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  • D.C.-area forecast: Multiple rounds of strong to severe storms this weekend, plus heat and humidity July 22, 2017
    TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 2/10: It’s Saturday, so it has to be worth one more point than Friday. Right? EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Variably cloudy. Rounds of storms possible. Highs: 92-97. Tonight: Evening storm threat, calming by late night. Lows: 71-78. Tomorrow: […]
    Ian Livingston
  • United vs. Dynamo weather forecast: Gusty storms possible July 22, 2017
    United vs. Dynamo 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, RFK Stadium Will it or won’t it storm? That’s a tough question until closer to game time. Plan on the risk. If storms strike during the game, they could be severe. Kickoff: Variably cloudy, storms possible. Near 90. Final whistle: Storms possible. 80s. Chance of rain: 60 […]
    Ian Livingston
  • PM Update: Several chances for strong to severe storms through the weekend, and remaining hot July 21, 2017
    * Code orange air quality alert for Friday: Unhealthy for sensitive groups * Yet another day where extra cloud cover helped keep temperatures on the cooler side of expectations. Of course, cooler in this case is still mainly mid-90s, so I doubt there’s much cheering about this victory. We transition from heat being our only […]
    Ian Livingston
  • The world’s most-populated city, Shanghai, just had its hottest day in recorded history July 21, 2017
    On Friday, the 24-million-plus inhabitants of Shanghai witnessed the temperature skyrocket to 105.6 degrees (40.9 Celsius), its hottest day ever recorded. The Chinese city, which has more people than any in the world, has tracked temperatures since 1872. Friday’s temperature extreme fits into a recent pattern of increasing hot weather. “Shanghai is getting hotter — […]
    Jason Samenow
  • Severe storms possible in Washington this weekend. Will a derecho strike? July 21, 2017
    Heat waves, such as the present one, often do not end quietly. With the approach of a refreshing cold front Monday, thunderstorms that develop over the weekend may present two facets: They’ll knock down temperatures by 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but they may also knock down trees and knock out power. The late afternoon and […]
    Jeff Halverson
  • That viral, swirling storm isn’t a video — it’s animation. Meet the artist who made it. July 21, 2017
    Earlier this week, a video of an animated thunderstorm went viral on Facebook. The storm was massive, with an aquamarine glow and a formidable spin. The clip was incredible, but unfortunately, the account that shared the animation didn’t ask the creator for it. Between the original post and more than a million shares, the video got […]
    Angela Fritz
  • Pic of the week: A volcano in Guatemala erupts and severe storms explode with lightning July 21, 2017
    It doesn’t get more epic than this — a 12,346-foot volcano in Guatemala erupts in lava as the sky explodes in lightning in the distance. Wow! Meet Volcán de Fuego, “Fuego” for short, which is known for being constantly active as it sits above Antigua, Guatemala. In fact, records of Fuego spewing ash and lava […]
    Kathryn Prociv
  • Shocking secrets about lightning, exposed July 21, 2017
    The author, Matthew Cappucci, is a rising junior in atmospheric science at Harvard University We all know “that” person — the guy down the road that starts lighting off fireworks at the end of June, and keeps sparking off a few each night through at least early August. Though many of us can only get […]
    Matthew Cappucci
  • D.C.-area forecast: Uncomfortably hot through the weekend, and building storm chances July 21, 2017
    * Heat advisory 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. today for most of the area * * Code orange air quality alert: Unhealthy for sensitive groups * TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 1/10: “Frying Friday.” Heat index eyes ~105. Withholding a “0” in case it gets […]
    A. Camden Walker
  • PM Update: Another round of heat, haze and humidity on Friday July 20, 2017
    * Code orange air quality alert for Friday: Unhealthy for sensitive groups * An emerging story of this year — if you watch the weather too closely — is that of clouds keeping us from reaching full potential on our hottest days. We were making a valiant run toward the century mark early, then thicker […]
    Ian Livingston

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