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
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We crowdsourced nearly 1,000 snow forecasts for D.C. this winter. Here are the results.

The broad consensus seems to favor near to slightly below average snowfall for the region.

December 6, 2022

December 6 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C. weather

December 6, 2022

D.C.-area forecast: Milder than normal this week, with multiple rain chances

Showers are in the forecast between Tuesday and Friday.

December 5, 2022

December 5 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C. weather

December 5, 2022

Five key ways winter has changed in Washington

Winters are warmer, less snowy, shorter and feature more springlike thunderstorms.

December 1, 2022

At least two killed during tornado outbreak in South

The National Weather Service received reports of at least 35 tornadoes, which concentrated in northern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Several of these tornadoes were “large and extremely dangerous,” the Weather Service reported.

November 30, 2022

Multiple tornadoes confirmed in South amid ongoing storm outbreak

Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms erupted Tuesday afternoon and evening, with most intense activity between northern Louisiana and central Mississippi.

November 29, 2022

D.C.-area forecast: A mainly tranquil week with up-and-down temperatures

Most days see highs in the 50s except for some 40s Thursday and Friday.

November 28, 2022

November 28 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C. weather

November 28, 2022

November 22 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C. weather

November 22, 2022