Jason Samenow

Weather editorWashington, D.C.

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Instrument known as RapidSCAT to become first earth-observing instrument of any kind to dock on the ISS; may improve hurricane forecasts.

  • Sep 19, 2014

“When tarantulas crawl by day, rain will surely come.” Residents of central California hope this saying has legs.

  • Sep 18, 2014

If Superstorm Sandy, which decimated coastal New Jersey and New York, hit in the year 2100 in a warmer, juicier climate, its toll would be even more devastating.

  • Sep 18, 2014

While we missed the recent sun-washed skies of recent days, the introduction of considerable cloud cover this morning added lovely texture and color

  • Sep 18, 2014

A recent Facebook post shows Weather Underground isn’t above bashing its competition.

  • Sep 17, 2014

At opposite ends of the world, trends in sea ice coverage are in stark opposition.

  • Sep 17, 2014

Our third straight day of practically flawless weather is nearly complete, but there’s plenty more in the pipeline.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Watch this incredible video of flash flood turned mudslide from Serbia

  • Sep 16, 2014

For the first time in almost two years, a major hurricane -- category 3 or greater -- has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Sep 16, 2014

On Monday morning, small white objects flew high in the sky over Washington, D.C. No one seems to know what they were.

  • Sep 16, 2014
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About
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.
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