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Capital Weather Gang: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Forecast: Sunny skies and melting snow

* 'Snowmageddon' name traced back to CWG reader * * Photos: D.C. makes snow history | Weather Wall | Traffic * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Sunshine and temperatures near normal--feeling practically springlike. Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on Twitter tonight EXPRESS...

By Jason Samenow  | February 20, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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PM Update: Cool, calm weekend before next storm

Winds are slow to wane; Monday storm trends rainy * Latest on Monday storm: SLCB | Who coined 'Snowmageddon'? * * Photos: D.C. makes snow history | Weather Wall | Traffic * Bright sun and highs in the low-to-mid 40s are working away at our snow cover, while gusty breezes...

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 19, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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'Snowmageddon' name traced back to CWG reader

We've been challenged to a snow pun-off! When I joined the precursor to CWG in 2005, CapitalWeather.com, I didn't expect that one day we'd be helping to name winter storms. Forecasting the storms, sure, but naming them seemed like a stretch. Besides, the ultimate storm name, "The Perfect Storm," had...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 19, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Freedman, Media, News & Notes, Snowmageddon  
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Monday storm trending less snowy, more rainy

* Finally, weather takes a weekend off: CWG's Full Forecast * * Who coined 'Snowmageddon'? | Photos: D.C. makes snow history * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Monday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 35% The sick-of-snow crowd is probably ready to change the name of this feature to...

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Finally, no weekend weather worries

Mon. storm trends not-so-snowy; uncertainty remains * Photos: D.C. makes snow history | Who coined 'Snowmageddon'? * * Later this a.m.: SLCB | Radar & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Sun & 40s...

By Camden Walker  | February 19, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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PM Update: Snow-melting weather persists

Sunshine and 40s through Sunday; Monday storm? * Photos: D.C. makes snow history | A new snow "bench" mark * * Monday snow? SLCB | Radar & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Today was one of those days which looks nicer from the inside than it is outside, thanks...

By Ian Livingston  | February 18, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Photographing D.C. making snow history

The Feb. 5-6 and 9-10, 2010, mid-Atlantic blizzards * Gradual melting Full Forecast | Next storm threat: SLCB * Looking over the National Mall from the Capitol Building on Feb. 6, 2010. We all have moments that draw us to weather and become etched in our memory as "benchmarks." Last...

By Ian Livingston  | February 18, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Photography, Snowmageddon, Winter Storms  
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Winter weather threat returns Monday

* Several more days of slow melting: CWG's Full Forecast * * Photographing D.C. making snow history | Tracking snow piles * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Monday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 50% By the time our next chance of snow arrives on Monday, it will have...

By Jason Samenow  | February 18, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: At last -- peaceful weekend weather

Next winter weather threat slated for Monday * Later: Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * * A new snow "bench" mark | Grading CWG's forecast performance * * When will snow piles melt? | Radar & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's...

By Jason Samenow  | February 18, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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PM Update: Slow warming starts tomorrow

Sun returns Thursday, sticks around for a while * A new snow "bench" mark | Grading CWG's forecast performance * * When will snow piles melt? | Radar & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Other than some conversational snow showers and flurries, today has been fairly calm and chilly...

By Ian Livingston  | February 17, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Reaching a new snow "bench" mark for Washington

* Next storm chance? Full Forecast | Poll: When will the snow piles melt? * * Grading CWG's forecast performance | Must-see photos/videos * Benches on the Mall after the Blizzards of 2010. Photo taken Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. Last month, I put together a photo post for CWG...

By Kevin Ambrose  | February 17, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Tracking the region's giant snow piles

* Welcome break from stormy weather: Full Forecast * A monumental pile of snow at a Home Depot in Fairfax, Va. Saturday. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose. Have you noticed the towering piles of snow around town (it's hard not to)? The most prosperous piles are without a doubt in...

By Jason Samenow  | February 17, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Forecast: Welcome break from stormy weather

Still, there's a chance of snow showers today * Grading CWG's forecast performance | Blizzards & climate change * * Must-see photos/videos | Radar & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. A chance of...

By Dan Stillman  | February 17, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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PM Update: Continued cold; A few Wed. flakes?

Increasing clouds tonight; slow warming through week * Federal Eye: Federal government open on time Wed. * * Grading CWG's forecast performance | Blizzards & climate change * * Must-see photos/videos | Radar & more: Weather Wall | Traffic * After just a few hit-and-miss snow showers early this morning,...

By Ian Livingston  | February 16, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Snoverkill forecast: Good overview, details messy

Weather Checker * Slow snow meltdown: Full Forecast | Weather Wall * * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * Weather Checker is an outsider's analysis of CWG's forecast accuracy. See previous Weather Checker posts. By...

By Jason Samenow  | February 16, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Snowmageddon, Weather Checker  
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Forecast: Slow snow meltdown

But some light snow showers possible tomorrow * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Better than Monday, but still...

By Matt Rogers  | February 16, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Snover 'n out: Snow departs after a dusting or so

Watch for black ice; dry & chilly through work week * Federal government -- Two hour delay/liberal leave: Federal Eye * * Full Forecast through the weekend | Weather Wall * * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page |...

By Dan Stillman  | February 15, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Quick-moving event to cause few problems

Clearing and windy on Tuesday * Winter Weather Advisory for far northern suburbs (map) * * Full Forecast through the weekend | Weather Wall * * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * Light snow, mixed...

By Ian Livingston  | February 15, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Brief snow and mix to pivot through region

Precip won't last long, amounts to be light * Winter Weather Advisory N & W of D.C./Fairfax County (map) * * Full Forecast through the weekend | Weather Wall * * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get...

By Jason Samenow  | February 15, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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Forecast: Some snow likely this afternoon

Some rain may mix D.C. and SE late, light accumulations Next update ~11 a.m. * Winter Weather Advisory N & W of D.C./Fairfax County (map) * * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * Politician sounds off on snow | Snow stats | Best of storm comments *...

By Jason Samenow  | February 15, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Monday snow amounts manageable, for a change

Yet another winter storm could produce accumulating snow in the area for the third time in less than two weeks.

By Brian Jackson  | February 14, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Expert: Blizzards "consistent with" climate change

As is often the case with extreme weather events, the recent record snows have sparked spirited discussions about global climate change. Some climate change skeptics, such as Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe, seem to think the snow is evidence against manmade climate change. Most climate scientists think otherwise, however. The...

By Andrew Freedman  | February 14, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
Categories:  Climate Change, Freedman, News & Notes, Science, Snowmageddon  
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Forecast: More snow a day away

A few inches possible; major storm unlikely * Late afternoon today: Snow update & accumulation map * * Must-see photos/videos | Snow stats | Best of storm comments * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the...

By Brian Jackson  | February 14, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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