Thursday, November 9, 2006

Bipartisan Stamp of Approval


Sunny, breezy, warm. Except for the extremist snow partisans, today's Washington metro weather should appeal to the entire political spectrum. The calendar says November, the wind gauge earlier said northwest with gusts over 25 mph, but the temperature this afternoon has been in the upper 60s and even low 70s in some places. The fine weather will continue through tomorrow's Veterans Day holiday.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Clear and warm. Under clear skies tonight, low temperatures will be from the low 50s downtown to the mid and upper 40s in the 'burbs. Tomorrow promises to be even a little nicer than today, with less wind and high temperatures a few degrees warmer, in the low 70s in most places, some mid 70s possible.

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

Snow Stamps

Snow lovers shouldn't feel completely left out in this mild weather. The USPS recently released a set of 4 snowflake stamps as part of its annual holiday series. The stamps feature the snowflake photography of Caltech physics professor Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht.

Dr. Libbrecht's book, "The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty", covers the history of the science of snowflakes and includes numerous snowflake photos. His new book, "Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes" was just published last month. It "describes the many different types of snowflakes, where and how to find them, and what can be learned from their intricate structures and patterns."

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