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Jason Samenow

Weather editorWashington, D.C.


Dulles hit 68 degrees, two degrees short of the record for the date.

  • Nov 27, 2015

On Thursday, it became the latest category 4 storm ever observed in the western hemisphere.

  • Nov 27, 2015

The photos captured by readers are spectacular.

  • Nov 27, 2015

Hill predicts just 8-12 inches for the winter.

  • Nov 25, 2015

The outlook goes live on Dec. 1 and is a breakthrough in threat communication.

  • Nov 25, 2015

The moon will hover in the sky as plump as the turkey on your supper plate.

  • Nov 24, 2015

The frost formed during a streak of exceptionally cold days.

  • Nov 24, 2015

He’s calling for a whopping 28 inches in D.C.

  • Nov 24, 2015

It was not an instrument of terror.

  • Nov 23, 2015

At one point, winds were clocked at a record 200 mph. Flash floods and mudslides are feared as heavy rain continues.

  • Oct 24, 2015
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A native Washingtonian, Jason Samenow has been a weather enthusiast since age 10 (1987) — the year of the “double whammy” snow storms that shut schools down seven straight days in the D.C. area. Before graduating from high school, he interned for NBC4 chief meteorologist Bob Ryan. At the University of Virginia, he earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. From 2000 to September 2010, he worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet which was absorbed by the Post in 2008.

Jason is a past chairman of the D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and a Weather and Society Integrated Studies Fellow. He earned the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

Jason lives with his wife, Deborah, and son, Evan in Washington, D.C.
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