Wednesday, May 3, 2006

D.C.'s Dryness Continues

Some scattered showers in the region this morning fell apart before reaching the Washington metro area, although Hagerstown did manage to squeeze out a trace of rain, and Charlottesville had 0.01". The persistent clouds kept temperatures from rebounding quickly above the summer-like overnight lows in the low 60s, but more sunshine later pushed most readings into the mid 70s by mid afternoon.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Broken clouds this evening will give way to clearing skies by morning, with lows in the mid 50s in the city and upper 40s in the colder 'burbs. Tomorrow will be sunny and dry with highs around 79.

"Another Nail in the Coffin"

Today's WaPo has an article, "Study Reconciles Data in Measuring Climate Change", which describes a government report resolving the previously reported discrepancies between surface temperature measurements and those reported by satellites. This is described as "really a major step forward" and "the nail in the coffin of [the skeptics'] argument" against global warming. Courtesy of MIT's Knight Science Journalism Tracker, here are some more links to the study report: The entire report is available for download in PDF format. The usual suspects don't seem to have found a way to attack the report yet, but they will undoubtedly come up with something.

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