Capital Weather Gang: Recaps


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 11:29 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 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 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 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 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 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 10:01 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Snochi: A silver medal worthy forecast, falls just short of gold

Our forecast for the winter storm Wednesday night and Thursday was quite good, but not perfect - as we under-predicted amounts in some areas.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Recaps, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/06/2014

The ice is never nice recapping Wednesday’s ice storm

I’ve never met a soul who cheered on a good ice storm, for all the misery these events bring

By Jeff Halverson  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 02/03/2014

January 2014: cold and snowy compared to average, plus a polar vortex attack

Last month would have competed for the coldest January of the 2000s in D.C. if not for a burst of warming right in the middle. Still very cold!

By Matt Rogers  |  03:15 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Dusting to 2 fell overnight, up to 6 in southern Maryland; forecast was solid

The storm which crippled parts of the Southeast, produced mainly a light, powdery snow in the D.C. area. Southern Maryland was the exception, where 2-6 inches fell.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014

A remarkably normal 2013 in Washington, D.C. ended wet and warm

2013 in Washington, D.C. will not be known as an exceptional year in terms of temperature and precipitation. But December was warm and wet.

By Matt Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Storm recap: Generally 2-5 inches, on high end of forecasts

Thursday night’s snowstorm mostly overachieved throughout the region, putting down about 2-5 inches.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Top five D.C. area weather stories of 2013

While this year didn’t feature any massive storms in the Washington region, 2013 still presented a wild weather ride at times.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Reviewing D.C.’s truly tropical December warm spell

From last Thursday to Monday we had quite the run of toasty temperatures - setting enough warm weather milestones to call the stretch historic.

By Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps, Record Warmth

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013

The 5 top U.S. weather stories of 2013

In the United States, the major weather stories of 2013 are somewhat contradictory. There were some horrible storms, but - overall - tornado and hurricane activity were depressed.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Washington’s wintry double-whammy, explained

Between Sunday and Tuesday,the D.C. metro region was visited by two early-December winter precipitation events. Here,we briefly examine the anatomy of each.

By Jeff Halverson  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/02/2013

November 2013: Colder than normal and slightly dry

November 2013 didn’t feel like November with several wintry blasts after a briefly mild beginning.

By Matt Rogers  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/01/2013

October 2013: 2nd warmest and 3rd wettest of 2000s in Washington, D.C.

October 2013 had a whole lot of everything.

By Matt Rogers  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/14/2013

The Mid-Atlantic’s deluge: Ghost of Karen pushes rain totals well beyond predictions

For five days over the Mid-Atlantic, the rains kept coming, at times torrential. A lot more rain fell than forecast. Here are the reasons...

By Jeff Halverson  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/02/2013

September 2013: Near normal temperatures, but 20th driest on record

September 2013 may be remembered most for its plethora of pleasant days, but also may have marked the early stages of a drought.

By Matt Rogers  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013

August 2013: 3rd driest and 3rd coolest of 2000s; Summer 2013 slightly warm and wet

The August average temperature of 77.1F was about one degree cooler than normal and rainfall was 1.59" below normal.

By Matt Rogers  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/30/2013

D.C.’s summer weather has been near normal, and that’s nice

Summer - by the meteorological definition - ends Saturday and, rather than rejoicing, many Washingtonians may actually shed a tear.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps