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Capital Weather Gang: January, 2014

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/31/2014

PM Update: A lovely weekend ahead, especially by recent standards

Today, D.C.’s temperature climbed to a surprising 50. We could make it a three-peat by Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Shower risk into afternoon, but favoring dry game

All systems are go for a warmer than normal Super Bowl day in the NYC area. A cold front should sweep through before the game, perhaps making periodic winds the biggest weather issue.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Super Bowl weather: In past, how have elements treated D.C. on the big day?

What has not been written about, I don’t think, is what the weather has been like in the Washington area on Super Bowl days.

By Don Lipman  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Latest, Local Climate

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

Three storms next week, but snow prospects really cloudy

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

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

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/31/2014

School snow shutdowns: D.C. area versus the rest of the country

A map that shows how much snow is required to close schools across the country says it takes about 1-3 inches in D.C. Sound right?

By Jason Samenow  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, U.S. Weather

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Farmers’ Almanac drops ball on Super Bowl forecast; nails January cold

I called the Farmers’ Almanac winter outlook - predicting “Days of Shivery” and a Super Bowl “Super Storm” - outrageous. I’m going to be half right and half wrong.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Seasons

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Robin invasion: Red-breasted birds no longer a harbinger of spring

I was extremely surprised to have a flock of red-breasted singing robins appear outside my condo in Southwest D.C. this week.

By Steve Tracton  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Seasons

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

D.C. area forecast: Arctic air retreats, but wintry worries don’t disappear for long

A real thaw finally in sight! The quiet period of the thaw will be pretty limited, but quite enjoyable I’d say. Lots of potential storminess looms next week.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/30/2014

PM Update: Trending warmer, 40 possible Friday; Hawaii snow

Most of us chill back down into the teens tonight before rebounding to 40 or so Friday, which feels almost balmy.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Warmest day in weeks? Possibly.

The last time the temperature rose above 50 at the site of the big game was January 13. It may happen again this Sunday.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014

As the snow melts, bickering over blame in the South (Video)

Georgia state officials are scrambling to avoid blame for their disastrous preparation and response to Tuesday’s snowstorm.

By Natalie Jennings and Jason Samenow  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, U.S. Weather

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

Stormy stretch next week with multiple winter weather threats

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

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

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Weather Channel shaking off DirecTV dispute, focusing on future

Weather Channel’s top official is looking beyond DirecTV conflict and sees a vibrant future for network - with or without DirecTV’s 20 million viewers.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Great Falls and the polar vortex -- the sequel (PHOTOS)

Sometimes the sequel is better than the original. During this week’s arctic intrusion, Great Falls was in a much more frozen state than in the polar vortex event two weeks before.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

D.C. area forecast: At last temperatures going the right way, up through weekend!

Hooray! We have gotten through the worst of the latest Arctic antics and our reward is a little taste of spring.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014

PM Update: Another super cold night; signs of a warm up grow on Thursday

Temperatures could be near zero in the coldest spots tonight as winds diminish and snow pack assists cooling. Highs around freezing tomorrow might end up feeling toasty?

By Ian Livingston  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Trending milder during the day as cold front slows

Could we see above normal temperatures for this cold-climate game? A slowing cold front may make that possible, but could also help showers linger into the day.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Warmer weather into the weekend, then the pattern may improve for snow

The pattern is changing as the dip in the jet stream in the East shifts west and introduces moist southwesterly flow. That means not as cold weather but more storms.

By Wes Junker  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Are meteorologists to blame for snow disasters in Atlanta and Birmingham?

The short answer is yes and no, in my view.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Dusting to 2 fell overnight, up to 6 in southern Maryland; forecast was solid

The storm which crippled parts of the Southeast, produced mainly a light, powdery snow in the D.C. area. Southern Maryland was the exception, where 2-6 inches fell.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Snow

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/29/2014

D.C. area forecast: Doggone cold again today, then defrosting slowly but surely

One day at a time we emerge from this latest bout with brutal cold. Highs should manage the 40s by Friday through the weekend, but still with a chance of mixed precipitation.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:15 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 01/29/2014

PM Update: Light snow tonight, continued very cold Wednesday

For most of the metro region - with the exception of Southern Maryland - this looks to be a sweepable rather than shovelable snow.

By Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston and Dan Stillman  |  12:40 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Dry game increasingly likely as cold front sweeps east by midday Sunday

Computer models are converging on the idea of a cold front sweeping any light rain or wintry mix through the region well before the game gets underway. Maybe some gusts linger?

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  04:10 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Light snow likely tonight, especially southeast of the District

WEATHER GANG | Anne Arundel, Charles, Prince George’s and Stafford counties, for the potential for 1-2 inches overnight.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/28/2014

January 2014: the coldest in decades in D.C. by many counts

January will go into the books as well below average for temperatures, but the average really only tells part of the frozen story.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

D.C. area forecast: Bitter cold today, slight snow chance tonight

WEATHER GANG | Today is another super-cold day as a frigid air mass continues its southeastward glide.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/27/2014

PM Update: Wind chill advisory overnight into the morning, and very cold Tuesday

Winds continue to whip tonight as temperatures tumble. Might be a good one to spend indoors, and it won’t get much better tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Wintry mix possible late Saturday into Sunday, departing before the game

A frontal zone may help spawn a weak system in the lead up to the game. We continue to expect that precipitation is out of the area -- with time to spare -- before kickoff.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

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

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

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

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

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Spike then crash: Today’s wild temperature ride in D.C.

Polar pain is coming. I promise. But, first, we enjoy a little warmth. Through noon or so.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Extreme Weather, Latest

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Fire and ice: A spectacular D.C. sunrise and the frozen Potomac River (PHOTOS)

Did you see the sunrise Saturday morning? It was one of those rare, surreal sunrises in which the sky appears to be on fire.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Photography, Seasons, Sunrises

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

D.C. area forecast: Punishing push of polar air tonight; snow Wednesday?

The fourth fierce blast of arctic air this month crashes into the region by tonight unleashing yet another dose of subzero wind chills into Tuesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/26/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Light precip possible into Sunday morning, but no major worries for kickoff

One week to go, and the forecast is more or less steady. A weak system could bring a wintry mix in the lead-up, but skies want to start clearing before game time.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/26/2014

D.C. area forecast: Plenty cold ahead of next bitter cold blast arriving late Monday

We actually break into the 30s tomorrow, before heading back into the polar realm Monday night into Wednesday. The core of the cold brings wind chills in the single digits to negative teens.

By Brian Jackson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Temps near normal, precip risk mainly before game

A storm system appears to get out of the way before the Super Bowl starts, but it may linger into the morning of. Otherwise, the forecast has trended a little warmer.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/25/2014

D.C. area forecast: Snow showers today, new batch of cold tonight into Sunday

Snow on the ground may get a little freshened today, as a clipper passes by sending another Arctic front our way. Then a night of cold winds, before Sunday’s increased sunshine is offset by fresh northern air.

By Ian Livingston  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 01/24/2014

PM Update: Still cold Saturday with snow shower risk; cold Sunday too

Following a very cold overnight period, temperatures make a run towards freezing Saturday, but not without the threat of snow showers.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:59 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Super Bowl forecast update: Cold but not frigid, and still no major storm threat

A day closer to the big game, and the forecast hasn’t changed much. There’s the slightest hint of snow chances, but no highly disruptive event showing up.

By Rick Grow and Ian Livingston  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sports

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Wow! What a week of wintry weather in Washington -- top 15 photos

Each part of this week’s weather journey offered beautiful visuals, documented by our readers.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Sunrises, Sunsets

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Snowy Owl joins Capital Weather Gang at The Washington Post

A snowy owl has emerged on a stoop outside The Washington Post this afternoon, just a few floors down from Capital Weather Gang’s central computer.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Nature

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Frigid blast AGAIN next week, possibly stormy in early February

Extreme cold is expected to dominate during the next week as disturbances zip by to our north but drag down more arctic air in their wake. Then the pattern may moderate, but turn more stormy.

By Wes Junker  |  12:58 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Long range

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Clipper may drop fresh coating of snow Saturday

Is your snow getting stale? A weak disturbance swinging by to our north Saturday could top it off with a dusting to 1 inch.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014

D.C. area forecast: Arctic returns today, with little thawing over coming days

Many fail in the struggle to reach 20 today, and the warmest news we have to offer is a temporary flirtation with freezing. Old man winter wants to make sure we know who is in charge!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 01/23/2014

PM Update: Yet another blast of frigid air tonight; wind chill advisory N & W suburbs

A reinforcing shot of bitter cold air streams into the region tonight, bringing a new round of subzero wind chills by morning. Temperatures struggle to reach 20 on Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:40 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Counterpoint: Fairfax County’s defense for shutting down

In the spirit of giving Fairfax County Public Schools an opportunity to offer its reasoning for closing today, I’m posting an explanatory message from its Facebook page.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Snow

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Dulles Airport drops to -2, coldest temperature since 1996

An arctic air mass and fresh snowpack allowed temperatures to plummet overnight, especially away from the city.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:12 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Super Bowl cold and snow: Big game history, local odds, and an early outlook

What’s the weather going to be like before, after, and -- most importantly -- during the Super Bowl? We’re now into a period where we can make some informed predictions.

By Ian Livingston and Rick Grow  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Latest, Sports, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Time for Fairfax County to toughen up

President Obama implied Washingtonians were weather wimps in 2009. Fairfax County is proving itself to be a poster child for such a characterization.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Snow

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014

D.C. area forecast: Cold stranglehold eases a bit, maybe afternoon flurry

A series of clippers swing through the region over the next 5 days, reinforcing the cold air but with not much new snow to show for it.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014

PM Update: Record cold today turns slightly less intense on Thursday

Today’s highs in the teens were the coldest they have ever been on this date across the area. Single digits for most tonight, and only a warm up to the 20s tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

Twelve hours in the life of a snowstorm (explainer)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/22/2014

At the end of the day, a solid forecast (recap)

Tuesday’s storm was a slow starter, and not without some drama. But, ultimately, our forecast for this event was a strong one, with an exception here or there.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recap, Snow, Winter Storm

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

D.C. area forecast: Bone-chilling cold is back, with not much melting

Today’s brutal wind chills back off a bit by tomorrow, but we remain extremely cold through Friday, with a few chances of flurries and snow showers Thursday into the weekend.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snow moves into area, worst conditions this afternoon and evening

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

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

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014

D.C. area forecast: Snow piles up today, then very cold through Friday (LIVE UPDATES)

Look for snow to start flying by mid-morning and get heavier during the afternoon. By the time it tapers this evening, it’s likely our biggest snow in almost three years.

By Matt Rogers and Jason Samenow  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Major snow storm Tuesday: Accumulations of 5-10 inches

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

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

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/20/2014

PM Update: Falling temps tonight ahead of big snow on Tuesday

It was downright springlike today. But with Arctic air about to bleed into the region, the stage is set for our biggest areawide snow event in three years.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Significant snowstorm Tuesday, with widespread 4 or greater amounts

We are unusually confident that a moderate to high impact snowstorm is on tap for tomorrow.

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow, Winter Storm

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/20/2014

D.C. area forecast: Mild Monday; Tuesday snow and wind, and turning frigid

Enjoy today as one of the more severe periods of winter weather in the last few years then grips the region.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/20/2014

A Manitoba Mauler sunrise: hardly clipped, clouds disappear

Sunday morning’s “clipper” or “mauler” evaporated and offered a beautiful sunrise. Tomorrow will be another story.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/19/2014

D.C. area forecast: Milder ahead of our next arctic blast

We’re a bit warmer today, and even milder tomorrow for what should be the pick of the week. But by midweek highs are only in the 20s.

By Brian Jackson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/18/2014

D.C. area forecast: Temperatures down and up through Monday, then way down

WEATHER GANG | Cold today, before a warmer Sunday and MLK Day ahead of a very cold spell.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/17/2014

PM Update: A chilly weekend with chance of nighttime snow showers

A disturbance scoots through the region tonight with some rain and snow showers to be followed by yet another Saturday night.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Polar vortex d j vu: How cold and for how long?

