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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Southern tornado swarm: Astonishing and awful visuals

A compilation of photos and videos from Monday’s tornadoes, which offer a distressing sense of their monstrous ferocity and the devastating toll they left behind...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Tornado outbreak in Southern U.S. underway, life-threatening storms through tonight

Following Monday’s deadly tornado outbreak from Kansas to Arkansas, a new round of rotating thunderstorms is erupting in the Southern U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Fire on high: An annular solar eclipse that only penguins might love

The quest for fire meets the march of the penguins.

By Blaine Friedlander  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Build yourself an ark: 3-5 inches of rain possible for D.C. area through Thursday

Rain is coming to the D.C. metro area, and lots of it. The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood watch Tuesday evening through late Wednesday night.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Floods, Latest

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Arkansas tornado outbreak amazingly well forecast, despite horrifying outcome

The National Weather Service couldn’t have done a better job identifying in advance the Arkansas zone where devastating tornadoes claimed at least 10 lives.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 04/27/2014

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: Plenty pleasant for a day on the diamond

Great day to get out and enjoy your half-smokes and cracker jack.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:56 AM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/26/2014

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: Warm and breezy, chance of a shower late

Other than an at times stiff breeze, probably a great day at the park.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 04/26/2014

United vs. FC Dallas weather forecast: Breezy, but still pleasant

Any showers or thundershowers should be moving east or dwindling by game time.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:50 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, UnitedCast

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Snow pile watch 2014: Is Reston pile the D.C. area’s last?

Here’s one last reminder of the cold and snowy winter of 2013-14: a lingering snow pile in Reston

By Kevin Ambrose  |  04:07 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Rocky stretch of severe weather starts today for Lower 48; tornado watch for S. Va., N.C.

The least active tornado season on record - one without a fatality - is likely to heat up some over the next few days.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Drones could revolutionize weather forecasts, but must overcome safety concerns

Robotic vehicles unleashed into the atmosphere and oceans, commonly known as drones, may uncover meteorological secrets critical to improving forecasts.

By Brendan Richardson  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science, Technology

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Apparently, no one wants to read about the weather at Weather.com

The top 10 stories on weather.com have nothing to do with weather.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: Trying to dodge rain drops

Some chance the main brunt of showers and thundershowers pushes through before the game, but more may follow.

By A. Camden Walker  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Climate leaders Sullivan and Hayhoe make TIME 100 Most Influential People

Two “pioneers” serving the weather and climate profession are profoundly changing the world says TIME magazine.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Extreme Great Lakes ice extent could portend cool summer for eastern U.S.

An analysis reveals summers following icy Great Lakes winters tend to be cooler than normal in the central and eastern U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Tulip mania 2014: Top ten photos from Washington, D.C. area

We’ve shared with you inspired views of cherry blossoms and bluebells. Now feast your eyes on yet another beautiful symbol of spring: the tulip.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: A little cool but calm and dry

A jacket or sweater is a good idea despite the lack of wind for this spring time outing.

By David Streit  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Under water: Risk of New York City coastal flooding has surged by factor of 20, says study

The chance of floodwaters overtopping Manhattan’s seawalls has skyrocketed since the mid-1800s thanks to swelling seas and mounting storm surges finds a new study.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Great Lakes covered in record-shattering amount of ice this late in spring

It’s almost May and a third of the Great Lakes is still covered by ice. This is unprecedented in records dating back more than three decades.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Rainbow magic: Beautiful views in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

As the sun’s rays intercepted an evening shower on its departure Tuesday, a gorgeous, full-sky rainbow emerged.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Rainbows

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Nationals vs. Angels weather forecast: Cool and breezy

You’ll definitely want a jacket for tonight’s contest, which will feature temperatures falling through the 50s and a breeze from the northwest at around 10-15 mph.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Beautiful bluebells bloom along Bull Run (PHOTOS)

The bluebell is a native perennial plant that can grow up to 2.5 feet tall and blooms in the spring, before the canopy of leaves from the trees above blocks out the sun light.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Photography

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Earth Day 2014: Gorgeous, humbling views of our planet, from space

Whether in the form of a pale blue dot, or vibrant shades of greens, blues, and earthen-browns, space instruments provide us with wondrous views of our planet.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Slowest start to tornado season on record, and fatality-free

The polar vortex, for all the suffering it caused this winter, has brought about a major societal benefit: record-setting low tornado activity.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Nationals vs. Angels: Any showers clear out, but winds linger

Outside chance of lingering shower early, but main issue is breezy/windy conditions with falling temperatures (bring a jacket!)

By Matt Rogers  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Spring kicking into high gear in D.C. (PHOTOS)

Although the cherry blossoms are the most well known aspect of spring in Washington, they are really only the start of the colorful season. The city is now blooming all over.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Highlighting possible D.C. region tornado hotspots using warnings and tracks

Tornadoes happen every year, but are some places more prone than others? While it seems that way, we should keep in mind they can strike anywhere in the area.

By Jordan Tessler  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Tornadoes

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Grading our 2013-14 winter outlook: it’s ugly

In short, our outlook was a bust. We did well in December, but the rest of the winter was a unique and snowy animal.

By Matt Ross  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Seasons

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Nationals vs. Angels weather forecast: A cool and comfortable evening

There’s a lot to like about light winds and temperatures lowering toward 60.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 04/20/2014

Nationals vs. Cardinals weather forecast: Slightly cooler than Saturday

A cool-ish breeze could require a jacket. At least rain chances are almost nil and sunshine should make a decent showing.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:55 AM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/19/2014

Nationals vs. Cardinals weather forecast: It doesn’t get much better than this

Just about perfect for a midday game. Grab the sunscreen and enjoy!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/18/2014

National Hurricane Center plans new storm surge warnings starting in 2015

Many residents of hurricane-prone areas use a storm’s category to decide whether to evacuate. Unfortunately, this has led many to make decisions that left them struggling for their lives.

By Jack Williams  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Snow days on the rise? A detailed look at every major D.C. area school district

The frequency of school closures this winter has sparked a local debate: do schools close more often now than they used to?

By Dennis Mersereau  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Snow

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Nationals vs. Cardinals weather forecast: Cool, but otherwise pleasant

Breezes should die down, but you may still want a weighty jacket if sitting for a while.

By A. Camden Walker  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/17/2014

A picture is worth 1,000 warnings: All NWS Sterling warnings 1986-2013

Ever wonder what nearly 30 years of severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings looks like if plotted together on a single chart? ...me neither, until I took a stab at it.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Map: D.C. area spends average of 45 minutes in tornado warnings every year

Locally, we see a tornado warning hot spot in southern Maryland.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Another morning of near record cold; freeze watch tonight in northern Maryland

For a second straight morning, some regional airports narrowly missed setting record low temperatures.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Capital Weather Gang snowfall forecast contest winners, 2013-14

The winner, who came 0.1 inches away from getting it exactly right, was Brandi Erickson who predicted 32.1 inches would fall.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:22 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Snow

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Nationals vs. Cardinals weather forecast: Brrring on the hot cocoa, a chilly night game

At least rain is not in the cards even if the Cards are on the field.

By David Streit  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., 2014: A final look

This year’s bloom period, while short, was sweet. Here’s a collection of wonderful images submitted by our readers...

By Jason Samenow  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/16/2014

The eastern United States: A lonely cold pocket on a feverish planet

The wave after wave of bitter cold that has walloped the eastern U.S. since January has truly been an anomaly set against the temperature pattern around the globe.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Records for cold nearly set this morning; freeze warning tonight

Two of our three local airports fell below 32 this morning, coming within a degree or two of record lows for the date.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

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 12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Freeze warning: Factoring the frost odds for spring planting success

After this resilient winter, I can’t blame my fellow gardeners for wanting to get out there and get planting. But with a freeze warning in effect tonight, there are things to consider.

By David Streit  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gardening, Latest

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Vivid views of the blood red lunar eclipse (PHOTOS)

Skies parted just enough for brief moments to allow the patient and persistent early risers to see the spectacle, even in the D.C. metro region.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Why COSMIC-2 is a lot more than ‘nice to have’

Last week Sen. Richard Shelby remarked that observations from the satellite constellation COSMIC-2 are only “nice to have.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

By Richard Anthes and Thomas Bogdan  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Seeing red: Heavens to unveil a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning

Washington will need a clear morning to see the bright full moon bloom into a radiant red orb for the total lunar eclipse. It will be the first of four total lunar eclipses between now and autumn 2015.

By Blaine Friedlander  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Spring fever: Deep snow to cherry blossom peak in just a few weeks (PHOTOS)

One of the best things about late-season snow is you know spring is right around the corner. Photos of the cherry trees on the Tidal Basin separated by a few weeks tell that story well.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest, Photography, Seasons, Snow

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Peak cherry blossom bloom sunrise in D.C., briefly kissed by light (PHOTOS)

Not much compares to a sunrise on the Tidal Basin during peak bloom. It’s a classic Washington scene.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Powerful Australia cyclone Ita crashes ashore, weakens; not as bad as feared

The storm struck near Cape Flannery at around 10 p.m. local time according to reports, and winds gusted up to 99 mph as the eyewall moved overhead

By Jason Samenow  |  04:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical 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 10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Forecasters predict lackluster hurricane season thanks to El Ni o forecast

This year’s hurricane season should produce fewer storms than average, Phil Klotzbach told the National Tropical Weather Conference on Thursday.

By Jack Williams  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/11/2014

A superior cherry blossom sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Photographers who awakened early this morning to beat the crowds and catch a glimpse of the blossoms coupled with the rising treat were rewarded with outstanding views

By Jason Samenow  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest, Sunrises

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Beastly category 5 tropical cyclone Ita threatens northern Australia

A dangerous tropical cyclone with destructive winds and a potentially devastating storm surge is bearing down on northeast coast of Australia

By Jason Samenow  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Bet on El Nino, says NOAA

NOAA announced today the odds of an El Nino developing this summer are greater than 50 percent.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Peak bloom! Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms in their prime (PHOTOS)

The National Park Service declared the Tidal Basin’s cherry blossoms at peak bloom this morning.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Nationals vs. Marlins weather forecast: Breezy but perfectly mild

Plenty of sun and warmth goes a long way to making this a great day at the park.

By David Streit  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Taste of summer: 80 degrees possible in D.C. Sunday, Monday

We’ve gone over 6 months without hitting 80 but have a chance to break through that barrier Sunday and/or Monday.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Beautiful new postage stamp features sea surface temperatures

On April 22, the Postal Service introduces the “Global Forever: Sea Surface Temperatures Stamp.“

By Jason Samenow  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Imagery, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/09/2014

The Masters weather: A forecast unlike any other -- picture perfect golfing

Weather will not be an obstacle at Augusta National: the forecast for the Masters is as good as it gets.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Nationals vs. Marlins weather forecast: Cool with a waning wind

Fairly nice night on tap, but do dress appropriately for temperatures in the 50s.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Weather Channel returning to DirecTV, cutting back reality programming

Effective tomorrow, Wednesday, The Weather Channel will return to DirecTV’s line-up - with 50 percent less weekday reality TV.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/08/2014

What is your sign for spring?

What moment stops you in your tracks and makes you realize, “spring is here!“? See if your “spring moment” is on our list...

By Kathryn Prociv  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014

A “once-in-a-lifetime” sky: sundog in a distrail

A few miles above me, an airplane sliced a thin deck of altocumulus clouds nearly in half with a distrail that featured a sun dog square in the middle of it.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/08/2014

A flower a day: Spring is springing in D.C.

April got off to a consistently mild start in the city. Trees and other plants have responded with open arms.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Nationals vs. Marlins: Nice evening to play ball

A bit breezy and slightly cool, but very nice spring weather overall!

By Matt Rogers  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/07/2014

D.C.’s cherry blossom buds are puffy white, around 4 to 6 days from peak

The buds on Washington, D.C.’s famed cherry trees today reached their final stage before bursting and reaching peak bloom.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Juiced storm swamps the South, flash flooding reported (PHOTOS)

Over the past two days, the Deep South has been deluged by up to 5-10 inches of rain, leading to flash flooding in parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Lightning and cherry blossoms: rare combo caught in April 3, 2006 storm chase

I shot a sequence of photos as a line of thunderstorms blasted through the Tidal Basin with the blossoms in peak bloom.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, History, Latest, Photography

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Cherry blossom trees progressing, probably just over a week away from peak bloom

Normally by now, cherry blossoms would have reached peak bloom in D.C. But thanks to a harsh winter and slow spring, this year’s bloom is delayed about 10 days.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Myth-busting: Tornadoes don’t form from a “clash of air masses”

Science literacy in the U.S. is at an all-time low, and the public deserves a better explanation about how tornadoes arise.

By Jeff Halverson  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Amazing visuals of thunderstorms in central U.S. Thursday

Violent thunderstorms erupted from Texas to Kentucky Thursday. No reports of casualties or catastrophic damage, but plenty of eye-popping storm imagery...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Nationals vs. Braves weather forecast: Cloudy but rain chances low for opener

We’re probably wedged in with clouds and a coolish breeze from the east, with just an outside chance the sun breaks out.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Humor: Canadians celebrate forecast of 1 degree C (VIDEO)

After getting beat up by winter, the bar for celebrating a forecast in Canada is extremely low, as this hilarious video illustrates...

By Jason Samenow  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/03/2014

2014 s first significant severe weather outbreak targets Mid-South

The National Weather Service says over 52 million Americans are under an elevated risk of severe thunderstorms spanning from east Texas into central Ohio.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/03/2014

You won’t believe how late it snowed in D.C. in colonial times

Weather records from colonial days indicate heavy snow fell in Washington as late as April, with flakes even observed into May.

