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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Updates

High wind warning from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday

The wind advisory - which had been issue for tomorrow - between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. remains in effect between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. However, for the period between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the wind advisory has been upgraded to a high wind warning. A high wind warning is basically a wind advisory on steroids. Whereas a wind advisory indicates the potential for wind gusts over 45 mph, a high wind warning means wind gusts of over 58 mph are possible.

By Jason Samenow  | February 24, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Sleet & snow to leave icy mess for AM commute

Snow amounts will probably be at the lower end of ranges forecast earlier, mainly from 1-3" in the immediate metro area. Irrespective of total snow amounts, temperatures continue to fall and will bottom out from 20-24 degrees. So everything will still freeze and it will be an icy mess in the morning - especially on untreated roads.

By Jason Samenow  | February 22, 2011; 2:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
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Wind advisory through midnight

The high wind warning has been discontinued, but a wind advisory (a less extreme classification) is in effect through 12:00 a.m. Sustained winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50-55 mph are possible before winds slowly abate later tonight. The red flag (fire weather) warning has been allowed to expire.

By Jason Samenow  | February 19, 2011; 8:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Temps spike to 70, warmest day since Oct. 28

Here's a little something to warm your heart on Valentine's Day: Reagan National has reached at least 68 degrees today (eight degrees above our initial forecast, big whoops), making it the warmest day since November 23, when it hit 69. The record for the date is 73 from 1990.

By Jason Samenow  | February 14, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Update on upcoming wintry weather chances

It's been a raw, dreary and sometimes drizzly day out there, but with nothing in the way of frozen precipitation. Might that change? Well, we're tracking three opportunities for wintry weather over the next several days, though none are close to a sure thing as of yet.

By Dan Stillman  | February 5, 2011; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Three possible storms: will any pack a punch?

Even if the winter of 2010-2011 hasn't delivered a knockout blow like Snowmageddon of a year ago, we've had plenty of action of track. The next six days present three opportunities for winter weather punches of varying force. In terms of snow, Saturday's potential is anemic, like a feather to your face, if even existent. Then a weather system Monday night could produce a lightweight hit. Thursday's snow punch - which may be followed by the fiercest Arctic blast of the season - could be the heavyweight. On the other hand, it's farthest away and could whiff or get washed out.

