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

Temperature Map

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Today was milder (mid-50s) than yesterday (upper 40s) and tomorrow (60+) should be milder than today. The uptick in temps is nice, but I’m not convinced we see meaningfully more sunshine.

Through Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, with areas of fog possible by morning.  It’s not as cold as the last two nights, with lows mostly in the mid-to-upper 40s, with light winds.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Low clouds and areas of fog are possible in the morning, with partial sunshine a decent bet in the afternoon.  Winds from the south (around 5-10 mph) give us a fighting chance to cross the 60-degree threshold, with highs 60-65.

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Arlington, Va. on November 3 (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)

Arlington, Va. on November 3 (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)

New NOAA Web resource: “NOAA today unveiled the beta version of “NOAA View,” an online educational tool that gives educators and the public interactive access to NOAA environmental data, enabling unique views of the world’s oceans, land, atmosphere, cryosphere and climate,” states a NOAA release.

If you navigate to this data-rich web tool, you can view 60 different sets of data, some dating back to 1880. It includes historic satellite and radar imagery, as well as data for environmental variables like ice cover, vegetation, and coral bleaching. The interface is easy to use and visually appealing. Link: NOAA View Data Imagery Portal

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