Jason Samenow

Weather editorWashington, D.C.

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Many of you are sick and tired of winter. We hear you -- we just can’t do anything about it.

  • Mar 2, 2015

Slick sidewalks, driveways, and side roads are possible for Tuesday’s afternoon rush hour, especially in our colder suburbs.

  • Mar 2, 2015

WEATHER GANG | Use extreme caution on sidewalks and roads this morning due to widespread ice.

  • Mar 2, 2015

A winter storm warning is in effect. Sleet and snow have turned to freezing rain in most areas.

  • Mar 1, 2015

American Meteorological Society says congressional investigations into scientists based on their views and findings send a chilling message.

  • Feb 27, 2015

This update is intended to reassure you milder weather is truly around the corner

  • Feb 27, 2015

Our forecast of 1-3 inches around D.C. nicely matched reality, and thus emerges as a particularly successful prediction.

  • Feb 26, 2015

This morning’s commute snow was about as uneventful as any I’ve seen. The greater region handled the snowstorm like seasoned pros.

  • Feb 26, 2015

Today’s highs should hover around freezing. Snow should taper off by afternoon.

  • Feb 26, 2015

Snow. During morning rush hour. That’s all you need to hear to know there’s the likelihood of some school delays and cancellations Thursday.

  • Feb 25, 2015
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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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