We can’t yet say if it will be as intense as the cold around January 7, but we have high confidence that once the cold arrives it will stay for a lengthy time period.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Polar vortex, Snow

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Polar Vortex meets Miami

Of all places, south Florida is among the coldest locations compared to “normal” in the Lower 48 today.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Polar vortex, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Reflecting on MLK’s legacy through the lens of weather and climate

President of meteorological society encourages us all to reflect on the goals of MLK Day and serve: somebody probably needs our help.

By Marshall Shepherd  |  09:43 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Holidays, Latest

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

D.C. area forecast: Alberta Clipper parade brings minor snow risks as big cold looms

Milder temperatures today turn cold again tomorrow. A few moisture-starved systems are set to pass by as well before a bigger chunk of Arctic air arrives on Tuesday.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 01/16/2014

PM Update: Cold overnight, dry and chilly Friday; the full wolf moon

Friday’s a decent looking winter day, as the mercury edges modestly above normal levels.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:31 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Soul searching time for The Weather Channel

The mighty Weather Channel, dumped by DirecTV after failed contract negotiations, is facing an unexpected storm. How it withstands it will go a long way in determining whether it remains the dominant weather force in television.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:31 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Return of the polar vortex: Cold, at times downright frigid for end of January; increasing snow chances

The upcoming weather pattern is very similar to the pattern during the first week of January, but promises to stick around longer.

By Wes Junker  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Long range, Polar vortex, Snow

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/16/2014

D.C., dusting city, living up to name: light snow chances Friday and Saturday nights

Of areas receiving snow overnight, by and large, a dusting was the most common report. We have some more dusting opportunities in the pipeline.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Explosion in extreme drought in California

In just a week’s time, the percent of California in extreme drought skyrocketed from 28 to 63 percent, as the state deals with one of its driest stretches in recorded history.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

D.C. area forecast: Seasonably cool today; mostly dry thru weekend, flurries aside

Today is about as “normal” as you are going to get for this time of year. As for the MLK weekend, not bad at all.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014

PM Update: Rain to snow showers tonight, at historically coldest time of year

Despite lots of clouds, light winds and highs mainly in the mid-to-upper 40s made for a pleasant one. Some conversational snowflakes fly tonight ahead of a seasonably chilled Thursday.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Weather Service proposes more severe weather risk categories in 2014

The National Weather Service has developed more categories for describing thunderstorm risk. Will it actually help communicate severe weather hazards?

By Jeff Halverson  |  02:55 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, National Weather Service, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/15/2014

A tame year for extreme weather in U.S., but California really needs rain

Even as California had its driest year on record, extreme weather was below average across the U.S. in 2013, NOAA’s review finds.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The classic Washington sunset

Maybe it’s the monuments. Or the river. For whatever reason, Washington prompts well-documented sunsets.

By David Beard  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sunsets

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Fog can be fantastically photogenic (PICTURES)

While fog compromises focus, it’s visually soothing and serene.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fog, Latest, Photography

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/15/2014

D.C. area forecast: Not bad today, then colder into weekend; can we squeeze out any snow?

After another day on the mild side today, we’re colder tomorrow into the holiday weekend, with a few chances of light snow along the way.

By Dan Stillman  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/14/2014

PM Update: Drying out tonight, clouds increase Wed.; parched Sierra Nevada

As quickly as clouds diminish tonight, they increase again tomorrow ahead of the next weather system.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/14/2014

In DC’s future: Up to 3 completely underwhelming snow events

There’s little reason to get excited about two or three opportunities for snow this week which - collectively - are unlikely to add much to the seasonal total.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  03:22 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Boiling over: Extreme heat causes stir at Australian Open

A controversy is simmering Down Under over blistering temperatures and the safety of tennis players at the Australian Open.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, International Weather, Latest, Sports

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/14/2014

The 2014 Washington weather eCalendar

Kevin Ambrose’s stunning weather and sky photos from 2013 are available in a downloadable calendar.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Weather wars: DirecTV drops Weather Channel, AccuWeather to add channel

After weeks of fruitless negotiations, DirecTV unceremoniously dumped The Weather Channel from its line-up today.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AccuWeather, Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

D.C. area forecast: Turning cold after today with a few minor snow chances

Swift atmospheric flow prevents any major storm threats in the coming days, but a few small disturbances may generate some snowflakes.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/13/2014

PM Update: Showers tonight through midday Tuesday; California fire danger

Our warmest daytime high in three weeks was a nice change of pace today. But the active weather pattern rolls on as the next system passes by tonight and tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Snow chance edges up modestly for late Wednesday, especially west of D.C.

Snow or a mix of rain or snow is likely Wednesday and Wednesday night. The best chance for a light accumulation is in colder western areas.

By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Snow

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

DirecTV dispute: Is Weather Channel trying to have it both ways?

The Weather Channel say its severe storms coverage provides an indispensable public service. Yet 40 percent of its programming is reality TV.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/13/2014

An early start to hurricane season? “Subtropical” storm may be forming

Tropical storms have occurred during every month in the Atlantic, but January storms are rare. Today, Subtropical Storm Arthur could be forming.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Viral weather terms we love but hate (POLL)

Consider this list of recent weather names/terms that perhaps you’ve heard mentioned at least one too many times. Vote for the one you’re completely over by now.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/13/2014

D.C. area forecast: Mild Monday, then cooler; maybe light snow Wed., Friday

Unless you’re a fan of cold, today’s the nicest day of the week. From here, it’s downhill as we trend wet and then more wintry

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2014

D.C.’s urban heat island effect and tips on how to be ‘weather-smart’ when it comes to the polar vortex

Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow sat down for a White House-moderated chat to discuss the science of weather extremes and what it means for D.C. residents.

By Casey Capachi  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014

D.C. area forecast: Sunny Sunday dries us out; unsettled midweek?

Above-normal temperatures stick around through Tuesday, but with a few showers possible early in the week. Wednesday is colder with a chance of rain or snow.

By Brian Jackson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 01/11/2014

D.C. area forecast: Rainy today, plus a pleasant Sunday

Showers, maybe some thundershowers, tend to focus on the midday into afternoon. It could be a mostly damp one. We get paid back by a fairly nice end of the weekend into early next week.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:55 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Weather Channel urging viewers to pressure DirecTV not to drop network

The Weather Channel, less than 3 days from potentially being dropped by satellite carrier DirectTV, is asking its viewers for help.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 01/10/2014

PM Update: Heavy rain possible Saturday, flood watch; dry Sunday

Saturday temperatures take a big bounce up, but heavy downpours limit the amount of available outdoor time. Sunday’s the better of the two days for outdoor plans.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:59 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/10/2014

After the warm-up, what next? A cooler trend mid-month, with snow chances increasing slightly

Our warmer than normal period that starts tomorrow will probably be short-lived as we transition back towards a below normal temperature pattern sometime around January 15.

By Wes Junker  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/10/2014

WATCH: White House-moderated discussion on polar vortex, climate change

CWG’s Jason Samenow is joining other meteorologists and climate scientists in a live discussion on the polar vortex, extreme weather and climate change.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014

The Potomac River is beautiful iced over (PHOTOS)

For all of the pain brought about by our polar vortex experience, at least the shining sheets of ice it formed on the Potomac offered a visual spectacle.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Photography, Polar vortex

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2014

D.C. area forecast: Freezing rain to rain this morning, with showers possible after; more rain on Saturday

The freezing rain threat targeting our a.m. commute should be our last reminder of this arctic chill. We get even more wet on Saturday, and oscillate from quite cool to kinda warm ahead.

By A. Camden Walker and Ian Livingston  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 01/09/2014

PM Update: Freezing rain to plain rain Friday; slick AM commute possible

We’re transitioning to milder weather but we must first endure a period of mixed precipitation early Friday, that may cause mischief for the morning commute.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:24 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Freezing rain advisory for D.C. area early Friday

When what’s left of the polar vortex air mass joins forces with a warm front coming in from the south, some light freezing rain is possible into Friday morning.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Wintry Mix

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Rocket launched from Wallops, Va.; aurora may be viewable tonight in northern states

