Capital Weather Gang: Updates


Posted at 09:02 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Update: Wintry weather on track for near-dawn arrival

The storm set to impact us on Saturday is cruising east. It should begin to move in between about 4 and 8 a.m.

By Ian Livingston  |  09:02 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Update: Wintry mess to change to heavy rain this afternoon

From the I-95 corridor, including the District, out into our northern and western suburbs, snow, sleet and freezing may have created messy, slick travel this morning - especially with most roads untreated. This wintry mix will gradually transition to heavy rain late this morning and afternoon, first along the I-95 corridor and eventually working its way towards our far western suburbs.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/22/2012

Update: Christmas Eve and December 26 winter storm threats

The Snow Potential Index returned today, and that means snow chances are on the table again. Just in time the holidays.

By Ian Livingston  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/21/2012

Still near or below freezing most spots, but precipitation pulling away; remain cautious if out

Round two of this winter event has largely managed to skirt the immediate D.C. area to the north and to the south. Still, freezing drizzle has led to additional iciness even in places that have not seen sustained freezing rain this morning. Ice accumulation on top of snow and sleet appears to mainly be about a trace to 0.10” locally, with more north and west. Temperatures that are slowly rising are still near or below freezing across most of the area, though they should rise a few degrees heading into or during the afternoon.

By Ian Livingston and Dan Stillman  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Heavy rain/sleet rapidly changing to snow

Reports from the southwest and radar indicate the main area of precipitation is rapidly approaching. In Charlottesville, the precipitation began as rain and is changing to sleet. Thunder has been reported in the vicinity of both Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. As the initial band of precipitation comes in, some areas may initially see heavy rain quickly becoming mixed with sleet. Thunder is possible.

By Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 01/24/2011

Live blogging the models for Wed storm

We're closely tracking the storm system set to arrive in the region on Wednesday. As the evening models run, we'll let you know what they say and what it might mean for the forecast.

By Ian Livingston  |  09:00 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/21/2011

AM round-up: last night's "storm", cold & more

Who got snow last night? I actually awoke to a dusting in NW D.C., which surprised me as little as bleak as snow prospects looked around 10:15 p.m. last night.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Winter in DC: nothing longer than waiting for snow

The afternoon models are in, and guess what? They haven't changed meaningfully. As hard as it might be to believe, accumulating snow - to the tune of one to four inches - may still be 24 hours away.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:30 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 01/09/2011

Live blogging the models for Tues. snow event

Every 30 minutes or so, I'll post short updates with respect to the models coming in this evening and what they suggest about Tuesday's snow potential....

By Jason Samenow  |  09:30 PM ET, 01/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/26/2010

Slick spots possible as winds gust

With daylight long gone and light snow lingering, the potential for a dusting to 1" remains across the area this evening, before the light snow winds down by midnight or so. Watch out for some icy patches forming if you're out and about this evening and there may even be a few slippery spots early in the morning.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/26/2010

Flurries, light snow continue; windy

As some of us squint our eyes to see flakes here in the D.C. area - though a band of light to moderate snow is now trying to move toward the District from the northeast - they're getting hit hard up in Philly, NYC and Boston.

By Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2010

Update: Nail-biter snowstorm remains close call

9:10 a.m. update: Last night, based on the model data, we indicated we thought totals would be near the lower end of the ranges we had forecast west of the Bay. Based on this morning's radar and model data, we've decided to lower the accumulation total forecast.

By Jason Samenow  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 12/25/2010

Snow may be closer to 3" than 6"

The bottom line is that there is likely to be a sharp gradient with this storm's precipitation field that's very sensitive to the exact track and strength of the low. So it wouldn't take much for us to get more or less than our 3-6" forecast. We're sticking with that 3-6" forecast for the time being.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:10 PM ET, 12/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 PM ET, 12/24/2010

Sunday snow odds continue to rise

The latest guidance continues to support a storm track closer to the coast (further west), although the models have yet to reach consensus on how much precipitation will make it into the metro region. In light of the latest model trends, we now believe there is a 50-60 percent chance of at least 1", and about a one in three chance of more than four inches.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:30 PM ET, 12/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/24/2010

Update: Bumping up Sunday snow odds

Model guidance this afternoon has shifted the track of the developing storm on Sunday slightly west and closer to the coast. As a result, we think there is a better chance the metro region sees accumulating snow than we did just a few hours ago.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Late night storm thoughts

I'm trying something new tonight: I'll post quick thoughts as the different computer models stream in as well as other odds and ends (about every 15-30 minutes). Keep your finger near the refresh button... 1:15 a.m. update: European model a tad more out to sea and not as intense as...

By Jason Samenow  |  01:15 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/16/2010

It's snowing & sticking! Up to 2" expected.

The first general snow of the season has arrived in the D.C. area and it has snow lovers saying "Yay!!!" with childish glee, and snow haters saying "yay" with sarcastic dread of the winter to come. We're expecting total accumulations of around 2" in most spots.

By Capital Weather Gang  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/12/2010

Snow shower chance around a.m. commute

An energetic upper level disturbance trailing the cold front moving through this evening may spin up some snow showers late tonight into Monday morning. The chance of snow showers is only 30-40% but should they develop, icy spots could form on roadways as temperature fall back to around 30 late tonight (upper 20s in the colder suburbs to 32 downtown) - mainly after 2 a.m.. If it's snowing when you awaken tomorrow morning, exercise caution on the roads. Locations that see snow could get a dusting.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Tornado watch extended east (then canceled)

The tornado watch in effect through 10 a.m. has been extended in the eastern suburbs until noon. In the District and points west, the watch has been allowed to expire. Though some gusty showers continue north and east of Fauquier and Prince William counties, the worst of the storms is over. So a lot of us can exhale, if the gusty winds and plummeting temperatures don't take our breath away. Reports indicate 20 degree temperature drops behind the storms.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Initial storms exit, tornado watch scaled back

Though tornadoes did not materialize overnight, the atmosphere remains humid and unstable and thunderstorms capable of rotating may once again develop this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for much of the metro region (map), excluding the far western suburbs.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 09/30/2010

Torrential rains swamping region

Intense rainfall, with rates as high as 1-2" an hour along the I-95 corridor, is dousing much of the metro region. Storm totals are now in the 3-6" range on average in the immediate metro area, with lamounts exceeding 8" from Baltimore south along the western side of the Bay. An additional 1-3" of rain is possible on top of what has already fallen.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:45 PM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Steady rain moves into metro region

After a long wait, rain has finally enveloped the metro region. Mainly light to moderate rain currently encompasses the area but much heavier rain is streaming north and northwest from the southeast. Just to the east and southeast of Richmond, doppler estimated rainfall has already exceeded 2-2.5" in spots. By 5 a.m. - the time of our next update -- 1"+ amounts will probably extend into the metro region.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:00 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 09/29/2010

The calm before the rainstorm

After some showers in the afternoon, we have a brief in the lull in the rain - auspiciously timed to allow the final home game at Nationals Park this evening. But a massive shield of rain fed by moisture deep into the tropics (cool water vapor loop) lurks to the south. We're sticking with our prediction for a general 2-4" rainfall event (with some locally higher amounts), but NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center is a little more aggressive: forecasting 3-6" (with some potential for 6-10" totals). The heaviest rain is expected between about 4 a.m and 10 a.m.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:30 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/12/2010

After raking area, severe t'storms have exited

9:15 a.m. update: Storms have moved off and no warnings are in effect in the area. Cleveland Park and Forest Glen Metro stations (9:30 update--apparently Forest Glen has reopened) are closed due to earlier flooding. More than 100,000 power outages across region - see more storm impact info/photos on Post...

By Jason Samenow  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2010

Whew! Storms move out, heat advisory canceled

What a day: record or near-record heat and then violent thunderstorms. Wind gusts between 55-70 mph were common. Thankfully, the thunderstorms and associated front bring cooler air in overnight -- but not sufficiently cool to assist the thousands without power. Lows will be 70-75 inside the beltway, with some upper 60s in the cooler suburbs. Tomorrow, we see full sunshine but much lower humidity as highs head up to around 90. That certainly beats 100.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/24/2010

Today's worst is over; still really hot tomorrow

Thankfully the District's fourth 100-degree afternoon of 2010 has come to a close. All three area airports set record highs today as the mercury neared or surpassed triple digit levels across the region with heat indices up to 110.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 07/18/2010

Some Sunday evening storminess

* Hot & even more humid: Work-week Forecast * * Outside now? Radar, lightning, temps & more: Weather Wall * An area of thunderstorms containing pockets of heavy rain, frequent lightning and gusty winds has blossomed in northern Fairfax County and will affect D.C, southern and eastern Montgomery County, and...

