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Topper's Blog: Hurricane Gloria

Topper's Blog: Hurricane GloriaOn this date in 1985 Hurricane Gloria passed forty five miles east of Cape Henry, Virginia en route to Long Island and Connecticut. At one time 2.2 million people were without power from Maryland to Massachusetts.
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Consumer

Surf industry hopes surf parks will expand sport

Surf industry hopes surf parks will expand sportSurf parks - massive pools with repeating, artificial waves - are the latest buzzword in the surf community
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Topper's Blog: The Derecho

Topper's Blog: The DerechoRemembering the Derecho. Fifty to eighty mph winds roared through the Metro Area Friday night June 29, 2012 leaving behind a trail of massive destruction.
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Topper's Blog: Summer Solstice

Topper's Blog: Summer SolsticeSummer officially begins very early Friday morning. Astronomical summer marks the most northern point of the sun, 'sun standstill'.
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Topper's Blog: Purple Martin Time

Topper's Blog: Purple Martin TimeThe purple martins will return in the next week or so. I re-opened the apartments in my purple martin house just this last weekend. 
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Topper's Blog: Shortest Days

Topper's Blog: Shortest Days<p>The sunset time for Tuesday the eleventh is 4:46 PM but the sun sets Wednesday, the twelfth, at 4:47 PM, a whole minute later.</p>
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Weather

Think it's cold now? Wait until next week

Think it's cold now? Wait until next weekThink it's cold now? Wait until next week, when a reinforcing shot of Arctic air arrives in the Metro.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Veterans Day Snowstorm

Veterans Day SnowstormThe Veterans Day snowstorm was the earliest and biggest snow on record. It still is.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Hurricanes

Storm surge risk map makes it easy to prepare

Storm surge risk map makes it easy to prepareA new map from the NHC makes it easy to see if you're in the risk zone for storm surge.
  • Hurricanes
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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60th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel

60th anniversary of Hurricane HazelThe highest wind gust ever recorded in DC occurred today.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local Weather

50th anniversary of Nimbus, our first weather satellite program

50th anniversary of Nimbus, our first weather satellite programThe Nimbus weather satellite program provided meteorologists with information that would change the business forever.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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What would El Niño do to a DC winter?

What would El Niño do to a DC winter?Many meteorologists and climate scientists have been hinting at a possible El Niño developing in the equatorial Pacific.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Topper's Blog: College Park on Tornado 9-24-2001

Topper's Blog: College Park on Tornado 9-24-2001Thirteen years ago a strong tornado touched down in College Park.
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  • 2 months ago
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Anatomy of a storm: strong winds

Anatomy of a storm: strong windsAnatomy of a storm continues with a look at the wind generated by a storm system.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Anatomy of a storm: clouds & precipitation

Anatomy of a storm: clouds & precipitationCloud cover and precipitation are usually the focus of any storm system.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Anatomy of a storm: frontal zones

Anatomy of a storm: frontal zonesFrontal zones are the weather flashpoint of a storm system.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Local Weather

Anatomy of a storm: Pressure rises and falls

Anatomy of a storm: Pressure rises and fallsPart 1 of "Anatomy of a Storm" focuses on the rise and fall of pressure with a storm system.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Two hurricanes heading toward Hawaii

Two hurricanes heading toward HawaiiHurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio are both expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands in the next 5 days.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local Weather

Tonight's "Supermoon": brighter, and bigger?

Tonight's "Supermoon": brighter, and bigger?Tonight's "Supermoon" definitely appears brighter, but the moon has looked much bigger before. Why?
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hurricanes

Storm Surge Map could be a life-saver

Storm Surge Map could be a life-saverThe National Hurricane Center's new Storm Surge Map could be a life-saver during the 2014 tropical season.
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Looking back at my week in Oklahoma and the Big Spring Experiment

Looking back at my week in Oklahoma and the Big Spring ExperimentNow that my week in Oklahoma is done, I can share more specific information about the project!
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Day 4 of the Spring Experiment- "home" again

Day 4 of the Spring Experiment- "home" againToday's experiments took us back to the DC Metro area again!
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Day 3-Getting a look behind the curtain

Day 3-Getting a look behind the curtainOn Day 3 of the Experiment, I got to learn more about how NWS forecasters issue warnings.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Day 2- This forecast hit close to home!

Day 2- This forecast hit close to home!Day 2 of the Big Spring Experiment took us just outside the DC Metro area, as storms fired up in the afternoon.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Day 1 of the Big Spring Experiment

Day 1 of the Big Spring ExperimentToday was the first day of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Experimental Warning Program in Norman, Oklahoma!
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Children's Science Center gets a permanent home next year

Children's Science Center gets a permanent home next yearThe Children's Science Center will finally get a permanent home in Northern Virginia next year.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Fire Weather and our local trees- how do they play a role?

Fire Weather and our local trees- how do they play a role?Fire Weather Warnings, Freeze Warnings, and even early-season heat waves can be tied to the trees in the DC Metro area.
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  • 7 months ago