Archive: January 2010

Update: Chance of snow Tuesday night

Just as we've started to recover and dig out from Saturday's snow storm, a new snow threat has emerged (and it's not the one some folks have been speculating about for next weekend). Model guidance is now suggesting a weak area of low pressure developing off the Southeast coast may...

By Jason Samenow | January 31, 2010; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (7)

Forecast: A sunny winter wonderland

A little warmer tomorrow; more snow chances? * Submit your snow totals | View CWG submissions | NWS totals * * Washington region gets up to 8 inches of snow * * Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall | SchoolCast (Mon.): * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the...

By Brian Jackson | January 31, 2010; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (56)

Sizeable snowstorm departing D.C. area

What a storm it has been for D.C. area snow lovers, replete with very cold temperatures in the teens and over-performing totals. It's winding down but not before dumping around 4-8".

By Ian Livingston | January 30, 2010; 8:05 PM ET | Comments (49)

Impressive snow to gradually diminish

Accumulations around 4-7" common * Winter Storm Warning for entire metro area | Accumulation so far * * Winter Weather Advisory well N&W (see map) * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * The storm on Twitter (#dcsnow) * * News, traffic & storm impacts: Local...

By Dan Stillman | January 30, 2010; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (41)

Powdery snow piles up, ends this evening

If you're thinking that storms this winter have exceeded expectations more often than not, you're right. And today has been yet another example of that...

By Dan Stillman | January 30, 2010; 2:40 PM ET | Comments (86)

Snow increasing throughout region

* Winter Weather Advisory for northern metro area (map) * * Winter Storm Warning for District and W, S & E suburbs (map) * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * * News, traffic, and storm impacts: Local home page * *** Storm timeline and FAQs...

By Jason Samenow | January 30, 2010; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (161)

Forecast: Cloudy and cold with powdery snow

Lesser amounts north, deep snows south * Winter Weather Advisory for entire metro area (map) * * Winter Storm Warning far southern suburbs (map) * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * *News, traffic, and storm impacts: Local home page * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective...

By Jason Samenow | January 30, 2010; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (105)

Update: Saturday snow chance solidifying

* Winter Weather Advisory tomorrow for D.C. & points south (map) * * Winter Storm Warning far southern suburbs (map) * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * Confidence is growing that tomorrow will be a snowy day for much of the metro region. Based on...

By Jason Samenow | January 29, 2010; 10:45 PM ET | Comments (24)

PM Update: Accumulation forecast on the rise

Highest to the south; cold continues through weekend * Winter Weather Advisory tomorrow for D.C. & points south (map) * * Winter Storm Warning far southern suburbs (map) * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * Well, the cold sure returned in a big way today,...

By Ian Livingston | January 29, 2010; 7:30 PM ET | Comments (63)

Slight shift north with snow accumulations

Best chance for accumulation: late Sat. a.m. thru evening * Very cold weekend: Full Forecast | Farewell to wind record * * Winter Weather Advisory tomorrow for far southern suburbs (map) * The CWG team's predicted snow accumulations Friday night through Saturday (updated @ 11:30 a.m.). Forecast confidence is Medium....

By Dan Stillman | January 29, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (37)

Forecast: Snow on the way, but may not be much

Metro area amounts likely on the lower end; more south * Latest accumulation map | Ann & Antarctica: How's the air? * * Winter Weather Advisory tomorrow for far southern suburbs (map) * * Outside now? Temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of...

By Camden Walker | January 29, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (28)

Update: On the edge of no snow, or a little snow

Frigid air is blowing into the area tonight on gusty winds from the northwest following the passage of a strong cold front this afternoon. This will ensure that any precpitation we see Friday night and Saturday from a storm approaching from the south will fall in the form of snow....

By Dan Stillman | January 28, 2010; 11:05 PM ET | Comments (9)

PM Update: Cold front brings winter back

Freezing Friday before potential weekend snow event * Farewell to Mt. Washington's wind record | Weekend snow? * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * Today's warmth is about to become a memory as a cold front pushes through and sends us back into the freezer....

