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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Humor

Snowmageddon makes "new words and slang" list

The Baltimore Sun's Frank Roylance reports the term "Snowmageddon" - which caught fire last February from use on this blog was added to Merriam-Webster online dictionary's "New Words and Slang" list.

By Jason Samenow  | February 18, 2011; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Humor, Latest, Snowmageddon  
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When is love most in the air?

The headline poses the question "when is love most in the air"? Is it amidst winter's bundle up chill and picturesque blankets of snow, fall's crisp, fresh air and vibrant colors, spring's emergent warmth and blossoming flora, or summer's steamy days and soft, warm nights?

By Jason Samenow  | February 14, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Poll: Cold weather means more sex for some

So the Associated Press (AP) hooked up with Weather Underground to do a poll on weather, moods and sex. It found four in 10 Americans say the weather affects their mood, and winter by far is the season most likely to leave them feeling down. On the other hand, 15 percent of Americans who were cooped up by the weather reported having more sex than usual.

By Jason Samenow  | February 7, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Name Chicago's snowstorm

Guess what? The Chicago Tribune is encouraging suggestions for naming the monumental storm that just buried Chicago with almost 2 feet of snow and 10 foot drifts. As we Washingtonians are now pros at naming storms, let's give our Windy City neighbors some help.

By Steve Tracton  | February 3, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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No shadow for groundhog Phil: Winter to end?

On the 125th anniversary of Groundhog's Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., groundhog Phil failed to see his shadow this morning at 7:25 a.m. amidst overcast skies, light rain showers, and temperatures in the mid-30s. According to folklore, no shadow for Phil means there will be an early spring whereas had he seen his shadow, it would have signified six more weeks of winter.

By Jason Samenow  | February 2, 2011; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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And the awards for 'Best Snow Comments' go to...

For the past few years, I've compiled the 'best of' comments from the first major snowstorms of the season for the D.C. area. Every year, the range of emotions exhibited here on Capital Weather Gang never cease to amaze me. Here's a sampling of your snow comments that stood out during this winter's first major snowstorm.

By Ann Posegate  | January 27, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Humor, Latest, Posegate, Winter Storms  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Weather forecast delivered by toothpaste?, Jason Samenow , January 13, 2011
Snow hole? No Weather Service advisory for DC, Jason Samenow , January 10, 2011
Farmer's Almanac forecast vs. reality in December, Jason Samenow , January 5, 2011
The No-mageddon D.C. snow hole from space, Jason Samenow , December 29, 2010
Name the non-storm, Jason Samenow , December 27, 2010
No-mageddon: The Washington, D.C. snow hole, Jason Samenow , December 27, 2010
The D.C. split?, Jason Samenow , December 9, 2010
A white Christmas for Santa?, Steve Tracton , December 8, 2010
Ellen DeGeneres mocks TV weather reporting, Jason Samenow , November 16, 2010
Omaha baseball team re-named "Storm Chasers", Jason Samenow , November 16, 2010
Weatherman tosses microphone to polar bears, Jason Samenow , November 12, 2010
NASA meteorologist sees dead people, Jason Samenow , October 29, 2010
Weather sorcery: If I could control the weather..., Steve Tracton , October 28, 2010
Rapping weatherman won't be rapping anymore, Jason Samenow , September 7, 2010
Fun Friday video: 2nd chance for bad weatherman, Capital Weather Gang , August 20, 2010
How to cope with the heat: Tell a joke, Steve Tracton , August 13, 2010
How hot was it?, Ann Posegate , June 30, 2010
Listserv: District to convert to Celsius, Jason Samenow , June 29, 2010
Video: Angry weather caller, Capital Weather Gang , May 27, 2010
Polar opposite positions on snow, Jason Samenow , March 8, 2010
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach does the weather , Jason Samenow , December 30, 2009
D.C. sledding gets creative, Ann Posegate , December 23, 2009
Say 'happy holidays' with a snowball, Ann Posegate , December 16, 2009
Best of Sesame Street's weather, Ann Posegate , November 16, 2009
Holy H2O! How Do We Stop This Rain?, Capital Weather Gang , October 16, 2009
The Inevitable Doom & Gloom of Global Warming, Steve Tracton , October 1, 2009
Odd Video: Norwegian Blonde Sings Weather, Jason Samenow , September 4, 2009
Onshore, Offshore, and Out of Her Mind..., Jason Samenow , September 4, 2009
Yet Another Sign TWC Has Jumped the Shark, Dan Stillman , September 3, 2009
Meteorologist Makes Rookie Mistake, Capital Weather Gang , July 1, 2009
VORTEX2 Turns Heads in Tornado Alley, Andrew Freedman , June 15, 2009
Heat Wave Leads to "Weather Whiplash", Andrew Freedman , April 27, 2009
Weatherman Falls Down on Job, Capital Weather Gang , February 26, 2009
Snowmen Rally Against Global Warming, Capital Weather Gang , February 26, 2009
Caution: Giant Snakes Ahead, Andrew Freedman , February 9, 2009
PM Update: A Welcome Warming to Begin, Capital Weather Gang , January 21, 2009
Forecast From... Santa?!, Ann Posegate , December 24, 2008
Weather Channel Criticized for One-Sided Reporting , Jason Samenow , December 22, 2008
Snow Jokes, Steve Tracton , December 15, 2008
Winter Weather Joke, Ann Posegate , November 28, 2008
The Rap on Weather, Jason Samenow , November 22, 2008
Freedman: TV Weather Attack Ads?, Andrew Freedman , November 4, 2008
Facing Fall's Fury, Jason Samenow , October 12, 2008
Katrina Returns to Apologize, Ann Posegate , October 9, 2008
Animal-Shaped Clouds Aid Hurricane Forecasters, Dan Stillman , October 8, 2008
Sarah Palin: How Dare You?, Jason Samenow , October 7, 2008
TV Weather Bloopers, Steve Tracton , September 29, 2008
Pirate Forecast: Ahoy!, Ann Posegate , September 19, 2008
You know Hurricane Season Has Arrived When..., Jamie Jones , September 4, 2008
McCain, Obama: No More 'Wishy-Washy' Forecasts, Dan Stillman , August 26, 2008
HELP this Weatherman, Jason Samenow , August 4, 2008
Conan O'Brien on NBC Buying Weather Channel, Jason Samenow , July 20, 2008
Goodbye to the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, Dan Stillman , June 23, 2008
Having Some Fun With Flood, Dan Stillman , June 19, 2008
"Hot" Songs, Jason Samenow , June 10, 2008
On a Lighter Note: Crazy Kosek's 'Cast, Jason Samenow , June 5, 2008
Name That Weather Tune, Jason Samenow , May 22, 2008
It's 3 AM: Who Do You Want Making the Forecast?, Capital Weather Gang , March 13, 2008
Alert: Six More Weeks of Winter, Jason Samenow , February 2, 2008
Getting Pumped up for Groundhog Day, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2008
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