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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Wx and the City

Eaten by Aedes: The buzz on summer mosquitoes

Let's face it. Mosquitoes in the DC area have been voracious this summer. Their prolific populations have left us grabbing for the nearest can of DEET. Is it the heat? Severe thunderstorms? Drought? How have we coped ...or have we?

By Ann Posegate  | August 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Nature, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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What do you like about summer heat?

The D.C. area has already experienced its fair share of summer conditions ... and it's only the first week of July. We've heard -- and said -- plenty of complaints about the heat and humidity: sweaty work clothes, lack of energy, moldy basements. Yet, some residents actually seem to like the heat. Are you one of them?

By Ann Posegate  | July 7, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Extreme Heat, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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How hot was it?

Now that our first official heat wave of 2010 is over, the experience begs the question: How hot was it?

By Ann Posegate  | June 30, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Extreme Heat, Humor, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Is summer weather prime for crime?

Wx and the City * Hot stuff back for weekend: Full Forecast | Nats-Orioles weather * * Yesterday's record highs | Heat chat transcript | Crime Scene blog * Most of us remember the silence on the streets of D.C. and Baltimore during Snowmageddon. Few walked. Few drove. Few ventured...

By Ann Posegate  | June 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Kids' solutions to air pollution

When it comes to inspiring solutions to air pollution, we adults could learn a thing or two from kids. Clean Air Partners, a regional nonprofit partnership that advocates and educates for cleaner air in the D.C.-Baltimore area, recently announced the winners of its annual student poster contest. According to Rebecca Davis, education program manager for the partnership, "the purpose of the poster contest was to educate students about the solution to air pollution and climate change by integrating science and art," in addition to celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

By Ann Posegate  | May 7, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Education, Environment, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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The pollen, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The single biggest complaint I've heard about this week's weather is neither the above-normal heat, nor the crowds of tourists ... It's allergies. The sudden burst of warmth and sun combined with the lack of rainfall over the past several days have sent trees that were snow-bound just weeks ago into a reproduction frenzy. Tree pollen has been the main culprit.

By Ann Posegate  | April 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Health, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Spring: in one day, out the next, Ann Posegate , April 7, 2010
Daylight Saving changes time, not weather, Ann Posegate , March 16, 2010
Have you had a (snow) change of heart?, Ann Posegate , February 25, 2010
Winter: The season of static cling, Ann Posegate , January 4, 2010
D.C. sledding gets creative, Ann Posegate , December 23, 2009
Local exhibit showcases photos of climate change, Ann Posegate , December 10, 2009
What is winter, and how do we adapt?, Ann Posegate , December 8, 2009
2009 CWG photo contest: Top 10 picks, Ann Posegate , November 24, 2009
Feeling under pressure by air pressure?, Ann Posegate , November 19, 2009
Hypothermia season underway for D.C.'s homeless, Ann Posegate , November 4, 2009
Fall foliage update: peak conditions arrive, Ann Posegate , October 28, 2009
CWG's annual photo contest, Ann Posegate , October 22, 2009
Harvest Moon Shines over National Arboretum, Ann Posegate , October 15, 2009
Attack of the Autumn Allergies, Ann Posegate , October 7, 2009
Cool Happenings for Cooler Temperatures, Ann Posegate , October 2, 2009
Summer or Fall: Which Is It?, Ann Posegate , September 16, 2009
Learn How Scientists Predict Climate Change, Ann Posegate , September 10, 2009
Making Hotter Augusts Not Quite as Hot in D.C., Ann Posegate , August 31, 2009
To A/C or Not to A/C? That is the Question., Ann Posegate , August 19, 2009
Sleeping Through Sunlight: Not a Success, Ann Posegate , August 5, 2009
Summer: A Good Time to Watch Clouds, Ann Posegate , July 29, 2009
Are You a Severe Weather Junkie?, Ann Posegate , June 12, 2009
Obama Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week, Ann Posegate , May 27, 2009
The Scoop on D.C.'s New Wet Weather Fee, Ann Posegate , May 20, 2009
Local Poets Slam on Climate Change, Ann Posegate , April 29, 2009
Making Severe Weather Less Scary for Kids, Ann Posegate , April 24, 2009
Spring Happenings, Rain and Shine, Ann Posegate , April 15, 2009
Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?, Ann Posegate , April 10, 2009
Weather, Climate and Blossom Bloom Dates, Ann Posegate , March 31, 2009
Waxing Poetic on Cherry Blossoms, Ann Posegate , March 31, 2009
World Meteorological Day: The Air We Breathe, Ann Posegate , March 23, 2009
Another Pothole in Paradise, Ann Posegate , March 18, 2009
Snowstorm Comments: Best of..., Ann Posegate , March 4, 2009
Citizen Science & Global Change: What You Can Do, Ann Posegate , February 25, 2009
Which Rain Gear Did You Choose to Use?, Ann Posegate , February 18, 2009
Poll: Warm Weather a Mood-Changer?, Ann Posegate , February 11, 2009
Warming Changes Where Birds Wait Out Winter, Ann Posegate , February 11, 2009
Warm Weather: When the Ants Come Marching In, Ann Posegate , February 5, 2009
Deicer Dilemma: How to Choose and How to Use, Ann Posegate , January 28, 2009
Inauguration Contrails, Ann Posegate , January 23, 2009
Inauguration Weather: How Cold Was It?, Ann Posegate , January 23, 2009
Inauguration Weather: What to Wear, Ann Posegate , January 17, 2009
Snow Lover's Lament: A Series of Poems, Ann Posegate , January 7, 2009
Top Five Local Weather Events: 2008, Ann Posegate , December 31, 2008
Give the Gift of Weather, Ann Posegate , December 17, 2008
The Science and Wonder of Snowflakes, Ann Posegate , December 10, 2008
Squirrels Achin' for Acorns, Attack Pumpkins, Ann Posegate , December 3, 2008
Winter Weather Joke, Ann Posegate , November 28, 2008
Weather and Thanksgiving Dinner, Ann Posegate , November 27, 2008
Weather Gang Photo Contest Top 10 Picks, Ann Posegate , November 20, 2008
Update on D.C.'s Stormwater Management, Ann Posegate , November 12, 2008
Election and Weather Analogies, Ann Posegate , October 29, 2008
Earth as Art: Patterns in the Sky, Ann Posegate , October 15, 2008
Monarch Weather, Ann Posegate , October 9, 2008
Weather and Baseball, Ann Posegate , October 2, 2008
Pirate Forecast: Ahoy!, Ann Posegate , September 19, 2008
Wind Turbines and More at U.S. Botanic Garden, Ann Posegate , September 17, 2008
Stormwater and Sewage: The Fate of D.C. Rainfall, Ann Posegate , September 11, 2008
Talking to Kids about Hurricanes, Capital Weather Gang , September 3, 2008
Free Radicals! (and Lung Cancer), Capital Weather Gang , August 27, 2008
What to Do With This Ideal Outdoor Weather, Capital Weather Gang , August 21, 2008
Flood Stories, Capital Weather Gang , August 20, 2008
Haiku Forecast, Capital Weather Gang , August 15, 2008
What Weather Are You?, Capital Weather Gang , August 13, 2008
Clean-Air Nightmare for Beijing Olympics, Capital Weather Gang , July 30, 2008
Can You Take the Heat?, Capital Weather Gang , July 24, 2008
Newton's Revenge on Mount Washington, Capital Weather Gang , July 16, 2008
Thunderstorms and Asthma: A New link, Capital Weather Gang , July 16, 2008
How Humid's That Air? Ask Your Hair., Capital Weather Gang , July 9, 2008
Pigeon Weather, Capital Weather Gang , July 2, 2008
Lightning Myths Revealed, Capital Weather Gang , June 25, 2008
Sun Paradox: Getting Your Daily Dose of D, Capital Weather Gang , June 18, 2008
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