By Ian Livingston | January 28, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (21)

Farewell to Mt. Washington's wind record

* Temperatures to tumble: Full Forecast | Latest snow assessment * The sun sets on Mount Washington's world record wind. Photo by CWG's Ann Posegate Friday was a sad day for those of us who knew and loved Mount Washington's World Record Wind, hereto referred to by our nickname for...

By Andrew Freedman | January 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

Forecast: Temperatures primed to tumble

Weekend snow risk remains; likely focused south * Ann & Antarctica: How's the air? | Latest on snow chances * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Nice and mild...

By Josh Larson | January 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (12)

Best chance for significant snow is south

Higher accumulations focused on central and southern Va. * Temperatures primed to tumble: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Friday night-Saturday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 50% Most Likely Potential Impact: If you've been following along on the snow-tracking game here with the Capital Weather Gang...

By Josh Larson | January 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

Update: Snow chances sliding south

If you have plans this weekend around the D.C. area and points north, you may not want to change them just yet. We've been mentioning for a few days now the possibility of a snowstorm for late Friday into Saturday, but that whether it snows, and how much, would depend...

By Dan Stillman | January 27, 2010; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (8)

PM Update: Mild before tomorrow's cold front

Cold arrives late Thurs.; snow questions remain * Ann and Antarctica: How's the air down there? | Late-week snow? * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * Variable clouds and temperatures ranging from the low-to-mid 40s have set us up for a pretty normal late-January day...

By Ian Livingston | January 27, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (18)

Ann and Antarctica: How's the air down there?

* Calm into tomorrow: Full Forecast | Latest on snow threat * The Atmospheric Research Observatory at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Photo by Ann Posegate, courtesy of National Environmental Education Foundation. During my visit to the South Pole (see previous posts from my trip here), I had a chance to...

By Ann Posegate | January 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Late Friday-Saturday snow threat still evolving

Cold enough for snow, but amounts hinge on storm track * Calm into tomorrow, then action begins: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Friday PM-Saturday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 60% Most Likely Potential Impact: What we're fairly confident of is that: 1) A storm center...

By Dan Stillman | January 27, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

Forecast: Calm into tomorrow, then action begins

Turning colder tomorrow night... followed by snow? * Details on snow threat: SLCB | Wild weather out West * * Outside now? Temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Similar to yesterday but with...

By Dan Stillman | January 27, 2010; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (12)

PM Update: A flurry or two, then clearing

Cool and tranquil through at least midday Friday * El NiƱo-linked weather arrives with a vengeance | Late-week snow? * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * 24 hours ago we were still sitting in the 60s as cooler air slowly began to filter back into...

By Ian Livingston | January 26, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (32)

El Niño-linked weather arrives with a vengeance

* Back to January: Full Forecast | Latest on late-week snow threat * Satellite image showing one of a series of strong storms to sweep ashore the West Coast last week. Credit: NASA. For much of the winter, residents of the drought-weary, wildfire-prone Southwest have been wondering, "what happened to...

By Andrew Freedman | January 26, 2010; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (7)

Late-week snow potential grows

Snow chances best late Friday into Saturday * Return to normal January weather: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Friday into Saturday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 60% Most Likely Potential Impact: A combination of cold air dropping down from Canada and a storm system emerging...

By Matt Rogers | January 26, 2010; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (49)

Forecast: Back to normal January weather

But all eyes on late week snow threat * Latest on snow threat: SLCB | A snowy surprise 10 years ago * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to...

By Matt Rogers | January 26, 2010; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

PM Update: A few showers, then warmth wanes

Keeping an eye on a late-week snow chance * A snowy surprise 10 years ago | Late-week snow? * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * After showers and wind gusts to near 40 mph overnight through around midday, skies turned partly sunny this afternoon,...