An rocket was launched from NASA’s Wallops Island at 1:07 p.m. today and was viewable for parts of the East Coast. Tonight, aurora may be viewable in northern states.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Space Weather

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Ice and snow do the strangest things (VIDEOS)

Our encounter with the polar vortex this week has motivated ice to do some weird things and people to do some weird things with ice.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Snow

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Great Falls ice at polar vortex sunrise (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

The combination of ice-coated rocks and the rising river mist lured me to Great Falls to photograph an Arctic air mass sunrise.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Photography, Polar vortex

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

D.C. area forecast: Not as cold today but light icing risk for late tonight

Up, up, and away with the temperatures. Okay, not exactly the stuff of Superman intensity but a nice move out of the cellar. The only real issue is small chance of a light wintry mix early Friday.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts, Wintry Mix

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/08/2014

PM Update: Cloudy and seasonably cold tonight, milder Thursday

Though D.C. barely pushed out of the 20s today, we’ve all been below freezing for two full days now. Our thaw starts to get underway tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014

A remarkably normal 2013 in Washington, D.C. ended wet and warm

2013 in Washington, D.C. will not be known as an exceptional year in terms of temperature and precipitation. But December was warm and wet.

By Matt Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Recaps

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Light wintry mix possible early Friday

Arctic air seldom departs without a little drama. A weak weather system could lay down a little light frozen precipitation early Friday morning.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Wintry Mix

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

This is what happens to your body in cold weather

Capital Weather Gang’s A. Camden Walker explained symptoms your body shows when it’s adjusting to the cold.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Health, Latest

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Polar vortex of 2014 lackluster compared to past cold waves

The unremarkable nature of this cold snap highlights the silliness of arguments that it somehow debunks global warming.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Sun unleashes massive flare, aurora possible in northern skies

The polar vortex has exited, but a solar storm may be next on the agenda for the atmosphere.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

D.C. area forecast: Slow but steady thaw, with a light wintry mix Thursday night?

The chill is still biting this morning, but the end of this intense cold blast is in sight. In fact, we’re talking at least the 50s by the weekend!

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar vortex: The grand finale

The polar vortex was a weather content generating machine. Here’s some material that’s circulated around the vortex, that you may have missed...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:24 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/07/2014

PM Update: Staying super cold through tonight, but winds ease; adios polar vortex

Highs today were a little warmer than expected, yet still downright frigid. Tonight features another run toward single digits, and a warming trend begins on Wednesday.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Where exactly did Washington, D.C.’s cold air come from?

Seeing the path of today’s cold air over D.C. will send shivers right through you.

By Wes Junker  |  03:13 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/07/2014

A ‘COOL’ weather phenomenon that only happens when it’s COLD!

You’ve heard of a “sonic boom,” but what about a “cold boom“?

By Kathryn Prociv  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tornadoes

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar vortex delivering D.C.’s coldest day in decades, and we’re not alone

Low temperature records were smashed locally and across the eastern U.S. this morning. It remains bone-chillingly cold through tonight.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate, Polar vortex, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/07/2014

A deep dive into the polar vortex

The polar vortex is not some mysterious or cataclysmic feature. It is really just a large air mass that is extremely cold.

By Rick Grow  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Extreme Cold, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/07/2014

D.C. area forecast: Icebox today, coldest since 1996; then gradual moderation to a warmer weekend

A powerfully painful arctic air mass cuts through our region today as the ballyhooed polar vortex passes by to our north early this morning

By Matt Rogers and Jason Samenow  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Forecasts

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Live updates: Bitter cold hits Washington, U.S.

As temperatures plummet, we’re bringing you the latest on conditions around the Washington region as well as news from across the country.

By Mark Berman  |  06:05 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polar vortex

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 01/06/2014

PM Update: Frigid as cold peaks Tuesday; everyone’s talking polar vortex

The trickle of Arctic air of today turns truly brutal overnight. Wind chills around -20 degrees are possible in parts of the area at times, and we only make the teens for actual highs tomorrow!

