Don Lipman
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You won’t believe how late in snowed in D.C. in colonial times

You won’t believe how late in snowed in D.C. in colonial times

Weather records from colonial days indicate heavy snow fell in Washington as late as April, with flakes even observed into May.

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

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.

Why National Weather Service forecasts aren’t more descriptive

Why National Weather Service forecasts aren’t more descriptive

I don’t know whether I’m particularly picky, but for years I’ve wondered why the NWS, in narrative forecasts, has omitted really important descriptive terminology,

A “nor’easter,” a “northeaster,” a northeast storm, or does it even matter?

A “nor’easter,” a “northeaster,” a northeast storm, or does it even matter?

Depending on your point of view, you either love or hate the capricious disturbances commonly called “nor’easters, one of which we are about to experience.