Capital Weather Gang: Wind


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)
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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)
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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 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)
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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Arctic blast: Five weather hazards you should be aware of

A brief description of five hazards related to the incoming arctic blast: Extreme cold, strong wind, wind chill, wildfire potential and upslope snow.

By Jeff Halverson  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Wind

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Wind advisory for D.C. region’s western counties overnight

You may want to bring in any outdoor Halloween decorations before heading to bed as a burst of wind is possible after midnight

By Jason Samenow  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/24/2013

A Memorial Day weather surprise: the Jersey shore ocean breeze

Working on the boardwalk during May weekends and being an avid weather-watcher, I waited with anticipation—and some amusement—for the sudden exodus.

By Don Lipman  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Wind

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Are winters getting windier in Washington, D.C.?

Did it seem like March was not only cold, but also very windy? That's the truth: D.C. experienced the windiest March in over 30 years. And five of the past seven Februarys have ranked among the 15 windiest in Reagan National Airport's recorded weather history.

By Rick Grow  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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