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Video of day: Tsunami wave height animation

This animation shows the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research's wave height estimation for the March 11, 2011 tsunami that started off the coast of Japan and has placed the entire Pacific basin on alert.

By Jason Samenow  | March 11, 2011; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Joe Bastardi hired by start-up firm WeatherBell

Less than three weeks after resigning as AccuWeather's chief long-range forecaster, Joe Bastardi announced Friday that he has accepted the position of chief forecaster at WeatherBell, a fledgling weather consulting firm.

By Jason Samenow  | March 11, 2011; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The "SuperMoon" and the Japan earthquake

On March 19, the moon's orbit will make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years while at the same time be in full phase. Such a coincidence has been named a "SuperMoon" by astrologer Richard Nolle. As entertainingly chronicled by John Metcalfe over at TBD, Nolle predicts all kinds of weather and natural hazard mayhem, including strong earthquakes, in conjunction with the Supermoon. So the questions that emerge are: 1) Is there any legitimate science linking the Supermoon and extreme natural hazards? and, 2) Did the upcoming Supermoon play a role in this morning's horrific earthquake in Japan?

By Jason Samenow  | March 11, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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The tsunami's path and progress to Hawaii, California, Oregon and other U.S. sites

The extraordinary earthquake that devastated parts of coastal Japan this morning has triggered tsunami activity currently propagating across the Pacific ocean. At the same time, a flood of information is pushing through cyberspace that could easily overwhelm anyone seeking the basic facts. Let's break down what we know based on information from sources we trust.

By Jason Samenow  | March 11, 2011; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Spring into action, gardeners!

Notwithstanding the current and recent deluges, planting time is fast approaching. I always like to keep an eye on the map of average temperatures over the past several weeks. It is a good rule of thumb for monitoring soil temperatures in the garden. We have risen above the 40 degree mark and that signals the beginning of plant awakening in our area.

By David Streit  | March 10, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Rains so far and coastal & river flooding

Rain continues steadily this morning. For the most part the rains haven't been heavy enough to cause street flooding or stream and creek flooding. However, strong flow from the southeast has caused tidal waters to rise, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Coastal Flood Warning now in effect through 3 a.m. tonight.