By Dan Stillman  |  11:00 PM ET, 07/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Update: Heat advisory for D.C., close-in suburbs

As David discussed in his full forecast, though air temperatures will be slightly cooler today, the humidity will be worse. The net effect is that it's not going to feel much different today than the last several. As such, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the District and Va. suburbs inside the beltway (see map) from noon to 9 p.m. tonight.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/06/2010

Tornado Watch discontinued

Now we can enjoy the arrival of cooler and drier air into region. Refer to our Full Forecast for the outlook for the next several days......

By Jason Samenow  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/27/2010

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for metro region

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

By Capital Weather Gang  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 04/25/2010

Severe T'storm Watch dropped for metro region

* Our Full Forecast | Storms? Radar & more: Weather Wall * The National Weather Service has discontinued the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that had been issued earlier. Nonetheless, showers and thunderstorms will impact much of the area overnight and a few could still be strong (particularly through midnight) -- with...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:45 PM ET, 04/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/02/2010

Sloppy snow and rain mostly not sticking

Light snow, mixed rain and snow (in the District and south and east), and drizzle continue falling in the metro region. With temperatures mainly in the mid-30s, very little snow is sticking, except in grassy/shaded areas in the far north and west suburbs (upper Montgomery county and Loudoun county). Places where it's raining should see a transition to mostly snow after midnight.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/26/2010

Winds batter region, increasing snows north & east

Winds continue pounding the entire metro region, with widespread reports of gusts near or even exceeding 50 mph. Snow is confined mostly to just north and east of District, with reports of light accumulations starting in Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 02/24/2010

Spotty rains kickoff prolonged storm event

Scattered areas of rain have developed around the region this evening. With temperatures well above freezing, there have been no winter weather troubles. But this rain is just the start of what will be a long duration storm event, with the main impact being wind.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:10 PM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 02/23/2010

Still on the edge of significant snow potential

* Winter Storm Watch for metro area Wed. night-Thur. (map) * * February climate facts and near feats | Weather Wall | Get There * For those of you who have had enough snow this year, what I'm about to say will be music to your ears: the latest model...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:05 PM ET, 02/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2010

Brief snow and mix to pivot through region

Precip won't last long, amounts to be light * Winter Weather Advisory N & W of D.C./Fairfax County (map) * * Full Forecast through the weekend | Weather Wall * * Blizzards and climate change | Must-see photos/videos * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 02/10/2010

It's over, really

* Federal government closed Thursday: Federal Eye * * NWS snow totals | Report totals to CWG | View submitted totals * * Snowiest winter ever | Today's Q&A | NWS: Stay off the roads * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E | SMECO *...

By Dan Stillman  |  11:00 PM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Blizzard continues: Snow piles up, winds rage

Snow decreasing southwest of Fairfax County * CWG Live Chat 2 p.m. | Weather Service: Stay off the roads * * New Poll: How much snow will DCA record from Snoverkill?* * Blizzard Warning until 7 p.m. area-wide (map) | NWS snow totals * * Making history? | Watch out...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Alert: Blizzard warning for entire metro region

Extreme snow and wind moves in * Blizzard Warning until 7 p.m. area-wide (map) | NWS snow totals * * Making history? | Watch out for ice dams | Top 5 driving hazards * * Yesterday's Q&A | Snowmageddon's incredible output * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric |...

By Jason Samenow  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 02/09/2010

Snow sticking, intensity increasing

Snoverkill kicking into high gear * Winter Storm Warning thru Wed for entire metro area (map) * * Federal government closed tomorrow: Federal Eye * * Making history? | Today's Q&A | Snowmageddon's incredible output * * Watch out for ice dams | Top 5 driving hazards * * Power...

By Jason Samenow  |  07:15 PM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/06/2010

Snowmageddon winding down

15-30+ inches throughout region... * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E * * Accumulations so far - Map | NOAA urges safety | Driving tips...

