The Capital Weather Gang has a surprise visitor this afternoon.  A snowy owl has emerged on a stoop outside The Washington Post this afternoon, just a few floors down from Capital Weather Gang’s central computer.

The owl was basking in the frigid cold air and his appearance – winter weather fans – surely portends more cold air and snow to come…


Snowy owl at The Washington Post (Jason Samenow)

Snowy owl at The Washington Post (Darryl Fears)

For those of you in the neighborhood, the bird is near the corner of 15th and L St (as of 2:05 p.m.) on L. A huge crowd has gathered to bird watch, so you won’t miss it. Follow @themarkberman on Twiter for the latest updates.

Video: D.C.’s Snowy Owl is a hoot

A snowy owl perches itself atop an awning during rush hour in downtown Washington