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Capital Weather Gang: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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PM Update: A flurry or two, then clearing

Cool and tranquil through at least midday Friday * El Niño-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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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