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Capital Weather Gang: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Snowmageddon departs after setting records

Historic accumulations common across the area * NWS storm reports - Map | Report snow to CWG (see reports) * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail update to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps...

By Ian Livingston  | February 6, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
Categories:  Snowmageddon, Updates  
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Snowmageddon winding down

15-30+ inches throughout region... * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Accumulations so far - Map | NOAA urges safety | Driving tips...

By Jason Samenow  | February 6, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (253)
Categories:  Forecasts, Snowmageddon  
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The storm's gone, so let's celebrate

The city might be shut down for days, but that doesn't mean you have to. We've worked hard with forecasts, expectations, school planning, and answering your questions. So, what else is there to do then sit back and take a load off. And well, we might as well invite you...

By Jamie Jones  | February 6, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Snowmageddon  
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Moderate to sometimes heavy snow rolls on

Fluffier snow leads to another 6"+ in many spots * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Accumulations so far - Map | NOAA...

By Ian Livingston  | February 6, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
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Buried & more coming: another 5-8 inches today

Snowmageddon to keep pummeling metro region * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Accumulations so far - Map | NOAA urges safety |...

By Jason Samenow  | February 6, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
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Heavy snow and wind plastering metro region

Power outages increasing * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Dangerous conditions, 12"+ expected overnight | Accumulations so far * * Can you...

By Jason Samenow  | February 5, 2010; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (348)
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Snowstorm blossoming, some sleet south

Snowmageddon just getting going * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Dangerous conditions, 12"+ expected overnight | Accumulations so far * * Can you out-forecast us? Take the "Top the Pros" guessing poll * *...

By Jason Samenow  | February 5, 2010; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (369)
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Blizzard warning expanded west to D.C.

Dangerous conditions and 12"+ expected overnight * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening * * Can you out-forecast us? Take the "Top the Pros" guessing poll * * NOAA urges safety | Biggest ever? | Today's Q&A |...

By Ian Livingston  | February 5, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (316)
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Head of NOAA urges public safety

NWS warns of dangerous conditions tonight *** Latest Capital Weather Gang Storm Update *** * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * CWG's Matt Rogers: Live chat transcript | All-time record in jeopardy * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There *...

By Jason Samenow  | February 5, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
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Weather Service: All-time snow record in jeopardy

*** Latest Capital Weather Gang Storm Update *** * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * CWG's Matt Rogers: Live chat transcript * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * * Weather history: The Great Knickerbocker Snowstorm of 1922 * The...

By Jason Samenow  | February 5, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
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Snow underway: Some could see 2 feet or more

The snow has started in many parts of the metro area, and as it becomes steadier and heavier, temperatures will drop and road conditions will go downhill.

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 5, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (244)
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Eating our way through 'Snowmageddon'

Wx (Weather) and the City *** Latest accumulation map, storm timeline and FAQs *** * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * * Stores deluged with customers | Will the storm make history? * While...

By Ann Posegate  | February 5, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  Posegate, Snowmageddon, Winter Storms  
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Forecast: Crippling snowstorm imminent

Severe "Snowmageddon" storm approaching * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * Will the storm make history? | Q&A transcript | Winter driving tips * * Follow storm on twitter: #Snowpocalypse | E-mail forecast to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall...

By Camden Walker  | February 5, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (250)
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Update: Some FAQs for Snowmageddon Eve

Potentially historic snowstorm still on track * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * Bob Ryan to WJLA to team up with Doug Hill? * * Will the storm make history? | Q&A transcript | Winter driving tips * * Follow storm on twitter: #Snowpocalypse | E-mail...

By Dan Stillman  | February 4, 2010; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Will Snowmageddon make history?

*** Our Latest Forecast, Accumulation Map & Timeline *** * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * 2 double-digit snows? | Q&A transcript | Winter driving tips * * Follow storm on twitter: #Snowpocalypse | E-mail forecast to a friend * * News, traffic & storm coverage:...

By Jason Samenow  | February 4, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Local Climate, Snowmageddon  
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Snowmageddon: Snowstorm likely to be historic

A gigantic storm is headed into the area tomorrow, lasting through Saturday. Accumulations over one to two feet are likely, which would put this one in the history books.

By Ian Livingston  | February 4, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (210)
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Vote for storm name, Twitter hashtag & snow total

* Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * Odds of 2 double-digit snows in one season? | Snowy photos * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * Despite...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 4, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Freedman, Snowmageddon, Winter Storms  
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Double-digit snows twice in one season: a rarity

*** Our Latest Forecast, Accumulation Map & Timeline *** * Winter Storm Warning Friday morning through Saturday evening * * Last weekend's forecast: Subpar | Snowy National Mall photos * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local...

By Matt Ross  | February 4, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  Local Climate, Snowmageddon, Winter Storms  
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Forecast: Major snowstorm poised to strike

A major, high-impact winter storm is very likely to strike the metro region with heavy snow Friday and Saturday.

