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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-shutt

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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Local

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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Local

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-shutt

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

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 weeks, 4 days 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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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Weather

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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  • 1 month, 3 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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  • 2 months, 3 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.
  • Hurricanes
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

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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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

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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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

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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  • 4 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

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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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

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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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Weather

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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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Weather

The ups and downs of March 2014

The ups and downs of March 2014This March seemed to have more of a Jekyll and Hyde personality!
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  • 6 months ago
Weather

A better outlook: SPC revises its severe categories

A better outlook: SPC revises its severe categoriesThe Storm Prediction Center has revised its severe weather outlook categories to make them more meaningful.
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  • 6 months ago
Local Weather

Snowiest March in decades! Is winter over yet?

Snowiest March in decades! Is winter over yet?With SnowPatricksDay now in our rear-view mirror, can we look forward to spring yet?
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

Mid-March mess: tracking next week's storm potential

Mid-March mess: tracking next week's storm potentialAnother coastal system looks likely next week. Will it bring us rain, snow, both, or neither?
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Why this storm will be a "big one"

Why this storm will be a "big one"The February Nor'Easter is now bearing down on the DC Metro, and this one looks to be big.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Weather

Lots of freezing rain today. But why?

Lots of freezing rain today. But why?The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic got a mixed bag of wintry precip today.
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Weather

Long-range forecasts are "Snow Joke"

Long-range forecasts are "Snow Joke"There's been a lot of talk about a possible snowstorm for the 2nd weekend of February, but there shouldn't be.
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  • 8 months ago
Local Weather

What's the deal with the dense fog today?

What's the deal with the dense fog today?This morning's fog was very thick and tough to break... but why?
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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Cold weather experiment: frozen T-shirt

Cold weather experiment: frozen T-shirt<p>When the weather's this cold, it gives First Alert meteorologist Erica Grow a chance to have a little bit of fun with it! You can do this one at home, too.&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> </p>
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago