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Capital Weather Gang: July, 2013

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 07/31/2013

PM Update: Showers and some rumbles increasingly likely into Thursday

Saying goodbye to July is a little harder when it's not scorching outside. Fortunately, August starts on a cool note as well. Just prepare to dodge some raindrops!

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Alaska heat wave: Anchorage sets record for most consecutive 70-degree days

On Monday, Anchorage reached the 70-degree threshold for a record 14th straight day, breaking 2004's record of 13.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Coolest last week of July in Washington, D.C. in last 10 years

The end of July in D.C. is normally hot, but this year’s finale to July is the coolest in 10 years.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Huge African dust storm squashes Atlantic hurricane potential (images)

Africa sneezed, and the tropical Atlantic choked.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Is lightning the best indicator of severe thunderstorm intensity?

Can lightning predict the severity of a thunderstorm? The short answer: Sometimes, yes; sometimes, no.

By Jeffrey Halverson  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 07/31/2013

D.C. area forecast: Summer swelter still missing in action

WEATHER GANG | Humidity increases a bit today, but it's still far from oppressive.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:43 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/30/2013

PM Update: More humid Wednesday, possible late day shower; long-range tornado prediction

Although the humidity ticks up Wednesday, it's far from the heights of a couple weeks ago. Showers, if any, probably wait until the late afternoon or evening hours.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Flossie fantasy: Laughably erroneous weather story in IBT

A weather story in the International Business Times, posing as news, is so riddled with fiction, it could form the basis for SyFy's next preposterous disaster flick.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Possible tornado struck Washington, D.C. and the White House 100 years ago (PHOTOS)

A hot and humid airmass set the stage for a destructive thunderstorm and possible tornado that tore through the District 100 years ago today.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Crazy sky puts on show at Boston's Fenway Park during turbulent game

There was drama abound in Beantown Monday evening.

By Jason Samenow and Ian Livingston  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Hawaiian hurricanes: Hardly common, but occasionally havoc-wreaking

Tropical depression (formerly tropical storm) Flossie, now exiting Hawaii, is a reminder that the 50th state is not immune from tropical storms and hurricanes.

By Jack Williams  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:13 AM ET, 07/30/2013

D.C. area forecast: Decent today, but shower chances back Wednesday, Thursday

WEATHER GANG | A bit warmer and more humid today, but still “wow weather” for late July.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:13 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/29/2013

PM Update: Superb summertime conditions continue

What a glorious day! If only we could have turned it into a Saturday Good news: more to come.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Tornadoes strike Italy near Milan -- incredible video

International news media are reporting multiple tornadoes touched down in Italy earlier today.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tornadoes

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Embarrassing cold: northern Minnesota town dips to 35 on July 29

It's late July, but don't tell northern Minnesotans that.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Tropical storm Flossie to hit Hawaii today; will Dorian come back to life in Atlantic?

Today, tropical storm Flossie will make landfall on Hawaii with a burst of wind and rain.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Philadelphia torrent: City has rainiest day on record Sunday

From Hazel to Floyd to Sandy, the City of Brotherly Love has endured some great storms. Yet somehow, a rather modest mid-summer front managed to give Philadelphia its greatest daily deluge Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013

D.C. area forecast: Gorgeous start to week, possible storms in middle, solid close

Last week we avoided 90-degree heat. Let's do it again!

By Jason Samenow  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/28/2013

D.C. area forecast: Maybe a downpour or two today, then a magnificent Monday

No doubt you've noticed the humidity on the rise, and a passing cold front today could trigger scattered downpours.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/27/2013

D.C. area forecast: Humidity returns today, turning wetter into Sunday

WEATHER GANG | It's time to return to the muggy July weather we've gotten to know so well this year.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 07/27/2013

Nationals vs. Mets weather forecast: Warm and muggy, but not bad for July

Feeling more like summer than recent days with higher heat and more humidity. It could be way worse though! Any shower or storm should be quick hitting.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:57 AM ET, 07/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

PM Update: More humid this weekend, with rain odds up late Saturday and Sunday

It turns more humid this weekend, with showers and thunderstorms possible late Saturday into Sunday as a slow-moving cold front passes by.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Weather service models running on new, vastly more powerful supercomputer

The nation's major weather forecasting models are now working their magic on a new supercomputing powerhouse.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:43 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Maryland and Virginia residents say harm from climate change is arriving

About half of Maryland and Virginia residents believe climate change is causing harm or will do so in the next 10 years according to two recent surveys.