By Jason Samenow  | March 10, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Images of day: Massive storm, big time rains, Jason Samenow , March 9, 2011
Mardi Gras storm risk & the new tornado alley, Jason Samenow , March 8, 2011
Flood watch: How much rain, where, and when?, Jason Samenow , March 8, 2011
Weather leading up to the Civil War, Don Lipman , March 8, 2011
Weather image of the day: Fawning over snow, Jason Samenow , March 7, 2011
Should global warming send us to the bunker?, Andrew Freedman , March 7, 2011
For the record: Sunday's rain and snow, Jason Samenow , March 7, 2011
Weather image of the day: Greek crescent moon, Jason Samenow , March 2, 2011
February & December-February weather recap, Matt Rogers , March 2, 2011
My perceptions of winter, a review: Part I, Wes Junker , March 2, 2011
Tree pollen starting to spike, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2011
Christchurch: Before and after earthquake, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2011
Weather image of the day: Red snow moon, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2011
Passengers aboard jet view Discovery launch, Jason Samenow , February 28, 2011
Polar plunge into the Potomac river, Kevin Ambrose , February 28, 2011
Tornado watch dropped for metro region, Jason Samenow , February 28, 2011
Eyewitness account of New Zealand earthquake, Steve Tracton , February 24, 2011
This winter has tested our gardens, David Streit , February 24, 2011
Snow in San Francisco? Could happen late Friday, Jason Samenow , February 23, 2011
Joe Bastardi resigns from AccuWeather, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2011
Snow totals fall short of forecasts: why?, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2011
Sleet & snow to leave icy mess for AM commute, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2011
Monday night: Rain, sleet, then some snow, Wes Junker, Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman , February 20, 2011
After winds & more warmth, could it snow?, Dan Stillman , February 19, 2011
High wind warning Saturday, gusts to 60 mph, Jason Samenow , February 18, 2011
Snow chance early Tuesday, but big uncertainty, Wes Junker , February 18, 2011
A new view of weather and climate, Andrew Freedman , February 18, 2011
High wind and fire weather watches Saturday, Jason Samenow , February 18, 2011
Snowmageddon makes "new words and slang" list, Jason Samenow , February 18, 2011
Next Tuesday snow: True or tease?, Jason Samenow , February 17, 2011
Drought conditions nearing metro region, Jason Samenow , February 17, 2011
Solar Flare 2011: Aurora alert, Steve Tracton , February 17, 2011
Bad pattern for snow through end of February, Wes Junker , February 16, 2011
Classifying beliefs about climate change, Jason Samenow , February 16, 2011
Video: 2010 Hurricane season in one minute, Jason Samenow , February 15, 2011
Amazing U.S. snow cover retreat in six days, Jason Samenow , February 15, 2011
D.C. area snow chances decreasing, not done, Ian Livingston , February 15, 2011
When is love most in the air?, Jason Samenow , February 14, 2011
The snowstorm of February 11-12, 2006, Kevin Ambrose , February 14, 2011
2010 in Pictures: Your Weather Photos Revealed, Ann Posegate , February 11, 2011
Wide ranging views on Va. school closings, Jason Samenow , February 11, 2011
40 below zero: One coincidence & two oddities, Don Lipman , February 11, 2011
Snow on ground in 49 states, almost none in air, Jason Samenow , February 10, 2011
Don't blame the Arctic oscillation, Greg Postel , February 10, 2011
Snowstorm burying eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Jason Samenow , February 9, 2011
Remembering 2010's Snoverkill, Jason Samenow , February 9, 2011
The top five U.S. snow storms, Jason Samenow , February 8, 2011
Rate our cold winter so far, Jason Samenow , February 8, 2011
No more than flurries likely Thursday, Wes Junker , February 8, 2011
January 2011: D.C.'s second straight cold month, Matt Rogers , February 8, 2011
Thursday snow chance still low, Jason Samenow , February 7, 2011
Poll: Cold weather means more sex for some, Jason Samenow , February 7, 2011
The winter the Arctic shifted south, Andrew Freedman , February 7, 2011
Meaningful snow chances diminishing, Wes Junker , February 6, 2011
Update on upcoming wintry weather chances, Dan Stillman , February 5, 2011
Dallas gets pre- Super Bowl snow dump, Jason Samenow , February 4, 2011
