Jason Samenow

Weather editorWashington, D.C.

The latest from Jason

Extended windows of the upcoming weekend may well end up dry.

  • Jul 31, 2014

As early August begins, the weather will feel like August as the extreme jet stream pattern that directed polar air into the mid-latitudes relaxes.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Conditions are favorable for shark-infested tornadoes in NYC tonight, between 9 and 11 p.m. ET. SyFy will stream the gory spectacle...

  • Jul 30, 2014

The mercury at Dulles dropped to an astonishingly low 48 degrees. BWI dropped to 55.

  • Jul 30, 2014

Lows this morning dipped into the 50s in many parts of the region and are struggling into the mid-70s this afternoon.

  • Jul 29, 2014

CWG reader AsymptoticUnlimited rubs in our faulty thunderstorm forecast with a brilliant parody of 1989 Young MC hit “Bust a Move“...

  • Jul 29, 2014

You could feel the fresh fall-like air whizzing into the region this afternoon...

  • Jul 28, 2014

A tornado touched down just seven miles north of downtown Boston this morning, as a sharp cold front cut through eastern New England.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Advertised severe storms Sunday failed to materialize, leaving some local residents - who altered their plans based on the forecast - exasperated.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Much of the upcoming work week is something special weatherwise with day after day of beautiful sunshine and low humidity.

  • Jul 28, 2014

CWG’s Jason Samenow is the featured guest on WxGeeks, a new talk show on The Weather Channel, that airs Sunday at noon.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Following in the footsteps of the record-setting cool air mass in mid-July, a second blast of air with polar origins will invade the eastern U.S. to close July.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Dramatic cloud forms, vivid lightning, roping waterspouts, and vibrant rainbows put on a show over the U.S. Wednesday.

  • Jul 24, 2014

A tornado ripped through a campground near Cape Charles, Virginia just before 9 a.m. this morning overturning campers and causing injuries.

  • Jul 24, 2014

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Jul 23, 2014

A cold front sliding will likely trigger thunderstorms this evening. The most likely timing for the storms is between 5 and 10 p.m. from west to east.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Along the east coast of England in the county of Norfolk, a middle-aged man photographed an arrangement of clouds that took on the appearance of a God-like man.

  • Jul 23, 2014

The summer has averaged somewhat warmer and somewhat wetter than average but we’ve avoided heat extremes.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Facebook is not living up to its potential as a weather communication tool. Its reach is limited, and it’s prone to disseminating out of date and non-credible information.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Forecast model predictions a week into the future are advertising the second major shot of cooler than normal temperatures in the eastern U.S. this July.

  • Jul 21, 2014
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About Jason

A native Washingtonian, Jason Samenow has been a weather enthusiast since age 10 (1987) — the year of the “double whammy” snow storms that shut schools down seven straight days in the D.C. area. Before graduating from high school, he interned for NBC4 chief meteorologist Bob Ryan. At the University of Virginia, he earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. From 2000 to September 2010, he worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded CapitalWeather.com in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet which was absorbed by the Post in 2008.

Jason is a past chairman of the D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and a Weather and Society Integrated Studies Fellow. Jason lives with his wife, Deborah, and son, Evan in Washington, D.C.