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Say 'happy holidays' with a snowball

* Consistently cold: Full Forecast | Weekend snow? * New from The Weather Channel: HolidaySnowballFight.com. If Hallmark cards are not your style (or if you need to send a holiday greeting to someone who is not your favorite person), try sending a friendly, personalized snowball right into the recipient's face...

By Ann Posegate  | December 16, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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You guessed it: Another weekend snow chance

* Consistently cold: Full Forecast | Snow hype * Updated: Wed. Dec. 16 @ 5:30 p.m. Potential impact increased by a half-flake. Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: This weekend Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 30% Most Likely Potential Impact (as of now): What is the deal with weekends...

By Dan Stillman  | December 16, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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Forecast: Consistently cold through weekend

But not bitter cold... another storm on the horizon? * Snow hype or no hype? | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * * Outside now? Clouds, webcam & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Reality bites! Back...

By Dan Stillman  | December 16, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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PM Update: Mild air departing behind cold front

At least several days of chilly sunshine ahead * Weekend snow hype? | Mixed expectations in Copenhagen * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * A cold front moving through the area is putting an end to our brief mild spell. After a fairly cloudy...

By Ian Livingston  | December 15, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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AccuWeather hypes weekend snow, why not us?

* Winter chill returning tomorrow: Full Forecast * AccuWeather graphic highlighting weekend snowstorm potential. Courtesy AccuWeather.com. "Potential Eastern Snowstorm this Weekend" -- so said a story on the top of AccuWeather's Web site yesterday. The story began: The southern Appalachians through the Northeast could be dealing with a snowstorm this...

By Jason Samenow  | December 15, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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Forecast: Windy and mild today, then chill arrives

* Mixed expectations in Copenhagen | Exhibit showcases climate change * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cloudy a.m. Partly cloudy p.m. Windy. 53-58. | Tonight: Clearing skies, but still breezy. 28-33 | Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Colder. 40-45. | A Look Ahead |...

By Matt Rogers  | December 15, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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PM Update: Mild, mostly cloudy through Tuesday

Cold front to usher in more winter-like chill * Mixed expectations in Copenhagen | Exhibit showcases climate change * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * After a string of chilly days and a foggy start this morning, today has shaped up fairly pleasant near-average...

By Ian Livingston  | December 14, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A climate of mixed expectations in Copenhagen

* Briefly mild: D.C. Area Forecast | Climate change photos on exhibit * COPENHAGEN -- As the U.N. climate summit enters its second and much more high-profile week, and as talks stall this morning, the atmosphere in this city contains a curious mix of enthusiasm and skepticism. I'd call it...

By Andrew Freedman  | December 14, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: A brief mild spell, then dry and cold

* CWG on Facebook & Twitter | Clouds, webcam & more: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. 49-53. | Tonight: Increasing clouds. 35-40. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, 20% chance of showers. 50-55. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail FORECAST IN DETAIL Our active weather...

By Jason Samenow  | December 14, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Forecast: After Sunday soaker, warmer Monday

Suburbs could see slick spots early Monday morning * Dense Fog Advisory through early Monday morning * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Steady rain. 40-45. | Tonight: Chance of evening drizzle/mist. Partial clearing, fog. 30s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, warmer. 49-53. |...

By Brian Jackson  | December 13, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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