Snowmageddon memories a trending topic, Jason Samenow , February 4, 2011
Snowmageddon: One year later..., Jason Samenow , February 4, 2011
Saturday storm: Light ice & rain, ending as snow?, Jason Samenow , February 3, 2011
Queensland, Australia slammed by cyclone, Jason Samenow , February 3, 2011
Name Chicago's snowstorm, Steve Tracton , February 3, 2011
Saturday storm trending wet not white, Wes Junker , February 2, 2011
Cooling off the heated climate change rhetoric, Andrew Freedman , February 2, 2011
Blizzard ends in Chicago, Jason Samenow , February 2, 2011
No shadow for groundhog Phil: Winter to end?, Jason Samenow , February 2, 2011
Ice to mostly stay north; do your homework, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2011
Amazing reports about massive Midwest storm, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2011
Weather Service website falters at critical time, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2011
Ice threat tonight focused on northern Md. & Pa., Jason Samenow , February 1, 2011
Update on weather for next two a.m. commutes, Dan Stillman , January 31, 2011
Snow storm to bury Midwest, New England, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2011
Breaking down the double ice threat, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2011
Commutageddon: could we all have done more?, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2011
Another midweek storm to track, Dan Stillman , January 29, 2011
A snowstorm montage from January 26-27, 2011, Kevin Ambrose , January 29, 2011
What made Wednesday's storm special?, Wes Junker , January 28, 2011
What should we name Wednesday's storm?, Dan Stillman and Ann Posegate , January 28, 2011
Snow winds down, Jason Samenow , January 28, 2011
And the awards for 'Best Snow Comments' go to..., Ann Posegate , January 27, 2011
Recap: Snow, thunder put on a memorable show, Dan Stillman , January 27, 2011
Alert: "Dangerous" travel around rush hour, Jason Samenow , January 26, 2011
AM update: A break before big snow boom, Jason Samenow , January 26, 2011
Winter storm warning issued for N & W suburbs, Jason Samenow , January 26, 2011
State of the snowstorm: Precip moves in..., Jason Samenow , January 26, 2011
At weather expo, top snow expert shares views, Andrew Freedman , January 25, 2011
Odds increasing for heavy, wet snow late Wed., Wes Junker , January 25, 2011
AM update: Winter Storm Watch for N & W suburbs, Jason Samenow , January 25, 2011
Near rain-snow line for significant Wed. storm, Jason Samenow , January 24, 2011
D.C. Decembers: Trending colder?, Matt Rogers , January 24, 2011
Latest on the Tues night-Wed storm threat, Wes Junker , January 23, 2011
Strong storm chance Tues-Wed, snow odds unsure, Jason Samenow , January 22, 2011
Potential storm Tues-Wed: more snow or rain?, Wes Junker , January 21, 2011
AM round-up: last night's "storm", cold & more, Jason Samenow , January 21, 2011
Snow struggling to develop & may not, Jason Samenow , January 20, 2011
Tonight's snow to be very light, again, Capital Weather Gang , January 20, 2011
NOAA-NWS begins Winter Weather Experiment, Steve Tracton , January 20, 2011
Huge Pacific storm to bring high surf to Hawaii, Jason Samenow , January 19, 2011
Another glancing snow blow Friday morning, Wes Junker , January 19, 2011
Why not to drive downhill on ice, Jason Samenow , January 19, 2011
Snow/mix chance returns Thurs. night & Fri., Jason Samenow , January 18, 2011
Reviewing a slippery forecast & photos, Jason Samenow , January 18, 2011
Wintry mess expected tonight, Jason Samenow , January 17, 2011
Analysis: Light mix of precip Monday night, Jason Samenow , January 16, 2011
Rivaling reasons for world's extreme weather, Jason Samenow , January 14, 2011
Will early Tuesday be wintry or rainy?, Wes Junker , January 14, 2011
Freak, deadly storm: Children's Blizzard of 1888, Steve Tracton , January 14, 2011
Weather forecast delivered by toothpaste?, Jason Samenow , January 13, 2011
Does snow cover extent debunk global warming?, Jason Samenow , January 13, 2011
More than 70 percent of U.S. covered in snow, Jason Samenow , January 12, 2011
Snowstorm blasts New York, buries Boston, Andrew Freedman , January 12, 2011
Why was there ice before snow Tues. night?, Wes Junker , January 12, 2011
Snow totals and your pictures, Jason Samenow , January 12, 2011
Update: Storm is over, Jason Samenow , January 11, 2011