By Jason Samenow  | February 4, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (235)
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Update: Confidence increasing in high snow totals

* Winter Storm Watch Friday morning through Saturday evening * * Help CWG name the storm | Snowy National Mall photos * The evening computer model data has come in and it supports increasing confidence that: 1) A boatload of precipitation is on the way for Friday and Saturday; and...

By Dan Stillman  | February 3, 2010; 11:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Help CWG name the potential storm

Suggestions are in, now it's time to vote. Click to go to the polls. As we gear up for the impending storm on Friday: we face an urgent decision. What are we going to call it? We've already had a "snowpocalypse." Can there be two snowpocalypses without undermining the meaning...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 3, 2010; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (319)
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PM Update: Big snow becoming likely

Briefly quiet weather should give everyone a chance to get prepared for the inches -- or feet -- of snow that may be on the way. Major snow accumulations are increasingly likely Friday into Saturday, but just how much falls is still up in the air.

By Ian Livingston  | February 3, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
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One cold and snowy day on the National Mall

Revisiting Saturday's snow... * Brief break from snow: Full Forecast | Big snow Fri.-Sat.? SLCB * * Weather Checker: Subpar forecast for this past Saturday's snow * Snow falls at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on Saturday, January 30, 2010. What may be remembered by many as the "sneak attack"...

By Ian Livingston  | February 3, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Models stay consistent with major snow potential

Afternoon update: Winter Storm Watch issued * Winter Storm Watch Friday morning through Saturday evening * * Weather takes a brief breather: Full Forecast | Weather Checker * * Photos: One cold and snowy day on the National Mall * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Friday-Saturday Probability of Accumulating Snow...

By Dan Stillman  | February 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (204)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball, Snowmageddon  
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This past Saturday's snow forecast: Subpar

Weather Checker * Weather breaks 'til Friday: Full Forecast | Big snow coming? SLCB * Weather Checker is an outsider's analysis of CWG's forecast accuracy. See previous Weather Checker posts. More snow than initially predicted by most forecast outlets, including CWG, falls in Georgetown on Saturday. By CWG photographer Kevin...

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 3, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Forecast: Weather takes a break until Friday

Fri.-Sat. snow could be equal to or more than last two combined * Closings & delays | Latest on the Fri.-Sat. snow potential: SLCB * * Submit your snow totals | View CWG submissions | NWS totals * * Outside now? Temps, clouds & more: Weather Wall * Today's Daily...

By Dan Stillman  | February 3, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Moderate/heavy snow sweeping over region

* Winter Storm Warning metro area late afternoon & tonight * * Winter Weather Advisory far southern suburbs (map) * * Prospects for late-week snow: SLCB | Georgetown snow photos * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * News, traffic and storm impacts: Local home page...

By Jason Samenow  | February 2, 2010; 8:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
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Snow advances through the area this evening

2-4"+ accumulation possible along with tricky travel * Winter Storm Warning metro area late afternoon & tonight * * Winter Weather Advisory far southern suburbs (map) * * Prospects for late-week snow: SLCB | Georgetown snow photos * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * News,...

By Ian Livingston  | February 2, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
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Forecast: Snow threatens again... and again

2-4"+ possible late today/tonight; Major late-week storm? * Winter Storm Warning metro area late afternoon & tonight * * Winter Weather Advisory far southern suburbs (map) * * Prospects for late-week snow: SLCB | Georgetown snow photos * * Outside now? Temps, clouds, webcam & more: Weather Wall * Today's...

By Matt Rogers  | February 2, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
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Some snow now... a lot of snow later?

Two chances for snow: Second one could be major * 2-4" of snow possible later today/tonight: Full Forecast * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Late today/tonight; Friday-Saturday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 70% and 75% The first chance of accumulating snow comes later today and tonight from a...

By Matt Rogers  | February 2, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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PM Update: Just a brief break in the action

Light accumulation late Tue.; weekend may be big * Two storms to be possible snow producers | Georgetown snow * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * 11:10 p.m. update: Latest data indicates parts of the metro area could see up to around 3" of snow...

By Ian Livingston  | February 1, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Georgetown Snow

* Stormy start to February: Full Forecast | Two snow chances: SLCB * Heavy snow falls at corner of Prospect St. and 35th St. in Georgetown. My car's thermometer read 18 degrees at 1:30 p.m. Saturday as I headed toward D.C. for a Georgetown photo shoot. The snow was picking...

By Kevin Ambrose  | February 1, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Two storms to be possible snow producers

Watching Tuesday night and weekend threats *Cold, stormy start to February: Full Forecast through weekend * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Tuesday night and the weekend Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 45% and 35% For snow lovers in the mid-Atlantic, this is your winter. After Saturday's half-a-foot, Reagan...

By Jason Samenow  | February 1, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Forecast: Cold & stormy start to February

Chance of wintry weather Tues night and over weekend * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball | Saturday snow totals: View submissions * * 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. Cold, cold...

By Jason Samenow  | February 1, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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