By Adam Rainear  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Rebuttal to "Methane mischief: Misleading commentary published in Nature"

I robustly defend what we did in this commentary, and we hope that rather than a destructive chorus of denial, the response of the Arctic science community might be to support more intensive research on this problem.

By Peter Wadhams  |  11:28 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Tropical storm Dorian battling dry air, and losing

Due to unfavorable atmospheric conditions, tropical storm Dorian has weakened. It's probably not going to escape this hostile environment for a few more days. Will it survive?

By Brian McNoldy  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/26/2013

D.C. area forecast: Another beautiful July day before our muggier weekend

Another winner of a July day is ahead as we close out the workweek. The weekend brings a return to higher humidity and the chance of rain. Savor our summer treat while you can!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 07/25/2013

PM Update: Lovely like late May or mid-September; coolest weather in the world?

The current weather is not only as good as it gets in late July, but pretty much any time of the year.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:51 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Storms flying under the radar: when radar gaps and down time turn dangerous

When weather radar breaks down or is unavailable, the consequences can range from a simple inconvenience to loss of life.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Tropical storm Dorian strengthens slightly, several days away from land

Tropical Storm Dorian has entered an environment that limits how quickly it can strengthen. It is still days away from any island or land.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Methane mischief: misleading commentary published in Nature

As the Arctic melts, a huge pulse of methane may be released, causing catastrophic global warming and massive economic consequences says a commentary in Nature. But the authors fail to adequately discuss the likelihood of this scenario.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013

D.C. area forecast: Sumptuous summer weather today and nearly as good Friday

WEATHER GANG: The next two near-perfect days almost make up for last week ... right?

By David Streit  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Nationals vs. Pirates weather forecast: A picture perfect day!

With weather like this extra innings are a bonus.

By David Streit  |  04:57 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/24/2013

PM Update: A taste of September in July

Highs today were more than 10 degrees lower than this time last week. Tonight? Open those windows. Pleasant temperatures tomorrow, too!

By Ian Livingston  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Welcome the sweet, sweet -- uncommonly comfortable late July weather

The best part of the current weather pattern: there's no extreme heat on the radar.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nice Weather

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Did the Clean Air Act unleash Atlantic hurricanes?

Could it be our efforts to clean the air have, paradoxically, made it more stormy?

By Jason Samenow  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Tropical storm Dorian forms in eastern Atlantic

Dorian, the fourth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the far eastern Atlantic, about 2,400 miles east of Puerto Rico.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2013

The clouds of a D.C. summer

One positive about summertime heat and humidity is that it can produce some spectacular cloud formations! Learn about the most common types in the D.C. area

By Kathryn Prociv  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Explainer, Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/24/2013

D.C. area forecast: Trending cooler and drier through Friday

WEATHER GANG | Honk your horn if you see the cold front coming through today because this one is worth celebrating.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:58 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Nationals vs. Pirates weather forecast: Drier air is a real crowd pleaser

Slight chance of a shower, but otherwise the drier air is delightful

By Dan Stillman  |  04:58 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/23/2013

PM Update: On the brink of stunning summer weather

Today we got a small preview of the lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures right around the corner. A cold front moves through the region tomorrow offering a chance of showers/storms, but also setting the table for the nicest weather since June.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Royal birth weather: London's hottest day in seven years

Royal birth weather: London's hottest day in seven years

By Jason Samenow  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Review: What happened to the rain forecast Monday into today?

The D.C. area landed on the dry side of a murky dividing line between heavy rain and very little.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/23/2013

How hot does it usually get in Washington, D.C. during the summer?