Midday round-up: Light snow event on track, Jason Samenow , January 11, 2011
Winter Weather Advisory up for D.C. & vicinity, Dan Stillman , January 10, 2011
Snow map, accumulation timeline & FAQs, Jason Samenow , January 10, 2011
Update: Snow chance Tuesday night steady, Jason Samenow , January 10, 2011
About the Winter Storm Watch east of D.C., Jason Samenow , January 10, 2011
Tuesday snow chance looks real but light, Wes Junker , January 9, 2011
Decent chance for at least some snow Tuesday, Dan Stillman and Jason Samenow , January 8, 2011
Snow ends, drops quick half inch or so, Jason Samenow , January 8, 2011
Tuesday snow risk increases, Wes Junker , January 7, 2011
Dusting to 1" possible Saturday morning, Jason Samenow , January 7, 2011
Remembering the Blizzard of '96 in photos, Kevin Ambrose , January 7, 2011
Amazing images of D.C.'s extreme 2010 weather, Jason Samenow , January 6, 2011
Climate Lens: Politics, hype, and science, Jason Samenow , January 5, 2011
Washington D.C. weather in the year 2076, Don Lipman , January 5, 2011
International look-up available on Post Weather, Jason Samenow , January 4, 2011
Coast to coast: Video of Dec. 26 beach blizzard, Jason Samenow , January 4, 2011
Record warmth in 2010, despite cooling influences, Andrew Freedman , January 4, 2011
Loud noise, not weather likely behind bird kill, Jason Samenow , January 3, 2011
The first sunrise of 2011, Kevin Ambrose , January 3, 2011
Top weather story in 2010: Record snow or heat?, Jason Samenow , January 3, 2011
D.C.'s wild weather ride in 2010, Ian Livingston , January 3, 2011
Record cold December in Miami, Florida, Jason Samenow , December 30, 2010
When weather is art: "Man in a Blizzard" video, Jason Samenow , December 30, 2010
Heat top 2010 weather story says Weather Channel, Jason Samenow , December 30, 2010
Washington's greatest snowstorms, Kevin Ambrose , December 30, 2010
Is Siberian snow, eastern U.S. cold link legit?, Matt Rogers , December 29, 2010
Where did Sunday's forecast go wrong?, Wes Junker , December 29, 2010
The No-mageddon D.C. snow hole from space, Jason Samenow , December 29, 2010
New research points to cold January-March, Jason Samenow , December 28, 2010
Should the Eagles game have been played?, Jason Samenow , December 28, 2010
"False Alarmageddon" rebuttal, Steve Tracton , December 28, 2010
Name the non-storm, Jason Samenow , December 27, 2010
Blizzard blasts coastal cities from Va. to Mass., Andrew Freedman , December 27, 2010
Weather Checker: "False Alarmageddon"?, Jamie Yesnowitz , December 27, 2010
No-mageddon: The Washington, D.C. snow hole, Jason Samenow , December 27, 2010
Slick spots possible as winds gust , Dan Stillman , December 26, 2010
Flurries, light snow continue; windy, Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman , December 26, 2010
Snow struggling to stretch west of D.C., Jason Samenow , December 26, 2010
Update: Nail-biter snowstorm remains close call, Jason Samenow , December 26, 2010
Snow may be closer to 3" than 6", Jason Samenow , December 25, 2010
Update: Still big range in Sunday snow potential, Jason Samenow , December 25, 2010
Update: Winter storm watches extended west, Jason Samenow , December 25, 2010
Winter storm watch Sunday & Sunday night, Jason Samenow , December 25, 2010
Sunday snow odds continue to rise, Jason Samenow , December 24, 2010
Update: Bumping up Sunday snow odds, Jason Samenow , December 24, 2010
Weekend snow threat still slight, Jason Samenow , December 24, 2010
A look back at big Christmas snows in D.C., Ian Livingston , December 24, 2010
Odds of major storm shrinking. Any snow at all?, Wes Junker , December 23, 2010
The National Christmas Tree with snow, Kevin Ambrose , December 23, 2010
California storm may bring South Christmas snow , Jason Samenow , December 22, 2010
Sunday storm could be big hit or big miss, Wes Junker and Jason Samenow , December 22, 2010
Year in pictures: Submit your 2010 weather photos, Ann Posegate , December 22, 2010
Poll: A white Christmas or not?, Jason Samenow , December 21, 2010
White Christmas odds good, not yet great, Jason Samenow , December 21, 2010
Christmas snow statistics for the D.C. area, Ian Livingston , December 21, 2010
Mammoth snow: 13+ feet in four days, Jason Samenow , December 20, 2010
White Christmas dream *could* come true, Wes Junker , December 20, 2010
Freak pattern brings Europe record cold & snow, Andrew Freedman , December 20, 2010
