Capital Weather Gang: Holidays


Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/18/2012

White Christmas tracker, December 18: Are snow chances hopeless in Washington, D.C.?

We’re now a week from Christmas Day - within the range models begin to have some accuracy and the details of weather systems start to take shape. Yesterday, we said White Christmas odds were down. Today we can’t quite say they’re out.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Holidays

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/17/2012

White Christmas odds fading, but more winter-like temperatures loom in long range

A white Christmas looks unlikely this year and odds are probably below the historical average of 10 percent.

By Wes Junker  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Winter Storms, Holidays

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/14/2012

White Christmas tracker: December 14

D.C.’s odds of a White Christmas strikes me as a trivial topic in light of today’s news, but we promised daily updates, so here goes... The odds of White Christmas in Washington, D.C. continue to be close to average, or around 10 percent.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Holidays

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/13/2012

White Christmas tracker, December 13

Today we must downgrade chances of a White Christmas in Washington, D.C. area as the potential for a combination of cold air and storminess appears somewhat less promising than previous days.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Holidays

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/12/2012

How often does Washington, D.C. have a White Christmas?

Last seen in 2009, an official White Christmas in D.C. doesn’t come along all that often on average. Learn the odds, and find out which years saw snow on the ground or in the air.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Local Climate, Holidays

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Who’s getting a White Christmas in the U.S.?

It’s become abundantly clear that Washington, D.C. and much of the East Coast will not have a White Christmas this year. But who will?

By Jason Samenow  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Holidays, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/13/2011

What about Santa, the elves, and snow? Assessing white Christmas odds in Washington, D.C.

Santa and his elves have commissioned the Capital Weather Gang to take an early look at the snow potential for the week leading up to Christmas in Washington, D.C.

By Wes Junker  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Local Climate, Holidays, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Washington D.C.’s Thanksgiving weather history

Thanksgiving in the nation’s capital is shaping up to be sunny and seasonably cool this year. But if you’re like me and usually celebrate Turkey Day in the D.C. metro area, you probably recall some years offering typical November weather and others that were nearly warm enough to consider moving the meal outside. At the other extreme, we’ve even had a bit of snow to accompany the turkey on a few rare occasions

By Justin Grieser  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Local Climate, Holidays

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Thanksgiving travel weather: Soaking for East, big storm for Pacific Northwest

Are you ready to get out of town for Thanksgiving? You may want to allow some extra time if you’re traveling in the East and Pacific Northwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  U.S. Weather, Holidays, Latest

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Thanksgiving travel weather: Pacific Northwest and Southeast may be trouble spots

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports during the five days around Thanksgiving, typically about 10.8 million trips are taken each day, nearly double the daily average. For air, rail, and road travel, inclement weather can create major headaches.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:23 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Holidays