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Capital Weather Gang: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Forecast: Winds relax for the weekend

Thankfully, the storm generating all of the wind over the past two days will steadily lose steam this weekend. So it will be less blustery and more sunny as the weekend wears on. The calm will last at least into early next week, but we're still closely tracking the next potential storm, which could impact the region late Tuesday into Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  | February 27, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Southern storm may be snow producer Tues-Wed

Or it could go out to sea * Weekend winds relax; few flakes tonight? Full Forecast * * Weather Wall | CWG Snow T-shirts | Local home page * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Tues-Wed Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 45% The storm that nailed New York City...

By Jason Samenow  | February 27, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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PM Update: Gusty winds starting to subside a bit

The storm responsible for our big winds is beginning to weaken, but it will still keep some gusts going into the weekend. Any remaining snow showers diminish tonight and we are left with partly cloudy skies for Saturday.

By Ian Livingston  | February 26, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Winds batter region, increasing snows north & east

Winds continue pounding the entire metro region, with widespread reports of gusts near or even exceeding 50 mph. Snow is confined mostly to just north and east of District, with reports of light accumulations starting in Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

By Jason Samenow  | February 26, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Forecast: Wild winds, scattered snow showers

Gusty, dangerous winds continue to blast the area today before waning for the weekend, though it will remain breezy. Batten down the hatches & bundle up. Power outages are possible, unfortunately, as those winds could take down trees and power poles where the ground has been loosened by snow melt. Otherwise, after some snow showers today, we're dry into early next week with below-average temperatures.

By Camden Walker  | February 26, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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PM Update: Winds rage tonight and tomorrow

What this storm lacks in precipitation it will produce in wind. You think they are strong now? Just wait till overnight and tomorrow when gusts past 50 mph should be common across the area. Oh, there could be some snow too!

By Ian Livingston  | February 25, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Have you had a (snow) change of heart?

Wx and the City * Powerful winds, skimpy snow: CWG's Full Forecast * * High Wind Watch tonight thru Fri. p.m. (map) | NWS snow totals * * New: CWG Snowmageddon T-shirts | Bob Ryan leaving 4 * Snow. Some of us love it; some of us hate it; all...

By Ann Posegate  | February 25, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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High Wind Watch tonight through Friday afternoon

Not surprisingly considering the strong winds expected, the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for the entire metro area this evening through tomorrow afternoon.

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 25, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Forecast: Powerful winds to develop, skimpy snow

Finally a Nor'easter that knows where the Northeast is! It looks like this storm will be a real bomb; that is one with rapidly dropping pressure and winds ratcheting up rapidly today. However, the main snow band with this storm is likely to be in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Around here, any new snow accumulation may not occur until tonight on the backside of the storm but even an inch of accumulation in metro region may be hard to come by.

By Jason Samenow  | February 25, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
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CWG's Snowmageddon & winter 2009-2010 t-shirts

To commemorate Snowmageddon and the record-breaking snows of 2009-2010 in Washington, D.C., the Capital Weather Gang is now selling t-shirts. A number of readers requested these, so we're excited to make them available. The shirts were designed by Eric Shansby (visit EricShansby.com), the cartoonist for Gene Weingarten in the...

By Jason Samenow  | February 25, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Snowmageddon  
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Spotty rains kickoff prolonged storm event

Scattered areas of rain have developed around the region this evening. With temperatures well above freezing, there have been no winter weather troubles. But this rain is just the start of what will be a long duration storm event, with the main impact being wind.

By Jason Samenow  | February 24, 2010; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Strong winds the story as snow threat dwindles

Gusts near 50 mph; minimal accumulation expected ... The upcoming storm has already sent us on a wild ride and it is not even here yet. Highs that have risen into the low-and-mid 40s will only slowly fall back this evening, making it difficult for any snow that falls to stick initially.

By Ian Livingston  | February 24, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Update: Maybe some snow; Definitely strong winds

This morning's model data has not done much to increase our overall forecast confidence for a storm coming up the coast and expected to affect the area tonight into Friday, though we feel a little more comfortable saying that major accumulations (6" or more) should stay east/northeast of the immediate metro area.

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 24, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Forecast: Blizzard-like winds coming; Snow, too?

The high winds needed for blizzard conditions are likely by Thursday afternoon into Friday. What's in question is whether we'll get the snow to go with the winds.

By Dan Stillman  | February 24, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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Still on the edge of significant snow potential

* Winter Storm Watch for metro area Wed. night-Thur. (map) * * February climate facts and near feats | Weather Wall | Get There * For those of you who have had enough snow this year, what I'm about to say will be music to your ears: the latest model...

By Jason Samenow  | February 23, 2010; 11:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Growing threat for snow, high winds Thursday

After a recent break in wintry action, the D.C. metro is staring down another potential significant snowstorm with big wind. Look for an increasing risk of snow Wednesday night into Thursday with strong winds gusting past 50 mph.

By Ian Livingston  | February 23, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
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Hurricane study unites formerly divided experts

* Dreary week: Full Forecast | On the edge of major snow: SLCB * Lately it seems like climate science is being portrayed by the media and politicians as a rapidly fracturing field -- with a state of knowledge that is getting less and less certain with each passing day....

By Andrew Freedman  | February 23, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Forecast: Dreary week drones onward

Still tracking snow chance late Wed. into Thurs. * On the edge of a major storm: Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * * February climate facts and near feats | Weather Wall | Get There * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0...

By Matt Rogers  | February 23, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
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On the edge of a major storm

Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Late Wednesday into Thursday Probability of Accumulating Snow (1" or more): 30% The amazing winter of 2009-2010 just does not want to let up. The latest model guidance is now suggesting a very powerful storm may develop just to our northeast Wednesday night into Thursday....

By Jason Samenow  | February 23, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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PM Update: Showers quickly moving through

Lots of clouds this week, also some snow? * February climate facts and near feats | Weather Wall | Get There * Rain, mainly light and showery, has developed across the area this afternoon and it looks like it will not last too long. Otherwise, cloudy skies have helped keep...

By Ian Livingston  | February 22, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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February climate facts and near feats

* Wet and raw, mid-to-late week snow? Full Forecast * We've talked a lot about how the winter of 2009-2010 is the snowiest on record for the region, but the month of February has brought several "almost" climate records that are worth noting. Thanks to Steve Zubrick, Science Operations...

By Jason Samenow  | February 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Forecast: Raw, unsettled stretch arrives

Some rain later today, some snow possible midweek * Satellite, radar and more: Weather Wall | Get There * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Clouds early and rain late spells a dismal day. Get tomorrow's 'Digit' on Twitter tonight EXPRESS...

By Jason Samenow  | February 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Forecast: Relatively mild and more melting

Rain showers on the way tomorrow afternoon * 'Snowmageddon' name traced back to CWG reader * * Photos: D.C. makes snow history | Weather Wall | CWG on Facebook * Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Just a spring tease,...

By Brian Jackson  | February 21, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
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