Rare Christmas snow potential emerging, Jason Samenow , December 19, 2010
Next chance of light snow: Tuesday, Dan Stillman , December 18, 2010
Post ombudsman talks weather, Jason Samenow , December 17, 2010
One year ago: the eve of Snowpocalypse, Jason Samenow , December 17, 2010
On-again, off-again Sunday snow is..., Dan Stillman , December 17, 2010
Sunday snow threat is back, sort of..., Wes Junker , December 16, 2010
D.C. gets first inch; school tomorrow?, Jason Samenow , December 16, 2010
It's snowing & sticking! Up to 2" expected., Capital Weather Gang , December 16, 2010
Update: Snow covering metro region, Jason Samenow , December 16, 2010
Snow update: Timeline, Impacts, and FAQs, Jason Samenow , December 16, 2010
What are your snow predictions?, Jason Samenow , December 15, 2010
Weekend snow threat down, not out, Wes Junker , December 15, 2010
Snow threat up, 1 or 2 inches possible tomorrow, Wes Junker , December 15, 2010
Federal leave for severe weather revamped, Ed O'Keefe , December 15, 2010
Double trouble? Tracking two snow threats, Jason Samenow , December 14, 2010
Recap: Lake enhanced snow streamers dust D.C., Jason Samenow , December 14, 2010
Scoop on wind & winter weather advisories, Jason Samenow , December 14, 2010
Charting 36 wind-chilled hours, Jason Samenow , December 13, 2010
Analyzing pre-Christmas snow odds, Wes Junker , December 13, 2010
With climate change, long-term trends are key, Andrew Freedman , December 13, 2010
Winter weather advisory expires, Jason Samenow , December 13, 2010
Incredible video: Metrodome roof collapses, Jason Samenow , December 12, 2010
Metrodome roof fails after Minneapolis blizzard, Jason Samenow , December 12, 2010
Extreme cold to grip eastern U.S. next week, Jason Samenow , December 10, 2010
Snow and record traffic hits Paris, France, Jason Samenow , December 10, 2010
Season's first flakes fall in many spots, Jason Samenow , December 10, 2010
Will Sunday's storm produce any snow?, Wes Junker , December 9, 2010
A white Christmas for Santa?, Steve Tracton , December 8, 2010
Climate change can be a conversation killer, Andrew Freedman , December 8, 2010
Did last winter change your opinion on snow?, Dan Stillman , December 7, 2010
Stink bug weather & tips for keeping them out, Kevin Ambrose , December 7, 2010
Snowmageddon - the book!, Capital Weather Gang , December 6, 2010
Any truth to rumors of a Sunday-Monday storm?, Wes Junker , December 6, 2010
Your Call: How much snow in D.C. this winter?, Dan Stillman , December 3, 2010
Awesome satellite loop of hurricane season, Jason Samenow , December 3, 2010
The December 5th coincidence, Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston , December 2, 2010
The new Washington Post Weather website, Jason Samenow , December 1, 2010
Big snows in UK: Snowmageddon London-style, Jason Samenow , December 1, 2010
Welcome winter! Temps tank behind storm, Jason Samenow , December 1, 2010
2010 finishes #2 in D.C. for freeze-less category, Ian Livingston , November 30, 2010
Introducing the Snow Potential Index, Jason Samenow , November 29, 2010
A look into early December: cold likely, Wes Junker , November 29, 2010
Arctic dust storms: really?, Steve Tracton , November 24, 2010
Hurricane season in 2010 made history, Greg Postel , November 18, 2010
A look ahead toward Thanksgiving and beyond, Wes Junker , November 17, 2010
Fierce midnight storms of Nov. 17: what happened?, Jason Samenow , November 17, 2010
Ellen DeGeneres mocks TV weather reporting, Jason Samenow , November 16, 2010
Omaha baseball team re-named "Storm Chasers", Jason Samenow , November 16, 2010
WSJ editorial board spins climate science, again, Andrew Freedman , November 15, 2010
Jews, Muslims, Christians pray for rain in West Bank, Jason Samenow , November 12, 2010
A touch of color at the Capitol, Kevin Ambrose , November 11, 2010
Remembering the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, Don Lipman , November 10, 2010
Long range look: Pre-Thanksgiving cold snap?, Jason Samenow , November 10, 2010
What's the average date of D.C.'s first snow?, Jason Samenow , November 8, 2010
Video: "We are in the tornado" from Rice, Texas, Jason Samenow , October 25, 2010
Comparing, defining D.C.'s record summer heat, Ian Livingston , September 23, 2010
Risk for U.S. hurricane landfall increasing, Greg Postel , September 21, 2010
Forecasting hurricanes: Part 1, Steve Tracton , August 19, 2010
 
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