Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

District Line Daily: Fickle Weather

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Today's weather will be unusually springlike—until it turns into a thunderstorm.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Kennedy Center wants [...]

The Needle: Mudbowl

Mud: Super Bowl-bound Ravens player Ed Reed is no fan of the turf at the Pigskins' FedEx Field:
For all that money down in D.C. man, you'd think that field would be better. That field sucks," Reed said of the Redskins' home turf. "That field was all mud. It was like that guy was running on [...]

Photos: Friday, Three Things

Mt. Pleasant Street NW, January 25
 

Is D.C. Snow Safe to Eat?

The snowfall expected for this afternoon has started, and you might be tempted to get whimsical and eat some snow. But is catching snowflakes in your mouth, especially in an urban area, safe?
We're not talking about sludge on the ground here. This is poaching snowflakes out of the air, or if you like to live [...]

The Needle: Scorcher

Can't Take the Heat: While today feels unusually cold, 2012 was unusually warm. According to temperatures recorded at Reagan National, last year was Washington's warmest yet. As WJLA points out, the 61.5 degree average puts D.C.'s climate in the same league as cities like Oklahoma City and Atlanta.  -2
Space Happenings: Watch out for a meteor [...]

Photos: Yesterday’s Fog

Mount Pleasant, October 2

Photo: Tuesday’s Weather

Memorial Bridge, October 2

The Needle: What a Nice Day

Metro Program Poorly Managed: WJLA discovers that Metro's job application website could be easily manipulated, using just an applicant's email address, to reveal their resume, phone number, and salary requirements. -1
Guns Rule, Say Youths: Pro-gun young people, many of them from Virginia, rallied in front of the Wilson Building today to promote looser gun laws [...]

Photos: Bird

Bird 1, July 10

The Needle: Free the Rocket

Hot Town, Summer in the City: The summer heat is back, starting tomorrow. The temperature on Thursday is expected to hit 98 degrees. -8

The Needle: No Parking Edition

Parking Profits: It turns out you're not making it up—D.C. actually does issue more parking tickets than most other cities. That's according to data AAA Mid-Atlantic got via a Freedom of Information Act request, which showed the District collected more in fines last year than ever before and that the city's 17,000 metered spaces generated [...]

One Downside To The Lovely Weather: Confused Plants

Okay, so even though I think this weather is pretty baller, it's still winter and a cold snap could have some negative side effects for any plants that are blooming in confusion. WAMU checks in with research geneticist at the National Arboretum, Margaret Pooler, who says, "Some of the more sensitive plants might get some [...]

Never Mind The Weather

Gather 'round, because we're about to talk about the weather. The Post's Petula Dvorak writes a typically meandering column about missing snow:
The skis are leaning against the wall, forlorn, cornered by the bikes.
The tulip bulbs are popping up in January, the Occupiers stayed outside way longer than anyone thought they could.
And the only thing sliding on [...]

Snow! What Will You Do?

So on Monday when people were talking about snow, I laughed to myself all "ha, ha, ha" like John Travolta in Grease. But now it seems like it is about to get real. The Department of Public Works even had a (previously planned) snowy scrimmage of sorts today:
The Dry Run showcased about 250 pieces of [...]

The Needle: Are We Wimps? Edition

Wired And Dangerous: Hurricanes, we all learned last week, can be quite hazardous. Besides wind, rain, and flooding, though, the storms can also arm would-be assailants. Or at least that's what Montgomery County authorities say happened with in Silver Spring on Sunday. Richard Bialczak was arrested as Hurricane Irene's winds blew out of the region [...]

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