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Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

While temperatures have been unseasonably warm early this week, snow is still likely to accumulate along coastal interstates, especially during periods of heavy snowfall.

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    Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

    Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

    Mr. Quinn coached five NHL teams and led Canada’s men’s hockey team to the Olympic gold medal in 2002.

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    Badges? Lots of stinkin’ badges for one NoVa Scout.

    Badges? Lots of stinkin’ badges for one NoVa Scout.

    An Alexandria Boy Scout was determined to earn every single merit badge out there. He did.

    Photos: A beautiful sunset in Washington, D.C., marks the calm before the storm

    Photos: A beautiful sunset in Washington, D.C., marks the calm before the storm

    In the calm before the storm, let’s take a moment to enjoy tonight’s sunset via social media, shall we?

    Rain moves in late tonight, then changes to mixed wintry mess Wednesday

    Rain moves in late tonight, then changes to mixed wintry mess Wednesday

    It certainly didn’t feel wintry today, but the character of the weather is about to change dramatically.

    Donburi is not only a restaurant in Adams Morgan

    Donburi is not only a restaurant in Adams Morgan

    It has been a good week for the Japanese rice bowls in D.C.

    Hogan: Ferguson decision ‘really doesn’t impact Maryland’

    Hogan: Ferguson decision ‘really doesn’t impact Maryland’

    Maryland’s governor-elect said Tuesday that he wouldn’t second-guess an out-of-state grand jury.

    Maker of smartphone spying app pleads guilty

    First-of-its-kind case could mean trouble for producers of surveillance applications.

    Ferguson decision prompts demonstrations in D.C.

    Ferguson decision prompts demonstrations in D.C.

    Protesters hold Washington area rallies Tuesday after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

    U-Va.’s governing board: ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual assault

    U-Va.’s governing board: ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual assault

    University of Virginia Board of Visitors seeks swift action to respond to allegation of gang rape at a fraternity.

    An uncanny “analog” to Wednesday’s storm: December 5, 2009

    An uncanny “analog” to Wednesday’s storm: December 5, 2009

    Wednesday’s storm has a meteorological twin from the past. It laid down a coating to a few inches across the area.

    At Sixth Engine, Christmas trees for charity

    At Sixth Engine, Christmas trees for charity

    The restaurant gives all proceeds from tree sales to the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation.

    Judge: Redskins can sue Native Americans over trademark

    Judge: Redskins can sue Native Americans over trademark

    U.S. District Judge Gerald B. Lee rejected an effort to have the team’s lawsuit dismissed.

    Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

    Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

    While temperatures have been unseasonably warm early this week, snow is still likely to accumulate along coastal interstates, especially during periods of heavy snowfall.

    D.C. is driving toward the future

    The District’s new ridesharing bill opens avenues of employment and transportation.

    Nightlife Agenda: What to do before, on and after Thanksgiving

    Nightlife Agenda: What to do before, on and after Thanksgiving

    Find out where to party on the night before Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend.

    How much snow is everyone predicting for D.C. Wednesday?

    How much snow is everyone predicting for D.C. Wednesday?

    Despite the complexity of this forecast, most meteorologists are calling for amounts in the same ball park.

    Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

    Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

    The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.

    Bill would restrict guns in D.C. churches, polling places

    Bill would restrict guns in D.C. churches, polling places

    Legislation advanced by council panel would create presumption that houses of worship do not want guns.

    Reloaded Vikings roll to another top finish

    Reloaded Vikings roll to another top finish

    GIRLS’ SOOCER | Reloaded Whitman rolls to unbeaten season, final No. 1 ranking for second straight year.

    D.C. Council proposal to protect bicylists, pedestrians dies in committee

    D.C. Council proposal to protect bicylists, pedestrians dies in committee

    Council committee votes to table proprosal, essentially killing it in this legislative session and upsetting the D.C. bike community

    O’Malley ready to allow ‘fracking’ in Western Maryland

    O’Malley ready to allow ‘fracking’ in Western Maryland

    Outgoing governor says he will propose very strict rules to ensure safety, protect environment.

    Police still looking for car in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist

    Pr. George’s police say Dwight Calvin Johnson, 34, was hit early Sunday morning by a black Nissan Altima.

    With speed, Severna Park
    puts stamp on legacy

    With speed, Severna Park <br>puts stamp on legacy

    FIELD HOCKEY | The Falcons won their 22nd Maryland state championship and earned the top spot in the area’s rankings.

    Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s winter storm in Washington, D.C.

    Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s winter storm in Washington, D.C.

    Wednesday’s weather in Washington is sloppy, and in some places quite snowy, so expect slow-going and delays throughout the entire region.

    Bible stolen through open window of parked car in Bowie

    Police have no suspect, but they believe thief will have to answer to a “higher power.”

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    Bright, a 1-year-old purebred New Zealand rabbit, is available for adoption.

    Fairfax County Animal Watch

    Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

    Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

    Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

    Arlington girl helps write score for school’s fall musical

    Arlington girl helps write score for school’s fall musical

    Eighth-grader pens music, lyrics for H-B Woodlawn’s adaptation of an Aristophanes classic.

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    Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers

    Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers

    As opening day approaches for I-95 HOT lanes, many potential users are unprepared.

     

    Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

    Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.

    Public is invited to share Barry condolences

    Remembrance books have been placed in the lobby of the John A. Wilson Building.

    Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

    The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.

    With snow, when to go? Weather may complicate travel.

    Threat of a Wednesday snowstorm complicates Thanksgiving plans.

    D.C. Council proposal to protect bicylists, pedestrians dies in committee

    Council committee votes to table proprosal, essentially killing it in this legislative session and upsetting the D.C. bike community

    Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers

    As opening day approaches for I-95 HOT lanes, many potential users are unprepared.

    Some tips for Thanksgiving flyers

    Some tips for Thanksgiving fliers headed to Grandma’s (or someone else’s) for their Turkey Day fix

    New speed cameras being activated this week in the District

    D.C. Police announced that 11 new speed cameras will be activated this week

    Mergers and expansions prompt reshuffling of airlines at Reagan National

    Thanks to airlines mergers and service expansions, you may find your favorite airline in a different spot at Reagan National. Here’s a guide to what is where.

    Metro buses up to 45 minutes late

    Metro said its buses on some routes to McPherson Square are late because of a crash on the Roosevelt Bridge.

    Part of South Dakota Avenue in the District closed

    A tractor trailer crash has closed part of South Dakota Avenue. Unclear how long road will be closed.

    Honda says it didn’t report 1,729 faulty air bags

    Automaker blamed computer software for failing to report mishaps to federal regulators.

    The secret life of baggage: Where does your luggage go at the airport?

    When your checked bag disappears at the ticket counter, how does it get to your plane? We take a peek.

    FAA says airlines saving fuel, time at D.C. area airports

    Parts of new NextGen air-traffic management system allow planes to glide to the runway.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    An Alexandria Boy Scout was determined to earn every single merit badge out there. He did.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

    Photo Galleries

    Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

    He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

    Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

    Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

    Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

    The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

    After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

    Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

    A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

    The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

    Streetcars in Washington

    Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

    Va. home day cares anxious about laws

    Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

    In sickness and in health

    For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

    Our Washington

    From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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