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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Snow Lover's Crystal Ball

After winds & more warmth, could it snow?

I'm not one for exaggerating or overhyping the weather, but it sure does seem to get wilder by the moment around here lately. Even as today's winds gust over 50 mph in the wake of yesterday's record-breaking mid-to-upper 70s, we have another weather threat to track - a chance of snow Monday night into early Tuesday.

By Dan Stillman  | February 19, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Near rain-snow line for significant Wed. storm

During a winter where almost every precipitation forecast has been tough, predicting Wednesday's storm may be the most challenging. What we can now say with confidence is a storm is quite likely beginning early Wednesday morning with precipitation taking multiple forms across the region before it all ends Wednesday night.

By Jason Samenow  | January 24, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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Latest on the Tues night-Wed storm threat

The storm threat we've been tracking for many days now has been pushed back slightly again. It now appears that Wednesday should feature the brunt of precipitation. The rain/snow line currently wants to set up somewhere in the area, putting those west of D.C. at greater risk for accumulation than those to the east. Nevertheless, odds seem good for everyone to see some snow fall.

By Wes Junker  | January 23, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
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Strong storm chance Tues-Wed, snow odds unsure

Computer models have come into pretty good agreement that a significant storm will develop in the South early this coming week. However, there is a lot of variability in the projected storm track - which is the key to this forecast. The important thing to emphasize right now is that the cold air necessary for snow will be moving away as this storm approaches. So unless the storm takes the perfect track - far enough east to hold remnant cold air in place but close enough to us for significant precipitation - we're almost certainly going to have some, if not mostly rain.

By Jason Samenow  | January 22, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
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Potential storm Tues-Wed: more snow or rain?

The models are converging toward the possibility of a winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday. The cold air mass settling over the region now now is setting the stage for wintry precipitation. However, like most such storms projected so far into the future, there is a lot of uncertainty about the storm's track and intensity. The majority of the models suggest this storm will have quite a bit of precipitation with it. How much of the precipitation will be snow, sleet or rain is very much in question.

By Wes Junker  | January 21, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Another glancing snow blow Friday morning

We've been on the edge of almost every snowstorm this winter, struggling to accumulate an inch from any given event. Here we go again. We're on the southern fringe of a storm system in the works for late Thursday night through Friday's rush hour. Most likely snowfall accumulations are from a dusting to an inch or two over most of the area

By Wes Junker  | January 19, 2011; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Snow/mix chance returns Thurs. night & Fri., Jason Samenow , January 18, 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
Tuesday snow risk increases, Wes Junker , January 7, 2011
Weekend snow threat still slight, Jason Samenow , December 24, 2010
Odds of major storm shrinking. Any snow at all?, Wes Junker , December 23, 2010
Sunday storm could be big hit or big miss, Wes Junker and Jason Samenow , December 22, 2010
White Christmas odds good, not yet great, Jason Samenow , December 21, 2010
White Christmas dream *could* come true, Wes Junker , December 20, 2010
Rare Christmas snow potential emerging, Jason Samenow , December 19, 2010
Next chance of light snow: Tuesday, Dan Stillman , December 18, 2010
Sunday snow threat is back, sort of..., Wes Junker , December 16, 2010
Double trouble? Tracking two snow threats, Jason Samenow , December 14, 2010
Tues. night snow chances remain suspect, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2010
March threatens to begin like a lion, Brian Jackson , February 28, 2010
Southern storm may be snow producer Tues-Wed, Jason Samenow , February 27, 2010
On the edge of a major storm, Jason Samenow , February 23, 2010
Monday storm trending less snowy, more rainy, Capital Weather Gang , February 19, 2010
Winter weather threat returns Monday, Jason Samenow , February 18, 2010
Monday snow: Light to moderate, unlikely big, Jason Samenow , February 13, 2010
Next snow chance just around the corner, Camden Walker , February 12, 2010
Snoverwhelming: Tracking another snow chance, Jason Samenow , February 11, 2010
Questions linger for Tues/Wed snow potential, Jason Samenow , February 8, 2010
Midweek storm has snowy potential, Brian Jackson , February 7, 2010
Models stay consistent with major snow potential, Dan Stillman , February 3, 2010
Some snow now... a lot of snow later?, Matt Rogers , February 2, 2010
Two storms to be possible snow producers, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2010
Best chance for significant snow is south, Josh Larson , January 28, 2010
Late Friday-Saturday snow threat still evolving, Dan Stillman , January 27, 2010
Late-week snow potential grows, Matt Rogers , January 26, 2010
Late-week snow potential emerging, Jason Samenow , January 25, 2010
Wintry mix could cause mess, Dan Stillman , January 20, 2010
Still cold, but not too cold for a little snow, Dan Stillman , January 6, 2010
Light snow and a mix may usher in New Year, Matt Rogers , December 29, 2009
Weekend snow prospects increase, Josh Larson , December 17, 2009
You guessed it: Another weekend snow chance, Dan Stillman , December 16, 2009
Sunday storm: Not a good snow setup, Dan Stillman , December 11, 2009
Sunday snow threat barely hanging on, Josh Larson , December 10, 2009
Snow threat late Saturday night, a mix Sunday?, Jason Samenow , December 9, 2009
Another Saturday snow possibility, Matt Rogers , December 8, 2009
Sizing up the Saturday snow, Matt Rogers , December 3, 2009
Saturday snow chance still on the maps, Dan Stillman , December 2, 2009
Season's first snow chance arrives early, Jason Samenow , December 1, 2009
Sunday-Monday Storm: Significant Snow Possible, Jason Samenow , February 28, 2009
Winter's Not Done Yet: A Pair of Weekend Storms, Dan Stillman , February 27, 2009
Tuesday Snow Chances Living on the Edge, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2009
Possible Early Week Storm Still Bears Watching, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2009
Next Week's Storm: Big Snow or Big Bust?, Dan Stillman , January 30, 2009
Storm Scenario: Some Snow, Then Ice and Rain, Jason Samenow , January 26, 2009
Potentially Messy Winter Storm Tues & Wed, Jason Samenow , January 25, 2009
Tues-Wed Provides Some Snow Potential, Jason Samenow , January 24, 2009
Sunday Night Snow Chances Down, Way Down, Jason Samenow , January 17, 2009
Sunday Night Snow Scenario, Jason Samenow , January 16, 2009
Weekend Winter Weather Cancel?, Jason Samenow , December 18, 2008
Storm Has Eyes on Washington for Weekend, Dan Stillman , December 17, 2008
Coastal Storm Threat Is End-of-Week Wildcard, Matt Rogers , December 9, 2008
Midweek Storms May Be Wild and Crazy, Jason Samenow , December 8, 2008
Light Snow Still Possible Late Saturday, Jason Samenow , December 5, 2008
Snow May Dust D.C. Region Saturday Evening, Jason Samenow , December 4, 2008
Sunday: Season's First Accumulating Snow?, Dan Stillman , November 26, 2008
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