By Dan Stillman | January 25, 2010; 5:10 PM ET | Comments (13)

A snowy surprise, 10 years ago today

* Turning more wintry: Full Forecast | Late-week snow chance? * Visible satellite image shows snow cover after the "surprise" Jan. 24-25, 2000, storm. Credit: NASA. "Major Snowstorm Ambushes Washington" Now that I have your attention, this is not a speculative (wishful-thinking) headline for a storm that might come along...

By Steve Tracton | January 25, 2010; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (18)

Late-week snow potential emerging

* Turning more wintry: Full Forecast | A snowy surprise 10 years ago * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Thursday night through early Saturday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 40% Most Likely Potential Impact: As an Arctic front drops south through the region late Thursday night, there is...

By Jason Samenow | January 25, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (50)

Forecast: Strong winds and showers this morning

Pattern flip to more winter-like weather this week * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Outside now? Temps, 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. Horrible morning, but...

By Jason Samenow | January 25, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (27)

Forecast: Heavy rains and gusty winds tonight

Wind-driven rains likely last into morning commute * Flash Flood Watch & Wind Advisory | Radar & more: Weather Wall * Updated Sunday Jan. 24 @ 11 p.m. Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Afternoon warming offset by tonight's heavy...

By Brian Jackson | January 24, 2010; 3:45 PM ET | Comments (30)

Flash Flood Watch Sunday afternoon & night

* Reprieve from rain today, showers develop tomorrow: Full Forecast * From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND...VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA. * FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING Rainfall potential for Sunday and...

By Jason Samenow | January 23, 2010; 1:25 PM ET | Comments (8)

Forecast: A brief reprieve from the rain

Showers likely again Sunday * "Bench" marking historic snows | Coleman's climate conspiracy * * 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. A bit brisk, but boatloads of sun. Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on...

By Jason Samenow | January 23, 2010; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (11)

PM Update: Drying out, but not for long

Sun tomorrow, then rain develops Sunday * "Bench" marking historic snows | Coleman's climate conspiracy * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Too cold for warm-weather fans. Little to no snow for the snow lovers. And just rainy/sleety enough to dampen everyone's day. That's...

By Dan Stillman | January 22, 2010; 2:20 PM ET | Comments (4)

Update: Sleet N & W may slide south

Just wet roads in immediate metro region * Saturday sun, Sunday rain: Full Forecast into next week * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic | Get There * Another batch of mixed precipitation has developed over the region as an upper level disturbance pivots through the region....

By Jason Samenow | January 22, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

Forecast: Wintry mix ending in the afternoon

Sunshine Saturday before Sunday rain * Coleman's climate conspiracy | "Bench" marking historic snows * * 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. It's cold, it's messy, damp & slippery. Blehhh. Get tomorrow's...

By Camden Walker | January 22, 2010; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (4)

Roads just wet for now; still chance of snow/sleet

* Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. except Fairfax Co. (map) * * Saturday sun, Sunday rain: Full Forecast into next week * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Traffic | Get There * Precipitation that was mostly in the form of light rain overnight across the entire...

By Dan Stillman | January 22, 2010; 5:10 AM ET | Comments (9)

Update: Mix of precipitation continues

* Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. except Fairfax Co. (map) * * D.C. region's highway crews ready for storm: Get There * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * After a brief period of sleet at the storm's onset, precipitation mostly changed over to rain...

By Jason Samenow | January 22, 2010; 1:10 AM ET | Comments (5)

PM Update: Mixed bag of wintry weather inbound

Tricky travel and some snow/sleet accumulation possible * Winter Weather Advisory far N&W burbs tonight & tomorrow (map) * * Coleman's climate conspiracy theory | "Bench" marking historic snow * * D.C. region's highway crews ready for storm: Get There * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather...

By Ian Livingston | January 21, 2010; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (28)

"Bench" marking Washington's historic snows

* Wintry mix tonight into tomorrow: Full Forecast * Benches on the Mall after the Blizzard of 1996. The snowfall produced from Washington's last three "historic" snowstorms have all been measured within one inch of each other at Reagan National Airport. It's quite a coincidence. The Blizzard of 1996 was...

