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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Features

Interview with tornado chaser Reed Timmer

Discovery Channel's docu-drama Storm Chasers kicks off its fourth season tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The Capital Weather Gang and readers submitted questions to "extreme chaser" and program star Reed Timmer. Timmer responds...

By Jason Samenow  | October 13, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Features, Thunderstorms  
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It's Old Farmer's Almanac time

Having an early boyhood fascination with the weather, I looked forward each fall in New Jersey to the various almanac predictions for the upcoming winter. Although I didn't put much stock in their long-range forecasts (nor do I now), nevertheless, as a snow-lover, it was always promising when the outlook was for a severe winter. And when someone said, as they always did and still do at this time of year, "I heard the almanac is predicting a lot of snow this winter," I would always say, "Which almanac?" Then, as now, almanac forecasts varied greatly. Although a number of almanacs exist, many of which have a decent following, the granddaddy of them all is The Old Farmer's Almanac. Published since 1792, it is possibly the oldest continuous publication in America. In our area, The Hagerstown Almanac is another favorite, claiming to be almost as old as the Old Farmer's Almanac

By Don Lipman  | October 12, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Features, History, Lipman  
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Sea & sky while cruising the Atlantic

* Sunny days return: Full Forecast | Under pressure by air pressure? * Looking out at a shower over the open Atlantic. By Steve Tracton. I recently returned from a 16-day cruise which included seven days at sea crossing the Atlantic from Lisbon, Portugal to Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Two of...

By Steve Tracton  | November 20, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Education, Features, International Weather, Tracton  
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Forecast: More Heat, Humidity & Storm Chances

But cooling & drying trend will begin by (late) Saturday * NatCast | A/C or No A/C? | Current Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Follow Hurricane Bill: Tracking Center | Later: Full Tropical Update * * New! Get CWG's Express Forecast by E-mail: Sign Me Up * EXPRESS...

By Josh Larson  | August 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Features  
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Weather Ins and Outs for 2009

* Express & Detailed Forecast | InaugurationCast: Let the Forecasts Begin * What's In and Out in the world of weather, climate and the like? Here's my highly subjective and easily debatable year-end (or shall we say year-beginning) list. I had fun putting it together, and hope you'll have fun...

By Dan Stillman  | January 2, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Features  
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A Lot of Lawn: Q&A With Nats Groundskeeper

Larry DiVito has a lot more lawn to take care of than you do. Credit: Washington Nationals Spring has sprung, and soon enough homeowners will be mulching, mowing, trimming and weeding. But if you think your backyard keeps you busy, consider the case of Larry DiVito. His yard measures 403...

By Dan Stillman  | April 10, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Features  
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