By Jason Samenow  | February 4, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Ice to mostly stay north; do your homework, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2011
Update on weather for next two a.m. commutes, Dan Stillman , January 31, 2011
Another midweek storm to track, Dan Stillman , January 29, 2011
Snow winds down, Jason Samenow , January 28, 2011
Heavy rain/sleet rapidly changing to snow, Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston , January 26, 2011
State of the snowstorm: Precip moves in..., Jason Samenow , January 26, 2011
Live blogging the models for Wed storm, Ian Livingston , January 24, 2011
Near rain-snow line for significant Wed. storm, Jason Samenow , January 24, 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
Wintry mess expected tonight, Jason Samenow , January 17, 2011
Update: Storm is over, Jason Samenow , January 11, 2011
The latest on late Tuesday's minor snow event, Dan Stillman , January 10, 2011
Winter in DC: nothing longer than waiting for snow, Jason Samenow , January 10, 2011
Live blogging the models for Tues. snow event, Jason Samenow , January 9, 2011
Snow ends, drops quick half inch or so, Jason Samenow , January 8, 2011
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
Sunday snow odds continue to rise, Jason Samenow , December 24, 2010
Update: Bumping up Sunday snow odds, Jason Samenow , December 24, 2010
Late night storm thoughts, Jason Samenow , December 23, 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
Scoop on wind & winter weather advisories, Jason Samenow , December 14, 2010
Snow shower chance around a.m. commute, Jason Samenow , December 12, 2010
Welcome winter! Temps tank behind storm, Jason Samenow , December 1, 2010
Tornado watch extended east (then canceled), Jason Samenow , December 1, 2010
Initial storms exit, tornado watch scaled back, Jason Samenow , October 27, 2010
Torrential rains swamping region, Jason Samenow , September 30, 2010
Second wave of heavy rains advancing north, Jason Samenow , September 30, 2010
Rain takes a brief breather, flood risk continues, Jason Samenow , September 30, 2010
Deluge not done yet, flood risk remains, Dan Stillman , September 30, 2010
Rainfall mounts, flash flood warning continues, Jason Samenow , September 30, 2010
Flash flood warning extended until 12:30 p.m., Jason Samenow , September 30, 2010
Steady rain moves into metro region, Jason Samenow , September 30, 2010
The calm before the rainstorm, Jason Samenow , September 29, 2010
Rain totals mounting, heaviest moving northeast, Jason Samenow , August 18, 2010
After raking area, severe t'storms have exited, Jason Samenow , August 12, 2010
Storms weaken while passing through area, Jason Samenow , August 4, 2010
Whew! Storms move out, heat advisory canceled, Jason Samenow , July 25, 2010
Severe thunderstorms sliding south, Jason Samenow , July 25, 2010
Some Sunday evening storminess, Dan Stillman , July 18, 2010
Severe storms heading east of city, Capital Weather Gang , June 28, 2010
Update: Scattered storms possible overnight, Jason Samenow , June 19, 2010
Tornado Watch discontinued, Jason Samenow , June 6, 2010
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for D.C. area, Capital Weather Gang , June 3, 2010
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for metro region, Capital Weather Gang , May 27, 2010
Severe T'storm Watch dropped for metro region, Jason Samenow , April 25, 2010
Sloppy snow and rain mostly not sticking, Jason Samenow , March 2, 2010
Winds batter region, increasing snows north & east, Jason Samenow , February 26, 2010
Spotty rains kickoff prolonged storm event, Jason Samenow , February 24, 2010
Update: Maybe some snow; Definitely strong winds, Capital Weather Gang , February 24, 2010
Still on the edge of significant snow potential, Jason Samenow , February 23, 2010
Snover 'n out: Snow departs after a dusting or so, Dan Stillman , February 15, 2010
Brief snow and mix to pivot through region, Jason Samenow , February 15, 2010
Monday snow amounts manageable, for a change, Brian Jackson , February 14, 2010
It's over, really, Dan Stillman , February 10, 2010
It won't stop: Snow, wind still pounding region, Jason Samenow , February 10, 2010
Storm to depart, takes century-old record along, Ian Livingston , February 10, 2010
Uncle!... Winds, blowing snow still in high gear, Capital Weather Gang , February 10, 2010
Blizzard continues: Snow piles up, winds rage, Jason Samenow , February 10, 2010
Alert: Blizzard warning for entire metro region, Jason Samenow , February 10, 2010
Risky recipe: Snow, ice, snow, then wind, Dan Stillman , February 10, 2010
Double whammy: First snow, then gusty winds , Dan Stillman , February 9, 2010
Snow sticking, intensity increasing, Jason Samenow , February 9, 2010
Next storm closes in; no change in forecast, Capital Weather Gang , February 9, 2010
Forget Snowmageddon, let's call it Wintergeddon, Dan Stillman , February 8, 2010
Alert: Serious snow/wind a risk late Tues into Wed, Jason Samenow , February 8, 2010
Update: Significant snow likely Tues.-Wed., Dan Stillman , February 7, 2010
Not again: Winter Storm Watch for Tues/Wed, Jason Samenow , February 7, 2010
Snowmageddon departs after setting records, Ian Livingston , February 6, 2010
