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A geomagnetic storm resulting from Tuesday's solar flares could affect some communications systems and power grids today.
A wintry mix is making its way through the D.C. area, but the snow flurries and icy rain is expected to taper off by early afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a warning for high winds in the area as a low pressure moves in from the west. The worst is passed us, but they expect wind to accompany a cold front overnight.
Activists are calling for stricter standards for coal-fired power plants, citing their role in the climate change that has driven extreme weather patterns in the D.C. area.
It's been a mild winter so far in the District, but that hasn't stopped council members from having a contentious debate over what happens if, or when, it does snow.
Even as some areas see light snow, the winter weather advisory for the D.C. area has been lifted, except for areas north and west of the beltway.
The mild weather means more than just eating lunch outside -- some D.C. perennials may already experiencing early blooms thanks to the balmy temperatures.
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