By Don Lipman  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Snow

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Sunset, sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Last night’s sunset and this morning’s sunrise in the District were sublime.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sunrises, Sunsets

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/02/2014

House passes “Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014

Bill to support enhanced forecasts is first passed by any house of Congress since 1992.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Government, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/02/2014

2013-2014 winter: Arctic attacks from start to finish across the D.C. region (season statistics)

Average doesn’t necessarily tell the full story of this cold season - rather, it’s the extremes - which occurred early and often.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Recaps

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Animation of tsunami from northern Chile earthquake, Hawaii under advisory

Animation of tsunami activity from major earthquake offshore Chile. Reports indicate no major damage from actual tsunami.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Snowy search: How the weather altered a Civil War relic hunt (PHOTOS)

I felt the snow flakes fall down the back of my neck as I reached into the hole to pull out a broken Civil War bayonet

By Kevin Ambrose  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Should we cancel spring and declare winter re-started?

An optimist at heart, I’m starting to lose faith in spring.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Seasons

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Coldest, snowiest March on record at Dulles Airport, snowiest since 1960 in D.C.

Wow, what a roaring March that just concluded! All sorts of records were set for cold and snow.

By Matt Rogers  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/31/2014

UN Climate report: Dissecting the key messages, from the dire to the less direct

Landmark report frames climate change as part of an interconnected web of environmental and social challenges.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/31/2014

About that surprising snow craziness Sunday: why forecasts mostly missed it

Pretty much every conceivable opportunity for snow this month has overachieved; so I suppose it shouldn’t come as a shock Sunday’s grand finale exceeded expectations as well.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/31/2014

The last snow of the season, please? (PHOTOS)

We all thought winter was done. But the winter of 2013-14 does not want to give up.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 03/29/2014

United vs. Fire weather forecast: Conditions don’t favor combustion

You’ll want to plan on a way to stay as dry as possible. In a best case, you might actually do so.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:55 AM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, UnitedCast

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 03/29/2014

Nationals vs. Tigers weather forecast: Dodging raindrops to close spring training

There’s a chance this game can get in, but you’ll need to keep your fingers crossed.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:50 AM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Sense of urgency needed to steady U.S. weather forecasting

Weather models are only as good as the data that goes into them, and we are now facing a potentially imminent gap in critical weather data

By Anne Hale Miglarese  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/28/2014

We pronounce winter over effective today

Objectively looking at the weather maps, we can fairly safely say - starting today - we’ve turned the corner. Winter is dead.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Slight chance Saturday rain is “excessive” says NWS

There is a small possibility rain will be heavy enough to cause flash flooding. 1-3 inches of rain are forecast.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Will the Cherry Blossoms ever bloom? We expect additional delays

Given the recent unseasonable chill - we are pushing back our forecast for the cherry blossom’s peak bloom several days.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:57 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/27/2014

The long, white 2013-2014 winter: Bringing snowy back to the D.C. region (season statistics)

Remember when we couldn’t buy a snowstorm around here in recent winters? This one must have been payback.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Not again: Dulles and BWI set record lows for March 27

Temperatures that made it into the teens and 20s this morning were way below normal. They set records locally and across the East Coast.

By Ian Livingston  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

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

What are the windiest states and cities? What is D.C.’s windiest month?

With the recent fits of wind, we’ve been peppered with questions. Is it getting windier? What’s the windiest time of year? Where - in the U.S. - is it windiest?

By Jason Samenow  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Wind

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Mind-boggling views of beastly ocean storm offshore eastern New England, Canada

Call it a beast, a monster, a bomb, or a behemoth. The storm offshore eastern New England and slamming the Canadian Maritimes is all of those things.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nor'easters, U.S. Weather, Winter Storm

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Recap: A fine, not fantastic, final(?) snow forecast of the cold season

The storm turned into another overachiever, with snow amounts exceeding initial forecasts. However, we correctly characterized the storm effects and timing

By Jason Samenow  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Spring snow, winter’s last hurrah (PHOTOS)

I had a feeling that we would have one more snowstorm and we did. After this week’s snowstorm, however, I think we’re finally done.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Spring storm lays down several inches of snow

A strong upper level disturbance passing through the area today brings snow, moderate at times but with limited road accumulation.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Snow Tuesday in D.C., but shouldn’t amount to much

The storm, that will turn into a behemoth over the Atlantic, is likely to bring some light snow - maybe 1” or so - during the day Tuesday around D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Enough already: Dulles Airport sets another record low

The temperature at Dulles Airport plunged to 19 degrees this morning, breaking the old record of 21 from 1984 for the date.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Meteorological “bomb” threatens eastern New England, Canadian Maritimes

A modest storm that will bring some light rain and snow to the Mid-Atlantic will transform into one the most intense cyclones in years off the coast of New England.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Snow could whiten ground in D.C. Tuesday, before storm becomes an oceanic beast