By Jason Samenow  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Snowstorm blossoming, some sleet south

Snowmageddon just getting going * Blizzard Warning for D.C. and eastern suburbs (see map) * * Winter Storm Warning through late Saturday evening (elsewhere) * * Dangerous conditions, 12"+ expected overnight | Accumulations so far * * Can you out-forecast us? Take the "Top the Pros" guessing poll * *...

By Jason Samenow  |  07:45 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 01/31/2010

Update: Chance of snow Tuesday night

Just as we've started to recover and dig out from Saturday's snow storm, a new snow threat has emerged (and it's not the one some folks have been speculating about for next weekend). Model guidance is now suggesting a weak area of low pressure developing off the Southeast coast may...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 PM ET, 01/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 01/29/2010

Update: Saturday snow chance solidifying

* Winter Weather Advisory tomorrow for D.C. & points south (map) * * Winter Storm Warning far southern suburbs (map) * * Outside now? Temps, radar, winds & more: Weather Wall * Confidence is growing that tomorrow will be a snowy day for much of the metro region. Based on...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:45 PM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/29/2010

Slight shift north with snow accumulations

Best chance for accumulation: late Sat. a.m. thru evening * Very cold weekend: Full Forecast | Farewell to wind record * * Winter Weather Advisory tomorrow for far southern suburbs (map) * The CWG team's predicted snow accumulations Friday night through Saturday (updated @ 11:30 a.m.). Forecast confidence is Medium....

By Dan Stillman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 01/28/2010

Update: On the edge of no snow, or a little snow

Frigid air is blowing into the area tonight on gusty winds from the northwest following the passage of a strong cold front this afternoon. This will ensure that any precpitation we see Friday night and Saturday from a storm approaching from the south will fall in the form of snow....

By Dan Stillman  |  11:05 PM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Update: Snow chances sliding south

If you have plans this weekend around the D.C. area and points north, you may not want to change them just yet. We've been mentioning for a few days now the possibility of a snowstorm for late Friday into Saturday, but that whether it snows, and how much, would depend...

By Dan Stillman  |  11:00 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 01/20/2010

Update: Chance of accumulating snow dropping

Earlier today, we suggested a 65% chance of at least an inch of snow from the storm to impact the region Thursday night and Friday. The latest data we're analyzing suggests odds of accumulating snow are less likely, probably at 50% or less inside the beltway. In the north and...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:45 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/19/2009

Update: Double digit snowfall totals reaching D.C.

Heaviest snow now through 3 p.m. or so * Blizzard Warning (map) | Winter Storm Warning * * CWG on Facebook & Twitter | E-mail forecast to a friend * * Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall * * Travel tips | Snow day happy hour | Live...

By Jason Samenow  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/05/2009

A snowy scene with slushy & slick roads

* Winter Weather Advisory through evening. * * Capital Weather Gang on Facebook & Twitter * * Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall | Snowcam | Travel Tips * This pup checks out her first snowstorm in Oakton, Va. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose. The snowflakes have been wet and...

By Dan Stillman  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/12/2009

Rain totals adding up, especially in southeast Va.

* Full Forecast | Watch for street flooding | Beaches bear storm's brunt * * Coastal Flood Watch for Potomac river and Chesapeake Bay * * Outside Now? Radar, temps, webcam & more: Weather Wall * Radar-estimated rainfall, in inches, since the storm began Tuesday night through midday today. Courtesy...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/18/2009

Frost Advisory Tonight - Western Suburbs

Freeze Warning N & W of Loudoun and Montgomery Co. * Map of Advisory/Warning Area | Sunshine Tomorrow: Full Forecast * Frost Advisory text from the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 07/26/2009

Storms Mostly Miss; More Chances This Week

* Full Forecast | Outside Now? Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * The Severe Thunderstorm Watch from earlier has been cancelled, except for Howard and Anne Arundel counties and points east (until 9 p.m.). An area of storms clipped the northern fringes of Loudoun and Montgomery counties, but otherwise...

By Dan Stillman  |  07:30 PM ET, 07/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 06/20/2009

Tornado Watch Canceled; Dry, Warm Evening Ahead

The Tornado Watch which had been effect, mainly east of town, has been canceled as thunderstorms have cleared the region. For the rest of the evening, it should be dry and breezy, with temperatures gradually falling into the 70s by 10 p.m. or so, and bottoming in the mid-to-upper 60s...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:13 PM ET, 06/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/18/2009

PM Update: Storms Depart, Quiet Night Ahead

Warm on Friday; More storms late? * The Sureness of Global Warming Skeptics | Climate Report Impacts * Thunderstorms that moved through the area during the early afternoon and brought locally heavy rain -- National Airport received .84" in an hour -- have departed to the south and east while...

By Ian Livingston  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 06/11/2009

Showers and Storms Possible Late Tonight

Flash flooding is biggest concern; More storms tomorrow? * Flash Flood Watch Through Late Tonight | Weather Wall * * Full Forecast | San Francisco's Summertime Stratus | June Rain * We caught a break this evening as showers and storms, for the most part, did not materialize. The Severe...

By Ian Livingston  |  08:30 PM ET, 06/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 06/09/2009

Severe Thunderstorms Begin Departing Region

Large hail and damaging winds reported * Severe T-Storm Warnings for far south (See Map Below) * * Flash Flood Watch till 11 PM | Severe T-Storm Watch Expiring * * Full Forecast | Outside Right Now? See Radar & More: Weather Wall * * Power outage maps for Dominion...

By Ian Livingston  |  06:45 PM ET, 06/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/03/2009

Strong to Severe Storms Firing Up Again

* Flash Flood Watch & Severe T-Storm Watch in Effect | Full Forecast * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * Plenty of sun today boosted temperatures into the 80s, which in turn destabilized the atmosphere nicely. Unlike yesterday, which saw numerous hail reports for...

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/03/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 05/29/2009

Storm Threat Ends, Drier Air to Move In

The majority of the thunderstorm activity has now moved east of the metro area. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch along with the Flood Watch issued earlier have been canceled. After a few widely scattered showers through 8 p.m., skies will gradually clear as the cold front responsible for the earlier inclement...

By Jason Samenow  |  07:06 PM ET, 05/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 05/29/2009

Storms Continue Rolling Through Region

Hail, wind damage reported north and southeast of District * Severe T-Storm Watch & Flash Flood Watch til 8 PM | Full Forecast * * Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * Scattered thunderstorms have swept through the area this afternoon, some of which have been...

By Jason Samenow  |  06:10 PM ET, 05/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/26/2009

Flash Flood Warning for Large Part of Metro Area

Northern half of region most impacted * Warning Area Map | Get There | Full Forecast Through the Weekend * * Heavy Rain Slams Region | Later: Congress Weighs Climate Service * Warning is in effect until 11:30 a.m. From the National Weather Service: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED...

By Jason Samenow  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/25/2009

Storms Sliding into Metro Region

* Outside Right Now? See Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * * Full Forecast Through the Week | Scenes for Memorial Day * The rain mercifully held off for a good part of the metro area through mid-afternoon, providing warm sunshine for Memorial Day activities. But through this evening,...

By Jason Samenow  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 05/11/2009

Line of T'storms to Roll Through Region

Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall. Radar indicates a line of storms will sweep through the metro region in the...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  06:26 PM ET, 05/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 05/02/2009

Mostly Dry Evening Ahead

Rain a better bet on Sunday Despite the earlier forecast for numerous showers late this afternoon and evening, it now looks like most rain should hold off until later tonight. Through midnight or so, just a few sprinkles or isolated showers should be in the picture with temperatures in the...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:23 PM ET, 05/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 04/21/2009

Storms End, Turning Cooler

The showers and thunderstorms have exited the metro region and are crossing the Chesapeake Bay. Some spotty severe impacts were reported -- including penny to quarter-sized hail in Fairfax and Montgomery counties and some wind damage in Charles County (Port Tobacco) from downed trees. For the outlook for the rest...

By Jason Samenow  |  08:06 PM ET, 04/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 03/01/2009

Snow Attempting Minor Come Back Western Suburbs

Significant accumulations east of I-95 * Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * While this storm has certainly been an underperformer west of I-95, some accumulating snow does appear to be moving in and...

By Jason Samenow  |  09:15 PM ET, 03/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 03/01/2009

Steady Snow East, Not Much West

Accumulations may be less than forecast west of I-95 * Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * Depending on where you live, you may be...

By Jason Samenow  |  08:00 PM ET, 03/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/01/2009

Sloppy Snow to Become Steady, Then Slick

* Winter Storm Warning through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * A mixed bag of precipitation moved into the area over the last hour or so, but has gradually...

By Jason Samenow  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/01/2009

Here Comes the Snow: What You Need to Know

4-8" expected in metro area through Monday morning * Winter Storm Warning 2 p.m. today through 2 p.m. Monday * * Accumulation Map/Timeline, FAQs, SchoolCast & More * * CWG on: Twitter & Facebook | Weather Wall | SnowCam | Snow Polls * Happy Sunday afternoon/evening to everyone. So far,...

By Dan Stillman  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 02/01/2009

Trending Away From Big Snow. Any at All?

This evening's model data has continued to trend away from a big snowstorm Monday night and Tuesday. If anything, the 50% chance of no snow and 15% chance of 1" or less predicted earlier today in the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball have increased a bit, while the chances of higher...

By Dan Stillman  |  11:40 PM ET, 02/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 01/31/2009

Early Week Snow Chances Increasing

Prospects for accumulating snow Monday night and Tuesday are improving, but still not certain. More tomorrow....

By Jason Samenow  |  11:37 PM ET, 01/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 01/27/2009

Snow Becoming Ice, Treacherous Travel

* SnowCam | Q&A Transcript | Coming at 9 pm: SchoolCast * Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N&W (until 6 p.m. Wed for Frederick County) Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area OUR LATEST FORECAST...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  06:15 PM ET, 01/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/27/2009

Snow Lets Up; Heavier Again Later, Then Ice

Some could see total accumulations of 3-5" Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N & W Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area Snowfall paints the scene in Dupont Circle this morning. By Capital Weather Gang...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/27/2009

Snow Bursts Onto Scene; Turns to Ice Tonight

Several inches possible by tonight * CWG's Forecast, Accumulation Map, Timeline and FAQs | SnowCam * Winter Storm Warning through 12 p.m. tomorrow for Loudoun and Montgomery counties and N & W Winter Weather Advisory through 12 p.m. tomorrow for the rest of the metro area Slightly ahead of schedule,...

By Jason Samenow  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/08/2009

Some Flurries. How Fun!

Just when you least expect it, snow flurries are moving through the D.C. area this morning. Actually, we had this in our forecasts for today every day this week. Until today, of course. Drats! Anyway, don't get too excited -- they won't last long. Any more flakes in the forecast?...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/06/2009

Update: Light Rain and Patchy Ice Settle In

Late-day travel could be tricky for far north & west burbs Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 9 a.m. tomorrow N&W of D.C. (includes Loudoun, Montgomery, Howard and Fauquier counties and points N&W) Right Now: The morning has come and gone with few problems in the immediate metro area, as...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/06/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/21/2008

Extremely Cold and Windy Tonight

Wind chills will drop below zero in many places Wind Advisory in effect from 8 p.m. tonight to 6 p.m. tomorrow * Full forecast through Christmas Eve * Taking into account the wind and plunging temperatures, tonight may be the coldest night locally since February 6, 2007 when it dropped...

By Jason Samenow  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 PM ET, 12/20/2008

Icy Late Night for Metro Area and Points N&W

Winter Weather Advisory 11 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. tomorrow * Outlook into early next week? Full Forecast | SkinsCast * A cold wind from the north has caused temperatures to fall into the low 30s. Overnight, as one area of low pressure passes to our north and west, and...

By Jason Samenow  |  09:50 PM ET, 12/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/16/2008

Update: Potential for Icy Evening in N&W Suburbs

* Winter Weather Advisory N&W of D.C. from 6 p.m. this evening through 11 a.m. Wed. morning (includes Montgomery, Loudoun & Frederick counties) * * Full Forecast Through Weekend | Track Radar & Temps: Weather Wall * Cold air continues to bleed southward due to an area of cold high...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/07/2008

Wind Advisory Until 8 p.m.

Full Forecast | SkinsCast From the National Weather Service: NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS WILL INCREASE TO 45 TO 50 MPH THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL SUBSIDE BELOW ADVISORY CRITERIA LATER THIS EVENING. A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OVER 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/06/2008

Snow Dusting D.C. Area

* Full Forecast | Redskins-Ravens Forecast * Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall. The potential dusting we've been talking about for...