By Kevin Ambrose | January 21, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

Forecast: Unsettled & wintry through Friday

* Winter Weather Advisory far N&W burbs tonight & tomorrow (map) * * Coleman's climate conspiracy theory | Temps & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Partly sunny & cool with wintry mess possible tonight. Get tomorrow's...

By Josh Larson | January 21, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (10)

Update: Chance of accumulating snow dropping

Earlier today, we suggested a 65% chance of at least an inch of snow from the storm to impact the region Thursday night and Friday. The latest data we're analyzing suggests odds of accumulating snow are less likely, probably at 50% or less inside the beltway. In the north and...

By Jason Samenow | January 20, 2010; 10:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

PM Update: Temperatures cool ahead of storm

Main wintry threat arrives late Thurs., continues into Fri. * Wintry mix could cause mess | Coleman's climate conspiracy theory * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * Some light early-morning wintry precipitation aside, today was another calm one around here, but that's not going to last...

By Ian Livingston | January 20, 2010; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

Wintry mix could cause mess

Snow/sleet accumulation likely late Thurs.-Fri. * Light mix for southern sections tonight? Full Forecast * * Coleman's climate change conspiracy | CWG turns 2! Comments? * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow/Sleet: Thursday Evening-Midday Friday Probability of Accumulating Snow/Sleet (1" or more): 65% Most Likely Potential Impact: If the thaw had...

By Dan Stillman | January 20, 2010; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (18)

John Coleman's climate change conspiracy theory

* Wintry weather makes a comeback: Full Forecast | January thaws * January-December 2009 blended land and sea surface temperature anomalies in degrees Celsius. Credit: NCDC. A new NASA temperature analysis to be officially released this week shows that 2009 tied with 2007 for the second warmest year in the...

By Andrew Freedman | January 20, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (60)

Forecast: Wintry pattern makes a comeback

Cooler today; wintry mix threat Thurs. night & Fri. * Making sense of the late-January thaw | CWG turns 2! Comments? * * Outside now? Temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 40s with...

By Dan Stillman | January 20, 2010; 8:40 AM ET | Comments (29)

PM Update: Mild air to trend cooler

Still watching wintry threat late Wed. thru Fri. * Making sense of the late-January thaw | CWG Turns 2! Comments? * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * The area has been treated to another fairly beautiful and quite mild mid-winter day as highs rise to the...

By Ian Livingston | January 19, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (10)

Making sense of the late-January thaw

* Colder & stormy late week: Full Forecast | Comments for CWG? * Average daily temperature for January, for 138 years of raw data. The graph shows temperatures increase around Jan 19-22, and also around Jan 5-7. Graphic by Steve Zubrick, National Weather Service. After five weeks of colder than...

By Jason Samenow | January 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Forecast: Warming fades after today

Winter weather risk Wed. night thru early Fri. * Antarctic weather safety training | CWG turns2! Comments? * * Outside now? Temps & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Not quite as nice as yesterday with...

By Matt Rogers | January 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

Ann in Antarctica: Safety training

* Mild start to week then a wintry tease: Full Forecast * CWG's Ann Posegate is part of a group of journalists selected by the National Science Foundation to travel to Antarctica and report on weather, climate and environmental science research going on there. Read more about Ann's trip from...

By Capital Weather Gang | January 18, 2010; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

Forecast: Mild start to week then a wintry tease

* Outside now? Temps, 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. Sunshine makes a glorious return, but not without a brisk breeze. Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on Twitter tonight EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Becoming mostly sunny, breezy....

By Jason Samenow | January 18, 2010; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (12)

Steady rain departs; damp drizzle & mist linger

* CWG turns 2! Comment with your feedback * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar...

