Thursday, October 19, 2006

Slow Burn


Cloudy, foggy. Pervasive low clouds and fog, with even some mist and drizzle thrown in, have been mightily resistant to burning off today in the Washington metro area, resulting in a slow burn by meteorologists over busted temperature forecasts. Temperatures have struggled to reach even the mid and upper 60s in most places, although by 4pm, the robo-observer at Fredericksburg was reporting clear skies (below 12,000 feet, anyway) and 73°.

A cold front and developing low pressure area approaching from the Ohio Valley will bring increasing chances of showers late tonight and part of tomorrow before it moves off to bring heavy rain to northern New England.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Showers likely, then cooler. Lows tonight under overcast skies will be in the upper 50s. The chance of showers is 70% by morning. Showers are likely tomorrow morning, possibly a few thunderstorms, with decreasing clouds in the afternoon and early highs in the mid 60s, but turning cooler later.

For the outlook through the weekend and beyond with Larson's Long-Range, scroll down to Josh's post below.

Energy Watch: Being Green

If you're interested in reducing the amount of energy you burn and possibly saving some green as well, the recent NYT article, "The Energy Diet", is number 16 on the paper's list of most popular emailed articles in the last 30 days. The author, Andrew Postman, appeared on today's WAMU-FM Kojo Nnamdi show. Real Audio and Windoze Media streaming audio are available on the station's web site.

(In the interest of "fair and balanced" coverage, Instapundit responds from the right.)

Image from New York Times

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