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The planet’s temperature was above average, but 2021 is off to cooler start compared to recent years.

Clashing air masses could cause flooding in the central United States as temperatures plunge by 40 to 50 degrees in some locations.

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  • Becky Bolinger and Kerrin Jeromin
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Highs near 70 possible Wednesday through Friday.


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One more night of widespread temperatures in the 20s before the spring warmup officially begins Monday.

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  • Brian Bledsoe and Justin Ehrenwerth
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Another chilly day today but with less wind. And then the warm-up begins, with highs in the 60s to near 70 by midweek.

  • Brian Jackson
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Just one more day with below-normal temperatures before some real spring warmth moves in.

  • Greg Porter
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40s with wind chills the next two days. By Tuesday, we're talking 60s.

It’s early March, but the snow bases at Mid-Atlantic ski area look more like mid-winter!

After further analysis, a tsunami watch was dropped for Hawaii.

Temperatures are more like February than March.

Capital Weather Gang's forecast for peak bloom at the Tidal Basin is close to the recent average and in line with the National Park Service forecast.

After some colder days, next workweek's warming trend may bring sublime conditions (and pollen).

  • A. Camden Walker
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A rise in water levels is possible as far away as Hawaii and South America.

It's feeling more like winter than spring through tomorrow.

It’s part of a larger hazard simplification effort; watches and warnings will remain.

Spring is a surprisingly long season that develops gradually and is generally less abrupt and volatile than the fall, data shows.

D.C. has a new "normal" snowfall, and it's the lowest it has ever been.

Dry weather continues well into next week.

  • David Streit
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It'll be about 10 degrees cooler tomorrow. And there's a bit of a wind chill.

The pattern shift could dominate much of March.

This is the worst drought, in terms of its geographical scope, in over 20 years.

Recent years have seen a significant uptick in hurricane activity, both in terms of storm numbers and intensity.

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Tue.

partlycloudyday
34° /69°

Wed.

sunny_clear
41° /70°

Thu.

partlycloudyday
49° /73°

Fri.

rain
55° /71°
Drop 30%

Sat.

rain
50° /59°
Drop 30%

Sun.

rain
40° /53°
Drop 20%
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Washington, D.C., Snow Tracker

Current snow:
5.4"
Average season-to-date snow:
14.9"
Average seasonal snow:
15.4"
Record most snow:
(2009-10)
56.1"
Record least snow:
(1997-98, 1972-73)
0.1"
Last year's snow:
0.6"