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Capital Weather Gang: June, 2013

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 06/30/2013

D.C. area forecast: Heavy rain possible tonight into Monday

Plenty of moisture in the air means the potential for occasional downpours over the next few days.

By Rick Grow  |  10:43 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Las Vegas ties its hottest temperature ever recorded: 117

Since weather records began in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1937, it has never been hotter.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:06 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/29/2013

D.C. area forecast: Shower and storm threat here to stay for a while

Warm and humid pattern of persistent showers and thunderstorms is no doubt getting a bit annoying when it comes to outdoor activities.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 06/29/2013

United vs. Whitecaps weather forecast: Hit-or-miss showers and storms

The juiced-up atmosphere is capable of producing a heavy-rainer.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:56 AM ET, 06/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UnitedCast

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/28/2013

PM Update: Storms slowly wind down this evening but more likely over the weekend

PM Update: Storms wind down this evening but more likely over the weekend

By Jason Samenow  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Damaging t'storms move through area, watch issued for 5th straight day

Thunderstorms have decided to report to work without exception in the Mid-Atlantic this week.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The bloomin', shroomin' technicolor Dover, Delaware weather radar

The National Weather Service doppler radar in Dover, Delaware put on quite the show this morning, but weather had nothing to do with it.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Derecho of June 29, 2012: Ten tell-tale images of historic "land hurricane"

Before June 29, 2012, few people had ever heard of a derecho. The sheets of rain and crushing winds that sweltering evening changed everything. Relive how it all came together through a series of telling graphics.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derecho, Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Jefferson's derecho -- the video from June 29, 2012

Imagine what it was like for the tourists visiting the Jefferson Memorial during the derecho of June 29, 2012. This video captures that stormy scene.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derecho, Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 06/28/2013

D.C. area forecast: More storms around today, and this weekend too

It feels like mid-summer is upon us with this warmth and humidity. Seemingly nonstop shower and storm chances are pesky for plans, but perfect for plants.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:03 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 06/27/2013

PM Update: Mostly quiet evening, but Friday may be rocky with next round of PM storms

We catch a break from storms overnight, but a new round is possible Friday. And, unfortunately, the humidity isn't going anywhere.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:58 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Tornado watch discontinued for D.C. area, severe weather stays away

or the fourth straight day, the National Weather Service has determined the area is under the risk of hazardous thunderstorms.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Scorching Southwest heat wave could challenge all-time records

Unthinkably high temperatures, even in one of the world's hottest zones - the desert Southwest, are forecast Friday into early next week.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/27/2013

How lightning kills and injures victims

If you've ever thought about being hit by lightning you probably assume that a lightning flash would come down from the sky, hit you, and that's it. You're dead. But that's not the way it works.

By Jack Williams  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013

D.C. area forecast: T'storms likely today, weekend far from rain-free but not a washout

Some storms this afternoon could be severe. And after today, daily storm chances persist into next week.

By David Streit  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Nationals vs. D-backs weather forecast: Thunderstorm dodging a likely pastime

Avoiding a rain delay in this game may be harder than a pitcher hitting a homer.

By David Streit  |  04:56 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/26/2013

PM Update: Scattered storms into evening, more on the way Thursday

Three days in a row 90 or above for highs and three days in a row with thunderstorms in the area. Shoot for four tomorrow?

By Ian Livingston  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m., storms generally sub-severe

Scattered thunderstorms are likely into the evening, with damaging winds up to 70 mph the main risk.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:58 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Don't rely on folklore for lightning safety

Folklore isn't a good guide to lightning safety, but it remains a big source of advice.

By Jack Williams  |  02:15 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Did the so-called June 13 "derecho" cause an East Coast tsunami?

After the June 13 complex of storms exited the coast, the ocean abruptly pulled back before reversing course and crashing inland, raising the sea and the prospects that the storms may have triggered a small tsunami along the eastern seaboard.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derecho, Latest, Thunderstorms, Tsunami, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Warm temperature records dramatically outpacing cold records in Washington, D.C.

Record warmth has far outpaced cold records in the D.C. area in recent decades.

By Justin Grieser  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013

D.C. area forecast: Still toasty with a risk of storms

This heat wave should become official today, and that heat helps set the stage for another threat of late-day action.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks weather forecast: Passing storms possible

Thunderstorms may be roaming the area around game time, but odds are good they won't last long enough for anything more than a delay.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Storms exiting region by around midnight, hot again Wednesday

The storms may bring damaging winds of 60 mph or higher to northern half of D.C. metro area.

By Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Spider freaks out Canadian weather broadcaster (VIDEO)

Global News BC (CHAN-TV) weather anchor Kristi Gordon had a bit of a scare when a giant spider "attacked" her on air

By Ian Livingston and Jason Samenow  |  04:08 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 06/25/2013

New Weather Service supercomputer faces chaos

Chaos has unexpectedly become a factor in the testing of National Weather Service's new supercomputer.

By Steve Tracton  |  03:21 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Thousands feared dead after Indian monsoon causes extreme damage

Thousands of people may be dead after flash flooding and mudslides from Indian's monsoon, which has settled in earlier and with greater intensity than usual.

By Adam Rainear  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Obama unveils broad climate change plan, to deliver major speech today

Ever since Barack Obama took office, climate change activists have implored the President to address the nation about climate change and lay out a clear, principled plan to address it. Today is their day.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/25/2013

D.C. area forecast: Staying steamy with building storm risks through the week

A ridge of high pressure is pumping heat and humidity into our area. Storm chances ramp up, especially as the week wears on.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks weather forecast: Muggy with isolated storm risk

Very warm and humid. Scattered storm chance mainly toward start of game.

By Matt Rogers  |  04:56 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 06/24/2013

PM Update: Afternoon storminess wanes, but humidity remains

Our run in with scattered afternoon storms should turn into a relatively pleasant, if also warm and muggy, evening. Tomorrow? Hot.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:34 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Storms to exit region 5 to 7 p.m.

The atmosphere is juiced and storms are organizing to the west, setting the stage for a round of afternoon and evening thunderstorms, a few of which may be severe.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Next generation lightning and cloud data highlight tornado-producing storms in Md.

High resolution satellite imagery and lightning data offered important clues that storms in Maryland June 13 were particularly vigorous.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:22 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Fishing leads U.S. lightning death activities

Most lightning deaths from 2006-2012 occurred from leisure activities, with fishing at the top of the list .

By Jason Samenow  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Washington, D.C. supermoon extravaganza (PHOTOS)

Photographers throughout the area on Saturday and Sunday night's supermoon showing, capturing stunning shots of the biggest and brightest moon of the year.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Shooting the "Supermoon" in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

At 8:55 pm, the moon became visible over the trees at the Tidal Basin. There was a gap in the clouds near the horizon which allowed for a clear, but fleeting view of the moonrise.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:28 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 06/24/2013

D.C. area forecast: Hot and humid, with storm chances most days in upcoming week

Some of the summer's stickiest weather to date subsumes us this week with tough to dislodge heat and humidity. The juiced up atmosphere fuels hit or miss storms most days, but it's dry more often than not.

By Jason Samenow  |  07:21 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/23/2013

D.C. area forecast: Humid today with some showers, heat on the way

Increased clouds and a storm chance today interrupt yesterday's fun in the sun. The heat builds higher starting tomorrow.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/23/2013

Nationals vs. Rockies weather forecast: Dodging drops?

The humid air sure feels heavier than what the Rockies are used to.

By Brian Jackson  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/22/2013

D.C. area forecast: Turning up summer's heat the next few days

WEATHER GANG | Today’s temperatures will be near normal, but there’s hotter times ahead.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/22/2013

Nationals vs. Rockies weather forecast: Grab the sunscreen!

By this time of year, a midday game can be brutal, but this one should be pretty decent!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 04:52 AM ET, 06/22/2013

United vs. Earthquakes weather forecast: Quite pleasant for a summer game

It's feeling more like summer than last week, but the main way you'll notice is a touch of humidity.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:52 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UnitedCast

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 06/21/2013

PM Update: First weekend of summer to fit the season

If today - summer's first official day - felt more like spring, a taste of reality arrives this weekend. But that's not all bad.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:53 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 06/21/2013

"King tide" in Maryland this weekend, harbinger of sea level rise

This weekend's 'king tides' may offer a glimpse of what will become the new normal in coming decades as sea levels rise.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:29 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Heavy rain causes major flooding in Calgary, western Canada

Severe flooding has hit parts of western Canada this week after torrential rains pushed rivers well beyond normal capacity.

By Justin Grieser  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/21/2013

City of Weather (POEM)

It's all we talk about here the way the sky/lazy after a hot bath/lies on us with all its weight

By David Ebenbach  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Poetry

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Lunatics, arise! 'Super moon' rules this weekend

It's a weekend full of lunacy. The impending full moon, coinciding with the moon's closet approach to Earth in its orbit, has become known as the "super moon."

By Blaine Friedlander  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/21/2013

D.C. area forecast: Can we have a better start to summer? Doubtful!

Astronomical summer gets off to a great start. But the refreshing warmth may turn into higher humidity and hotter temperatures sooner than you would like. Unless you're at the beach?

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Nationals vs. Rockies weather forecast: Summer perfection

Unremarkable weather besides a slight breeze. It really should be splendid for a Nats win though!

By A. Camden Walker  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 06/20/2013

PM Update: A fantastic first summer day Friday

We officially ring in astronomical summer at 1:04 a.m. Friday but the character of the air will bear no resemblance to the gross, sultry soup Washingtonians are accustomed to.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:53 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Long-track tornado confirmed in St. Mary's County

The thunderstorm outbreak of June 13 brought not just one rare long-track tornado to the region, but two. In addition to the 18-mile long Montgomery County shredder, a twister that ripped through southern Maryland carved a 14-mile path.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Grand Isle, Louisiana waterspout Wednesday (PHOTOS)

On Wednesday, a large waterspout came ashore Grand Isle, Louisiana and numerous eyewitnesses captured and shared the dramatic scene.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Earth had third warmest May on record (tie with 1998 and 2005)

It was the chilliest spring in the U.S. since 1996. But that chill was an anomaly as the globe experienced its 8th warmest spring on record, capped off by the third warmest May.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Summer solstice 2013: Northern Hemisphere's longest day, highest sun of the year

The June solstice is here once again, marking the longest daylight period of the year and the start of astronomical summer in Earth's northern hemisphere.

By Justin Grieser  |  10:11 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Seasons

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Nationals vs. Rockies weather forecast: Perfect weather for a perfect game

From the setting sun to the rising moon, this game has everything going for it.

By David Streit  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 06/20/2013

D.C. area forecast: Clouds diminish and temps still perfect; sunny, summery weekend ahead

This is the kind of weather you want for the second longest day of the year! Tomorrow is almost as good.

By David Streit  |  05:03 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 06/19/2013

PM Update: Clouds on the way out, terrific Thursday ahead

In June, a below normal temperature day is one to be savored despite clouds. If you're yearning for sun, fear not, it's back in full swing tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:47 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/19/2013

A tropical storm with six lives: the history of Barry

Barry is a tropical storm name that just won't give up and retire. The current Barry, earning the name this afternoon, is the sixth storm to have that name since 1983.

By Jack Williams  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Alaska continues to fry, as wildfires flare up

After Monday's record-breaking temperatures, it remains unseasonably warm in Alaska. And the heat may stick around - at least in the northern part of the state.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Satellite imagery reveals Earth and Washington, D.C. in all its greenness

The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite carries aboard instrumentation that carefully discerns which areas of Earth are green and which are not.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/19/2013

"A beast": Shocking, enlightening supercell thunderstorm photos from Nebraska

Storm chaser Brett Roberts captured some of the most amazing photographs of thunderstorm structure and lightning I've ever seen last Friday, June 14 in Nebraska.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/19/2013

D.C. area forecast: Emerging sunshine to stick around into weekend

The humidity is on the way out and sunshine on the way in. Get ready for a nice stretch of summer weather.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 06/18/2013

PM Update: Rain on way out, sunshine to return

It turned into a wet, rainy day, but we are on the brink of a fabulous stretch of weather, set to start tomorrow.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:31 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Tornado at Denver International Airport (PHOTOS)

At approximately 3:30 p.m., a tornado touched down in the vicinity of Denver International Airport (DIA). The weather station clocked a 97 mph gust as it passed by.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:22 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Volcano in Mexico blows its top, Australia fire tornado in real time (VIDEOS)

Here are two examples of Earth, wind and fire - to the extreme.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, Volcano

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Flash flood watch through this evening for D.C. area

Areas of heavy rain are expected this afternoon. Given recent rains and saturated grounds, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 6 p.m.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Record-shattering heat bakes Alaska

A searing dome of heat has laid itself out over interior Alaska, pushing temperatures to all-time records in several locations.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Comparing the 2012 and 2013 June derechos

Whereas the June 12-13, 2013 event was larger, traveled farther, impacted more states, and spawned more tornadoes, the June 29, 2012 event featured overall stronger wind gusts and traveled faster.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

D.C. area forecast: Humid with storm chances today; gradual improvement Wednesday

Today’s the most humid day of this week with relief filtering in late tomorrow and especially Thursday and Friday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/17/2013

PM Update: Staying humid with a greater shower and storm threat Tuesday

Dew points hovering around 70 in the city sure made highs in the mid-80s feel warmer than they were! Those muggies help keep tonight's lows up and fuel a rain risk tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Weather can leave sports fans and venues out in the rain: a need for knowledge and insurance

A look at how sports venues insure themselves from weather disaster.

By Adam Rainear  |  02:27 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Tropical depression two forms, could become Barry

The second tropical depression of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has spun up in the southwest Caribbean, very close to the coast of Belize.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:35 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/17/2013

June 13, 2013 Montgomery County tornado track among longest on record in D.C. area

With a track length of 17.3 miles, the tornado that swept through parts of the area last Thursday was one for the books.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/17/2013

D.C. area forecast: Partly stormy to start week, then mostly awesome following

A slow-moving front brings scattered opportunities for showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday but it's certainly no wash-out. Then, we switch to a tranquil early summer weather pattern that may last through the weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: Fine start to Father's Day before shower chances return

After two quick days, our mild and dry bliss is on its way out, as a more unsettled weather pattern moves back in.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/15/2013

D.C. area forecast: Super Saturday, slightly less splendid Sunday

After a work week featuring plentiful storminess, our break in the action continues today.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/15/2013

United vs. Toronto FC weather forecast: As good as it gets?

If it's not a perfect summer evening to watch soccer, it'll be as close as it can get.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UnitedCast

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Montgomery County tornado was on ground 17 miles Thursday, NWS finds

The tornado that touched down in Montgomery County Thursday carved a 17-mile path from North Potomac to Burtonsville the National Weather Service discovered in its storm survey, which it completed today.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:57 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/14/2013

PM Update: Perfect Saturday, storms may close out Sunday

Beautiful sunshine Saturday, with less wind. Sunday looks decent too, although some afternoon and evening storms are a possibility.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Washington summers: how cold can they get?

Despite today's splendid relief from the heat, past summers in Washington, D.C. have brought stretches of cool temperatures far beyond compare.

By Rick Grow  |  04:35 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Twisting, turning explosive storms

I've encountered some great images that show off both the explosiveness and rotation of the storms that cycled through the region Thursday.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Storm photos: sensational cloudscapes over Washington, D.C.

If Thursday's storms underperformed on the ground, they made up for it by overperforming in the sky.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/14/2013

June 13, 2013 severe weather: Hypestorm or the real deal?

A critical analysis of how Wednesday's storm threat was communicated.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Severe stormin' Tysons Corner (VIDEO)

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/14/2013

D.C. area forecast: Setting up for a great weekend on windy coattails

Today's “turbulence” is at least storm-free, albeit windy. Our impending weekend is probably worth the wait.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 06/13/2013

PM Update: Thank goodness storms are over; better weather ahead

The two rounds of thunderstorms, some severe and even tornadic, are history and now we transition into a gradually quieter weather regime.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:39 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Power outages spike in Northern Virginia

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Scary skies over Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

The skies appeared dark and dangerous this morning as the line of thunderstorms - which originated in the Midwest - descended on Washington, D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2013

A renewed severe storm risk this afternoon

This morning's storms looked scarier than they actually were in most areas, but a second round this afternoon is likely to pack a meaner punch, especially along and east of I-95.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Live updates: Storms race across D.C. region

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for much of the Washington area.

By Mark Berman  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Storms, Weather

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/13/2013

D.C. area forecast: A sweaty day with serious storm potential

With an elevated severe weather threat in the region today, caution is key. The payoff? A perfectly lovely weekend.

By David Streit  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Update: Tracking multiple rounds of dangerous storms tonight and Thursday

There is a legitimate chance that at least parts of the area will see one and possibly two rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms roll through between late tonight and Thursday evening.

By Dan Stillman  |  10:27 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013

PM Update: Thunderstorm threat up tonight, highest tomorrow; 4th Maryland tornado

We're closing out a hot and fairly humid day as a storm system to the west begins to get itself together.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Stop focusing on whether it's a derecho or not: it's a serious storm risk

The derecho talk has become a huge distraction. Focus on the potential impacts of the storms that may affect us tonight and tomorrow: they're dangerous.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

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

Dangerous thunderstorm set up for D.C. area Thursday; storms possible tonight as well

Ingredients are coming together for a possible large outbreak of severe thunderstorms in the D.C. area Thursday, capable of producing damaging winds, multiple tornadoes, and flash flooding.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013

D.C. area forecast: Thunderstorm, flooding threat looms through Thursday

Storms are not a certainty for everyone, but where they develop they could very well be severe with the potential for flooding and damaging winds.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 06/12/2013

United vs. Union weather forecast: Keep an eye to the sky for storms

Good idea to check the forecast and radar before you head out for the game and during.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:56 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, UnitedCast

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 06/11/2013

PM Update: Short respite from storms to end Wednesday afternoon

Enjoy this evening's quiet, dry and pleasant weather: we may be in for a wild ride starting Wednesday afternoon

By Jason Samenow  |  05:06 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Double trouble: severe storm risk both Wednesday and Thursday for D.C. area

A nasty mix of atmospheric ingredients are likely to converge Wednesday and Thursday over the Mid-Atlantic, laying the groundwork for strong to severe thunderstorms in the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:23 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Stunning late night heat burst in Nebraska: 99 degrees at 5 am

At 2:53 am central, it was a pleasant 73 degrees at Grand Island Airport in south central Nebraska. Just over two hours later, the temperature shot up to a blistering 99 degrees

By Jason Samenow  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/11/2013

D.C. area forecast: Dry break today before storminess returns late Wednesday

Our super-saturated soggy swampland of an area should get an almost two-day dry stretch to take a breather before the next round of potentially heavy rain returns late Wednesday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Tornado watch for entire area until 10 p.m. (LIVE UPDATES)

The tornado watch was posted for the region Monday as water remained an issue in some areas overnight.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Ratcheting down the derecho hype, but recognizing the risk (late Wednesday)

I am unconvinced there's reasonable confidence D.C. will experience derecho conditions Wednesday night, and - though it can't be ruled out - I cringe at sounding the alarm so soon.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Late day thunderstorms could be severe

An energetic and very juicy weather system scooting through the region today could set off severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts, Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

D.C. area forecast: Stormy Monday and middle of the week, quieter by Friday

Tropical storm Andrea launched the region into a wet pattern that continues this week. We'll see downpours at times today, a bit of a break tomorrow, and then more chances for showers and storms midweek.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/09/2013

D.C. area forecast: Rising humidity with daily chances for showers and storms

We'll avoid big-time heat the next few days, but not chances for showers and thunderstorms. Best chance for strong to severe storms is late Monday.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/08/2013

D.C. area forecast: Nicer than Friday, but remaining humid with rain threats ahead

WEATHER GANG | If you're looking to be outdoors, today and tomorrow should deliver, with a few caveats.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/08/2013

Nationals vs. Twins weather forecast: Not bad for an afternoon game in June

After two rainouts in a row, let's play ball! Still a little humid, and a slight chance of a shower.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 06/07/2013

PM Update: Rain pulls away this evening, lower weekend rain chances

One more batch of potentially heavy rain comes through this evening (especially east of I-95), before a more tranquil - but not totally rain chance-free - weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:05 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Flood risk from Andrea into evening; tornado watch S Md., eastern shore

As the core of tropical storm Andrea draws closer late this afternoon and evening, some flooding rains are possible, especially along and east of I-95. Follow this post for the latest updates.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Mind-blowing Hurricane Sandy animation, tropical storm Andrea is no match

This stunning simulation of Sandy from NASA, released Thursday, shows off why Sandy was such a special storm:

By Jason Samenow  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Heaviest of Andrea's rain still to come, expect messy PM commute; flood safety tips

Tropical storm Andrea's heaviest rains still lie to our south, and are poised to deluge us late this morning through mid-evening.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/07/2013

D.C. area forecast: Andrea delivers rain and a flood risk today

WEATHER GANG | Tropical moisture from Andrea threatens heavy rain and some flooding.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Nationals vs. Twins weather forecast: Game postponed due to tropical storm Andrea

It seems there's a good shot this one has trouble being played.

By A. Camden Walker  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/06/2013

PM Update: Tropical storm Andrea's rain brings Friday flood threat

Deep tropical moisture from tropical storm Andrea is streaming northward, and brings the likelihood of heavy rain at times Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/06/2013

What tropical storm Andrea means for Washington, D.C. area; flash flood watch

Rain, not wind, is the hazard the Mid-Atlantic needs to focus on as the storm surges northeast into the region Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Tropical storm Andrea forms, strengthens, and targets Florida, East Coast

As of 11 a.m. EDT, tropical storm Andrea's peak winds have increased to 60 mph. But copious rains will be Andrea's most significant impact, as it charges up the East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/06/2013

International sensations: Foreign reporters catch the cicada bug

Like local media, international media seem fascinated by cicadas. About my run-ins with foreign with foreign bug enthusiasts...

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 06/06/2013

D.C. area forecast: Chance of showers today but tropical rains from Andrea hold off 'til Friday

WEATHER GANG | The question is how strong the remnants of tropical storm Andrea will be.

By David Streit  |  05:03 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Nationals vs. Mets weather forecast: Mild showers in area

With a little luck the showers will be slow to arrive and scattered enough to miss the stadium.

By David Streit  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/05/2013

PM Update: Increasing clouds tonight, with humidity edging up on Thursday

Clear skies of recent times are turning a little cloudier, but any significant precipitation concerns are still a while off.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Tropical Storm Andrea promises stream of rain up East Coast; eyes D.C. area Friday

A moisture-rich weather system promises to zip the East Coast, dumping heavy rain in many locations between today and Saturday

By Jason Samenow  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts, Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/05/2013

The rare "anticyclonic" tornado in El Reno, Okla.; not its first encounter

Not only was Friday's El Reno tornado the widest on record, but it was also flanked by an incredibly rare tornado that rotated in the reverse direction.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Cicadas: 17 years in 7 minutes (WATCH); and the Charlottesville epicenter

Perhaps no-one finds cicadas more interesting than Samuel Orr, who is working on a cicada documentary targeted for PBS. Currently, cicadas seem to be most highly concentrated around Charlottesville.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/05/2013

D.C. area forecast: Nice stuff today before we trend muggier even tropical?

We've got another beauty today before rain chances and humidity trend higher. Might we see a quick visit from the tropics late Friday?

By Dan Stillman  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Nationals vs. Mets weather forecast: Wonderful weather repeats

A second straight night of spectacular weather at Nats Park. Perhaps a second straight walk-off win as well?

By Dan Stillman  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 06/04/2013

PM Update: Wednesday's weather to be wow worthy; Wallops rocket launch tonight

Did you enjoy today? Tomorrow's just as sweet.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:52 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico heading for Florida, eventually up East Coast?

Computer models have continued to show a tropical or subtropical system emerging from the Gulf of Mexico that's aiming at Florida and may eventually zip up the East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds

The massive El Reno, Okla. twister reached an unthinkable maximum width of 2.6 miles.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Severe flooding inundates parts of Central Europe (PHOTOS)

Large areas of central Europe are experiencing their worst flooding in decades after heavy rainfall last week pushed rivers beyond their banks.

By Justin Grieser  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

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

Making a splash: NOAA's tipsy ship launch sprays shards of wood (VIDEO)

Viral video, which just surfaced in the past two days, shows how a NOAA ship launch was not so smooth and nearly disastrous.

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

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: Refreshing reset delivers nice today and Wed; rains return by Thu

Last night delivered a serious regime shift, and we are now saying hi to high pressure-cooled air from Canada for today and tomorrow.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Nationals vs. Mets weather forecast: Superb

Wow. Not sure you could ask for a better evening in the summertime.

By Matt Rogers  |  04:57 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013

PM Update: Clearing skies tonight set up a delightful Tuesday

The cold front responsible for the showery overcast today scoots offshore tonight. The result is a great looking Tuesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/03/2013

A mild, dry May closes a cool, wet spring compared to last year

May 2013 was near normal on temperatures and below normal on precipitation. Spring 2013 closed cooler and wetter than last year.

By Matt Rogers  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The storm chaser dilemma and choice to sit out the May 31 Oklahoma City tornadoes

Why a group of storm chasers chose to avoid the Oklahoma City area on May 31, while others faced dire consequences -in what may be storm chasing's Mt. Everest moment.

By Ian Livingston and Mark Ellinwood  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Tim Samaras: Weather community remembers pioneering tornado chaser

A set of testimonials from meteorologists and chasers who knew deceased storm chaser Tim Samaras.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: Shower chances today, clearing for midweek, then turning unsettled

After possible showers today, we welcome clearing skies and cooler, less humid air which sticks with us until Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/02/2013

D.C. area forecast: Summer storms possible today; cooler and drier air coming soon

There's a 60% chance of thunderstorms today and some could be strong to severe. Cooler, drier weather just around the corner though.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:01 AM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/01/2013

The day that should change tornado actions and storm chasing forever

Vehicle deaths in Friday's Oklahoma tornadoes should squash the idea that trying to flee a tornado in a car is a good idea. And storm chasers - who pursued the storms much too closely need to re-examine their priorities.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/01/2013

D.C. area forecast: The heat rolls on, for now

WEATHER GANG | We've got some more heat ahead this weekend, but a cold front is on its way.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:27 AM ET, 06/01/2013

NOAA kills agency-wide furlough proposal

In an email to staff, acting administrator Kathryn Sullivan said the agency was cancelling the furlough plan.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:27 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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