Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

         

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

backlit-stratus-clouds-2013-04-05.jpg

Blog

Weather forecasting and analysis, space and historic events, climate information

Filtering by Category: DC

7:00 AM | *A couple more rain chances are on the way*

Paul Dorian

A cold front crossed the region late yesterday and ushered in slightly cooler air for the mid-week with high temperatures likely to be in the upper 60's later this afternoon compared to near 80 degrees on Tuesday. After a decent day on Thursday, another frontal system will head our way on Friday and there will likely be another round of showers and possible thunderstorms on Friday night which should be followed by high pressure for Saturday and then more rain is likely from later Sunday into early Monday.

Read More

7:00 AM | *Frontal system passes through the region later today and ushers in cooler air for Wednesday*

Paul Dorian

A cold front will cross the region later today and there is the chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. The frontal passage will usher in colder air for late tonight and Wednesday with high temperatures likely to drop from near 80 degrees today to the lower 60’s tomorrow. Another frontal system will arrive late Friday and there will likely be a round of showers and thunderstorms to end the work week which should be followed by high pressure for Saturday, but then more rain is likely on Sunday.

Read More

3:00 PM | *With today’s warm up comes the chance for a strong evening thunderstorm*

Paul Dorian

It is perhaps not too surprising that today’s warm up is leading to some instability in the atmosphere and the result could be an evening thunderstorm anywhere along the DC-to-Philly corridor.  Some of the storms can even reach strong levels with the greatest likelihood for that just to the southeast of DC and across the Delmarva Peninsula.  At 2PM temperatures ranged from 80 degrees at Dulles to 77 degrees in Philly and the wind is pretty gusty at times out of the southwest.  A mesoscale analysis of the surface lifted index in Mid-Atlantic indeed shows some instability in the DC-to-Philly corridor and latest radar echoes are increasing in intensity and coverage across West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania.

Read More

7:00 AM | *Very warm couple of days to start the new work week*

Paul Dorian

After a decent and mild weekend, it'll turn even warmer as we begin the new work week with afternoon highs well up in the 70's. There can be a few showers and thunderstorms later today, tonight and on Tuesday, but much of the time will be rain-free. A cold front will usher in cooler air for the mid-week and then another system could bring us more rain by late Friday or Friday night.

Read More

7:00 AM | *Squeezing out a pretty decent weekend in between two systems*

Paul Dorian

High pressure is pushing off the coast this morning and a slow-moving low pressure system will impact the region with some rainfall into the late night hours and it’ll be noticeably cooler as we close out the work week. This late week system looks like it will get out of here just in time to squeeze out a pretty decent-looking mainly dry and noticeably milder weekend before another system impacts the region early next week. It’ll turn even warmer on Monday and Tuesday and the combination of a warm front and a cold front will likely result in occasional showers on both days and perhaps a few thunderstorms mixed in as well.

Read More

7:00 AM | *Showers begin later tonight and the rain threat continues into tomorrow night*

Paul Dorian

A slow-moving low pressure system will impact the region with some rainfall from later tonight into late tomorrow night and it’ll get a bit cooler as we close out the work week. The late week system looks like it will get out of here in time to squeeze out a pretty decent weekend before another system produces more rain in the area from later Sunday night into Tuesday.

Read More

10:20 AM | *More cold shots are quite likely in the eastern US as we progress through the month of April*

Paul Dorian

The month of April began with a colder-than-normal air mass in the eastern US and it looks like we’ll have additional cold air outbreaks over the next couple of weeks or so.  Teleconnection indices such as the Arctic Oscillation (AO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) both signal a sharp drop in coming days to negative territory which typically results in the penetration of cold air outbreaks from central Canada into the eastern US.  Medium-range forecast maps of 500 mb height anomalies support this notion of additional cold air outbreaks as we progress through the month of April with “high-latitude blocking” in evidence over northern Canada and Greenland.

Read More

7:00 AM | *Wind intensifies today following departure of ocean storm...next rain threat coming tomorrow night/Friday*

Paul Dorian

Strong low pressure over the western Atlantic will push to the northeast today and our winds will pick up in intensity with gusts to 30 mph possible during the mid-day and afternoon hours. With the return of the sunshine, temperatures should climb to 65 degrees this afternoon, but the wind will make it feel somewhat cooler. Another low pressure system will impact the region with showers on Thursday night and rain on Friday/Friday night. The late week storm system is likely to get out of here in time for us to squeeze out a pretty decent weekend before another system threatens us with rain by Sunday night or Monday.

Read More

7:00 AM | *Low pressure intensifies rapidly later today along the Southeast US coastline...to skirt the I-95 corridor late today and tonight*

Paul Dorian

Low pressure will intensify rapidly later today along the Southeast US coastline and then make a push to the northeast over the western Atlantic Ocean. Its main impact will be south and east of the immediate I-95 corridor with rain and wind at the coastline, but some rain activity is likely here by late afternoon or early tonight. Another low pressure system will impact the region later in the week with more rainfall as a warm front arrives on Thursday night and then a cold front on Friday.

Read More

2:55 PM (Monday) | *Another early spring night with below-freezing low temperatures…nor’easter forms on Tuesday and likely just skirts the Mid-Atlantic’s I-95 corridor*

Paul Dorian

After a spring tease on Saturday with temperatures in the 70’s, a strong cold frontal passage on Sunday ushered in a cold air mass for this time of year and it looks like another early spring night is coming to the DC-to-Philly-to-NYC corridor with low temperatures generally below-freezing.  On Tuesday, low pressure will form and intensify along the Southeast US coastline and then it’ll make a push to the northeast tomorrow night and early Wednesday as a full-fledged nor’easter.  The corridor between DC and NYC is likely to be spared the worst of the storm’s impact, but eastern New England could very well get hard hit with strong winds and some heavy precipitation.

Read More