By Dan Stillman | January 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (9)

Forecast: Dreary & depressing with downpours

* CWG turns 2! Comment with your feedback * * 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. No one likes rain in January. This one would go negative if I could. Get tomorrow's...

By Brian Jackson | January 17, 2010; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (10)

Forecast: Super Saturday, Soaker Sunday

* Arctic air sunrise at the Tidal Basin | CWG turns 2! Comments? * * 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. It's nice to finally have a weekend day sans frigid...

By Jason Samenow | January 16, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (15)

PM Update: Holiday weekend starts dry

Sunday storm to drop decent rain, clearing Monday * Arctic air sunrise at the Tidal Basin | CWG turns 2! Comments? * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * Despite a fair amount of cloudiness today, warmth has performed -- or overperformed -- yet again. Highs have...

By Ian Livingston | January 15, 2010; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (2)

CWG turns 2! Some feedback for us weather folks?

* Sunday rain: Full Forecast | Arctic air sunrise at the Tidal Basin * This month marks the second anniversary of the Capital Weather Gang on washingtonpost.com, and seems as good a time as any to get your feedback. So whether you're a weather junkie or have a more casual...

By Dan Stillman | January 15, 2010; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (33)

Arctic air sunrise at the Tidal Basin

* Thawing out; Sunday rain: Full Forecast | What makes a blizzard? * Sunrise Saturday morning at the Tidal Basin. I made a trip to the Tidal Basin early on Saturday morning to shoot the sunrise, a day after the latest clipper storm system dropped an inch or two of...

By Kevin Ambrose | January 15, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (4)

Forecast: The thaw continues, then Sunday rain

Temperatures aim for 50s today; little cooler tomorrow * What makes a big snowstorm a blizzard? | Ann at the South Pole * * Outside now? Temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Will...

By Camden Walker | January 15, 2010; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (13)

PM Update: Mid-winter 'warmth' continues

Chilly nights and mild days before weekend storm * What makes a big snowstorm a blizzard? | Ann at the South Pole * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * I don't know about everyone else, but I am digging this warmer spell. Tons of sun and...

By Ian Livingston | January 14, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (4)

What makes a big snowstorm a blizzard?

Some of Washington's biggest storms not blizzards * Warm-up is here! Full Forecast | A virtual tour of the cold * A snow plow on the streets of D.C. during the December 2009 storm that brought up to two feet of snow to parts of the area. But was the...

By Don Lipman | January 14, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (6)

Forecast: Dry and milder through Saturday

Then a cooler and likely rainy Sunday * Ann stuck at the South Pole | Canaan Valley's incredible snow cover * * Follow us on Twitter | Join us on Facebook | E-mail this forecast * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of...

By Josh Larson | January 14, 2010; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (11)

PM Update: Warmer air arrives

Temperatures in the 40s to near 50 through Sat. * Ann Stuck at the South Pole | Canaan Valley's incredible snow cover * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * Welcome to the thaw! Relatively mild (at least compared to lately) temperatures returned today. Many spots are...

By Ian Livingston | January 13, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

Ann in Antarctica: Stuck at the South Pole

* The warm-up begins: Full Forecast | Canaan Valley snow cover * Ann Posegate reaches the South Pole. Photo courtesy: Earth Gauge. CWG's Ann Posegate is part of a group of journalists selected by the National Science Foundation to travel to Antarctica and report on weather, climate and environmental science...

By Ann Posegate | January 13, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

Forecast: The warm-up we've been waiting for

Storm could disrupt second half of MLK weekend * A virtual tour of the cold | Canaan Valley's incredible snow cover * * 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. Let the...

By Dan Stillman | January 13, 2010; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (9)

PM Update: Still chilly, but headed warmer

Milder and benign weather continues through the week * A virtual tour of the cold | Canaan Valley's incredible snow cover * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * Morning clouds have given way to increased sunshine during the day in most spots, but temperatures have not...

By Ian Livingston | January 12, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (3)

Canaan Valley's incredible snow cover

* January thaw coming: Full Forecast | Cold virtual tour * Deep snow in Davis, Wv. By Jon Robeson. Since New Year's Eve, despite the persistent cold, the metro region has received a relatively paltry 1-2" of snow. But head due west about 130 miles and the snow has kept...

By Jason Samenow | January 12, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (8)

Forecast: January thaw on the way

But unsettled holiday weekend looming * A virtual tour of the cold (and not so cold) * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. A seasonably cool day like yesterday with...

By Matt Rogers | January 12, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

PM Update: Chance of snow showers tonight

Temperatures trend warmer as the week goes on * A virtual tour of the cold (and not so cold) | Ann to Antarctica * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * As we finish out another cold day with highs mainly in the mid-30s, clouds have moved...

By Ian Livingston | January 11, 2010; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

A virtual tour of the cold (and not so cold)

* Flakes tonight? Then warming: Full Forecast | Ann to Antarctica * This just in to the CWG newsroom: It's cold outside. Sorry, I couldn't resist making fun of the fascination with the recent cold weather. In Boston, where I am writing from today, the air has the same fierce...

By Andrew Freedman | January 11, 2010; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (39)

Forecast: Work week warm-up

Chance of weekend storm * Outside now? Temps, 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. Still cold, but little wind and anticipating the warm-up... Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on Twitter tonight EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny,...

By Jason Samenow | January 11, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (8)

Forecast: Temperatures bottom out today

Slow but steady warming into work week *Follow CWG for daily weather updates: Twitter* * 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. Quite nice, for a penguin. At least the winds subside. Get...

By Brian Jackson | January 10, 2010; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (7)

Forecast: Another cold & blustery weekend

* Ann to Antarctica: There & back in a day | Cold weather, hot climate * * 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. I'm ready to be done with the cold...

By Jason Samenow | January 9, 2010; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (15)

PM Update: We're back in the icebox

Very cold and blustery through the weekend * Ann to Antarctica: There & back in 1 day | Cold weather, hot climate * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * After our touch of snow last night, today sure felt like midwinter. Pretty much everyone reached highs...

By Ian Livingston | January 8, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (11)

Ann to Antarctica: There and back in one day

* More wind and cold: Full Forecast | Cold weather in a hot climate * View of Antarctic continent from airplane. By Ann Posegate. CWG's Ann Posegate is part of a group of journalists selected by the National Science Foundation to travel to Antarctica and report on weather, climate and...

By Ann Posegate | January 8, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (6)

Forecast: Light snow exits as arctic blast arrives

Chilly, windy weekend with single-digit wind chills at night * School delays across region | Get There | Traffic * * Cold weather in a hot climate | Ann to Antarctica * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the...

By Camden Walker | January 8, 2010; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (35)

Snow dusting area, amounts likely to be light

* Winter Weather Advisory tonight N. of D.C. includes MoCo, LoCo * 11:00 p.m. update: Light snow has expanded over the region over the last 90 minutes, though some areas to the east of town have seen few, if any flakes. Enough snow has fallen to dust parts of the...

By Jason Samenow | January 7, 2010; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (30)

PM Update: Light snowfall arrives this evening

Snow exits Friday morning, then cold and blustery * Winter Weather Advisory tonight N. of D.C. includes MoCo, LoCo * * Weather '09: International events | Cold weather in a hot climate * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | E-mail forecast to a friend * Radar: Latest regional...

By Ian Livingston | January 7, 2010; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (32)

Cold weather in a hot climate

* Some snow tonight: Accumulation Map, Timeline & Full Forecast * Image from NASA's Terra satellite of recent snowfall in eastern China, captured on Jan. 4, 2010. Beijing reportedly received around a foot of snow in their biggest snowstorm in 60 years. Credit: NASA. As I shivered down Connecticut Avenue...

By Andrew Freedman | January 7, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (58)

Forecast: Snow tonight, then more wind & cold

Accumulations mostly light * Winter Weather Advisory tonight N. of D.C. includes MoCo, LoCo * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | E-mail forecast to a friend * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Not as windy today; yay!...