Buried & more coming: another 5-8 inches today, Jason Samenow , February 6, 2010
Snow underway: Some could see 2 feet or more, Capital Weather Gang , February 5, 2010
Update: Some FAQs for Snowmageddon Eve, Dan Stillman , February 4, 2010
Update: Confidence increasing in high snow totals, Dan Stillman , February 3, 2010
Moderate/heavy snow sweeping over region, Jason Samenow , February 2, 2010
Update: Chance of snow Tuesday night, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2010
Sizeable snowstorm departing D.C. area, Ian Livingston , January 30, 2010
Impressive snow to gradually diminish, Dan Stillman , January 30, 2010
Powdery snow piles up, ends this evening, Dan Stillman , January 30, 2010
Snow increasing throughout region, Jason Samenow , January 30, 2010
Update: Saturday snow chance solidifying, Jason Samenow , January 29, 2010
Slight shift north with snow accumulations, Dan Stillman , January 29, 2010
Update: On the edge of no snow, or a little snow, Dan Stillman , January 28, 2010
Update: Snow chances sliding south, Dan Stillman , January 27, 2010
Update: Sleet N & W may slide south, Jason Samenow , January 22, 2010
Update: Mix of precipitation continues, Jason Samenow , January 22, 2010
Update: Chance of accumulating snow dropping, Jason Samenow , January 20, 2010
Steady rain departs; damp drizzle & mist linger, Dan Stillman , January 17, 2010
Snow dusting area, amounts likely to be light, Jason Samenow , January 7, 2010
Update: Steady precipitation moving away, Jason Samenow , December 31, 2009
Wintry start to last day of 2009, Dan Stillman , December 30, 2009
When will record-setting snowfall end?, Dan Stillman , December 19, 2009
Update: Double digit snowfall totals reaching D.C. , Jason Samenow , December 19, 2009
Update: Storm could affect Friday evening plans, Jason Samenow , December 18, 2009
Significant early-season snowstorm departing, Ian Livingston , December 5, 2009
A snowy scene with slushy & slick roads, Dan Stillman , December 5, 2009
Rain totals adding up, especially in southeast Va., Capital Weather Gang , November 12, 2009
Frost Advisory Tonight - Western Suburbs, Jason Samenow , October 18, 2009
Update: Labor Day Could Turn Cloudy, Wet Late?, Jason Samenow , September 6, 2009
Heavy Rains, Storms Moving Through Region, Jason Samenow , August 22, 2009
Severe Thunderstorms Well East of District, Jason Samenow , August 9, 2009
Storms Mostly Miss; More Chances This Week, Dan Stillman , July 26, 2009
Thunderstorms to Rumble Thru Region This P.M., Jason Samenow , July 11, 2009
Deadly Storms Cause Damage In & Around D.C., Ian Livingston , June 26, 2009
Tornado Watch Mainly East of Metro Area, Jason Samenow , June 20, 2009
PM Update: Storms Depart, Quiet Night Ahead, Ian Livingston , June 18, 2009
Showers and Storms Possible Late Tonight, Ian Livingston , June 11, 2009
Storms End After Sweeping Through Region, Jason Samenow , June 9, 2009
Severe Thunderstorms Begin Departing Region, Ian Livingston , June 9, 2009
Intense Line of Storms Rips Through Region, Ian Livingston , June 9, 2009
Storms Depart After Heavy Dose of Rain, Dan Stillman , June 3, 2009
Torrential Downpours Move Through Metro Area, Ian Livingston , June 3, 2009
Strong to Severe Storms Firing Up Again, Ian Livingston , June 3, 2009
Storm Threat Ends, Drier Air to Move In, Jason Samenow , May 29, 2009
Storms Continue Rolling Through Region, Jason Samenow , May 29, 2009
Storms Sliding into Metro Region, Jason Samenow , May 25, 2009
Strong Storms Possible; Mugginess Continues, Dan Stillman , May 16, 2009
Line of T'storms to Roll Through Region, Capital Weather Gang , May 11, 2009
Severe Thunderstorm Watch South of Region, Jason Samenow , May 9, 2009
Mostly Dry Evening Ahead, Jason Samenow , May 2, 2009
Storms End, Turning Cooler, Jason Samenow , April 21, 2009
Strong Storms Rumbling through Region, Jason Samenow , April 21, 2009
A Few Severe Storms Possible Mostly North of DC, Jason Samenow , March 29, 2009
Tonight's Deep Freeze and Black Ice Threat, Jason Samenow , March 2, 2009
Snow to Wind Down, Remaining Windy & Cold, Jason Samenow , March 2, 2009
Snow Rallies, Temps Plummet, Winds Pick Up, Jason Samenow , March 2, 2009
Snow Picks Back Up, Windy..., Dan Stillman , March 2, 2009
Big Snows East, Some Snow West, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2009
Steady Snow East, Not Much West, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2009
Sloppy Snow to Become Steady, Then Slick, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2009
Here Comes the Snow: What You Need to Know, Dan Stillman , March 1, 2009
Major Snowstorm On Track to Blast Region, Jason Samenow , March 1, 2009
Update: Mix Tonight, Bigger Snows Tomorrow PM, Jason Samenow , February 28, 2009
Up to an Inch of Snow Possible Tomorrow Morning, Jason Samenow , February 17, 2009
Very Gusty Storms to Rip Through Region, Jason Samenow , February 11, 2009
Snow Coating Western Suburbs, Heading East, Jason Samenow , February 2, 2009
Trending Away From Big Snow. Any at All?, Dan Stillman , February 1, 2009
Early Week Snow Chances Increasing, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2009
Ice Sets Stage for Sloppy AM Commute, Jason Samenow , January 27, 2009