So far this summer, D.C. has seen a max high of 97 and a max low of 81. Find out how those numbers compare to normal.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/23/2013

View of the Earth from Saturn: Pale Blue Dot reprise

On July 19, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this inspirational, fragile view of the Earth - just a faint speck 900 million miles in the distance - cast beneath Saturn's imposing rings.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/23/2013

D.C. area forecast: Muggy today with storm risks, but relief sweeps in by tomorrow night

Our current weather resembles a weaker version of last week's brutal heat wave. Relief is coming by later this week with nicer weather by Thursday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Nationals vs. Pirates weather forecast: Warm, humid, few storms

Argh, scattered storms may delay game, but a rain-out is not expected.

By Matt Rogers  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/22/2013

PM Update: Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible through Tuesday

Rain was mostly a no show today, but we can't let our guard down just yet. Another typical July day is ahead tomorrow, with highs near 90.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Debris-loaded flash flood tears through southern Utah (VIDEO)

Once in a great while, I stumble upon extreme weather video unlike anything I've ever seen. Watch a flood so strong it carries a car-sized boulder downstream...

By Jason Samenow  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The pulse of summer: When ordinary, pop-up thunderstorms turn severe

Why do pop-up cells sometimes briefly turn severe, and why are these "pulse-type severe thunderstorms", as they are called, among the most difficult of all summer thunderstorms to watch and warn for?

By Jeffrey Halverson  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Saturday night's extreme lightning show north of Washington, D.C.

Saturday night's storms put on a dazzling lightning display that could be seen all around the D.C. area.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Photography

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013

D.C. area forecast: Humid and showery into Tuesday, some late week drying possible

What if I told you we might not hit 90 at all this week? It's possible, but instead of heat, we have considerable clouds and rain chances, especially early this week.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Nationals vs. Pirates weather forecast: Some chance of disruptive rain

Rain is a bit more likely earlier in the day, but lingering showers and storms could cause delays.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:57 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/21/2013

D.C. sets record for longest streak above 80 degrees

Add another impressive heat record to Washington, D.C.'s astonishingly long list over the last four summers.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/21/2013

Nationals vs. Dodgers weather forecast: Muggy with shower/storm possible

Take an umbrella in case a welcome cooling shower turns into more of an unwanted storm.

By A. Camden Walker  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/21/2013

D.C. area forecast: Storms possible as heat retreats to typical Dog Days sweat levels

The atmosphere throws us a bone and our dog days fetch more tolerable heat, with periodic clouds, showers and storms.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Heavy storms north of District; severe thunderstorm watch discontinued

By Ian Livingston  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thunderstorms

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/20/2013

D.C. area forecast: Still hot, still humid. Will storms break the heat?

Today should be cooler than the last few days, but it might be hard to notice much relief. As a cold front nears, the likelihood of scattered showers and storms is up as well.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 07/20/2013

Nationals vs. Dodgers weather forecast: Muggy with a storm threat

Risk of storms in the area is probably greatest near the start of the game, and eventually diminishing as dark sets in.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:57 AM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 07/19/2013

PM Update: Isolated storms this evening, hot and humid Saturday before more storms

Although the heat wave has peaked, the balance of Saturday is still uncomfortably toasty, with heat indices up to 105. Scattered storms are likely in the evening.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:42 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Has this heat wave been over-covered and over-hyped?

Vote in our poll, and let us know if you think the heat coverage has been a little much, right on, or not enough...

By Jason Samenow  |  04:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Poll

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Size-challenged storm: Midget typhoon in West Pacific?

Deep in the tropics, a weather feature stands it for its diminutive status: a possible "midget typhoon" in the western Pacific.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/19/2013

D.C. summer heat versus the South: Almost as hot and more abnormal

An arresting fact: the heat D.C. experienced in 2010, 2011, 2012 and so far this summer, compared to normal, has been more extreme than across a wide swath of the sticky South.

By Rick Grow  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Hottest day: Humidity reaches obscene range, heat breaks records

After three straight record warm nights, heat indices may reach 110 in Washington, D.C. this afternoon. What's behind this oppressive humidity?

By Jason Samenow  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013

D.C. area forecast: High heat nearing its end, but storm threats just beginning

It's almost over! Almost. Once we make it through today's brutal heat, and tomorrow's less brutal heat, cooler times are ahead.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Nationals vs. Dodgers weather forecast: Hot with the risk of a storm

The All-Star break almost kept us out of the heat, but the second season starts with a hot one at Nats Park.

By Brian Jackson  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/18/2013

PM Update: Isolated storms this evening, more brutal heat Friday

It’s another round of oppressive heat and humidity and hit-or-miss storms Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Snow and Arctic sea ice extent plummet suddenly as globe bakes

While June was among the top 5 warmest on record globally, more remarkable was the incredible snow melt that preceded it and the sudden loss of Arctic ice that followed.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Longest, strongest heat wave of summer (so far) peaking

The combination of heat and humidity climax today and Friday in the Washington, D.C. area.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

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 10:43 AM ET, 07/18/2013

The sequester's worrisome impact on Hurricane Hunters

The National Hurricane Center is facing a potentially dangerous shortcoming when it comes to observing hurricanes.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:43 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 07/18/2013

D.C. area forecast: Sweating it out into Saturday, but then a stormy cold front

The string of 90+ days will continue to pile up like afternoon traffic on the beltway for the rest of the week. However, an honest to goodness cold front is set to clear this jam in no uncertain terms this weekend.

By David Streit  |  08:05 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/17/2013

PM Update: Heat wave to continue baking the region; Sharknado 2 announced!

Temperatures reached at least 96 in D.C. today for the third day in a row. It's pretty likely we'll see readings at least that hot again tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Heat lightning: A Sterling example of the fake phenomenon

Tuesday evening, I heard reports of "heat lightning" but the observers were actually viewing real thunderstorms to D.C.'s west. We've got some good video.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Meteorologist bakes inside hot car for 30 minutes (VIDEO)

Weatherbug meteorologist Jacob Wycoff let himself bake in a hot car for 30 minutes on camera, hoping no child or pet will ever have to endure this dangerous, potentially lethal experience.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/17/2013

The hot gets hotter in D.C., record high nighttime temperature matched

Locally, the third day of this stifling heat wave looks to be the hottest yet. The combination heat and humidity should at least hold or even grow a little more fierce Thursday and Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Battle for Delaware: Air masses clash along a summertime sea breeze

By Ian Livingston  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/17/2013

D.C. area forecast: Heat wave in high gear ahead of potential weekend storms

Our mid-July heat wave gets a little worse today with code orange air quality, but we've seen worse.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 07/16/2013

PM Update: Staying hot and humid with declining air quality

Wednesday's more or less a carbon copy of today, but the stagnant air is allowing air pollutants to collect, and a code orange air quality alert has been posted.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/16/2013

On a hot day, "Adrift": Cool, soothing San Francisco time lapse video of fog

This visually stunning time lapse video of San Francisco Bay area fog, called Adrift, will certainly take you to a cooler place.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather, Video

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/16/2013

D.C. heat wave 2013: 10 red hot maps

The heat is suffocating. Here are 10 maps that tell the story.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Pressure cooker! Washington, D.C. matches record high pressure reading in heat wave

On Sunday night and Monday, an indicator of pressure known as atmospheric height, matched the highest level on record about midway through the lower atmosphere in Washington, D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: Broiling hot into Saturday, but weekend cools with storms

A powerful dome of high pressure stalled over the area is stifling us with stagnant heat and humidity for the next few days with very few storm risks to cool us off.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Forecasts

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/15/2013

PM Update: Highest temperatures of the year today, but hotter weather still to come

Highs across most of the area have reached the mid-90s today, a few "cool" spots got stuck in the lower 90s.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Would hitting 100 degrees in Washington D.C. this week be unusual?

After 17 days of 100 degrees or higher the last three years, the idea D.C. could reach triple digits again almost seems like something we should expect in any summer. But, it's not as typical as it may seem.

By Ian Livingston  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Nation's hottest heat this week to focus on D.C. area; Heat Advisory issued

Unluckily for residents of the Mid-Atlantic, the worst of this week's heat wave concentrates here, with the corridor from Richmond to the District in its epicenter.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Saturday night shine (PICTURES)

Saturday night's sunset was something special.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Rainbows, Sunsets

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/15/2013

D.C. area forecast: Summer's most uncomfortably hot week begins

A large heat dome overtakes and overwhelms the region this week, with multiple days around 95 or higher.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/14/2013

D.C. area forecast: Get ready to bake under our Bermuda High

Here it comes. The heat is building in and about to set up camp, with the heat index shooting for near 100 by midweek.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 07/13/2013

D.C. area forecast: Rain risks on the way down as heat prepares to build in

While raindrops are not yet banished, the trend is toward more sunshine. Since it's the hottest time of year, more sunshine means toasty weather is also on the way.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:12 AM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/12/2013

PM Update: More showers ahead, but trending drier this weekend

Temperatures didn't go far today with all the clouds and wind off the ocean. Rain risks remain, but a repeat of last night isn't terribly likely.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Before air conditioning there was Capon Springs, West Virginia

Before air conditioning, Washingtonians escaped the city's summer heat by traveling to nearby mountain resorts such as Capon Springs, West Virginia.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/12/2013

All about flash flooding in the Washington-Baltimore area

Where and when is flash flooding most likely to occur? How can you stay safe from this deadly hazard? We answer these questions and more.

By Wes Junker and Ian Livingston  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Flooding rains fall, over 4” at Washington Dulles breaks July records

Torrential rain fell overnight into early this morning, resulting in pockets of flash flooding in the Washington, D.C. area. Dulles Airport set a record for its wettest July day.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/12/2013

D.C. area forecast: Flash flooding a threat today

After a night of flash flooding, particularly over western parts of the area, we could all use some time to dry out. Unfortunately, more rain may well be on the way today.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 07/12/2013

United vs. Chivas weather forecast: Warm with possible showers or storms

Less muggy than recently but mostly because it's cooler. Damp is sort of the same overall feeling. Oh, and it might rain.

By A. Camden Walker  |  04:57 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UnitedCast

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/11/2013

PM Update: Flash flooding a concern overnight due to heavy storms

After dodging rain most of today, odds go up that we'll see some of the wet stuff in the not too distant future. At least it's a little cooler?

By Ian Livingston  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Ask a State Climatologist: Q & A with Texas' John Nielsen-Gammon

An interview with Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon. Nielsen-Gammon discusses Texas' drought and working in a state with lots of climate change skeptics.

By Adam Rainear  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Flash flooding: a lesser known, but leading weather killer

Flash flooding: a lesser known, but leading weather killer

By Wes Junker  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Goodbye cicadas and the cicada sex scandal recap

Last week, for the first time in over a month, I heard no cicadas when I ran the trails at Manassas Battlefied Park.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 07/11/2013

D.C. area forecast: Downpours possible today, weekend may be drier

It really looks like we might time the weekend right! Getting wet today is almost unavoidable but, by late tomorrow, a little drying is possible.

By David Streit  |  05:14 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013

PM Update: Showers, storms possible overnight; Death Valley's hottest anniversary

Today's temperature and humidity combo made it hard to be too excited about staying in the 80s. A front might bring some relief after tomorrow, but we've got some more muggy rain chances before then.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Planets over the Potomac: Summer nights heat up planetary performance

It's got to be a summer of love: Find Venus named for the Roman goddess of love puttering around at dusk, Saturn brings some rings and you get caught up in a triangle.

By Blaine Friedlander  |  02:17 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Tropical Storm Chantal nearly succumbs to a hostile environment

After an encounter with Cuba in its already tenuous condition, there may not be much left of Chantal to reach the Southeast U.S.

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013

D.C. area forecast: Sweaty with showers at times through Thursday, then a bit less humid

Tired of humidity-induced bad hair days? We have just two more left (today and tomorrow) before a bit of a break.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 07/09/2013

SyFy's disaster double whammy: "Sharknado" and 9 other horrifying weather movies

Thursday night, SyFy debuts the movie "Sharknado", starring Tara Reid. Without even watching the movie, it promises to be legendary for its awfulness - which probably makes it worth watching.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:05 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/09/2013

PM Update: Staying muggy, sometimes showery; Toronto area flooding

By Ian Livingston  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Does a wet summer in D.C. lead to a snowy winter?

Lately, some of our readers have been asking if there's a link. It turns out that you, dear reader, have been looking for snow in all the wrong places.

By Rick Grow  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Washington Monument lights up sky on serene summer evening (PICTURES)

Lights that will adorn the Washington Monument for about the next year went on for the first time during a delightful July dusk.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/09/2013

D.C. area forecast: Steamy with storms; but some relief by Friday/weekend

We're in a bit of weather gridlock as moderate to high humidity, slightly hotter-than-normal air, and frequent storm risks make sure none of us forget what season we are currently enduring.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 07/08/2013

PM Update: Decent summer evening ahead, humid and toasty Tuesday

Midday showers helped keep us below 90 today. But since it's July, our new-found temperature luck might not last long.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:40 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Weather weenies prefer dew point over relative humidity, and you should too!

When a meteorologist or a dedicated weather weenie hears the "90-degree heat with 90 percent humidity" refrain he or she winces and wants to say something like, "It never happens here."

By Jack Williams  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Humidity, Latest

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Children left in hot cars: a deadly combination that must stop

Leaving a child in a hot car goes beyond risky, unsafe behavior and enters the realm of criminal neglect.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Health, Latest

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Tropical Storm Chantal forms, races toward Caribbean

All track options are on the table, from entering the Gulf of Mexico to heading up the U.S. East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/08/2013

D.C. area forecast: Unending humidity, shower/storm chances; cooler temps by late week

We caught a break from rain chances last Thursday through Saturday, and that's the only break we may get for a while. The wet pattern has reloaded.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/07/2013

D.C. area forecast: Warm, muggy, and occasionally stormy through midweek

For today and the near future, we're looking for warm and humid days with storm chances waxing and waning, but still remaining, in the daily forecast.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 07/07/2013

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: Baseball, and a sauna

Aside from an outside chance of a late-inning t'storm, be prepared for a hot and humid one at Nats Park. At least there's a bit of a breeze.

By Brian Jackson  |  04:57 AM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

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

D.C. area forecast: A hot and steamy weekend; storm odds up after today

The hottest weekend we've seen so far this summer is upon us, as temperatures run for the mid-90s in spots. Drink lots of water and consider limiting midday activity!

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/06/2013

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: Toasty AKA July

With heat indices as high as 95-100 during the early part of the game, and not much if any cloud cover, make sure to find some shade and water!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/05/2013

PM Update: A hot, humid weekend, with a chance of storms late Sunday

The humidity has refused to surrender and shows its staying power through the weekend. By late Sunday, the chance of showers and storms creeps back into the picture.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Extreme rainfall swamps Florida panhandle, Southeast

A relentless train of heavy showers and thunderstorms has deluged Panama City and parts of the Florida panhandle over the last 48 hours, with some areas receiving nearly 20 inches of rain.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/05/2013

"USA" fireworks shell bursts and the grand finale in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO)

One of the crowd's favorite shell bursts this year was the "USA" arrangement spelled out across the sky in quick succession.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Video

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Washington, D.C. fireworks photos, July 4, 2013, from readers .

We're fortunate to be building a great community of photographers on our Flickr feed, who posted some wonderful photos of the July 4 fireworks in Washington, D.C. View them here.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/05/2013

July 4, 2013 fireworks in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Last night's weather was humid but otherwise ideal for Fourth of July festivities along the Potomac River.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/05/2013

D.C. area forecast: Muggy out but muggier yet to come for the weekend

July mugginess is out in full force to remind us that, yes, confirmed, this is the most uncomfortable time of year, on average.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Nationals vs. Padres weather forecast: Scattered clouds and humid

While there is an outside chance of a shower or storm, the main thing you'll notice is the thick air--periodic "relief breeze" may help!

By A. Camden Walker  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/04/2013

PM Update: Humid but virtually storm-free for tonight's fireworks through Friday

Few weather worries for fireworks displays tonight as late day stray storms, if any, will have dissipated. Hot, humid, but rain-free for Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: A Yankee Doodle Dandy of an Independence day as storms turn scarce

WEATHER GANG | Storm chances nosedive, beach conditions are a delight and skies clear for fireworks.

By David Streit  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/04/2013

Nationals vs. Brewers weather forecast: High sun with moderate humidity

It is the summer pastime and the weather today is most summery.

By David Streit  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, NatCast

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/03/2013

PM Update: Scattered downpours into evening, trending drier for the Fourth

More rain is possible into tonight. With some luck, Independence Day should be drier for most spots. Of course, with less rain comes more heat.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Washington, D.C. can feel hotter than Death Valley at its hottest

WEATHER GANG | The dryness of Death Valley’s heat means it doesn't feel as hot there as it does in D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Humidity, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Senator Mikulski touts National Weather Service computer upgrades

Senator Barbara Mikulski wants the U.S. to have the world's best weather forecasts and is using her position in Congress to arm the National Weather Service (NWS) with the tools to generate them.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:56 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Beating the heat is a gardening feat

As some hotter, drier weather is around the corner, let's look at some of the ways to keep those gardens looking great.

By David Streit  |  11:11 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: More showers likely today, then gradually drier and hotter

We're as tired forecasting this same old weather as you probably are living it. There are gradual changes in the works, however.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Nationals vs. Brewers weather forecast: Shower threat looms yet again

Could be some showers around town especially early, but rain chances decline as we get deeper into the evening.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 07/02/2013

PM Update: Rain may let up overnight, but more likely Wednesday

It's becoming harder and harder to find new ways to describe the same old weather.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:29 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Confirmed: Weak tornado touched down near Clinton, Md. Monday

Photo and video evidence was inconclusive, but a survey of damage on the ground showed a tornado briefly skirted a sliver of southern Prince George's County Monday evening.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Drenched East, parched West: Colorado wildfires 2013

The Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona and its tragic toll continue to grab headlines, but Colorado remains the state that has suffered the most persistent fire woes this season.

By Amanda Morgenthal  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fire Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Why is it so wet in Washington, D.C.?

All this rain and the repetitive daily threat of heavy downpours is not normal. Something is out of whack with the weather.

By Rick Grow  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/02/2013

June 2013: 4th wettest on record in Washington, D.C. and 4th warmest of 2000s

June 2013 was the 4th wettest on record and the 4th warmest of the 2000s. While less extreme than last for temperatures (no 100s), it was still slightly warmer on average.

By Matt Rogers  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/02/2013

D.C. area forecast: More rain chances today, but slowly warmer and drier as week progresses

Our humid, showery pattern continues to grind in place as the area is essentially trapped between high pressure to the east and a low pressure trough to our west.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Nationals vs. Brewers weather forecast: Humid with shower/storm risks

Roving showers and storms threaten the game only at times, but temperatures are warm and the air is moderately humid.

By Matt Rogers  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NatCast

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Possible tornado touch down north of Waldorf

A tornado warning was issued earlier this evening for southern Prince George's County, but it remains an open question whether a tornado actually touched down.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:44 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/01/2013

PM Update: Broken record of high humidity and periodic rain plays on

July seems to be picking up right where our wet June left off. At least it's not super hot, right?

By Ian Livingston  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Ask a state climatologist: Q & A with New Jersey's David Robinson

An interview with New Jersey's state climatologist David Robinson. Robinson discusses how the Sandy recovering is going, New Jersey's fickle winters and long-term warming trends...

By Adam Rainear  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Death Valley hit hottest U.S. June temperature ever recorded Sunday: 129

Death Valley surged to 129 degrees Sunday, a new monthly record and a tie for the hottest June temperature ever recorded in the U.S.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Behind the weather that led to the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire

Lightning, record heat, wind, dry air, and severe drought converged to all play a role in the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Fire Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/01/2013

July severe weather in Washington, D.C.: a peak month for tornadoes?

What type of weather do you think of for the month of July? If you're thinking hot, humid, with afternoon storms you would be right on.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Nationals vs. Brewers weather forecast: Humid air brews shower chances

Showers may not be as numerous as during the afternoon hours giving the game a fighting chance to be played (60 percent chance).

By Jason Samenow  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

D.C. area forecast: Humid, with on and off waves of rain

If you're tired of the relentless humidity and daily opportunities for downpours, join the club. Some good news is that the week does trend drier as it progresses.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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