By Ian Livingston  |  10:10 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014

The polar vortex in no way disproves climate change

Countless records will be set through Tuesday. Yet they mean nothing about the existence of climate change, its severity or its consequences.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/06/2014

D.C. turning downright cold: the plummeting 24-hour temperature forecast

The next 12 hours, in particular, are going to make for a wild ride, with temperatures and wind chills dropping close to 30 degrees from current levels

By Jason Samenow  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Crazy cold: Polar blast likely to rank among D.C. area’s coldest in decades

While the Arctic air mass moving in won’t have major staying power, its coldest day will be remembered among the most frozen in recent history.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 01/06/2014

D.C. area forecast: Temperatures crash today as historic cold snap bursts in; morning rain and snow showers possible

Temperatures fall throughout the day, but the wicked cold waits until tonight. It’s then downright frigid through early Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:40 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Coldest air in years set to grip the Nation’s Capital: Protect yourself, pets, and home

With the most dangerous wind chills expected tonight and tomorrow morning, here are some tips for dealing with the cold...

By Kathryn Prociv  |  09:47 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/05/2014

North Pole invades U.S.: 10 bitter, bone-chilling visuals

The polar vortex is crashing into U.S. territory, delivering the coldest weather to the Lower 48 in decades.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/05/2014

With deep freeze coming, now is the time to protect against frozen pipes

If you are a homeowner and haven’t already taken action to protect your pipes from freezing and bursting, now may be a good time to do so.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/05/2014

D.C. area forecast: Freezing rain north and west suburbs today, below-zero wind chills by Monday night!

Tomorrow’s arctic front brings the potential for a quick round of snow showers, followed by dangerously frigid air that sends wind chills down to below zero Monday night into Tuesday. Yikes!

By Brian Jackson and Dan Stillman  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

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

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/04/2014

D.C. area forecast: Decent Saturday, then freezing rain risk overnight into Sunday; super cold early week

After starting of with some of the coldest temperatures in years this morning, we end up with a fairly nice mid-winter day. Some freezing drizzle and light freezing rain may spread north after midnight.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/03/2014

PM Update: Sunny, cold Saturday; possible freezing rain early Sunday

After a frigid night, Saturday is sunny, helping temps bounce back to near freezing. By Sunday, we rise towards 40, but not before a possible period of freezing rain.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/03/2014

An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.

Some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the U.S., with mind-boggling low temperatures.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Snowstorm crushes New England with up to two feet of snow

New England is digging out from a powerful winter storm that walloped the region with raging winds and blinding snow.

By Brendan Richardson  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Brutal cold coming late Monday, then a pattern change

The coldest air mass since at least 2009 blasts into the area Monday. But, by late next week, there are signs the pattern will start to change to a milder one.

By Wes Junker  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Long range

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

A photogenic Washington, D.C. snowstorm

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

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

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Storm recap: Generally 2-5 inches, on high end of forecasts

Thursday night’s snowstorm mostly overachieved throughout the region, putting down about 2-5 inches.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2014

D.C. area forecast: Sharp cold punch today with another next week

Mid-winter Arctic air is here and it could be painful today and then again next week. More seasonable air for our weekend may have some precipitation along with?

By A. Camden Walker  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 01/02/2014

A snowy night followed by a freezing wind

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Severe cold coming in two fierce blows, Friday and Tuesday

Some of the coldest weather the Washington, D.C. metro region has witnessed in recent years, and possibly decades, is set to arrive in two punishing blasts

By Jason Samenow  |  01:31 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Tonight’s snow “in character” with events of last 3 years

Tonight’s predicted dusting to 2 inches should fit well into our recent history of rather pathetic snowfalls.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Snow

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

Snow and crashing temperatures tonight: the latest

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2014

D.C. area forecast: Light rain to snow tonight; bitter Arctic winds Friday

Light rain quickly transitions to powdery snow tonight, but accumulations are light. The combination of wind and cold Friday is brutal

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

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

How much snow and how cold Thursday night and Friday?

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

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

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

Thursday night snow likely, then punishing wind and cold Friday

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

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

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/01/2014

D.C. area forecast: Calm start to 2014, but snow showers and bitter cold await

We have a risk of snow showers Thursday night, though impact should be on the low side. The bigger deal is Friday, when wind chills may have trouble breaking the single digits!

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forecasts

 

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