Capital Weather Gang: Winter Storms


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 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 03:07 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 09:10 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 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 11:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Storm Snochi gives way to Friday morning icy spots, and more snow Friday night-Saturday?

The last of the remaining show showers are diminishing as Storm Snochi exits stage northeast. What’s next?

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Closing act: Burst of snow possible late afternoon into this evening

Today’s big forecast problem is attempting to get a handle on whether, where and when such a band might impact various parts of the area.

By Wes Junker  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/13/2014

This storm is unofficially called Snochi

As this storm overachieved in some areas and a name for it has emerged, we name it in honor of the coinciding winter Olympics ....

By Jason Samenow  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Snow moves into region, will be heavy overnight

Snow has overspread the entire region and the storm, thus far, is playing out as anticipated - but it gets trickier towards morning into tomorrow.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:25 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Banding behind the storm, the snow wild card

Yesterday I said those wishing for a boom scenario at their house should root for a “deformation” heavy snow band to sit over their neighborhood. What’s that all about?

By Wes Junker  |  04:47 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

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

Forecast on track: 5-10 expected near D.C., 8-14 in western suburbs (LIVE FORECAST UPDATES)

After reviewing this morning’s model runs, we’ve decided to only make minor changes to our accumulation forecast.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:28 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Heavy snow tonight, then mixed precipitation Thursday

Cold air is in place, and the stage is set for a moderate to major snowstorm for the D.C. metro region

By Jason Samenow  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Should this storm be named? (POLL)

We usually reserve storm names for major, high impact storms. This storm may or may not get there. You tell us whether it should be named, and - if so - what...

By Jason Samenow  |  09:04 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, The Weather Channel, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Winter storm warning issued: heavy snow Wednesday night, mix Thursday

After reviewing this evening’s data, we stand by our earlier forecast of 5-10” of snow in the immediate metro area, and more in our western suburbs.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:25 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Storm round-up: The big question -- will snow Wednesday night change to rain Thursday?

A major winter storm is expected to arrive in the region Wednesday night, with heavy snow accumulations possible — though not guaranteed.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:07 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Boom or bust: How this storm could exceed expectations or fizzle

Widespread crippling snow amounts are still far from a lock. What factors could make the difference between an almost historic snow versus a run-of-the-mill snow to rain event?

By Wes Junker  |  02:37 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/11/2014

First snowfall projection: 5-14 inches for metro region, less southern Maryland

We’ve analyzed all of the latest data and offer our first estimate of snow totals for the region Wednesday night into Thursday.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Incoming winter storm could mimic 1987 heavy snow event

Twenty seven years ago, a large and disruptive winter storm barreled up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm forecast for Wednesday night shares some similarities.

By Rick Grow  |  09:40 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Poll: How much snow will fall in D.C. Wednesday night and Thursday?

Forecasts vary from 3 to 20 inches of snow in D.C. Wednesday night and Thursday. How much do you think will fall?

By Jason Samenow  |  09:04 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Update: Major East Coast storm late Wednesday into Thursday

A winter storm is scheduled to impact the D.C. area midweek. Follow along as we track the newest computer model guidance for the event.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Winter storm watch Wednesday night and Thursday; model snowfall maps

The forecast office serving the region sees the potential for at least 5 inches of snow and sleet.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:36 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Heavy snow threat for D.C. area Wednesday night and Thursday, but mix, rain also possible

Close to the I-95 corridor and points east, temperatures may warm enough for snow to change to mixed precipitation. Locations remaining all snow could see double digit totals.

By Wes Junker  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Severe winter storm likely midweek from South through Mid-Atlantic

The storm promises to first wallop interior portions of the Southeast Tuesday into Wednesday before hammering the Mid-Atlantic Wednesday into Thursday.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Three chances for light snow through Monday; bigger storm midweek?

The D.C. area has three opportunities for light snow between Saturday and Monday, none look consequential. A fourth system midweek might be a bigger deal.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  02:05 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014

The great Facebook flake-out: A little, not a lot of snow for East Coast this weekend

“They” said 20-30 inches of snow were coming this weekend. Cooler heads said not so fast and will prevail. But still, there could be a little snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, 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 01:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Weekend storm threat diminishing but not dead; another to watch next week as well

The big storm idea for the weekend may end up as two minor storms instead of one major one. After that, it appears the active pattern wants to persist.

By Wes Junker  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/05/2014

It’s increasingly difficult to get snow in D.C.

