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Blog: It's the 5th anniversary of Snowmageddon

Blog: It's the 5th anniversary of SnowmageddonFive years ago today heavy snow covered the Metro Area. It began as rain downtown and wet snow in the northern and western suburbs Friday night
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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The five "Commandments" of the snow forecast

The five "Commandments" of the snow forecastWinter is the toughest time of year for the DC weather forecaster. But you can help by staying informed.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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The history of Groundhog Day

The history of Groundhog DayGrounghog Day's historical significance
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Could we get a "Super" snowfall?

Could we get a "Super" snowfall?There could be flakes falling in the Metro area on Super Bowl Sunday.
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  • 2 months ago
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1922 Knickerbocker Storm: Biggest storm in #DC history

1922 Knickerbocker Storm: Biggest storm in #DC history33" in three days marks the heaviest snow fall in DC History.
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  • 2 months ago
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BLOG: The Blizzard of 1996

BLOG: The Blizzard of 1996The evolution of the forecast of the Blizzard of '96 is almost as interesting as the storm itself.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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The December Blizzard of '09

The December Blizzard of '09The December 19th snow is the only December snowstorm in the top ten.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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New zones mean more precision from the NWS

New zones mean more precision from the NWSThe National Weather Service's forecast zones have been modified to better depict the weather hazards in our area.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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The climate change debate rages on

The climate change debate rages onMeteorologist Erica Grow explains why she tore up a mailing she received from the Heartland Institute.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Behind the scenes of the Winter Weather Outlook

Behind the scenes of the Winter Weather OutlookYou've seen the Winter Weather Outlook on WUSA9. Find out how we put it together!
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Will increased warning time for tornadoes save lives?

Will increased warning time for tornadoes save lives?We soon may be able to give more than one hour of warning before tornadoes hit. What would you do with that time?
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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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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  • 4 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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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.
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  • 4 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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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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  • 5 months, 3 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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  • 6 months 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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  • 6 months, 1 week 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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  • 6 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 6 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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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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  • 6 months, 4 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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  • 7 months, 4 weeks ago
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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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  • 8 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.
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  • 9 months, 3 weeks 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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  • 10 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 10 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 10 months, 3 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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  • 10 months, 3 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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  • 10 months, 3 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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  • 10 months, 4 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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  • 11 months, 1 week ago
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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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  • 12 months ago
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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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  • 1 year ago
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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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  • 1 year ago
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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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  • 1 year ago
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