A weather disturbance promises to deliver the D.C. one more round of snow Tuesday. This will transform into an absolutely monstrous cyclone offshore New England.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Tuesday snow? Models trending storm away from D.C., but too soon to write off

The latest news is good if you would just assume be done with accumulating snow until next winter. However, there is still time for things to change.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Next Tuesday’s East Coast storm could be a monster, but could miss

Yes, a major storm will explode off the East Coast early next week. But the potentially behemoth storm may only graze coastal areas.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/21/2014

“Roaring Forties” winds, gyrating ocean currents pose Malaysia plane search nightmare

The search for the remains of Malaysia Flight MH370 faces challenges from the elements that may prove insurmountable.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Red hot fishing in record cold weather: Secrets from an award-winning angler

Since early January, fisherman Stephen Miklandric has caught 69 citation fish in six different species!

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Sports

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Never-ending winter (even though it’s spring): Snow possible next Tuesday

Models seem to be converging on a solution offering us some snow next Tuesday but how much and whether it might accumulate is still very much up in the air.

By Wes Junker  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/20/2014

A super El Ni o on the way? Subtle signs emerging

The possible El Nino in the pipeline could be a doozy, comparable to the strongest ever recorded according to some scientists.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Officially spring! March 20 marks winter’s end, even if winter weather still looms

Today marks the end of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere. At 12:57 p.m. today, the sun can be seen directly overhead on Earth’s equator

By Justin Grieser  |  09:38 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/19/2014

It’s true: We’re tracking another snow threat, but it’s a foggy one

It may snow again next week. But let’s not read too much into those 6 words.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/19/2014

St. Patrick’s Day snow in Washington, D.C.: Green, gorgeous, or gross? (PHOTOS)

If it snows again before next winter, it’s unlikely to be as picturesque or festive as what fell on St. Patrick’s Day.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:40 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/19/2014

February caps 29-year streak of warmer than normal months on Earth

February’s average temperature on Earth was above average for the 348th consecutive month, but had the lowest monthly ranking in two years.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Mid-Atlantic may enjoy cool summer if El Ni o develops

In the Mid-Atlantic, most of the summers in which El Ni o developed since 1950 have featured temperatures cooler than the 30-year average.

By Rick Grow  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Long range

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Winter weather advisory western suburbs tonight; long-range winter storm possibility

In the fight between winter and spring: A modest jab from Old Man winter tonight in our western areas. A punishing blow next week?

By Jason Samenow  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Astonishing snow totals this winter in upper Montgomery County: nearly 70 inches

If you’re a snow lover, consider relocating to colder climes of upper Montgomery County, where snow is prosperous now and there are no signs of decline.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Snow

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Rare mid-March snowstorm in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

In both the last two winters D.C.’s biggest official storm happened in the second half of March. But in 2014, the snowstorm was truly incredible.

By Ian Livingston and Kevin Ambrose  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 03/17/2014

An infuriating long-range forecast

Old Man Winter is just piling it on now.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:49 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Long range

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Ten reasons this St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm walloped us

The storm poured “salt in the wound” of a harsh winter seemingly without end. We review ten aspects that conspired to create a major snowstorm.

By Jeff Halverson  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/17/2014

BOOM: Why snow amounts exceeded our expectations

We predicted accumulating snow. Just not enough. Not nearly enough.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Over 7 inches officially in D.C.: Third biggest late March snowstorm on record

The 7.2 inches ranks as D.C.’s 10th biggest snowstorm in March on record, knocking the 1993 March superstorm off the top 10 list.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Moderate to heavy snow at times through pre-dawn hours, turning showery after

Much of the area has already reached the top end of our forecast snow totals, and at least another 1-3” should be common by sunrise. Travel is expected to remain rough into the morning as many roads are now snow covered.

By Jason Samenow, Dan Stillman and Ian Livingston  |  04:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Rain to snow this evening, moderate to heavy overnight; tricky Monday morning commute ahead

A moisture rich storm is knocking on our door. It begins this evening as a brief period of rain, and turns to snow overnight. Get ready for a white St. Patrick’s Day!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Sunday night snow: Holding firm with 1-4 forecast for immediate area

Considering tonight’s model data, we’re sticking with our forecast for 1-4 inches in the immediate metro area, and 2-6 inches for our western and southwest suburbs Sunday night.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:55 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Update on the snow that almost nobody wants (first-call map and timeline)

Yes, it looks like it will snow Sunday night into early Monday. Yes, it looks like it will accumulate at least in some parts of the area. However, March storms are notorious for busted forecasts.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/14/2014

A white St. Patrick’s Day? Sunday night to Monday snow potential is promising, amounts uncertain

Computer models continue to agree that the Washington area will see wintry weather Sunday night into Monday. But this is another complicated and difficult snow forecast.

