Capital Weather Gang: Posegate


Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Can pets take the heat? Tips for keeping your dog or cat cool

With the second heat wave of the summer underway and heat indices rising into the 100s this weekend, it’s time to give our pets a little extra tender love and care.

By Ann Posegate  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Extreme Heat, Nature, Posegate

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Warm winter may ease stress on pets

There’s no doubt some snow lovers resent this winter’s warmth and lack of precipitation. But despite our own preferences for warm weather, our pets may be enjoying it more than we know.

By Ann Posegate  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate, Latest, Nature

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/26/2011

The scoop on gnats: the weather they like & why they drive us nuts

They hover around your eyes, ears, nose and mouth. They slowly devour the roots of your houseplants. They levitate in swarms called ghosts, haunting stream beds and forests throughout the region. What is it about summer that entices these tiny flies to wake up and smell the … rotting roses? Gnat larvae live in moist environments. Given the average annual precipitation of 40 inches and ample waterways and wetlands in the DC region, finding the perfect gnat breeding site does not seem to be a problem.

By Ann Posegate  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate, Nature, Latest

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Fireflies flashing earlier as climate warms. Are we amidst a ‘renaissance of lightning bugs’?

Summer heat and humidity aren’t the only things to have arrived early in the D.C. area this year. Early last week, Capital Weather Gang commenters reported their first firefly spottings of the season. A warming climate has fireflies along with many other insects appearing earlier in the year than they used to. Recent trends also suggest a ‘renaissance’ of fireflies might be underway, with fireflies increasing not long after scientists feared they might be disappearing.

By Ann Posegate  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Climate Change, Environment, Education, Local Climate, Nature, Posegate, Wx and the City, Latest

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/18/2010

Ann in Antarctica: Safety training

* Mild start to week then a wintry tease: Full Forecast * CWG's Ann Posegate is part of a group of journalists selected by the National Science Foundation to travel to Antarctica and report on weather, climate and environmental science research going on there. Read more about Ann's trip from...

By Capital Weather Gang  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate, Posegate

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/13/2010

Ann in Antarctica: Stuck at the South Pole

* The warm-up begins: Full Forecast | Canaan Valley snow cover * Ann Posegate reaches the South Pole. Photo courtesy: Earth Gauge. CWG's Ann Posegate is part of a group of journalists selected by the National Science Foundation to travel to Antarctica and report on weather, climate and environmental science...

By Ann Posegate  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate, Posegate

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/16/2009

Best of Sesame Street's weather

* Sunny start to week: Full Forecast * "Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away ... " No matter what the weather is like on Sesame Street, the cast and characters always seem to make the best of it. In honor of the television show's 40th anniversary last week, here is...

By Ann Posegate  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate, Posegate

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/18/2009

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Opens Today

* Weekend Forecast | Poll: A Cup of Climate With Your Weather? * Imagine if any food you wished for came falling from the sky minutes later. That's the basis for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, an animated film that opens today. The film is based on the beloved...

By Ann Posegate  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/03/2009

The Value of a Weather Forecast

* Full Holiday Forecast | Beach Forecast | Outside Now? Weather Wall * * Obama Should Give Climate Speech | Response to Rebuttal * Do you check the forecast often? You're not alone. According to a study by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Americans obtain about 300 billion weather...

By Ann Posegate  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/03/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Posegate