Snow Becoming Ice, Treacherous Travel, Capital Weather Gang , January 27, 2009
Snow Lets Up; Heavier Again Later, Then Ice, Capital Weather Gang , January 27, 2009
Snow Bursts Onto Scene; Turns to Ice Tonight, Jason Samenow , January 27, 2009
Snow Forecast May Cause Dilemma for Schools, Jason Samenow , January 26, 2009
Update: Conversational Snow Over, On to Obama, Dan Stillman , January 19, 2009
Update: Scattered Snow Flakes Flying, Jason Samenow , January 19, 2009
Some Flurries. How Fun!, Capital Weather Gang , January 8, 2009
Update: Light Rain and Patchy Ice Settle In, Capital Weather Gang , January 6, 2009
Will Ice Impact Schools?, Jason Samenow , January 5, 2009
Extremely Cold and Windy Tonight, Jason Samenow , December 21, 2008
Light Ice Glazing Region, Ending This Morning, Jason Samenow , December 21, 2008
Icy Late Night for Metro Area and Points N&W, Jason Samenow , December 20, 2008
Morning Commute Should Mainly Be Wet, Not Icy, Jason Samenow , December 16, 2008
Update: Potential for Icy Evening in N&W Suburbs, Capital Weather Gang , December 16, 2008
Sleet and Snow May Follow Soaking Rain, Jason Samenow , December 11, 2008
Update: Heavy Rain on the Way; Morning Dusting?, Dan Stillman , December 11, 2008
Wind Advisory Until 8 p.m. , Jason Samenow , December 7, 2008
Snow Dusting D.C. Area, Jason Samenow , December 6, 2008
Update: Band of Heavy Showers, Some Thunder, Capital Weather Gang , December 1, 2008
Update: Tornado Watch Cancelled; Turning Cooler, Dan Stillman , November 15, 2008
A Fun Feature to Watch for Flakes, Jason Samenow , November 13, 2008
Update: Partly Sunny Skies Prevail, Jason Samenow , November 2, 2008
Update: Cold Rain Lingers, Capital Weather Gang , October 27, 2008
Update: Gusty Showers Passing Through Region, Capital Weather Gang , October 27, 2008
Update: Rain Gives Way to Sunny Sunday, Dan Stillman , October 25, 2008
Update: Could be a Rough Morning Rush, Dan Stillman , September 25, 2008
A Few Evening Storms; Hot & Humid Sunday, Dan Stillman , September 13, 2008
Hanna to Pack a Punch for Metro Area, Andrew Freedman , September 4, 2008
Update: Storms Moving Away; Skies Clearing, Dan Stillman , August 2, 2008
Update: Storms Exit, Sun Enters, Jason Samenow , July 27, 2008
Update: Strong Storms Over Region, Jason Samenow , July 27, 2008
Update: Isolated Storms Popping Up, Jason Samenow , July 26, 2008
Update: Flooding Concerns Continue, Capital Weather Gang , July 23, 2008
Update: Storms Linger Overnight; More Tomorrow, Jason Samenow , July 23, 2008
Update: Evening T'storms to Rumble Through, Jason Samenow , July 20, 2008
Update: Sunday Ends With Storms, Dan Stillman , July 13, 2008
Update: Evening Showers and Storms, Dan Stillman , June 28, 2008
Update: Strong Storms Affecting Metro Area, Jason Samenow , June 22, 2008
Update: Scattered Thunderstorms Develop, Jason Samenow , June 21, 2008
One Last Batch of Storminess, Dan Stillman , June 17, 2008
Update: Not Totally in the Clear, Jason Samenow , June 16, 2008
Update: Early P.M. Showers, Big Storms Later, Capital Weather Gang , June 16, 2008
Update: A Stormy Afternoon and Evening, Dan Stillman , June 14, 2008
Update: Severe Storm Threat Fading, Jason Samenow , June 10, 2008
Update: Does Heat Wave End With a Bang?, Dan Stillman , June 10, 2008
Update: Not Out of the Woods Yet, Dan Stillman , June 4, 2008
Update: Storm Threat Shifting South, Jason Samenow , May 31, 2008
Update: Flood Watch Lifted, Jason Samenow , May 16, 2008
Update: Rain Sets Up Shop for the Night, Dan Stillman , May 15, 2008
Update: Rain Gradually Pulling Out, Jason Samenow , May 12, 2008
Update: Rain Pounding Region, Jason Samenow , May 11, 2008
Update: Scattered Thunderstorms Possible, Jason Samenow , April 26, 2008
Update: Late-Night Showers, Maybe Storms, Dan Stillman , March 19, 2008
Update: A Rainy, Possibly Stormy Night, Dan Stillman , March 4, 2008
Update: Some Slick Spots, But No Hard Freeze, Dan Stillman , February 22, 2008
Update: Icy Rain Down but not Out, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2008
Update: Live Chat at Noon, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2008
Update: Slow Improvement Inside the Beltway, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2008
Update: Icy Mix Overtakes Region, Jason Samenow , February 22, 2008
Update: Snow Sliding North, Ice Still on Track, Dan Stillman , February 21, 2008
Update: Light Snowfall Still On Track, Matt Ross , February 20, 2008
Update: No Changes to Light Snow Forecast, Jason Samenow , February 19, 2008
Update: Winter Weather Advisory to the Southeast, Jason Samenow , February 13, 2008
Update: Snow Showers Approaching Region, Jason Samenow , February 13, 2008
Update: Temperatures Slowly Climbing, Capital Weather Gang , February 13, 2008
Update: Icy Temperatures Slow to Budge, Dan Stillman , February 12, 2008
Update: Spotty Snow Now, Patchy Ice Later, Capital Weather Gang , February 12, 2008
Update: Shower Chances Increase Today, Capital Weather Gang , February 4, 2008
Update: Advisory Expires, Deluge Continues, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2008
Update: Temperatures Rising Above Freezing, Jason Samenow , February 1, 2008
Update: Assessing Impacts of AM Ice, Jason Samenow , January 31, 2008
 
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