Capital Weather Gang: Extreme Heat


Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Boiling over: Extreme heat causes stir at Australian Open

A controversy is simmering Down Under over blistering temperatures and the safety of tennis players at the Australian Open.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest, Sports

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Record-breaking warmth across the D.C. area, and broader eastern U.S.

Temperature records have been smashed by today’s winter-welcoming heat wave, both in the local region as well as many places to our north and south.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Poll: Which do you prefer -- today’s 90s or Saturday morning’s 40s?

Are you over the summer heat or sorry to see it go?

By Jason Samenow  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Polls

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Weather whiplash: 90s Wednesday, possible 40s Saturday morning in Washington, D.C.

Hang on tight or get smacked.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Seasons

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Confirmed: Greenland reached hottest temperature in modern record this summer

After further review, officials say the July 30 record high of 78.6 F set in Greenland - the warmest temperature since modern records began in 1958 - stands.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Wednesday could be D.C.’s hottest day of the “summer”

On the meteorological calendar, fall began over a week ago. But some of the hottest weather of 2013 surges into the region midweek.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Japan, South Korea soar to hottest recorded levels

We can now add South Korea and Japan to the list of countries with new high temperature records, courtesy the summer of 2013.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/09/2013

18-day streak without hitting 90 ends in Washington, D.C.

During a large chunk of the hottest part of summer, Washington, D.C. achieved the unimaginable: it failed to hit 90 degrees.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Austria sets new all-time high temperature as European heat wave hits peak

Austria and Slovenia both established new records for extreme heat Thursday as central Europe sizzles.

By Justin Grieser  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Shanghai sets new all-time record (again) as heat wave bakes eastern China

A major summer heat wave has been the story in eastern China since early July. Shanghai saw its hottest July in 140 years as temperatures soared to 100 F or higher for 10 straight days.

By Justin Grieser  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Greenland soars to its highest temperature ever recorded, almost 80 degrees F.

The Danish Meteorological Institute is reporting that on Tuesday, July 30, the mercury rose to 25.9 C (78.6 F) at a station in Greenland, the highest temperature measured in the Arctic country since records began in 1958.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/23/2013

How hot does it usually get in Washington, D.C. during the summer?

So far this summer, D.C. has seen a max high of 97 and a max low of 81. Find out how those numbers compare to normal.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/21/2013

D.C. sets record for longest streak above 80 degrees

Add another impressive heat record to Washington, D.C.'s astonishingly long list over the last four summers.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Has this heat wave been over-covered and over-hyped?

Vote in our poll, and let us know if you think the heat coverage has been a little much, right on, or not enough...

By Jason Samenow  |  04:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Poll

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/19/2013

D.C. summer heat versus the South: Almost as hot and more abnormal

An arresting fact: the heat D.C. experienced in 2010, 2011, 2012 and so far this summer, compared to normal, has been more extreme than across a wide swath of the sticky South.

By Rick Grow  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Hottest day: Humidity reaches obscene range, heat breaks records

After three straight record warm nights, heat indices may reach 110 in Washington, D.C. this afternoon. What's behind this oppressive humidity?

By Jason Samenow  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Cool thoughts for a hot day in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Meteorologist bakes inside hot car for 30 minutes (VIDEO)

Weatherbug meteorologist Jacob Wycoff let himself bake in a hot car for 30 minutes on camera, hoping no child or pet will ever have to endure this dangerous, potentially lethal experience.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/17/2013

The hot gets hotter in D.C., record high nighttime temperature matched

Locally, the third day of this stifling heat wave looks to be the hottest yet. The combination heat and humidity should at least hold or even grow a little more fierce Thursday and Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: Broiling hot into Saturday, but weekend cools with storms

A powerful dome of high pressure stalled over the area is stifling us with stagnant heat and humidity for the next few days with very few storm risks to cool us off.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Forecasts

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Nation's hottest heat this week to focus on D.C. area; Heat Advisory issued

Unluckily for residents of the Mid-Atlantic, the worst of this week's heat wave concentrates here, with the corridor from Richmond to the District in its epicenter.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Weather weenies prefer dew point over relative humidity, and you should too!

When a meteorologist or a dedicated weather weenie hears the "90-degree heat with 90 percent humidity" refrain he or she winces and wants to say something like, "It never happens here."

By Jack Williams  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Humidity, Latest

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Children left in hot cars: a deadly combination that must stop

Leaving a child in a hot car goes beyond risky, unsafe behavior and enters the realm of criminal neglect.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Health, Latest

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Washington, D.C. can feel hotter than Death Valley at its hottest

WEATHER GANG | The dryness of Death Valley’s heat means it doesn't feel as hot there as it does in D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Humidity, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Scorching Southwest heat wave could challenge all-time records

Unthinkably high temperatures, even in one of the world's hottest zones - the desert Southwest, are forecast Friday into early next week.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Washington, D.C. sets record high for April 10th; first 90-degree day in April since 2010

Washington, D.C. has reached at least 90 degrees so far today as measured at National Airport, the city's official observing station. That breaks the old record high for the date of 89 in 1922.

By Dan Stillman  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest