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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/29/2010

NASA meteorologist sees dead people

By Jason Samenow

* Freeze watch N & W | Sunny, fresh autumn weekend: Full Forecast *

Image source: Air Force.

Meteorologists apparently have all sorts of special powers. Yesterday we learned Capital Weather Gang's Steve Tracton is a sorcerer capable of controlling the weather (at least in his dreams). Today, the Post's J. Freedom du Lac profiles NASA meteorologist Rob Gutro whose hobby is communicating with ghosts:

Gutro's first encounter came when he was 14 and his late grandfather spooked him. "I watched little orbs of light come from the corner of the room," he said, "and he materialized in full view in front of me." Later, when Gutro was studying meteorology at Western Kentucky University, he was so terrified by a ghost in his house that he nailed a crucifix to the door.

Read the whole story and watch the video "Ghost hunting in Baltimore"

By Jason Samenow  | October 29, 2010; 10:15 AM ET
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Looks as though CWG is beginning to follow the Weather Channel lead on diversionary programming. Other than a few "perfect storm" coincidences, ghosts, goblins, zombies and vampires don't influence the weather the way Nino 3.4, the PDO, the QBO, the NAO and various other patterns and teleconnections do.

In fact, this Halloween's trick or treating activity may be somewhat lower than normal. The reason: It's Sunday night and many of the youngsters will be tucked in early as Monday morning school takes its toll on late-night festivities. Generally Friday and Saturday night Halloweens are the most heavily favored for late-night trick or treating. The weekend Halloween will see its heaviest activity among the grown-up set, with more Friday night and Saturday night dances and parties than usual.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 29, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Bombo47jea - you aren't happy with our reading options today? CWG is indeed trying to diversify and offer more to you all as readers, but what I like about the internet? It is there to ignore or read.. opt-in.. as desired! Let me/us know of any further feedback. Always appreciated!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | October 29, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

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