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Weather Channel brings back fan favorite Dave Schwartz, my friend

The down-to-earth Schwartz gained popularity in his prior 17-year tenure at The Weather Channel for his folksy, charming and clear presentation of weather information.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Weather Channel

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 04:32 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Snow still a legitimate possibility Sunday night into St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a reasonably solid computer model consensus that a storm late Sunday into Monday will bring wintry weather back to the D.C. area.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Midwest, Northeast pummeled by snow, propelling winter totals high in historic rankings (PHOTOS)

This latest round of snow is pushing seasonal totals into record-territory, especially around the Great Lakes.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Magnificent example of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability from Lake Tahoe region

Awesome video footage of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability from Diamond Peak ski resort in Nevada.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Latest

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Windiest weather in Washington since Superstorm Sandy: Why?

Since Wednesday afternoon, winds in Washington, D.C. metro region have raged, with peak gusts in the 50-60 mph range. The explanation for this wind storm is simple.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Wind

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/12/2014

St. Patrick’s Day snow threat uncertain, but gains some more support

The GFS, European, and Canadian model all suggest snow may fall late Sunday and/or Monday.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Gusty showers likely this evening, followed by intense wind, cold and possible power outages

The powerful cold front to rush through the region this evening may bring a few severe storms, but of greater concern is the onslaught of wind to blast into the region overnight. Power outages are possible.

By Rick Grow  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Wind

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Oh nose! Tree pollen spikes to high level

Pollen levels surged to high levels in this morning’s count, following Tuesday’s 70-degree weather.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Pollen

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/11/2014

European forecast model really wants to make it snow next week in D.C.

The European and Canadian models suggest snow is possible late Sunday night into Monday morning - but the GFS model disagrees.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

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 12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Chicago and Detroit close in on snowfall records as next storm approaches

A powerhouse later winter storm will throw back wind-driven snow on its northwest flank from the Great Lakes into the interior Northeast.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Roller coaster Wednesday: Temps to spike then crash, with storms and howling winds

A rapidly intensifying storm charges through the region late Wednesday, providing two chances for strong wind gusts one ahead of the cold front, and one behind it.

By Jeff Halverson  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Wind

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Meteorologist behind hurricane scale, Robert Simpson, honored at 101 years of age

Meteorologists from as far away as Texas convened for a luncheon in Washington Saturday to celebrate the career of Simpson, legendary hurricane meteorologist.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The future of WeatherNation: Interview with president Michael Norton

With its new reach and high-profile spot on national television, CWG sent WeatherNation TV president Michael Norton questions regarding the network’s future plans.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Lake Michigan sets 41-year record for most ice cover

On Saturday, 93.29 percent of Lake Michigan was covered by ice, the most in records dating back to 1973.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Like flying saucers, lenticular clouds hover over Charlottesville, Va. this morning

No, they weren’t UFOs floating over the central Virginia skies, but super rare lenticular clouds - more common in the mountain West.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Latest, Photography

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 03/08/2014

United vs. Crew weather forecast: Splendid conditions for the season opener

We’re getting things started right, with just about perfect weather for a game.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:55 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, UnitedCast

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Long-range forecast: A cooler than normal end to winter

The colder than normal weather forecast through the end of winter may discourage people rooting for warm weather but probably isn’t as bad as it sounds.

By Wes Junker  |  02:01 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/07/2014

The Great Lakes have most March ice in 41 years of records (PICTURES)

Through Thursday, Great Lakes ice cover continued its historic expansion - covering more than 92 percent of the water’s surface, the most on record so late in the winter.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Look at Washington, D.C.’s beautiful snow, before it’s all gone (PICTURES)

To honor the beautiful snowfall we had Monday, what’s left of it now, and the talented individuals who photographed it, here are my 10 favorite snow photos taken this week.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Heads-up: A little wintry mix can’t be ruled out Friday morning, especially south of D.C.

We have just enough cold air in place for a little mixed precipitation to be a minor concern early-to-mid Friday morning, especially in our southern suburbs.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Wintry Mix

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Cherry blossom peak bloom forecast from Capital Weather Gang: April 9

Given the cold start to March and more possible arctic chill in the pipeline, we’re predicting a later than average peak bloom this year.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/06/2014

El Ni o watch posted: May portend fewer Atlantic hurricanes and beneficial California rains

In a bulletin issued this morning, NOAA issued an El Ni o Watch predicting a roughly 50% chance for development later this year.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  El Ni o, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Flying high in the flakes: An inside look at snowkiting (VIDEO and PHOTOS)

Kiteboarding is relatively new. 2003-5-ish is considered the “early years” of the sport, though it originated crudely in Hawaii and France in the late 90s.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sports

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Heck yeah! Saturday could be near 60 in D.C.

