Latest from Matthew Cappucci

‘Historic’ snowstorm targets Midwest and Corn Belt, with up to 8 inches in Chicago

Double-digit amounts are predicted in Omaha and Des Moines.
  • Jan 25, 2021

An atmospheric river could dump 10 feet of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada

A potent atmospheric river is expected to bring up to 10 inches of rainfall near the coast, and just as many feet of snow to the mountains.
  • Jan 25, 2021

Here's how much snow and rain to expect in D.C. this week

A wintry mix is expected to hit D.C. beginning on Jan. 25. Capital Weather Gang's Matthew Cappucci tells us what to expect in the coming days.
  • Jan 24, 2021

After 66 days of darkness, sunshine returns to nation’s northernmost city

The sun will rise in Utqiagvik, Alaska, for the first time since November, signaling increasing daylight throughout the U.S.
  • Jan 22, 2021

Great Lakes ice reaches lowest mid-January level on record, part of climate trend

Great Lakes ice coverage during the winter is declining over time because of climate change, but this year is on the extreme end of the scale.
  • Jan 22, 2021

Heard the inauguration fireworks far from D.C.? Blame a temperature inversion.

The fireworks display was reportedly heard as much as 15 miles away.
  • Jan 21, 2021

Powerful Santa Ana wind event kindles January wildfires in California

January is usually the wet season, but wind-whipped wildfires are burning in parts of California.
  • Jan 20, 2021

What a ‘wrecked’ polar vortex means for winter-starved Americans

It's been an easy winter on the East Coast, but that's not guaranteed to continue.
  • Jan 19, 2021

Fact or fiction? Putting seven top weather sayings to the test.

You’ve heard that a “red sky at morning” foreshadows stormy weather, or that a ring around the moon means rain. But how much are such sayings steeped in science?
  • Jan 17, 2021