Our summer outlook was a success. We said the average temperature would be normal to one degree above normal, and it finished 0.4 degrees above normal in D.C.
The overall summer result was 0.4F warmer than normal, but it was slightly cooler than last summer and the coolest in five years.
On August 19, an ominous forecast suggested that a massive hurricane would make landfall on the northern Gulf Coast on the anniversary of Katrina's Gulf landfall. That forecast busted big time.
Yesterday was the kind of weather event that often catches forecasters off-guard. But a hindsight look at the data provides clues as to how the D.C.-Baltimore region saw up to 10 inches of rain.
The fantastically polar end to July helped shift the month's temperature to the cool side of normal in D.C.
Advertised severe storms Sunday failed to materialize, leaving some local residents - who altered their plans based on the forecast - exasperated.
Average doesn't necessarily tell the full story of this cold season - rather, it's the extremes - which occurred early and often.
Pretty much every conceivable opportunity for snow this month has overachieved; so I suppose it shouldn't come as a shock Sunday's grand finale exceeded expectations as well.
The storm turned into another overachiever, with snow amounts exceeding initial forecasts. However, we correctly characterized the storm effects and timing
The storm poured “salt in the wound” of a harsh winter seemingly without end. We review ten aspects that conspired to create a major snowstorm.