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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Thunderstorms

Mardi Gras storm risk & the new tornado alley

While Mardi Gras revelers get their buzz tonight in New Orleans, forecasters are buzzing about the severe thunderstorm risk encompassing Louisiana and surrounding states in the Deep South. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center says these areas, including the Big Easy, stand a slight to moderate risk of dangerous storms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.

By Jason Samenow  | March 8, 2011; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather  
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Active U.S. spring severe weather season likely

The predictions of several independent long-range forecast outlets support a very busy severe weather season across the middle portion of the U.S. from east of the Rockies to near the East Coast.

By Jason Samenow  | March 3, 2011; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Latest, Long-range outlooks, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather  
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Tornado watch dropped for metro region

Due to the potential for severe thunderstorms which may produce a few tornadoes in the region, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch through 4 p.m. for regions southeast of the District. The watch which had been in effect for D.C. and western suburbs was canceled.

By Jason Samenow  | February 28, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
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Strong front, some severe storms racing by

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm watch for all but the western suburbs through 4 p.m. The best chance of severe activity is mainly east of I-95 early to mid afternoon. Damaging wind gusts to 50-60 mph are possible in storms.

By Jason Samenow  | February 25, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Flooding, thunderstorm risk for Wed. a.m. rush

The timing of the big, bad cold front to huff and puff and blow through the region tomorrow could not be worse. At the moment, the frontal passage looks to occur between 5-10 a.m. from west to east across the metro region.

By Jason Samenow  | November 30, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Tornado touched down in Baltimore Tues. night

The National Weather Service in Sterling has confirmed a tornado carved a 0.4 mile path through in northeast Baltimore (Hamilton) and Parkville in Baltimore County Tuesday night (or early Wednesday morning). The twister, linked to three minor injuries, grew to a maximum width of 250 yards wide and packed peak winds of around 100 mph. The storm was classified as category one on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) tornado scale, which ranges from zero to five.

By Jason Samenow  | November 18, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Older Entries in This Category »

PM Update: Clearing tonight, sunshine upcoming, Jason Samenow , November 18, 2010
Fierce midnight storms of Nov. 17: what happened?, Jason Samenow , November 17, 2010
Severe thunderstorms departing metro region, Jason Samenow , November 17, 2010
Security camera records tornado taking out trailers, Jason Samenow , October 28, 2010
Midwest storm by the numbers, Jason Samenow , October 27, 2010
Tornado watch until 3 a.m. for metro region, Jason Samenow , October 26, 2010
Midwest storm may bring severe weather to DC, Jason Samenow , October 26, 2010
Video: "We are in the tornado" from Rice, Texas, Jason Samenow , October 25, 2010
Interview with tornado chaser Reed Timmer, Jason Samenow , October 13, 2010
"Hail" mageddon in Brooklyn, New York, Jason Samenow , October 12, 2010
Golf ball marks from heaven and hail, Jason Samenow , October 11, 2010
Reed Timmer, tornado chaser: Ask him questions, Jason Samenow , October 8, 2010
Tornado risk: why today's storms may spin, Jason Samenow , September 27, 2010
The thunderstorm and the Battle of Ox Hill, Kevin Ambrose , September 1, 2010
D.C.'s scorching summer inciting storms, Jason Samenow , August 13, 2010
Where did wild morning storms come from?, Dan Stillman , August 12, 2010
Storms weaken while passing through area, Jason Samenow , August 4, 2010
Hailaceous: South Dakota hailstone breaks record, Jason Samenow , August 2, 2010
Were you caught off-guard by Sunday's storms?, Jason Samenow , July 28, 2010
An inside view of Sunday's severe weather, Andrew Freedman , July 27, 2010
Severe thunderstorms sliding south, Jason Samenow , July 25, 2010
Lightning: To crouch or not to crouch...?, Don Lipman , June 16, 2010
There is hail, and there is hail, Jason Samenow , May 20, 2010
Storms produce big hail in parts of area, Capital Weather Gang , May 15, 2010
A few words about lightning myths, Don Lipman , May 12, 2010
Hypothermia in summer: The storms of 8/3/2002, Kevin Ambrose , April 29, 2010
Tornado devastates La Plata, Md.: April 28, 2002, Jason Samenow , April 28, 2010
Saturday's tornadoes: Success amid devastation, Capital Weather Gang , April 27, 2010
Tornado Alley: What's that???, Steve Tracton , April 26, 2010
Severe Thunderstorm Watch through the evening, Capital Weather Gang , April 25, 2010
Severe storm, tornado season cranks up, Ian Livingston , April 23, 2010
Saturday Evening Thunderstorms in Washington, Ian Livingston , July 27, 2009
NWS, Red Cross Align on Tornado Advice, Steve Tracton , July 17, 2009
Deadly Storms Cause Damage In & Around D.C., Ian Livingston , June 26, 2009
Saturday's Baltimore and Bay Twisters, Jason Samenow , June 22, 2009
Are You a Severe Weather Junkie?, Ann Posegate , June 12, 2009
Scientists Get Closest Look Yet at Tornado, Andrew Freedman , June 8, 2009
Confusion on What to Do If Car Meets Tornado, Steve Tracton , May 28, 2009
Haiku Forecast, Capital Weather Gang , August 15, 2008
Lightning Flash in Slow Motion, Jason Samenow , August 12, 2008
Photography: Storms From 30,000 Feet, Ian Livingston , August 3, 2008
Photography: Thunderstorm Cloud Tops, Kevin Ambrose , July 26, 2008
Alert: Watch, Warnings Issued as Storms Move In, Capital Weather Gang , July 22, 2008
A Trigger-Happy Weather Service?, Jason Samenow , July 15, 2008
Lightning Myths Revealed, Capital Weather Gang , June 25, 2008
Photography: Saturday's Severe Storm, Ian Livingston , June 22, 2008
Beware of Bolts From the Blue, Steve Tracton , June 20, 2008
"We Are In the Tornado", Jason Samenow , June 17, 2008
Severe Storms Strike Again, Ian Livingston , June 16, 2008
Not Again! Moderate Risk of Severe Storms, Jason Samenow , June 16, 2008
How Not to React to a Tornado Siren, Dan Stillman , June 12, 2008
Eyewitness Recounts Apparent Tornado Sighting, Jason Samenow , June 6, 2008
Recap: June 4 Severe Weather Outbreak, Ian Livingston , June 5, 2008
Storms Continue to Batter Area, Capital Weather Gang , June 4, 2008
CommuteCast: Severe Weather Moving Through, Ian Livingston , June 4, 2008
Update: Storm Threat Shifting South, Jason Samenow , May 31, 2008
NOAA: Moderate Risk of Severe Thunderstorms, Jason Samenow , May 31, 2008
Severe Weather Risk More than Slight, Dan Stillman , May 30, 2008
Unbelievable Tornado Video from Colorado, Capital Weather Gang , May 22, 2008
Are Tornadoes Becoming More Common?, Jason Samenow , May 21, 2008
Projectile Automobiles, Jason Samenow , May 13, 2008
Inside the Suffolk, Va. Tornado, Jason Samenow , April 29, 2008
Comment of the Week: Thunderstorm Winds, Jason Samenow , March 17, 2008
In Focus: This Evening's Storm Threat, Jason Samenow , March 4, 2008
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