Anecdotal evidence says Washington is not seeing the same type of winter it once did. The numbers agree.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Ice issues mainly north and west of D.C. tonight; uncertainty surrounds weekend storm

A storm moving in late this evening promises to bring varying levels of iciness to parts of the area, and we’re still watching the likely formation of a significant weekend event.

By Wes Junker  |  01:55 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Ice risk Tuesday night into Wednesday; significant storm possible this weekend

More winter weather threats are on tap this week, but none are clear cut. The midweek ice risk probably focuses north and west of the city, and a big storm may loom in the days after.

By Wes Junker  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:50 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Snowy Monday morning for some, but not necessarily everyone

While accumulating snow is possible late Sunday into Monday afternoon, especially north and west of D.C., it is not a sure bet for the entire area, especially from the District toward points south and east.

By Dan Stillman and Ian Livingston  |  09:50 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Highly complex Monday morning forecast, but heavy snow possible in some areas

Especially in our colder north and west suburbs, heavy, accumulating snow is possible during the morning rush hour into midday Monday.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Three storms next week, but snow prospects really cloudy

Three storms are on tap over the next 10 days and none of them are going to be easy forecasts. Snow lovers should definitely manage expectations.

By Wes Junker  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Stormy stretch next week with multiple winter weather threats

Following the Groundhog’s forecast Super Bowl Sunday, the weather pattern turns very active. Early February is often D.C.’s snowiest time of the year. Could 2014 follow suit?

By Jason Samenow  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

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

Big snow for southern Mid-Atlantic beaches midweek, a likely miss for D.C.

The latest arctic outbreak penetrating deep into the southern U.S. is setting the stage for a rare major winter storm from the Gulf Coast to the southern Mid-Atlantic.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Twelve hours in the life of a snowstorm (explainer)

Here is the tale of how key elements interacted to produce the Washington region’s most significant snowfall in three years.

By Jeff Halverson  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014

A good, old-fashioned D.C. snowstorm! (PHOTOS)

After the last few winters, we wondered if a quality cold snow event was even still possible around the city. Yesterday proved it is!

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Snow to wind down, temperatures to plummet; wind chill advisory

Once the snow ends, the big story is going to be the combination of cold and wind and subzero wind chills.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:54 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Wind-driven snow, falling temperatures as storm hits its stride

The next several hours are prime time for this storm as snow mounts, winds crank (gusts over 30 mph are possible), and temperatures fall towards 20.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:50 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Snow moves into area, worst conditions this afternoon and evening

Snow has developed in the region and should gradually increase in coverage and intensity during the day.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Major snow storm Tuesday: Accumulations of 5-10 inches

After reviewing the latest data, we have increased our predicted snow amounts for the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:10 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Yes, Leesburg, it did snow in Washington one week ago (PHOTOS)

The D.C. snow drought is over for all intents and purposes, even though last week’s snow fell just short of 2” yet again. We captured the sentimental streak breaker.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Freezing rain advisory for D.C.’s western suburbs Sunday morning

When warm, moist air streaming in tonight combines with the cold air near the ground, some light freezing rain may deposit a slick film of ice across the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:32 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms, Wintry Mix

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2014

A photogenic Washington, D.C. snowstorm

The whitened landscape from last night’s snow has turned into a playground for area photographers.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

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 11:45 PM ET, 01/02/2014

A snowy night followed by a freezing wind

Accumulating snow overnight is followed by plunging temperatures and a raging wind. Wind chills will drop into single digits and below zero.

By Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston  |  11:45 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Snow piling up in colder suburbs, just getting going inside Beltway

Snow and mixed precipitation has moved into the area and, as temperatures fall, will change to all snow with, generally, 1-3 inches falling overnight.

By Jason Samenow  |  07:20 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Snow and crashing temperatures tonight: the latest

A mix of precipitation changes to snow tonight as temperatures plummet. Anywhere from a dusting to a couple inches or so is possible in the area.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

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

How much snow and how cold Thursday night and Friday?

We’re expecting a dusting to a couple inches of snow Thursday night - but new data coming in tonight means possible changes. Our running commentary on the new data...

By Jason Samenow  |  11:15 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Thursday night snow likely, then punishing wind and cold Friday

A complex weather system marching into the Thursday night and the cold in its wake will bring the D.C. area its most extreme combination of winter weather of the season.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Snow Thursday night? Maybe. But the bigger deal is likely two shots of bitter cold

We’re certainly in store for the coldest air of the season so far, and possibly the coldest weather we’ve seen in a number of years.

By Wes Junker  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Snow risk increases for late Thursday; mega-cold shot next week?

The risk of snow has grown for late Thursday. Very cold air may follow the storm, and a second, more fierce cold blast is possible next week.

By Wes Junker  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Arctic warming, jet stream coupling may mean another winter of extreme storms and cold air outbreaks for eastern U.S.

The configuration of the jet stream has changed since the turn of the century, and may be linked to an apparent increase in extreme, high impact winter weather events.

By Steve Tracton  |  09:48 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, Science, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Chilly but tranquil to close December; early January to turn cold, maybe snowy

We have fairly high confidence in a cold pattern to start January, which may set the stage for our next real chance of snow.

By Wes Junker  |  02:08 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/18/2013

What U.S. cities will have white Christmas dreams realized or shattered?

If you live along a line from Joplin to St. Louis to Chicago to Detroit, and especially to the north and west, you have a great chance of a White Christmas this year.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Two rounds of snow flakes possible Tuesday, but shouldn’t amount to much

Two weak disturbances in the atmosphere’s flow, known as clippers, could put down some snowflakes in the Washington, D.C. area at times Tuesday, but little (or no) accumulation is expected.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Saturday’s storm: more rainy than snowy in D.C.; some ice and snow west and north

Impactful weather is not expected for the D.C. area even though we could have a brief period of snow in the late morning into early afternoon.

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Saturday storm: A little snow, a little mix, a little rain -- no big deal on balance

A little storm will pass through the region on Saturday, producing a mixed bag of precipitation. Right now, it does not have the look of a major winter storm.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/11/2013

December winter storm duo provides plentiful D.C. area photo opportunities

The Washington region was graced with numerous opportunities to capture snowy scenes in recent days.

By Ian Livingston and Kevin Ambrose  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

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 03:29 PM ET, 12/10/2013

A half-right, half-wrong snow forecast, and how we can improve

North and west of the Beltway, our forecast for today’s storm of 2-5 inches of snow was spot on. But it failed elsewhere for familiar reasons.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Winter storm warning on Tuesday; moderate to heavy snow a good bet

NWS is now calling for 3-6 inches of snow across most of the area. We’re sticking with our forecast of 2-5 inches. The worst of the storm is likely to impact the morning commute.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:40 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Snow likely Tuesday, could snarl morning rush hour traffic

A stripe of 2 to 5 inches of snow is possible across the region Tuesday, although we can’t rule out higher or lower amounts.

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Early season snow and ice storm for the Washington area (PHOTOS)

December snowstorms in Washington are fairly uncommon. So much so that standing around for several hours to see one inch of accumulation is well worth it!

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/09/2013

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday

We think this watch may be a bit aggressive and that the NWS forecast of 5 or more inches of snow, while possible, isn’t the most likely scenario.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, National Weather Service, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Winter storm warning most of area; freezing rain and rain overnight -- with thunder! (LIVE UPDATES)

Temperatures remain in the upper 20s to lower 30s, and they’re not likely to go up much through most of the night. A couple rounds of heavier freezing rain are expected through the night.

By Ian Livingston and Dan Stillman  |  10:50 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Ice phase of storm begins as snow tapers (LIVE UPDATES)

Snow has changed to sleet and freezing rain over the metro area. Icy roads are likely as we head into the evening.

By Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman  |  04:48 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Snow picking up, heaviest north; ice threat increases tonight (LIVE UPDATES)

Snow has moved in over much of the region with heavy bands north of the Beltway and hazardous travel. Follow the storm here with live updates.

By Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Winter storm update: ice threat looms large west, southwest of D.C.

The forecast hasn’t changed markedly from earlier today, but we see some of the worst icing potential slightly south of where we did in previous forecasts.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:42 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Sunday-Monday snow and ice on track: Timeline, amounts, impacts, FAQs

A wintry mess is on its way, with a plethora of precipitation types and the potential for hazardous travel and some power outages.

By Dan Stillman  |  08:45 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Winter storm Sunday: briefly snow, then ice; major ice storm possible in western areas

While there is the potential for a light accumulation of snow Sunday, our primary concern is ice and how long it might last into Sunday night especially north and west of the city.

By Wes Junker  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Winter storm watch issued for much of D.C. area Sunday into Monday

The NWS forecast is consistent with ours: 1-2 inches of snow and sleet, followed by a period of freezing rain and, ultimately, rain by Monday morning.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Legitimate chances for snow and ice in D.C. region Sunday and Sunday night

A wintry mess is likely in the Washington, D.C. metro area Sunday and Sunday night, with the risk of a significant ice storm in western areas.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Threat of wintry mess Sunday grows; ice storm potential western areas

Data are hinting at a more significant winter storm potential Sunday, especially for areas west and northwest of the District.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Wintry mix to rain most likely scenario for Sunday-Monday storm

For much of the area, this storm will probably be more of a conversation starter or nuisance than a high-impact winter storm.

By Wes Junker  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Five ways we get snow in the Mid-Atlantic

A look at five common types of weather systems that usher in the much-loved and deeply despised - white stuff

By Jeff Halverson  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Snow, ice, and/or rain possible next Sunday into Monday

The season’s first shot for accumulating frozen precipitation is appearing in long-range model simulations.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:42 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Non-sticking sleet and snow falls in D.C. area

Any accumulation of snow/sleet is expected to be light and mainly on grassy surfaces.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Round-up: East Coast storm battering New England, some snow on backside

The powerful East Coast storm has reached the Northeast, with wind-driven rain pelting coastal areas. A narrow ribbon of snow wraps around the storm on its west side.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Pumped up East Coast storm: Where it’s worst Wednesday

Air carriers in the Northeast face a steep challenge Wednesday as the big East Coast storm cranks up.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Rain could turn to snow this afternoon; clear skies and chilly for Thanksgiving

Yes, I said it: it might snow in D.C. Wednesday afternoon - right as everyone is trying to get out of town.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/26/2013

A deluge and wild temperature swings tonight in D.C.

The rain is here and, by tonight, it’s going to fall fast and furious. Model simulations continue to suggest storm totals of 2 to 3 inches of rain.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Complex storm to smack D.C. area in three acts Tuesday and Wednesday

A poorly-timed East Coast storm promises a messy two days leading into Thanksgiving in the D.C. area. Winter weather advisory issued for Tuesday morning.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Devil in details for Thanksgiving week East Coast storm, primed to pester travelers

The exact track of the storm, its timing, and who sees rain, who sees snow, and who sees both are somewhat cloudy.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Thanksgiving week East Coast storm could be travel troublemaker

An East Coast storm threatens to produce precipitation, possibly heavy, across the area between Tuesday and Thursday next week.

By Wes Junker  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/21/2013

NOAA winter outlook: a coin toss for D.C.’s temperatures and precipitation

NOAA’s outlook calls for “equal chances” of above or below average temperatures and precipitation locally.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Judah Cohen’s winter outlook: a downer for East Coast winter weather lovers

Leading forecaster is predicting a warmer than normal winter for the East Coast. And, in the Washington, D.C. area, he favors normal to below normal snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Weather pattern trends wintry towards Thanksgiving

Cooler than normal temperatures are likely for the period from Sunday, November 24 through December 1. And the pattern is not a dry one.

By Wes Junker  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Doug Hill, Doug Kammerer predict normal to above normal snow for D.C. this winter

Hill and Kammerer - chief meteorologists at ABC7 and NBC 4 - forecast colder and snowier winter conditions than CWG.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Inside the patterns that may govern our winter weather and snow

A close look at two of the most important weather patterns that will likely determine how much snow we get this winter.

By Wes Junker  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 11/15/2013

The miserable state of affairs for D.C. snow lovers in one chart

Setting aside four “outlier” winters in the last 30, “pathetic” best sums up D.C.’s snow output.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:22 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Contest: How much snow will fall this winter in Washington, D.C.?

Our winter outlook is out. Now it’s your chance to predict how much snow will fall.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Winter outlook 2013-14 for Washington, D.C.: Volatile, leaning warm, with below normal snow

This winter is likely another victory for those who dislike cold and snow. But it won’t be a complete loss for snow lovers.

By Matt Ross  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Chance of snow: Or, a likely possibility of snow or rain expected Tuesday; when weather communication goes bad

The effective communication and corresponding wording and graphics of today’s weather forecasts have not kept pace with the great advances in the science.

By Bob Ryan  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Models backing off winter storm threat next week, but not a done deal

Models have shifted the track of a possible storm next week off the coast, which would leave much of the Mid-Atlantic high and dry.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Lots of uncertainty about potential storm next week: first snow?

Expect models and forecasts to continue jumping around over the next several days as they try to lock into a solution in a very complex and difficult weather pattern.

By Wes Junker  |  02:54 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Could weather pattern support wintry weather next week?

Next week, the smart money is on midweek rain, but - for the first time - we have to consider the very small possibility of snow or mixed precipitation.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Capital Weather Gang gives D.C. Council winter outlook sneak preview (VIDEO)

When our city government called us to testify about our expectations for the looming winter, we complied.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/24/2013

The incredibly snowy side of Sandy

Sandy was a rare tropical beast that not only devastated the coastal areas with high wind, heavy rain and storm surge, but also produced up to three feet of inland snow.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sandy, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/23/2013

First accumulating snow in the mountains of Maryland and West Virginia

Reports from places like Garrett County in western Md., where elevations routinely rise past 2,000-3,000 feet, have indicated both snow and light (up to a few inches) snow accumulation today.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Beware of faulty, flaky Facebook weather forecasts

A proliferation of Facebook weather page has led to misleading or flat out inaccurate information spreading virally, especially around high-interest weather events.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/23/2013

El Ni o, La Ni a, La Nada and forecast implications for the upcoming winter

It is difficult to tell if this one will be a 2009-10 Snowmaggedon repeat or something more like 2011-12, with wall-to-wall warmth and just a few sympathetic snowflakes.

By Rick Grow  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/26/2013

The Farmers' Almanac outrageous forecast: a frigid, snowy winter and stormy Super Bowl

Forecasts for a stormy Super Bowl and frigid winter lack credibility.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

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 03:12 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Unusual late May snow in northeast U.S., Europe (PICTURES)

Leading into and over the Memorial Day weekend, mother nature played her latest cruel joke, depositing snow in the Northeast U.S. and numerous European countries.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/26/2013

The crushing Knickerbocker snowstorm and rise of The Washington Post's John Jay Daly

The story of how a young writer's coverage of D.C.'s 1922 Knickerbocker Theatre disaster catapulted him into prominence in the world of journalism.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Major storm enters the Plains, dropping heavy snow and spawning severe weather

Last night, Colorado witnessed 50 degree temperature drops in a few hours along with reports of tornadoes just miles from snow falling. The storm is just kicking into gear as well, and it's set to bring a big mess of both winter and springtime severe weather.

By Ian Livingston  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Capital Weather Gang snowfall forecast contest winners

Congratulations to Dennis Lemke and Katherine Forbes - Capital Weather Gang readers who made the most accurate forecasts for this past winter's snowfall total of 3.1 inches at Reagan National Airport.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Late season snow and cold a boon to local ski industry

Last year at this time, most Mid-Atlantic ski resorts were shut down. This year, many are extending their seasons through the close of March and even into April.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Spring snow at the U.S. Capitol

I had to wait until spring for an opportunity to photograph snow in Washington. Approximately 1.5 inches of snow fell at the Capitol on the morning of March 25.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/25/2013

D.C. spring snow: Four controversies

A snow event is not a snow event in Washington, D.C. without at least one controversy. For this event, I've come up with 4.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Wintry slop moves in this evening and overnight; light accumulations possible

Wintry slop moves in this evening and overnight; light accumulations possible

By Jason Samenow  |  02:22 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/23/2013

Snow possible Sunday night, but underwhelming accumulation odds

We continue to track an opportunity for some late season snow Sunday night into Monday morning. But the critical ingredients for disruptive accumulations - heavy precipitation and cold air - seem to be just a hair lacking.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Sunday-Monday storm a mess in the making, but probably not a big snow producer

As a complex storm system oozes into the region Sunday-Monday, just enough cold air should be in place to make forecasting the location of the rain-snow line challenging. But we lean against a significant late season snow event

By Jason Samenow  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Late weekend storm could bring another winter weather mess

The calendar says spring, but we're locked into an extreme winter weather pattern which keeps cranking out opportunities for wintry precipitation. After a chance for a few conversational snow showers tonight, a possible bout of winter storminess arrives Sunday and Monday.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Breaking down tonight's snow shower chance in the D.C. area

A minor upper level weather disturbance drops through the Mid-Atlantic region tonight and tomorrow morning, offering the opportunity for a few rain and snow showers. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Early spring snow around Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

This morning's brief period of snow behaved as forecast for the most part, with just some conversational flakes inside the beltway that coated car tops, and light accumulations of an inch or so to the west and southwest.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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