Capital Weather Gang: Extreme Weather


Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/15/2014

“Spring” cold front giving eastern U.S. bitter taste of winter

An exceptionally strong cold front barreling towards the East Coast has established a track record of shifting the seasonal feel from summer to winter in a matter of hours.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Report: Power outages due to weather have doubled since 2003

The remarkable conclusion about a surge in outages may not surprise Washington, D.C.-area residents.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/14/2014

The misplaced emphasis on extreme weather in environmental threat communication

Raising public awareness of the multiple threats to our planet’s life support system is too important to be subject to the whims of the weather.

By John Michael Wallace  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Shock drop: Temperature may fall from 70 to 35 Wednesday evening

A serious cold front is coming - so strong that temperatures in Washington Wednesday evening may go from balmy to bitter in a matter of hours.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Spike then crash: Today’s wild temperature ride in D.C.

Polar pain is coming. I promise. But, first, we enjoy a little warmth. Through noon or so.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Extreme Weather, Latest

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Reflecting on MLK’s legacy through the lens of weather and climate

President of meteorological society encourages us all to reflect on the goals of MLK Day and serve: somebody probably needs our help.

By Marshall Shepherd  |  09:43 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Holidays, Latest

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/15/2014

A tame year for extreme weather in U.S., but California really needs rain

Even as California had its driest year on record, extreme weather was below average across the U.S. in 2013, NOAA’s review finds.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Viral weather terms we love but hate (POLL)

Consider this list of recent weather names/terms that perhaps you’ve heard mentioned at least one too many times. Vote for the one you’re completely over by now.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/10/2014

WATCH: White House-moderated discussion on polar vortex, climate change

CWG’s Jason Samenow is joining other meteorologists and climate scientists in a live discussion on the polar vortex, extreme weather and climate change.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Sunday’s atmosphere could be D.C.’s toastiest in December on record

A stream of air straight out of the tropics may boost atmospheric temperatures to unrivaled levels for December Sunday in the Washington, D.C. area.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Torching! 70+ degrees possible in D.C. Sunday

After being cold for much of December, temperatures reverse course in a big way this weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:34 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Weather mania: Nation faces blizzard, severe thunderstorms, tropical storm, wildfires

After an extraordinarily quiet period devoid of tropical weather systems and significant tornado activity, multiple serious weather hazards are impacting or closing in on the U.S., from coast to coast.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:43 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

The U.S. severe weather downturn in 2013 in one map

Severe weather - compared to normal - across the country is down, way down in 2013.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Summer 2013 weather extremes tied to extraordinarily unusual polar jet stream

The behavior and configuration of the polar jet stream this summer was rare and mind-boggling.

By Steve Tracton  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Extreme Weather, Latest

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Category 6 hurricane: Al Gore misquoted according to his staff

Al Gore's statement about a new breed of hurricanes is patently false

By Jason Samenow  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather