Capital Weather Gang: Photography


Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Tulip mania 2014: Top ten photos from Washington, D.C. area

We’ve shared with you inspired views of cherry blossoms and bluebells. Now feast your eyes on yet another beautiful symbol of spring: the tulip.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Rainbow magic: Beautiful views in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

As the sun’s rays intercepted an evening shower on its departure Tuesday, a gorgeous, full-sky rainbow emerged.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Rainbows

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Beautiful bluebells bloom along Bull Run (PHOTOS)

The bluebell is a native perennial plant that can grow up to 2.5 feet tall and blooms in the spring, before the canopy of leaves from the trees above blocks out the sun light.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Photography

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Spring kicking into high gear in D.C. (PHOTOS)

Although the cherry blossoms are the most well known aspect of spring in Washington, they are really only the start of the colorful season. The city is now blooming all over.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Vivid views of the blood red lunar eclipse (PHOTOS)

Skies parted just enough for brief moments to allow the patient and persistent early risers to see the spectacle, even in the D.C. metro region.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Spring fever: Deep snow to cherry blossom peak in just a few weeks (PHOTOS)

One of the best things about late-season snow is you know spring is right around the corner. Photos of the cherry trees on the Tidal Basin separated by a few weeks tell that story well.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest, Photography, Seasons, Snow

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Peak cherry blossom bloom sunrise in D.C., briefly kissed by light (PHOTOS)

Not much compares to a sunrise on the Tidal Basin during peak bloom. It’s a classic Washington scene.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014

A “once-in-a-lifetime” sky: sundog in a distrail

A few miles above me, an airplane sliced a thin deck of altocumulus clouds nearly in half with a distrail that featured a sun dog square in the middle of it.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/08/2014

A flower a day: Spring is springing in D.C.

April got off to a consistently mild start in the city. Trees and other plants have responded with open arms.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Lightning and cherry blossoms: rare combo caught in April 3, 2006 storm chase

I shot a sequence of photos as a line of thunderstorms blasted through the Tidal Basin with the blossoms in peak bloom.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, History, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Sunset, sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Last night’s sunset and this morning’s sunrise in the District were sublime.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sunrises, Sunsets

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Snowy search: How the weather altered a Civil War relic hunt (PHOTOS)

I felt the snow flakes fall down the back of my neck as I reached into the hole to pull out a broken Civil War bayonet

By Kevin Ambrose  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/31/2014

The last snow of the season, please? (PHOTOS)

We all thought winter was done. But the winter of 2013-14 does not want to give up.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Spring snow, winter’s last hurrah (PHOTOS)

I had a feeling that we would have one more snowstorm and we did. After this week’s snowstorm, however, I think we’re finally done.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/19/2014

St. Patrick’s Day snow in Washington, D.C.: Green, gorgeous, or gross? (PHOTOS)

If it snows again before next winter, it’s unlikely to be as picturesque or festive as what fell on St. Patrick’s Day.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:40 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Rare mid-March snowstorm in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

In both the last two winters D.C.’s biggest official storm happened in the second half of March. But in 2014, the snowstorm was truly incredible.

By Ian Livingston and Kevin Ambrose  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Like flying saucers, lenticular clouds hover over Charlottesville, Va. this morning

No, they weren’t UFOs floating over the central Virginia skies, but super rare lenticular clouds - more common in the mountain West.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Look at Washington, D.C.’s beautiful snow, before it’s all gone (PICTURES)

To honor the beautiful snowfall we had Monday, what’s left of it now, and the talented individuals who photographed it, here are my 10 favorite snow photos taken this week.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Flying high in the flakes: An inside look at snowkiting (VIDEO and PHOTOS)

Kiteboarding is relatively new. 2003-5-ish is considered the “early years” of the sport, though it originated crudely in Hawaii and France in the late 90s.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sports

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/04/2014

A snowy rescue, snowkiting on the Mall, and sunset photos (PHOTOS)

The snowkites, which resemble small parachutes, would sometimes catch a strong gust of wind and launch their riders up to six feet into the air.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Magical moment: a snowy owl basks in the eerie green light of an aurora

In Sauk Rapids, Minnesota last night, the northern lights illuminated a snowy owl proudly perched on a power pole.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Photography, Space Weather

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Snochi: An illustrated review of D.C.’s biggest snow since Snowmaggedon

The dramatic scenes and forecast flip-flops that made Snochi, February 12 and 13, 2014, such a memorable storm.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Recaps, Winter Storms

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Ten standout photos from Snochi in Washington, D.C.

Whereas recent snows offered photographers just a dusting or light covering to work with, Snochi’s 7-18 inches provided greater depth.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Bull Run ice chunks are deposited in strange locations (PHOTOS)

The heavy rains last week broke up the ice cover on Bull Run and the stream’s ice was deposited in odd places.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Great Falls and the polar vortex -- the sequel (PHOTOS)

Sometimes the sequel is better than the original. During this week’s arctic intrusion, Great Falls was in a much more frozen state than in the polar vortex event two weeks before.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Fire and ice: A spectacular D.C. sunrise and the frozen Potomac River (PHOTOS)

Did you see the sunrise Saturday morning? It was one of those rare, surreal sunrises in which the sky appears to be on fire.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Photography, Seasons, Sunrises

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Wow! What a week of wintry weather in Washington -- top 15 photos

Each part of this week’s weather journey offered beautiful visuals, documented by our readers.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Sunrises, Sunsets

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014

A good, old-fashioned D.C. snowstorm! (PHOTOS)

After the last few winters, we wondered if a quality cold snow event was even still possible around the city. Yesterday proved it is!

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/20/2014

A Manitoba Mauler sunrise: hardly clipped, clouds disappear

Sunday morning’s “clipper” or “mauler” evaporated and offered a beautiful sunrise. Tomorrow will be another story.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Fog can be fantastically photogenic (PICTURES)

While fog compromises focus, it’s visually soothing and serene.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fog, Latest, Photography

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/14/2014

The 2014 Washington weather eCalendar

Kevin Ambrose’s stunning weather and sky photos from 2013 are available in a downloadable calendar.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014

The Potomac River is beautiful iced over (PHOTOS)

For all of the pain brought about by our polar vortex experience, at least the shining sheets of ice it formed on the Potomac offered a visual spectacle.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Photography, Polar vortex

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Yes, Leesburg, it did snow in Washington one week ago (PHOTOS)

The D.C. snow drought is over for all intents and purposes, even though last week’s snow fell just short of 2” yet again. We captured the sentimental streak breaker.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Great Falls ice at polar vortex sunrise (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

The combination of ice-coated rocks and the rising river mist lured me to Great Falls to photograph an Arctic air mass sunrise.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Photography, Polar vortex

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2014

A photogenic Washington, D.C. snowstorm

The whitened landscape from last night’s snow has turned into a playground for area photographers.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/23/2013

The sudden, tragic demise of a Washington-area snowman (PHOTOS)

He went from standing tall to a small, slushy snowball in less than 24 hours. I’ve never seen that happen before.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Photography

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/11/2013

December winter storm duo provides plentiful D.C. area photo opportunities

The Washington region was graced with numerous opportunities to capture snowy scenes in recent days.

By Ian Livingston and Kevin Ambrose  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Early season snow and ice storm for the Washington area (PHOTOS)

December snowstorms in Washington are fairly uncommon. So much so that standing around for several hours to see one inch of accumulation is well worth it!

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Dodging Secret Service agents in a snowstorm while inspiring a classic Washington painting (PHOTOS)

A story of a December 5 D.C. snowstorm, dodging the Secret Service, and inspiring a painting.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/04/2013

A heart-pounding inside look at Super Typhoon Haiyan

iCyclone’s Haiyan footage is as gripping as it gets when it comes to storm chasing. Check it out, and go behind the scenes with the videographer.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Photography, Tropical Weather, Video

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Running the “Nearly Naked Mile” in 50-degree temperatures (PHOTOS)

The Nearly Naked Mile was run in Reston Town Center in nearly perfect November weather.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Latest, Local Climate, Photography

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Veterans Day weekend fall color at Arlington National Cemetery (PHOTOS)

Visiting Arlington National Cemetery is always a time for remembrance. The period around the holiday often features near peak fall color as well.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Wednesday’s magical, unforgettable sunset in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Wednesday evening’s sunset went viral and was probably Washington, D.C.’s most photographed sky in history.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sunsets

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Fall foliage gives blossom bloom a run for its money at the Tidal Basin (PHOTOS)

With autumn colors nearing peak in D.C., a normally packed spot in spring was quiet and filled with beauty this past weekend.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Sunrise solar eclipse: one stunning time-lapse, five golden images

Streaks of clouds made viewing Sunday morning’s partial solar eclipse challenging, but photographers around the region still managed to capture fantastic views.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Searching for peak color at Eagle Rock and Capon Springs, WV (PHOTOS)

There were just enough colorful leaves remaining in the trees to provide the setting for some fun fall photography this past weekend.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Fall colors popping from Great Falls to Richmond (PHOTOS)

An assortment of photos helps visualize how fall colors are progressing across the D.C. area and mid-Atlantic this season.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Photos from Skyline Drive: Near peak foliage color working its way towards the lowlands

A sunny Sunday provided a perfect opportunity for some high elevation leaf peeping.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fall foliage, Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Stunning sunset d j vu in Washington, D.C. (pictures + time-lapse)

On Monday, we enjoyed a spectacular sunset as clouds retreated along a departing front in the evening sky. Then, on Tuesday evening, the clouds reversed course and stepped back on stage, producing another unforgettable sunset show.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:26 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Sunsets

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Spectacular sunset shuts down summer in Washington, D.C. (PICTURES)

Marking the transition from summer to fall-like weather came an impeccably-timed sunset, casting light on the departing frontal clouds in a blend of yellow, orange and red hues.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Photography, Seasons, Sunsets

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Amazing fireball streaks through West Virginia sky (PHOTO)

Capital Weather Gang reader Alex Parlini was photographing the stars in Dolly Sods, WV when, by chance, the fireball zipped through his field of view.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography, Space

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Stunning: The sun’s swift southward shift at sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PICTURES)

I shot three sunrises in a span of week, around the equinox, to show the speed at which the sun is tracking south across our sky.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Seasons

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Stunning Yellowstone sky delivers real life cloud catalog

The beautiful landscape surroundings along the Firehole river near Old Faithful weren’t enough, the sky also decided to put on a show.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Latest, Photography

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/07/2013

NASA’s LADEE moon launch lights up the night

Weather conditions were perfect for an East Coast space launch. And it was a stunning one.

By Ian Livingston  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography, Space

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Blood Falls: Nature’s gruesome display of beauty in Antarctica

Science 360's picture of the day is a stunner: Blood Falls, a discharge of deep red water off the edge of Taylor glacier in Antarctica.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:28 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Vintage photos: the 1933 Chesapeake Potomac hurricane -- flooding in Washington, D.C.

On August 23, 1933, the Chesapeake Potomac hurricane pushed a 11-12 foot storm surge up the Potomac River. We have discovered some historic photos of the flooding.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Noctilucent clouds and aurora: all in one view (VIDEO)

You may have seen footage of these phenomena separately, but I doubt in the same shot. Here together are aurora AND noctilucent (or night shining) clouds!

By Jason Samenow  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Space Weather

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/07/2013

'If it's good weather you want, don't bother with Europe' (PHOTOS)

Europe has experienced some beautiful and dry summer weather after a very cold and wet spring.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Photography

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Snuffing out social media's fake weather photos

Fake or misleading weather imagery has been floating around the Web almost as long as cat memes. How does the viral spread happen, and can we do anything about it?

By Ian Livingston  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2013

The clouds of a D.C. summer

One positive about summertime heat and humidity is that it can produce some spectacular cloud formations! Learn about the most common types in the D.C. area

By Kathryn Prociv  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clouds, Explainer, Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Saturday night's extreme lightning show north of Washington, D.C.

Saturday night's storms put on a dazzling lightning display that could be seen all around the D.C. area.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Photography

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Cool thoughts for a hot day in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Saturday night shine (PICTURES)

Saturday night's sunset was something special.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Rainbows, Sunsets

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Washington Monument lights up sky on serene summer evening (PICTURES)

Lights that will adorn the Washington Monument for about the next year went on for the first time during a delightful July dusk.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/05/2013

"USA" fireworks shell bursts and the grand finale in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO)

One of the crowd's favorite shell bursts this year was the "USA" arrangement spelled out across the sky in quick succession.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Video

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Washington, D.C. fireworks photos, July 4, 2013, from readers .

We're fortunate to be building a great community of photographers on our Flickr feed, who posted some wonderful photos of the July 4 fireworks in Washington, D.C. View them here.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/05/2013

July 4, 2013 fireworks in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Last night's weather was humid but otherwise ideal for Fourth of July festivities along the Potomac River.

By Kevin Ambrose and Ian Livingston  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/19/2013

"A beast": Shocking, enlightening supercell thunderstorm photos from Nebraska

Storm chaser Brett Roberts captured some of the most amazing photographs of thunderstorm structure and lightning I've ever seen last Friday, June 14 in Nebraska.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Storm photos: sensational cloudscapes over Washington, D.C.

If Thursday's storms underperformed on the ground, they made up for it by overperforming in the sky.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Scary skies over Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

The skies appeared dark and dangerous this morning as the line of thunderstorms - which originated in the Midwest - descended on Washington, D.C.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The Stormy Plains: Awesome supercell structure and a big tornado (PHOTOS)

An active period of storminess in the Plains continues. Some imagery from the past few days highlights the intense action.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/20/2013

A weekend of storms in Kansas and Oklahoma (PHOTOS)

A weekend of significant storminess in the Plains provided numerous incredible scenes while storm chasing across Kansas and parts of Oklahoma.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Tornadoes

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, rock star in space, sings his way home (VIDEO)

During his command of the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped and shared dazzling photographs of Earth - a feast for the eyes. Now, to presage his departure, he's recorded an emotional musical tribute, so that our ears too can soak in his out-of-this-world experience.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:29 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Rainbow mania in Washington, D.C. area Thursday evening

Scattered thundershowers in the pre-sunset light made for perfect rainbow weather Thursday evening in the D.C. area

By Jason Samenow  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Rainbows

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse: photos from Down Under (Australia)

Earlier today and Thursday, the moon passed in front of the sun over parts of Australia and the Pacific ocean, and it was a sight to behold.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:54 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/29/2013

One week's worth of views from the International Space Station

Each day, from his perch aboard the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares front row center views of Earth from outer space.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Environment, Imagery, Latest, Photography

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/26/2013

"Pink" full moon dazzles in D.C.'s night sky

Thursday night's "pink" full moon rose magnificently above the eastern horizon, and many Washington, D.C. photographers captured it in all its glory.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Antares rocket soars into space from Wallops, Va. (pictures)

At 5 p.m., the Antares rocket engineered by Orbital Sciences blasted off from the NASA flight facility in Wallops, Va.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom at Tidal Basin (PICTURES)

The National Park Service says the cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom today. And what a wonderfully gorgeous day it is! Here are some photos from the Tidal Basin today, first from CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose, and also a couple submitted by CWG readers.

By Dan Stillman  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossoms, Latest, Photography

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Comet Pan-STARRS still pleasing, amazing photo and video

Comet Pan-STARRS made a subtle but scenic appearance in Washington, D.C. skyline early in March. It has faded, but can still be seen in the night sky under the right circumstances.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Latest, Photography, Space Weather

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Easter colors at sunrise in Washington, D.C.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Photogenic fog fronts the Washington, D.C. skyline

A combination of clearing skies, falling temperatures, and lingering ground moisture from yesterday's rain set the stage for a blanket of fog early this morning.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fog, Latest, Photography

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Snow when to hold 'em, snow when to fold 'em

Facebook reader Meredith Massey captured a configuration of snow most of us have probably never seen before. As Monday's heavy wet snow deposited on a slide in Riverdale, Md. melted, it collapsed into almost perfect folds on the ground beneath.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Photography

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Spring snow at the U.S. Capitol

I had to wait until spring for an opportunity to photograph snow in Washington. Approximately 1.5 inches of snow fell at the Capitol on the morning of March 25.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Early spring snow around Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

This morning's brief period of snow behaved as forecast for the most part, with just some conversational flakes inside the beltway that coated car tops, and light accumulations of an inch or so to the west and southwest.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Photography, Winter Storms | Tags:  Latest, Photography, Photos, Winter Storms