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Listen: Whither Goes D.C.'s Winter Weather? Jason Samenow Offers A Prediction For The Season Ahead

The last two winters have brought exceptional levels of cold onto the D.C. region, but what could this year bring? Capital Weather Gang's Jason Samenow explains how a strong El Nino event could shape our winter.

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Listen: Space Weather And Solar Storms, Explained By The Capital Weather Gang

Our star's surface generates its own "space weather." A meteorologist from The Washington Post explains what these solar storms can do.

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To See Fall Foliage In Its Colorful Glory In Virginia, Maryland, D.C., The Time Is Now

When is the best time to see the fall colors in D.C. regional hot spots like Skyline Drive? According to the foliage reports, there is no better time than now.

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LISTEN: What's In A 'Model,' With The Capital Weather Gang's Jason Samenow

Some computer models had Hurricane Joaquin headed straight for us, but one — the European model — showed it tracking farther out to sea, and that's what wound up happening. Jason Samenow from the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang explains how those models work.

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Hurricane Joaquin's Cone Bends Eastward; Weekend Will Still Begin Wet

Heavy rainfall is possible Friday into at least the first half of Saturday. Ian Livingston of the Capital Weather Gang says the center of Hurricane Joaquin, however, is favored to stay well to the east of the mid-Atlantic region.

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LISTEN: Even Ahead Of Hurricane Joaquin, It'll Be Really Wet In D.C. Region

Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang explains how the next few days will see a lot of rain, regardless of where and when Hurricane Joaquin starts to push from the southeast.

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Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin Now — Whatever The Forecast Is — Agencies Say

Get familiar with the system of weather alerts — all the watches and warnings – and find ways to stay in touch with the latest information, officials say.

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A Big Storm Is Now Officially Hurricane Joaquin. What Does It Mean For D.C.?

There's no consensus on exactly how or when Hurricane Joaquin might hit the East Coast, but so far meteorologists say that regardless of the details, it will have a big impact on the weekend and beyond in the D.C. area.

 

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The Upside-Down Rainbow That Appeared Above Pope Francis, Explained

It looked like a sign from God: a slice of rainbow above the school Pope Francis was visiting in New York last week. But it was actually something perhaps more unusual.
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How Do D.C. Area Schools Decide When There's A Snow Day?

Sure, it's hot outside, but winter will be upon us before long. And with winter comes the perennial question: will tomorrow be a snowday? Area educators explain what goes into the decision.

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