Jason Samenow

Washington, D.C.

Editor and writer covering weather and climate

Education: University of Virginia, BA in environmental science, 1998; University of Wisconsin, MS in atmospheric science, 2000

Jason Samenow has loved weather since he was a boy. 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. Samenow is 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 CapitalWeather.com in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet, which became part
Latest from Jason Samenow

Updated forecast: Arctic air to spill into area after rain and underperforming snow

Little or no snow fell after a forecast for a coating to a couple inches

January 20, 2022

Double trouble? Chance for snow Thursday morning and Saturday in D.C. area.

Neither snow threat looks particularly serious at the moment, but both are worth monitoring

January 18, 2022

January 18 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C. weather

January 18, 2022

East Coast storm leaves more than 100,000 without power, at least two dead

Thousands of people are experiencing power outages as a winter storm brought snow and ice to several East Coast states.

January 17, 2022

D.C. has already seen double its typical January snowfall, and more could come

Sunday's storm produced 2 to 3 inches across the region, pushing the January total to 12.1 inches, the most since 2016.

January 17, 2022

D.C.-area forecast: Very windy today ahead of another cold week

Winds through tonight could gust to over 40 mph.

January 17, 2022

Burst of wind follows snow, ice and rain in D.C. area with precipitation easing overnight

Very windy on Monday with a few snow showers possible early

January 16, 2022

Less snow, more ice expected from Sunday winter storm in D.C. area

Dangerous roads anticipated Sunday evening

January 15, 2022

Winter storm late Sunday to bring snow, ice and rain along with dangerous road conditions

Expect hazardous travel conditions Sunday evening in the D.C. area as snow changes to ice.

January 14, 2022