Bless the European model. Bless the Canadian and American (GFS) model too.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:09 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Snowed in and iced over: North America and U.S. about as frozen as ever so late in winter

By multiple metrics, the amount of snow and ice over the Lower 48 states, Great Lakes, and North America are in historic territory.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Cold, Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Meteorological winter and February both colder than normal with above normal snow

Meteorological winter ended up colder than normal (-0.8F) for the first time since 2010-11 and the snowiest (19.3“) since the powerhouse winter of 2009-10 (56.1“).

By Matt Rogers  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/04/2014

A snowy rescue, snowkiting on the Mall, and sunset photos (PHOTOS)

The snowkites, which resemble small parachutes, would sometimes catch a strong gust of wind and launch their riders up to six feet into the air.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Storm explainer: Wintry chill with a snowy thrill

A swift temperature drop and rapid change from rain to snow provided our winter-fatigued region with a bit of meteorological “shock and awe”.

By Jeff Halverson  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/04/2014

March 3 snowstorm: An acceptable forecast

We’re not going to win any awards for our forecast for yesterday’s snowstorm. But, grading on the curve, our forecast was satisfactory.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Baltimore and Dulles have coldest March mornings on record

Baltimore’s low of 4 degrees was colder than any low temperature recorded over the last 141 years.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Major storm inbound: Icy mix to snow tonight, lasting into Monday

Rain soon transitions to a brief period of sleet or freezing rain, and goes over to snow once we get into the 1-5 a.m. range. Moderate to heavy snow is likely to move through afterwards, making for a rough morning of travel.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:55 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Rain, to ice, to heavy snow overnight; hazardous conditions Monday morning

We expect 5-9 inches of snow to fall across the region through Monday afternoon on top of a slick layer of sleet.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  08:00 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Update: Significant winter storm Sunday night and Monday

Tonight’s models held onto the idea of an impactful winter storm for the area. While some southward shift in the heaviest snow threat occurred today, the whole area is at risk for such at this time.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:15 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Storm update: Heavy snow and crashing temperatures likely Monday; starts as rain to wintry mix late Sunday

Yes, another winter storm is coming. And most signs now point to it being a moderate to high impact event. Check out our storm timeline and first-call snow map.

By Dan Stillman  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Wintry mess remains likely Sunday night-Monday; how much snow still a wildcard

The ultimate storm impact on the D.C. area remains a fairly open question. But there is at least the potential for icy conditions Monday morning and significant accumulating snow during the day, especially in the north and west suburbs.

By Wes Junker and Dan Stillman  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Confronting the exploitation of extreme weather events in global warming reporting

The debate about whether this winter’s cold weather is due to global warming has become a stumbling block in our public discourse on climate change.

By John Michael Wallace  |  12:03 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Dulles ties record low; coldest day in D.C. since January 29

The mercury settled down to a frigid 10 degrees at Dulles Airport this morning, tying the record set in 1993.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Mind-blowing view of vigorous California storm

Drought-stricken Southern California is getting doused by a powerhouse storm that looks like a hurricane, except it’s not.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Fiery meteor streaks across the Mid-Atlantic sky

A fireball meteor careened through the atmosphere this evening around 7:08 p.m., with reports streaming in across the Mid-Atlantic from the D.C. area down into the Carolinas.

By Ian Livingston  |  08:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Space

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Big, complicated wintry mess may be staring at us late Sunday into Monday

We now need to come to grips with the possibility another significant winter weather event could be in the cards.

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2014

NASA launches game-changing satellite for tracking global precipitation

As large areas of the Earth’s land and ocean don’t have radar or rain gauges, this satellite mission will help fill massive gaps in precipitation observations.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Science, Space

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Desperately dry Southern California to get deluged Friday, most since 2011

A vigorous storm crashing into coastal California Friday will supply some much-needed rain, but also an elevated risk of flash flooding and even tornadoes.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/26/2014

This brutal winter has more tricks up its sleeves for D.C. area

Winter has dealt D.C. two doses of snow the last two mornings, colder than normal temperatures, and it’s not done delivering.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cold, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Storm drops 1-2 across region, schools open on time: should they have? (POLL)

What do you think - should schools have delayed given this morning’s conditions? Vote in our poll.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:23 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014

New round of snow may slow Wednesday morning commute

With cold temperatures and an early start, snow Wednesday morning has a good chance to coat the roads and cause slick travel.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Winter weather advisory late tonight and early Wednesday

The NWS is forecasting a general one to three inches of snow across the region, with likely snow for the morning commute.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Why did it snow more than we thought today?

