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Capital Weather Gang: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Floods  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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"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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Climate Change, Freedman, Media, Science  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  International Weather, Posegate  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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