Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

Don’t Park Your Car Here After 7 A.M. Tuesday

The District has declared a snow emergency will start Tuesday morning.

The Needle: Delayed Homicide

Guns Kill People: Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was due to injuries suffered when would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley shot Brady in the head, the Virginia medical examiner's office ruled. Brady's death counts as a 2014 D.C. homicide for statistics. Don't expect this to do much to help bring sanity to public discourse [...]

Watch Lightning Strike D.C.

When Sunday night's thunderstorm came through D.C., Jason Morenz shot these photos of lightning from a roof overlooking Malcolm X Park at 15th and Belmont streets NW and put them together into the animated GIF above.
No word yet on whether Gozer the Gozerian showed up later in the evening.
Photos by Jason Morenz

The Needle: D.C. Smooth

The Plastics: D.C. is apparently all about plastic surgery, according to the Washington Post. An article today highlights a new ridiculously high-end, one-stop shop in downtown D.C. that offers clients luxury creams, plastic surgery, and a secret entrance for patients who "require absolute privacy." -3
Consolation Prize: The United States may have lost the World Cup, but we did at least win [...]

D.C. is Under a Heat Emergency. Here’s What You Need to Know

The temperature in D.C. hit 91 degrees with a heat index of 96 degrees this afternoon, which means the city's Heat Emergency Plan has been activated.
In cases of extreme heat (when the heat index tops 95 degrees), the D.C. government opens four cooling centers throughout the city each weekday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. They are:

One Judiciary [...]

Photo: Today’s Weather

14th Street NW, February 3
 

The Needle: Wool Coat Joke Edition

Pop-ups Are Dead, Long Live Takeovers: Toki Underground and Woodberry Kitchen plan a ramen "takeover" of Artifact Coffee. It shall be dubbed Tokifact. +2
Food Fight: Madam's Organ is so, so mad at its "shitty neighbor" Tryst right now. +/- 0

“Holy Moses, It’s Snowing!”

Yesterday, the thermometer reached nearly 70 degrees. It's been raining all day today. Tomorrow, snow flurries are possible, and on Sunday, there will be an ice storm. No matter your opinion on global climate change, these irregular meteorological patterns are not new to the District.
While newly arrived in the city as a capital correspondent in [...]

District Line Daily: Heat Wave’s Here

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Get ready to sweat: For the next few days, the Washington area is looking at temperatures [...]

Will the Weather Be the Same Without Bob Ryan?

In 1996, big snowstorms didn't get fancy names on social media. All we had back then was Bob Ryan.
As the blizzard of '96 (still the third-largest three-day snowfall in recorded D.C. weather history, despite Snowmageddon and its ilk) approached, Ryan was getting punchy. A day or two before the snow arrived, I was home from [...]

The Needle: Bob Ryan Signs Out

Stormy Wednesday: After over 30 years as a Washington TV weatherman, WJLA's Bob Ryan is retiring. -3
Right Side of the Tracks: New routes could help cyclists avoid dangerous streetcar tracks on H St. +1

Washington Gets Hysterical About Snow, and That’s OK

The day after the snow day without much actual snow, Washington's getting it from all sides. The Post's Dan Zak blames the city's panicked reaction on residents "being the queeniest of drama queens." Zak's colleague, op-ed page writer and aspiring humorist Alexandra Petri, took to the streets to show just how little snow was sticking [...]

Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Doesn’t Have Enough Snow

Despite increasingly desperate tweets from the Capital Weather Gang, it looks like the snowstorm is going to be a soggy flop in the District. That presents problems for people who needed a heavy snowfall, like participants in the Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight.
The organizers of the fight, presumably "official" because it's endorsed by Rear Admiral Samuel [...]

The Snowquester: An Etymological Debate

Jonathan L. Fischer: Lots of people seem to be taking umbrage with the Washington Post's unilateral naming of this week's potential snowstorm. These people are wrong. Although I tend to oppose premature declarations of memes, this time the Post's Capital Weather Gang is on the right track: If there is massive snowfall this week, it [...]

The Needle: Wild Wild Worst

Saloony: Washingtonian claims that saloons are D.C.'s next hot drinking trend. Do we have to? -4
Graham Won't Back Down: You'll have Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham to kick around for a while longer, according to a statement from his office. The first sentence: "I am not resigning." +/-0.

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