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Temperatures remain chilly but up a notch from recent levels.

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The city is about to come out of polar night, which casts months of darkness above the Arctic Circle during winter.

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Meteorologists, a trusted local source of information and one of the few scientists people see daily, have influence over public opinion that few others have.

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How can a single storm be the cause of so much wintry mayhem?

Another cold front hits before the weekend, and we're watching the chance of a winter storm for Sunday and Monday.

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Winds ease up tonight, but wind chill values will still be close to 0 into tomorrow morning.

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The moon began to glow red just before midnight last night as the lunar eclipse approached totality.

  • Kevin Ambrose
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The cold slowly eases through midweek when rain is expected.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for values to minus-5 to minus-15.

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President Trump might have been joking when he wished for relief from the cold, but scientists see nothing to laugh at.

This year, the moon will be high in the sky, which makes it the best chance to watch an eclipse in years.

The coldest blast of the season sends our temperatures tumbling through the day, with winds gusting to near 50 mph.

After an inch of rain overnight, bitter cold air floods the region on Sunday.

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Sustained wintry weather is not expected locally. An isolated slick spot isn't impossible, especially to the north.

It's rather tranquil into tomorrow afternoon before conditions go rapidly downhill.

It's mostly rain for the Beltway, but well to the north and west, it will be a hazardous winter ice storm that could bring travel to a full stop.

Snow accumulations could top two feet in some areas, and a thick glaze of ice could cause power failures.

Ski areas can expect a wintry mix, snow, and then tumbling temperatures.

A coating to a couple inches fell, politely melting on pavement for the most part.

Weather models are not being launched or improved.

Enjoy a serene Friday. Arctic chill arrives Sunday night, and there's a bunch of rain in the middle.

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Washington, D.C., Snow Tracker

Current Snow Total
12.7"
Record Most Snow
(2009-10)
56.1"
Record Least Snow
(1997-98, 1972-73)
0.1"
Average Snow
15.4"
Last Winter's Snow Total
7.8"

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