By Jason Samenow  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/06/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/01/2008

Update: Band of Heavy Showers, Some Thunder

* Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Weather Checker * Assuming it holds together, a narrow line of heavy showers with some lightning and thunder mixed in will move from west to east through the immediate metro area over the next hour or two. Storms could contain small hail and...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/15/2008

Update: Tornado Watch Cancelled; Turning Cooler

The Tornado Watch for the D.C. metro area has now been cancelled by the National Weather Service. Heavier showers that came through earlier have moved east of the Chesapeake Bay, where the Tornado Watch remains in effect. Some lighter showers remain in the area. But we should all be pretty...

By Dan Stillman  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2008

A Fun Feature to Watch for Flakes

Computer model (GFS) simulation showing winds and vorticity (spin) at 500 mb (roughly 18,000 feet up) for 1 p.m. next Tuesday. Courtesy NOAA. Snow lovers craving the first flaky action of the season should keep their eyes on a disturbance forecast by the long-range models. Dubbed a "Manitoba Mauler" due...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 10/27/2008

Update: Cold Rain Lingers

What appeared to be merely a passing shower early this afternoon has evolved into a steady rain this evening in the central and eastern portions of the metro area (primarily east of Loudoun County). The rain should continue through the evening commute and gradually shift east of the District, but...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  10:15 PM ET, 10/27/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/27/2008

Update: Gusty Showers Passing Through Region

A line of showers -- now just west of the District -- will swing eastward through downtown and into the eastern suburbs in the next hour. Briefly heavy rain and gusty winds are possible as these showers pass by. Some sleet could mix in with the rain especially north of...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/27/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 10/25/2008

Update: Rain Gives Way to Sunny Sunday

It took a little while to get started, but otherwise today's rain -- the first measurable one since Oct. 1 -- went off pretty much as forecast, with many areas from the District toward points north and west receiving between 0.5" and 1" of precipitation, and lesser amounts south and...

By Dan Stillman  |  07:25 PM ET, 10/25/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/25/2008

Update: Could be a Rough Morning Rush

*Gale Warning until 6 a.m. Friday for tidal Potomac, Chesapeake Bay* Tonight and Tomorrow: A gentle area of rain has broken up a bit this evening. Precipitation will likely be light and intermittent through most of the night. But a heavier batch of rain may move in toward dawn just...

By Dan Stillman  |  10:00 PM ET, 09/25/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/27/2008

Update: Strong Storms Over Region

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8 p.m. for metro area.* 1:45 p.m. update: The line of strong storms that earlier affected the north and west suburbs is now entering the District and will impact the eastern suburbs including Prince George's and Charles County in the next hour. Torrential rain...

By Jason Samenow  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/27/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 07/26/2008

Update: Isolated Storms Popping Up

A few thunderstorms have developed northwest of the District (in Frederick County). These storms should move southeast and affect Montgomery County between 7 and 8 p.m., and then possibly head towards northwest D.C. and Prince George's County between 8 and 9 p.m. Heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail are...

By Jason Samenow  |  06:40 PM ET, 07/26/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 06/28/2008

Update: Evening Showers and Storms

An area of showers and thunderstorms now approaching the far northern and western suburbs is on track to move through the metro area from west to east over the next few hours, likely impacting the close-in suburbs and downtown area during the 7:30-9:30 p.m. timeframe. Most activity should move off...

By Dan Stillman  |  06:50 PM ET, 06/28/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 06/22/2008

Update: Strong Storms Affecting Metro Area

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect until 11 p.m. 10:30 p.m. update: The severe thunderstorm warning for the cell in Fairfax County has been discontinued as the storm has weakened. The storm will still continue tracking on a path through northwest D.C., Montgomery and northwest PG county in the next 45...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:30 PM ET, 06/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 06/21/2008

Update: Scattered Thunderstorms Develop

A few thunderstorms have formed in the region's southern suburbs. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued around 8:05 p.m. in Fauquier and Prince William counties until 8:45 p.m. These storms are drifting to the northeast at about 10 mph and will likely impact many parts of the metro area between 8:30...

