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  • No joke — this city in Newfoundland just got more than a foot of snow. In May. May 25, 2018
    Just when you thought summer was starting, winter rears its ugly head again. An extremely late-season snowstorm blasted parts of Newfoundland on Wednesday night and Thursday, dumping more than a foot of snow on the town of Gander. The snow started Wednesday night, when 8 inches (20.2 centimeters) fell before Midnight. That was a record […]
    Angela Fritz
  • Holiday weekend showers and storms: Where and when will they strike? May 25, 2018
    Many of us in the Washington region plan to spend considerable time outdoors this holiday weekend and hope the weather won’t get in the way. The latest forecast contains both good and bad news. Yes, there is the chance of showers and storms each of the three days, but they won’t happen all the time and […]
    Jason Samenow
  • Alberto forecast to strengthen as it tracks toward the northern Gulf Coast May 25, 2018
    Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed near the Yucatan Peninsula and is tracking north into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. If the system makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, it will likely be on Sunday or Monday. The National Hurricane Center will begin advisories on the storm at 11 a.m. Eastern Time […]
    Angela Fritz
  • Oman and Yemen brace for tropical cyclone Mekunu, strongest on record to threaten the region May 25, 2018
    Packing winds of 115 mph, tropical cyclone Mekunu is set to wallop southwest Oman and eastern Yemen on Friday night and into the weekend. Since Thursday, the very severe cyclonic storm rapidly gained strength and is on a collision course with Oman’s second-largest city, Salalah, with a population of about 200,000. “Very bad news for Oman,” […]
    Jason Samenow
  • D.C.-area forecast: Sunny Friday ahead of a muggier holiday weekend with scattered showers and storms possible May 25, 2018
    * Code Orange Air Quality Alert today — potentially unhealthy for sensitive groups * TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 8/10: Kinda hot BUT a holiday weekend Friday, #priorities amiright? It’s our last mostly sunny, definitely dry weather day for a while. EXPRESS FORECAST […]
    A. Camden Walker
  • PM Update: Clear and comfortable tonight. Warm with increasing humidity on Friday. May 24, 2018
    I’ll be honest: I couldn’t believe that our outfit gave today a 9/10 in this morning’s forecast! If I could, I would have given today’s weather a 12/10. And you know what? Let’s make it official. Today was such a pristine weather day that I am amending our Daily Digit to 12/10, although I am […]
    Greg Porter
  • Climate change in the United States presented in 123 red, white and blue stripes May 24, 2018
    Temperatures over both the Lower 48 United States and the planet have steadily warmed in recent decades. Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading in Britain, sought to illustrate this warming in the most straightforward way possible. So he created visualizations of the course of temperature over time using strictly a series of […]
    Jason Samenow
  • A tropical storm is brewing, just in time to ruin Memorial Day weekend near the Gulf Coast May 24, 2018
    For almost a week, we have been watching a cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the Caribbean for signs it might develop into something more menacing. Now it seems that is likely within the next five days as it tracks north over the Yucatán Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. When it arrives, forecast models suggest […]
    Angela Fritz
  • Cyclone Mekunu poses severe and possibly unprecedented storm threat to Oman May 24, 2018
    Tropical cyclone Mekunu, bearing hurricane strength, is growing ever stronger in the Arabian Sea. The storm is forecast to slam into southwest Oman, packing maximum sustained winds of about 110 mph late Friday into early Saturday local time. If the storm is in fact this strong at landfall, it would match the power of a high-end Category 2 or low-end Category 3 hurricane. […]
    Jason Samenow
  • After an epic hurricane season in 2017, NOAA says this one will probably be closer to normal May 24, 2018
    After a record-breaking and destructive hurricane season in 2017, the next one looks closer to “normal” or slightly above normal. This is what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday morning, citing a burgeoning weak El Niño and near-average sea surface temperatures, which are expected to make conditions a little more hostile for hurricane formation than in 2017. Last […]
    Angela Fritz

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