Matthew Cappucci

Washington, D.C.

Meteorologist, Capital Weather Gang

Education: Harvard University, B.A. Atmospheric Sciences

Matthew Cappucci is a meteorologist for Capital Weather Gang. He earned a B.A. in atmospheric sciences from Harvard University in 2019, and has contributed to The Washington Post since he was 18. A Cape Cod native, Cappucci's fascination of weather traces all the way back to when he was 2 years old and trying to pronounce "wind meter." At 7, he saved his money to purchase a video camera, routinely running outdoors during summertime thunderstorms to capture bolts of lightning on film. When he was 14, Cappucci became the youngest-ever presenter at the American Meteorological Society, where he
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Drought is dulling fall foliage, but there are still vibrant pockets

This year’s fall flock may be slightly duller than usual in many places due to an exceptionally hot and dry summer across much of the country

October 7, 2022

October 6 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C.-area weather

October 6, 2022

A new named storm is likely to form soon in the Caribbean

While a hurricane could develop, it probably won't impact the Gulf of Mexico or U.S.

October 5, 2022

After Ian, here’s what’s next for Atlantic hurricane season

A new disturbance headed toward the Caribbean has a medium chance to develop.

October 3, 2022

    Post meteorologist captures Hurricane Ian hitting Florida

    Post meteorologist Matthew Cappucci documented Hurricane Ian hitting Punta Gorda, Fla. on Sept. 28.

    September 29, 2022

    Ian forecast: Category 4 landfall expected along Florida’s west coast Wednesday

    Landfall is predicted Wednesday afternoon or night; the storm threatens to bring a “life-threatening storm surge,” “devastating” winds, “catastrophic” flooding and tornadoes.

    September 27, 2022

    Ian strengthens on perilous path toward Florida

    The storm is expected to become a hurricane by Monday afternoon and reach “major” hurricane strength by Tuesday as it reaches western Cuba.

    September 25, 2022

    Ian forecast to be major hurricane in Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida

    Forecasts are mixed as to whether Ian will charge at the Florida Peninsula or target the Panhandle.

    September 24, 2022

    Tropical storm Ian forms, forecast to hit Florida as hurricane

    The National Hurricane Center forecasts a significant hurricane near Florida’s west coast by Wednesday.

    September 24, 2022

    Storm developing in the Caribbean could pose danger to the U.S.

    Tropical Storm Hermine has a 90% chance of forming next week. It could move into the Gulf of Mexico, posing a threat to Florida and the southeast U.S.

    September 22, 2022