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Inauguration Day Forecasting Faceoff

The Capital Weather Gang is doing meteorological combat this month to predict exactly how miserable inauguration-goers will be outside on Jan. 20, and you're invited to join the melee.

While predicting the weather out past a week is dicey at best, chief meteorologist Jason Samenow currently sees normal January temperatures (low around 30, high in the upper 30s) and a good chance of precipitation. Lead meteorologist Dan Stillman expects a smidgen more warmth -- a low in the low 30s, a high in the upper 40s -- but still sees some rain on the way.

The Weather Gang also is showcasing reader predictions -- to make yours, go to the post and leave it in the comments. There's also a rundown of the weather from recent inaugurations, if you want to use history as a guide. The gang also takes a closer look today at one of the messier inaugurations, in 1961, when eight inches of snow put a damper on John F. Kennedy's festivities.

You can see past (and future) posts on this topic in the Capital Weather Gang's Inauguration Forecasts category.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  January 5, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  | Category:  Parade , Post Coverage , Swearing-in Ceremony
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