NowCold. Put away the lawnmower, get out the rake or leaf blower, stick a fork in it, this growing season is about to be declared officially done. Lows last night were 35° at National, 32° at Dulles, and 33° at BWI; temperatures below freezing are likely tonight throughout the Washington metro area. Under northwesterly breezes, temperatures this afternoon have struggled even to make it into the upper half of the 40s, more typical of the average daily highs in mid December. The official high at National was 46°.
Tonight and TomorrowFreeze Warning. With clear skies and light winds, lows tonight should be near 30° downtown to the lower 20s in some outlying areas. Tomorrow will again be sunny with highs a little warmer, near 49°.
For the outlook through the rest of the weekend, scroll down to Camden's post below.
Meet an AuthorWriter and editor Bob Henson from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research will be discussing his brand new book, "The Rough Guide to Climate Change" at the Politics & Prose bookstore in DC this Sunday at 1pm. The book is one of a series which includes over 200 travel books. It is described by the publisher as "a balanced and comprehensive guide to global warming, covering the science, the symptoms and the solutions." Henson is also the author of "The Rough Guide to Weather", published in 2002. He was recently interviewed on Denver/Boulder independent radio station KGNU.
Photo from UCAR.