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  • PM Update: Clearing skies into tonight, and a pretty pleasant Wednesday January 24, 2017
    Clouds broke earlier than expected today, but they also filled back in after this morning, as a big storm system moves away to the northeast. Highs mostly reached the mid-and-upper 40s, but a brisk northwest wind kept it feeling chillier. We clear out tonight, and it’s pretty nice tomorrow. Through Tonight: Clouds break, and we […]
    Ian Livingston
  • Trump’s pick to lead Commerce Department says NOAA scientists can freely share their work January 24, 2017
    Scientists have expressed concern that the Trump administration may impede the communication of climate science findings and data. But Trump’s pick for secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, says scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be permitted to share peer-reviewed work with the public. If Ross is confirmed, he would be responsible for NOAA, which […]
    Jason Samenow
  • A woman flew through a tornado in a bathtub and survived January 24, 2017
    (This story has been updated.) Violent thunderstorms tore across the South over the weekend, killing 19 people. But in an incredible stroke of good fortune, a bathtub probably saved the life of a woman sheltering from a twister that carved a 13-mile path in east Texas, near the border with Louisiana. The National Weather Service […]
    Jason Samenow
  • Chances for snow are small in the next two weeks, even as it turns colder January 24, 2017
    Winter weather enthusiasts may be losing hope. It seems like it has been milder-than-normal in Washington forever and the meager seasonal snow totals speak for themselves. By the end of this week, the pattern will turn more winterlike and feature somewhat below-normal temperatures. But the chances for significant snow aren’t especially good, at least through around […]
    Wes Junker
  • D.C.-area forecast: Drying out and warming up midweek, with a return to winter by the weekend January 24, 2017
    9:00 a.m. update: We’re seeing sunshine break through on the early side this morning, although more clouds are possible today. 5:00 a.m…. TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 5/10: Damp start, but clouds eventually part. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Early showers, windy, late-day sun. […]
    Matt Rogers
  • P.M. Update: Periodic showers and wintry mix overnight, but staying above freezing January 23, 2017
    It was a wet and raw day across the area, but we need the rain so we’ll take it. There was even some briefly heavier sleet in our northwest suburbs. And the wind made it all a little less bearable. It was very gusty — enough to knock down tree limbs and other smaller items […]
    Ian Livingston
  • D.C.-area forecast: A driving, windswept rain today. Pretty quiet the rest of the week. January 23, 2017
    * Wind advisory through 7 p.m. for much of region * 2:30 p.m. update: We are seeing many reports of sleet mixing in with the rain in our colder suburbs in Loudoun and Montgomery counties, and a few reports in Fairfax and northern Prince William counties. Temperatures in these areas are in the mid-to-upper 30s and should […]
    Jason Samenow
  • Inside the deadly tornado outbreak that struck the South January 23, 2017
    Over the weekend, 19 people were killed in violent thunderstorms that spawned multiple tornadoes across the South. Over 350 reports of severe weather were logged by the National Weather Service, clustered over Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. While this severe weather event was extremely destructive and produced the highest January death toll since 1969, such […]
    Jeff Halverson
  • Remembering Snowzilla, which buried the D.C. region in 15-30 inches of snow January 23, 2017
    A year ago, a snowstorm for the ages paralyzed the Washington and Baltimore regions. Dubbed “Snowzilla,” it unloaded 15 to 30 inches of snow across the area and would rank as one of the all-time greats. Like most storms, the snow started peacefully Jan. 22, a Friday. The event would rage through the night and into the […]
    Ian Livingston
  • The first images from the new weather satellite just arrived, and they’re absolutely incredible January 23, 2017
    The satellite formerly known as GOES-R (so Prince, right?) has transmitted its first images back to Earth, and they are flooring. From the details on the face of the moon to the incredible resolution of cumulus over the Caribbean, these first pixels portend a sunny future for NOAA’s new GOES-16 satellite. Meteorologists are drooling. This release […]
    Angela Fritz

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