WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Area Winter Will Be A White One, Almanac Says

Play associated audio
Weather patterns are suggesting that D.C. residents should expect a snowier winter than last year.
Dominic Campbell: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominiccampbell/4350651654/
Weather patterns are suggesting that D.C. residents should expect a snowier winter than last year.

The nation's second-oldest almanac is predicting heavy snowstorms in the region this winter. Forecasters say the outlook is based on the size of a developing El Nino temperature pattern in the Pacific Ocean.

Published reports claim the 2013 HagersTown Town and Country Almanack released this week predicts two December nor'easters that would affect the Mid-Atlantic. The first snow could fall as early as November 28, and forecasters say snowfall could still occur through the end of March.

The forecast includes 15 possible heavy snow days.

Almanac weather predictor William O'Toole points out warmer temperatures in the Pacific can affect weather worldwide. O'Toole adds if El Nino is weak to moderate, there could be 50 inches of snow or more. If it's strong, the winter will be wet and warm.

NPR

Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the Washington Post about Gay Talese's new book, The Voyeur's Hotel. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese's story.
NPR

Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
NPR

White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.
NPR

Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.