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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Year in pictures: Submit your 2010 weather photos

By Ann Posegate

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One of CWG's top 10 favorite photo submissions from 2009: Behind the raindrops, by Nello DeBlasio. Taken from the top of the Washington Monument on June 20, 2009.

Deadline January 3

It's that time of year again to showcase this year's weather in photos!

For the past few years, we have solicited D.C.-area weather photos from our readers to display right here on Capital Weather Gang (see our top picks from 2008 and 2009).

At times, the atmosphere seems out of reach, offering us views of distant sunsets or looming storms. At other times it is at our fingertips, shrouding us in fog and coating our streets with snow. It is our job to describe these experiences using words. Yet, they are often not enough. This is where photography comes in.

2010 was a dramatic year for weather in our region. We know there are many great photos just waiting to be seen. Send us your best 2010 weather shots by January 3, 2011 and we will post our favorites here on CWG later in the month.

Keep reading for submission details ...

How to submit:

There are two categories: Snowmageddon (any snow-related photos) and Other Weather. Each person may submit no more than one relevant photo to each category (for a total of two possible per person). Email your submissions to and include the following information:

Your name
Image title
Date the image was taken (must be in 2010)
Location where the image was taken

A few guidelines:
* You need not be a professional photographer to submit a photo, but you must be at least 13 years of age.
* All entries must be original and property of you.
* All submissions must show weather in the D.C. metro region, including the District, Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia.
* Images must have been taken in 2010. Those submitted in 2008 and 2009 will not be considered this year.
* Submissions should not be digitally edited (i.e., Photoshopped) with the exception of cropping, resizing and minor color balance adjustments.
* Images do not need to be high resolution, as they will be used solely on this website.
* Full user submission guidelines

One of CWG's top 10 favorite photo submissions from 2008. By Bennett Lipscomb. Taken from Mt. Pleasant on June 7, 2008.

What we're looking for:
* Unique types of weather
* Interesting or unusual cloud formations
* Cool optical effects
* Patterns and textures
* Human interest angles
* Storm impacts
* Images that typify our region's weather
* Overall 'wow' factor

Deadline is January 3, 2011. CWG's favorites will be displayed in mid-January, so stay tuned. We look forward to seeing the best of 2010's weather in photos!

By Ann Posegate  | December 22, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
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Just two? One of each?

No way can I narrow it down that much.

Linemen during the February 6, 2010 storm, Magarity at Andersen in Pimmit Hills

Snow on powerline in Pimmit Hills

Magarity at Andersen, looking towards Rt 7.

One month later, on Pine hill Rd in McLean.


Hurricane Earl, looking south from 59th St in Ocean city.

Posted by: wiredog | December 22, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse


Those are nice. I know it's tough- but you gotta pick your best to email us :)

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 22, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Would the eclipse earlier this week be considered a weather photo?

Posted by: pwilly | December 22, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I know...

Posted by: wiredog | December 22, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse


The eclipse is more astronomy, but since sky conditions influence viewing, sure - you could definitely submit an eclipse photo.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 22, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Preparing for a snowpocalypse of snow photos, I trust.

Posted by: ah___ | December 22, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

This is so cool. I can't wait to submit my photos!

Posted by: TheAnalyst | December 29, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

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