Capital Weather Gang: Snowmageddon

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Snowmageddon: When three years ago seems like an eternity (VIDEO)

Snowmageddon is entrenched in the memories of those who lived through it. Judging by the number of times I get the question “when is the next big snowstorm coming?”, it seems many are hungry for a repeat.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:25 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Local Climate, Snowmageddon, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Snowmageddon from space two years ago

Two years ago, Snowmageddon, one of the D.C. area’s biggest snowstorms on record, finally came to a close in the late afternoon. That was after dumping a mind boggling 18-32” of snow over the course of about 30 hours. The storm shut the city down for days and is etched in the memories of all those who lived through it.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Snowmageddon, Winter Storms, History

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Breaking out the flexible flyer

Last Saturday, after almost 1.5” of snow and ice fell in Oakton, Va., conditions were good for flexible flyer sledding. I took my sleds out of storage and made a few runs with my kids. I recorded one sledding run on video.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Photography, Snowmageddon

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/29/2011

The eerie parallels between Snowmageddon 2010 and Sweat Ceiling 2011

The crippling Snowmaggedon blizzard of February 5-6, 2010. The punishing Sweat Ceiling heat wave of July 21-23, 2011. At face value, these two extreme events could not contrast more. But it may surprise you how much these Washington, D.C. weather behemoths share in common. Let me walk you through the striking similarities....

By Jason Samenow  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Snowmageddon, Extreme Heat, Latest

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/31/2011

NOAA warns weather forecasts will suffer from budget cuts

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sounding the alarm on budget cuts, telling Congress that a failure to restore funding for development of the next generation of polar orbiting satellites, known as the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), would significantly reduce the accuracy of weather forecasts, particularly medium-range forecasts, and may have an outsized impact on forecasts for extreme events, such as blizzards or hurricanes.

By Andrew Freedman  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Freedman, Science, Snowmageddon, Latest

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/30/2010

When weather is art: "Man in a Blizzard" video

Many people love snow due to its visual beauty. Watch this inspired, must-see short film of the December 26 blizzard shot in Brooklyn by James Stuart.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Snowmageddon, Snowmageddon, Snowmageddon, Snowmageddon

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/16/2010

"Snowmageddon": one of 2010's top words

"Snowmageddon", the word used to describe the historic snowstorm that crippled the mid-Atlantic last February 4-5 has been named on the Global Language Monitor's (GLM) "top words of 2010". The first use of the term in the context of last February's storm can be traced to the Capital Weather Gang.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Snowmageddon

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2010

Snowmageddon: Must-see photos and videos

* Calm weekend: Full Forecast | Monday snow outlook * * Politician sounds off on snow | Snow stats | Best of storm comments * * News, traffic & storm coverage: Local home page | Get There * Night snow landscape in Ashburn, Va. Submitted by Will Ingersoll. Despite all...

By Jason Samenow  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Snowmageddon, Snowmageddon

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/08/2010

Next storm puts snowfall record in reach

* Serious snow/wind risk late Tues into Wed | Live chat at 2 p.m. * * Our Full Forecast thru weekend | Snowmageddon's incredible output * * Winter Storm Watch Tues.-Wed. for most of metro area (map) * * Watch out for ice dams | Measuring Snowmageddon's depth * *...

By Matt Rogers  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Snowmageddon, Snowmageddon