By Josh Larson | January 7, 2010; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (31)

Still cold, but not too cold for a little snow

Chance of light accumulations late Thurs. into early Fri. * Consistent cold continues, even colder this weekend: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Thursday Evening-Friday Morning Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 70% Most Likely Potential Impact: When you're this cold for this long, it's almost inevitable...

By Dan Stillman | January 6, 2010; 2:15 PM ET | Comments (38)

Forecast: Consistent cold continues... any snow?

Minor snow accumulations possible tomorrow night We apologize for the delay in this morning's forecast post, which was due to technical difficulties across washingtonpost.com blogs * Top international weather of '09 | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * * Outside now? Temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A...

By Dan Stillman | January 6, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (19)

PM Update: Mostly cloudy, more flurries possible

Cold, breezy and fairly quiet through Thurs. * Weather '09: International events | Ann to Antarctica: Weather delay * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * The cold continues to relax slightly, enough to let most places rise above freezing and into the mid-30s today. Like yesterday,...

By Ian Livingston | January 5, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (12)

Ann to Antarctica: Weather delays flight

* Ann off to Antarctica | Top international weather of 2009 * * The cold holds... light snow? Full Forecast | Static cling season * A sign designating McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the United States' largest reseach station. Courtesy National Science Foundation Every so often, Washington, D.C.'s weather proves to...

By Ann Posegate | January 5, 2010; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (7)

Top weather events of 2009: International edition

* The cold holds... light snow? Full Forecast | Static cling season * In previous posts, I highlighted my choices for the top 5 D.C. metro region and continental U.S. weather events of 2009. Here are my choices for the top 5 international weather events (as before, see the end...

By Steve Tracton | January 5, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (2)

Forecast: The cold holds

Light snow chance Thursday night into early Friday * Ann off to Antarctica | Static cling season * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Slightly warmer temps and less wind...

By Matt Rogers | January 5, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (13)

PM Update: A few flurries and still cold

Temperatures inch up slightly on Tuesday * Winter: The season of static cling | Ann is off to Antarctica * * Outside now? Temps, winds & more: Weather Wall * Well, it's still cold, but fortunately it's also a little less windy! Some conversational snow flurries or snow showers are...

By Ian Livingston | January 4, 2010; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (7)

Ann is off to Antarctica

* The cold keeps coming: Full Forecast | Static cling season * Over the next several weeks, I will be creating a series of posts about some of the most important science in the world ... the science of Antarctica. From Jan. 5-12, I will be reporting live from the...

By Ann Posegate | January 4, 2010; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (12)

Winter: The season of static cling

Wx and the City * Cold and dry most of the week, then snow? Full Forecast * Image courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory. While in a clothing store during a past winter, I overheard a young girl exclaim, "I don't like this sweater, it's too stackity!" as her sister was helping...

By Ann Posegate | January 4, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

Forecast: The cold keeps coming

Still breezy today; chance of late-week snow * Outside now? Temps, 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. Not as windy as the weekend, but still uncomfortably cold. Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on Twitter tonight EXPRESS...

By Jason Samenow | January 4, 2010; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (19)

Forecast: Frigid winds won't let up yet

* Wind advisory until 6 p.m. today * * 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. Wicked winds and continued cold mean a good day for a lazy Sunday inside. Get tomorrow's...

By Brian Jackson | January 3, 2010; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (41)

Forecast: Cold wave & weekend wind

* Wind Advisory through late tonight * * 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. Bone chilling cold. And just the beginning... Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on Twitter tonight EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Windy and...

By Jason Samenow | January 2, 2010; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (24)

Forecast: Chilly new year with increasing winds

After today's brief warm-up, a very cold & windy weekend * Top D.C. weather events of 2009 | Top U.S. weather events of 2009 * * 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...

By Camden Walker | January 1, 2010; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (17)

 

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