By Jason Samenow  |  08:09 PM ET, 06/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/16/2008

Update: Early P.M. Showers, Big Storms Later

Showers and storms that developed over West Virginia this morning are now affecting western Virginia. This activity should move into the western suburbs during the lunch hour and through the District and eastern suburbs during the early afternoon. These showers/storms are not severe at the moment, but briefly heavy rain...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/10/2008

Update: Does Heat Wave End With a Bang?

If storms develop today, they could be strong or severe *Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10 p.m.* *Heat Advisory in effect through 8 p.m.* Current D.C. area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold...

By Dan Stillman  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/16/2008

Update: Flood Watch Lifted

The main batch of rain has passed to the northeast. The rest of the day will be cloudy with a slight (one in three) chance of a few short-lived, widely scattered showers this afternoon. See Camden's full forecast for the outlook through the weekend....

By Jason Samenow  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 05/12/2008

Update: Rain Gradually Pulling Out

*Flood warnings lifted except for Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier and Montgomery Counties* The final bands of rain are rotating through the region. Precipitation will end from southwest to northeast between 10 p.m. and midnight. Continue to exercise caution as some streams are still rising. Turn around, don't drown....

By Jason Samenow  |  08:35 PM ET, 05/12/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 03/04/2008

Update: A Rainy, Possibly Stormy Night

Localized flooding a concern; storms could be severe *Tornado Watch in effect until 3 a.m.* *Flood Watch in effect until 4 a.m.* After off-and-on showers during the early evening, with a few heavy downpours mixed in, a more solid batch of rain is enveloping the metro area from west to...

By Dan Stillman  |  08:15 PM ET, 03/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/22/2008

Update: Live Chat at Noon

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 p.m. tonight You've got questions? Hopefully, I've got answers. Join me for a live chat at noon. Feel free to bring questions about how much more ice and rain to expect, how the evening commute will be, why more snow didn't fall or...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/22/2008

Update: Slow Improvement Inside the Beltway

Subfreezing temperatures and ice remain N & W Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 p.m. tonight School Closings | Traffic Federal Government Status: Open under unscheduled leave policy After several hours of icing, many (but not all) areas inside the beltway are near freezing. The rise in temperature comes...

By Jason Samenow  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 02/22/2008

Update: Icy Mix Overtakes Region

Expect slick morning commute Winter Storm Warning in effect until 10 p.m. tonight School Closings | Traffic Federal Government Status: Open under unscheduled leave policy Light snow, which fell only in very small quantities (mainly less than half an inch) overnight, has changed over to freezing rain and sleet across...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:15 AM ET, 02/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 02/21/2008

Update: Snow Sliding North, Ice Still on Track

*Winter Storm Warning in effect until 10 p.m. Friday night* Throughout the day we've been monitoring the potential for an approaching winter storm to serve up an appetizer of light snow tonight, and a main course of freezing rain tomorrow. Tonight: The latest data shows the heaviest of tonight's snow...

By Dan Stillman  |  06:15 PM ET, 02/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/20/2008

Update: Light Snowfall Still On Track

Another storm could bring late-week wintry mix **Snow Advisory in effect for metro area from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today** Snow is on schedule to move into the DC area from west to east during the next few hours, and is expected to continue through the afternoon, ending by...

By Matt Ross  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 PM ET, 02/19/2008

Update: No Changes to Light Snow Forecast

We're still thinking light snow is likely tomorrow -- particularly between about 10am and 6pm in the metro area. Accumulations should generally be between a dusting and 1". Areas to the south of the beltway may get a little less, and areas to the north may get a little more....

By Jason Samenow  |  10:58 PM ET, 02/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/12/2008

Update: Spotty Snow Now, Patchy Ice Later

*Winter Weather Advisory north of D.C. from noon to 10 p.m. today* *Vote early (but just once), especially in northern suburbs* Despite some intermittent light snow and flurries this morning, weather-related problems have been minimal in the metro area. At 11 a.m., temperatures ranged from the low to mid 20s...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/12/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/01/2008

Update: Advisory Expires, Deluge Continues

The Winter Weather Advisory for the north and west suburbs has ended. The ice threat is over (except west of I-81 and in the sheltered valleys), but very heavy rain is now moving into the region with some embedded thunderstorms. Another 0.5-1" of rain is possible before it all tapers...

By Jason Samenow  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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