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The anti- D.C. split

Radar image around 3:45 p.m. (RadarScope)

But I’ve always argued there’s no scientific reason for rain systems to steer clear of the city and that, over time, instances of the split should be matched by instances when the city gets smacked.

Today’s one of those days. The radar snap shot above is a great example. And we’ve seen the District get hammered several other times this summer while parts of the suburbs are shut-out.

I continue to be a D.C. split skeptic....

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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