A very localized, difficult to anticipate area of moderate snow developed, that just happened to focus on the D.C. area and nowhere else.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:28 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Picturesque morning snow coats D.C. area

This morning’s snow dropped a surprising 1-3 inches of snow over the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Caught on tape: violent explosions on the sun and moon

On September 11, a large asteroid crashed into the moon. On January 28, the sun unleashed a vivid flare. Both events were recorded.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Space

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Light snow chances Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

Accumulating snow in the metro region may be hard to come by, but there’s a good chance of mood flakes.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Surprise! January 2014 was Earth’s 4th warmest on record, even while U.S. shivered

The weather in the eastern U.S. deviated from much of the rest of the planet.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/24/2014

What the polar vortex is and is not, in one graphic

Debate has raged in weather circles about how to talk about the polar vortex, a term that has exploded into the public lexicon this frigid winter.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:06 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Rare February tornado tracked 18 miles through St. Mary’s and Calvert counties

Today’s weak tornado in southern Maryland was the first in February for the state since 1966. It also had an unusually long track for the region.

By Ian Livingston  |  09:15 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Jaw-dropping views of today’s storm, known as a “Texas Hooker”

The storm system responsible for today’s squall line in the D.C. area - known as a “Texas Hooker” - took on a stunning appearance from space.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:54 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Yes, after dose of spring, snow opportunities return next week

Snow could fall on more than one occasion, with the best chance coming Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:42 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Squall line passes D.C. area; some trees down in St. Mary’s co.

A tornado watch was issued as a line of showers/storms passed through the region. Damage was confined to St. Mary’s county, where there were multiple downed tree reports.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Long range maps show winter fighting back and winning

Temperatures in the 50s to near 60 the last three days have delighted the masses. But the long-range outlook will surely have many pining for spring.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  04:47 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Scientists: Don’t make “extreme cold” centerpiece of global warming argument

Climate scientists are pushing back against the notion global warming could mean more extreme cold.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Gusty squall likely late Friday morning into early afternoon

A high-energy cold front will sweep across the region Friday, bringing a brief, but hard-hitting round of downpours and strong winds.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Polar vortex chill exterminated 95 percent of stink bugs in Va. Tech experiment

This spring, you may see and smell fewer of those foul stink bug pests, and you can thank the polar vortex.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Nature, Polar vortex

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Punishing U.S. winter has pundits pointing fingers, forecasters begging for mercy

The Farmers’ Almanac got it right. The Feds didn’t. No one can escape this winter has turned into a doozy for much of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Slight risk of severe weather in D.C. region Friday

Heavy rain showers accompanied by gusty - and possibly damaging - winds could charge through the region early Friday.

By Jeff Halverson  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Magical moment: a snowy owl basks in the eerie green light of an aurora

In Sauk Rapids, Minnesota last night, the northern lights illuminated a snowy owl proudly perched on a power pole.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Photography, Space Weather

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Rare February thunderstorms push through region

Heavy rain, thunder and lightning is greeting commuters late into this morning’s rush hour. The line should push through much of the region by 10 a.m.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Officially snowy: D.C. snow edges above average, for only 4th time in 25 years

Since the 1980s, D.C.’s snowfall has fallen into a feast or famine pattern. A few years we get crushed, most others underachieve. This winter falls into a rare middle ground.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:16 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Snow

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Mild this week, then winter comes roaring back next week into March

If you hate winter, next week through the first couple of days of March may have you hating life or at least hating how resilient winter has been this season.

By Wes Junker  |  02:02 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Snochi: An illustrated review of D.C.’s biggest snow since Snowmaggedon

The dramatic scenes and forecast flip-flops that made Snochi, February 12 and 13, 2014, such a memorable storm.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Dusting to 2 inches fall, forecast was fair

Our forecast of a coating to a few inches was in the ballpark in most areas - though snow totals tended towards the low end of our projected ranges

By Jason Samenow  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Quick hitting snow tonight, coating to a few inches possible

A fast-moving weather disturbance swings by to the north early Tuesday, bringing a period of snow to much of the D.C. region.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  09:10 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Ten standout photos from Snochi in Washington, D.C.

Whereas recent snows offered photographers just a dusting or light covering to work with, Snochi’s 7-18 inches provided greater depth.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Feb. 12-13, 2014 snow-making machine: Under the hood

We take a look at the atmospheric elements that made Snochi such a powerful and memorable Nor’easter.

By Jeff Halverson  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/14/2014

More snow tonight and Saturday, but may not stick near the city

A disturbance will zip by to the south late tonight and early Saturday, in position to produce a period of snow. Best accumulation odds are north and west of the city.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow