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Capital Weather Gang: November, 2013

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/30/2013

D.C. area forecast: November ends chilled; December set to start slightly milder

We’ll be seeing at least periodic clouds this weekend, along with slightly moderating temperatures on Sunday.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 11/30/2013

Redskins vs. Giants weather forecast: Cool but calm, plus some clouds

If you were out there Monday night, this one might feel much kinder. Regardless, you’ll certainly want to bring some layers!

By David Streit and Ian Livingston  |  04:55 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, SkinsCast

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 11/29/2013

PM Update: A dry weekend, not as cool Sunday

A relatively dry weekend is on tap. Saturday’s cloudy and on the chilly side; on Sunday, somewhat milder air works into the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:11 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Next two weeks: Cold blast in the West, roller coaster for D.C. area

Bitter Arctic air will plunge into the western U.S in the coming days. Eventually, it will seep eastward clashing with a spell of milder air over the D.C. area.

By Wes Junker  |  02:54 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Comet ISON may have survived encounter with sun

Comet ISON is down, but may not be out.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2013

D.C. area forecast: Still chilly today, and mostly staying that way

A somewhat stagnant pattern means we’ve got a few quiet days ahead when it comes to weather. Just don’t plan on it warming up much.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/28/2013

D.C. area forecast: Thankfully sunny and dry for a few days but oh so chilly

It is hard to believe that our normal high is still in the lower 50s as we will not be near that over the next few days.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/27/2013

PM Update: Big storm out and wind in; cold, breezy Thanksgiving

The storm has wound down and is heading away, but the chilled windy air is here to stay.

By Ian Livingston  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013

2013 to be among Washington, D.C.’s coldest Thanksgivings on record

High temperatures in the mid-30s would place 2013 among D.C.’s ten coldest Thanksgivings since 1871.

By Justin Grieser  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

D.C. area forecast: Rain could change to snow today; drying out for Thanksgiving and beyond

One more busy weather day today and it could get interesting. That is if cold air arrives fast enough, and precipitation lingers long enough.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 11/26/2013

PM Update: Heavy rain tonight; rain/snow showers and strong winds Wednesday

A driving rain is likely overnight, with big fluctuations in temperatures. On Wednesday, temps slowly fall and lingering rain showers may mix with and change to snow showers.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:30 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/26/2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/26/2013

D.C. area forecast: Spotty wintry mix to driving rain; clearing out on Thanksgiving

For the most part, this should be a rain event- and a heavy one. But some minor mixed precipitation chances bookend this vigorous storm, starting this morning.

By Matt Rogers  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/25/2013

PM Update: Storm approaching; wintry mix risk at onset, especially north and west

Our second day in a row with highs below 40 ends fairly tranquil. Enjoy while you can, a big mess is on the way for tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Super soak, slide, slap: Pre-Thanksgiving East Coast storm a travel nightmare

A storm in the South explodes up the East Coast Tuesday and Wednesday generating heavy rain, heavy snow, and howling winds. A guide to where it’s the worst and when...

By Jason Samenow  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

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

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

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

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

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/25/2013

The coldest November weather in decades in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

If you’re 25 or younger, you’ve never experienced weather this cold in November in the D.C. and Baltimore areas.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013

2013 Atlantic hurricane season wrap-up: least active in 30 years

Hurricane season officially ends on Saturday, but in this lackluster year, it looks like we can wrap it up a little early.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

D.C. area forecast: A cold week with major pre-Thanksgiving storm

A unseasonably cold weather pattern coupled with a highly energetic storm system spells mid-week trouble. We’re talking potential for heavy rain Tues-Wed that may start and end briefly as sleet and/or snow

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013

D.C. area forecast: Winter blast whips in ahead of midweek East Coast storm

Wind chills in the teens and 20s today are a sure bet. Still uncertain is the exact timing of midweek precipitation and whether some of it could be of the wintry variety.

By Brian Jackson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

Arctic blast: Five weather hazards you should be aware of

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

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

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/23/2013

D.C. area forecast: Mid-winter chill on our doorstep, and a storm on the horizon

Temperatures around 50 today might feel cool after yesterday. Compared to the low-to-mid 30s expected on Sunday, not too bad at all.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Redskins vs. 49ers weather forecast: Cold field advantage?

With temps heading through the 30s and a bit of a breeze, plan on wind chills in the 20s.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:55 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, SkinsCast

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/22/2013

PM Update: Brutal blast of Arctic air by Saturday night; flurries possible Sunday

So long 60-degrees. It’s been nice knowing you. On Saturday night, temps tank with wind chills plunging into the teens.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Bright, alluring Venus flaunts early evening charm

That brilliant evening beacon hanging in the southwestern evening sky is our neighboring planet Venus.

By Blaine Friedlander  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Abnormal cold to close November: possibly coldest in decades

The Arctic air ahead has a chance to be about as intense as anyone has seen in November around here in quite some time.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

D.C. area forecast: Warmer air teases today, then trending frigid by Sunday

We’re living on borrowed time when it comes to temperatures that aren’t bone chilling.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/21/2013

PM Update: A cloudy, somewhat mild Friday; Topper Shutt’s winter outlook

What you see now and is what you get overnight, but a push of milder air from the south boosts temperatures 10 degrees higher Friday. A few showers may play spoiler, though.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Thanksgiving week East Coast storm could be travel troublemaker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Inside Washington, D.C.’s urban heat island effect

A detailed look at the phenomenon that makes it considerably warmer in the city compared to the surrounding suburban areas.

By Brendan Richardson  |  10:55 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

D.C. area forecast: Clouds keep temps down today, not Friday; Arctic slap in face Sunday

The next couple of days do not offer much sun but temps recover by Friday for a fine fall day. Saturday night into Sunday, cold air comes pile driving into the area.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013

PM Update: Some clouds tonight into Thursday; winter phone alerts dropped

Though normal temperatures are now quickly cooling through the mid-50s, highs in the 40s still felt rather chilly today. Not much warming tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Arctic express: Coldest air since last February arriving Sunday

A powerful front will slice across the eastern U.S. Saturday, leaving behind the coldest air since mid-February last winter.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

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

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

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

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

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The silent triumph: weather warnings saved hundreds of lives in Midwest tornado outbreak

Despite all of the atmosphere’s complexity, weather forecasts are increasingly on the mark, saving lives and helping people make decisions that save time and money.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

D.C. area forecast: Still cold today minus the wind; stronger cold blast set for Sunday

Over the past few weeks, each shot of cold air has been followed by a decent warming trend, and then an even stronger cold shot than the last. That trend continues...

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Rocket launch tonight to send 29 satellites into orbit from Va.: how to watch

At 7:30 p.m. tonight, a rocket will blast into space from Wallops Island, Va., carrying a record 29 satellites, including one developed at a high school in northern Virginia.

By Jason Samenow  |  07:09 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Space

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 11/19/2013

PM Update: Clear, cold into Wednesday; killer cyclone Cleopatra in Sardinia

Winds fade overnight and the sun is back tomorrow, but a wintry air mass holds temperatures well below normal.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:09 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Sunday’s tornado outbreak could be costliest November weather event in U.S. on record

Economic damages from Sunday’s tornado outbreak could exceed $1 billion says a leading risk modeler.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

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

Weather pattern trends wintry towards Thanksgiving

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

D.C. area forecast: Chilly today, then slow moderation until Sunday’s Polar plunge

Of the next two days, today actually feels the worst owing to a biting wind chill.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/18/2013

PM Update: After a warm day, cool air on the way; Subtropical Storm Melissa forms

Today’s highs around 70 are as warm as we see for a while. Subtract about 20 degrees tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Pine Island Glacier: Before and after massive iceberg split

A giant mass of ice, about the size of Virginia Beach, broke off of Antarctica’s Pine Island glacier last week and is slowly drifting away.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Imagery, Latest

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Hard-to-find Comet ISON loiters low on the eastern horizon

Comet ISON the much-anticipated, dirty sungrazing snowball that may or may not live up to media hype can be seen with binoculars before sunrise this week, low on the horizon.

By Blaine Friedlander  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/18/2013

A November tornado outbreak for the record books

Dozens of tornadoes touched down in the Midwest and Ohio Valley Sunday, killing eight and destroying hundreds of homes. The outbreak was one of the worst on record during November.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013

D.C. area forecast: Mild today, seasonably chilly midweek, cold shot to close week

Cold air lags behind the sharp front that passed overnight, so the week opens on the mild side with afternoon temperatures flirting with 70.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

D.C. area forecast: Warmer today despite clouds; strong wind gusts possible tonight

The best chance for actual showers (rather than mist or drizzle) waits until tonight. We should sneak in a bonus nice day tomorrow, before cold air surges in.

By Brian Jackson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: Clouds rule through Sunday; cold front sweeps by Monday

Ample sunshine may be hard to come by much of the weekend. But it’s mild, and any showers shouldn’t be super disruptive.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/15/2013

PM Update: Some rain overnight, then a cloudy, mild weekend

We hold on to mild conditions over the weekend, but sunshine may be hard to come by.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:08 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Weekend “Beaver” Moon to dull Leonid meteor shower; comet ISON emerging?

This weekend the moon is full, there’s a meteor shower, and a spectacular comet may be visible to the naked eye. But clouds may challenge viewing, depending on your location.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:52 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

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

Inside the patterns that may govern our winter weather and snow

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

D.C. area forecast: Temperatures on the rise through the weekend

It’s looking comfortable and warmer until early next week. Will you take advantage? Bummed you packed away all your warm-weather clothing?

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/14/2013

PM Update: Cold tonight, mild Friday; snow melts faster under trees?

High pressure overhead promises a calm but cold night followed by sunshine and another warm-up Friday

By Jason Samenow  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Weather Channel is getting back to weather, sort of

While The Weather Channel isn’t quite returning to its roots, the network has re-imagined itself this week with a new look and new emphasis on providing in-depth weather coverage.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/14/2013

How does Super Typhoon Haiyan compare to Hurricane Katrina?

By any measure, Haiyan was stronger than Katrina at its peak but its geography gave it a decided intensity advantage.

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

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

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

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

D.C. area forecast: Milder temps spring back but showers lurk late weekend

Things are looking up, especially the temperature as more typical readings return for the next three days.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/13/2013

PM Update: Chill moderates on Thursday; D.C. freeze earliest in several years

Today’s temperatures were right around normal, for late December. If you’re not a fan of the cold, happier times are ahead.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Chaser team documents abrupt, violent onset of destructive typhoon in Tacloban

Chaser team’s report reveals a storm that struck with sudden and excessive force and that, despite its short duration, overwhelmed and ultimately destroyed the Philippine city.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

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

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

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013

D.C. area forecast: Today’s cold is gone tomorrow; warming up into weekend

The coldest November weather we’ve seen in quite some time doesn’t have much lasting power. Temperatures near and above 60 return by Friday.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

PM Update: Staying cold and windy; many in Northeast see first snow

Following afternoon temperatures in the 30s to near 40, everyone’s headed for a solid freeze tonight. We’re sunnier and still very chilly tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Typhoon and hurricane storm surge disasters are unacceptable

It’s past time nations and the global community make storm surge disasters stop.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, International Weather, Latest, National Weather Service, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Running the “Nearly Naked Mile” in 50-degree temperatures (PHOTOS)

The Nearly Naked Mile was run in Reston Town Center in nearly perfect November weather.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Latest, Local Climate, Photography

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Lights out in Tacloban: Satellite image before and after Typhoon Haiyan

For the city of Tacloban, super typhoon Haiyan was literally a knock-out blow.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Coldest November weather in five years

The last time it was colder than this in November in Washington, D.C. was 2008.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:36 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

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

PM Update: Cold blast, possible snowflakes closing in on D.C.

Temperatures Tuesday will be close to 20 degrees below normal and, yes, we may see some snowflakes flying through the skies.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Veterans Day weekend fall color at Arlington National Cemetery (PHOTOS)

Visiting Arlington National Cemetery is always a time for remembrance. The period around the holiday often features near peak fall color as well.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography, Seasons

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

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

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

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

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Why so many people died from Haiyan and past southeast Asia typhoons

Few were prepared when Philippine officials estimated that as many as 10,000 people may have died in Tacloban City alone when Haiyan struck.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013

D.C. area forecast: Burst of cold air Tuesday, season’s first snowflakes?

After a pleasant enough Monday, winter delivers a premature and harsh blow Tuesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/10/2013

D.C. area forecast: After a blustery Sunday, Arctic blast heads in Tuesday

A weak frontal passage today brings the area some biting autumn winds, but the big cold shot waits until Tuesday.

By Brian Jackson  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/09/2013

Disaster in Tacloban, Philippines: Chasers document “ghastly” scene from typhoon

Distressing first-hand accounts and video footage from Tacloban city in the Philippines, which was dealt the brunt of super typhoon Haiyan.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/09/2013

D.C. area forecast: Milder through Veterans Day, but an Arctic front looms

High temperature averages are still around 60 near the city, and the next few days probably won’t be too far off that mark.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/08/2013

PM Update: A sunny, chilly weekend; climate change and typhoon Haiyan

Unlike the forecast for the middle of next week, the forecast through Sunday is straight forward: mainly clear and on the cool side.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan: Raw damage images and video from violent storm

It will likely take a few days before the storm’s full toll on life and property is known.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan: One of world’s most powerful storms in history from space

From its unmistakably clear eye, the towering thunderstorms surrounding it, and its impeccable symmetry - super typhoon Haiyan is a textbook, “perfect” tropical cyclone.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013

D.C. area forecast: A cold and windy Friday, but moderating this weekend

Bundle up a bit as the coming cold season makes another visit.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/07/2013

PM Update: Windy and cool to close the work week; frightening Haiyan images

Winds have kicked up behind a cold front that passed by today and chilly air is streaming into the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever

About 12 hours from a devastating impact with the central Philippines, Super typhoon Haiyan has strengthened to mind-boggling levels.

By Jason Samenow and Brian McNoldy  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

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

Wednesday’s magical, unforgettable sunset in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Wednesday evening’s sunset went viral and was probably Washington, D.C.’s most photographed sky in history.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sunsets

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/07/2013

D.C. area forecast: Rains today are fair trade for a sunny weekend

The front pushing through the area around midday today is a wimp in the moisture department but packs a pretty good punch with winds.

By David Streit  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 11/06/2013

PM Update: Cold front to bring showers, cooler air; new Colorado flood interactive

Today’s highs in the mid-60s to near 70 felt decidedly warm following our recent chilly spell. It’s as warm we we’ll be for a while as well

By Ian Livingston  |  05:17 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

Could weather pattern support wintry weather next week?

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

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

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan hits Category 5, an extremely serious threat to Philippines

Haiyan - known as Yolanda in the Philippines - is likely the strongest storm to form on the planet this year.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

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

“Monster” storm in north Pacific battering Aleutian Islands

A large, deep storm in the north Pacific is pounding the eastern Aleutian Islands with massive waves and winds over 70 mph.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Warm today, but cooler, shower chance for Thursday

WEATHER GANG | After front passes tomorrow, precipitation chances take a hike for the foreseeable future. How about the weekend?

By Dan Stillman  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 11/05/2013

PM Update: Milder for midweek; NOAA launches environmental data tool

Today was milder than yesterday and tomorrow should be milder than today. But I’m not convinced we see meaningfully more sunshine.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:20 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Severe Typhoon Haiyan exploding in power on path towards Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, roughly 48-60 hours from a dangerous encounter with the Philippines, is rapidly intensifying.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:12 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Weather model fantasy-land: How to handle far off “threats” of unlikely snow?

We can’t even get through the first week of November, and there is social media chatter about possible snow 9-10 days into the future.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest

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

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

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

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

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

D.C. area forecast: Bouncy weather week with cool then warm then cool again

Our weather patterns are on the move and that means plenty of variability in the days ahead.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

PM Update: Clouds to remain stubborn; snow expected in Plains and Midwest

We transition from cold to cool heading into tomorrow. Gray skies should be more the rule than the exception as well.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Why it’s so cold today in Washington, D.C.

Cold high pressure to the north and a blanket of clouds has kept it unseasonably chilly in Washington, D.C. today.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:26 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Don’t read too much into Antarctic ozone report

This year’s smaller than average ozone hole is a reflection of weather, not necessarily the healing of the ozone layer.

By Jack Williams  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Environment, Latest

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Fall foliage gives blossom bloom a run for its money at the Tidal Basin (PHOTOS)

With autumn colors nearing peak in D.C., a normally packed spot in spring was quiet and filled with beauty this past weekend.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Sunrise solar eclipse: one stunning time-lapse, five golden images

Streaks of clouds made viewing Sunday morning’s partial solar eclipse challenging, but photographers around the region still managed to capture fantastic views.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: A chilled beginning, but not bad November week overall

Some of the coldest air since late March and early April visits the region into Tuesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:17 AM ET, 11/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: Sharply colder Sunday with biting breeze; warmer by midweek

The wind is a major factor today as we shave off 15-20 degrees from yesterday’s highs. Still cold tomorrow, but with less wind.

By Rick Grow  |  05:17 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 11/02/2013

D.C. area forecast: Colder air hanging back, but about to drop in

Yesterday’s front might seem like a wimp so far. The chill is coming. You’ll notice the winds bringing it in by later today.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:01 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/01/2013

PM Update: Turning cooler this weekend, especially Sunday

Over the weekend, cool air finally seeps in with the big push coming Saturday night into Sunday when it turns downright chilly.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Fall back: Daylight saving time ends Sunday morning

At 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight saving time ends, we set our clocks back an hour, and enter standard time.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:18 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons

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

Catch a partial solar eclipse Sunday at sunrise

Throw on your fall jacket and go outside Sunday morning just after 6:30 a.m., because in the eastern U.S. a partial solar eclipse will be underway.

By Blaine Friedlander  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/01/2013

D.C. area forecast: November arrives with gusty showers today, and cooler air ahead

A bit too muggy? Cold front cure is on the way. You might get wet and have a bad hair day on the way through this one though.

By A. Camden Walker  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

October 2013 had a whole lot of everything.

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

 

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