Monday, March 19, 2007

Back in the Groove Again


Partly sunny, mild. After nearly ¾ of a month in which only 2 days have been within less than 5° above or below the daily average, today's weather in the Washington metro area is downright boring. Temperatures have reached the mid 50s under increasing clouds as a low pressure area in southern Canada moves eastward.

Although the Washington-Baltimore region has remained dry, precipitation has been not very far away, with a wintry mix indicated on radar at mid afternoon from near Harrisburg, PA northward to an area of snow through much of central PA and northern NJ. Some rain showers may make it into the metro area tonight as a cold front brings in drier skies tomorrow. chart from NWS data, photo © Kevin Ambrose

Tonight and Tomorrow

Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. There is a 50% chance of showers overnight with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Clouds will decrease tomorrow morning with breezy afternoon highs in the mid 50s.

For the outlook through the rest of the week and into the weekend, scroll down to Jason's post below.

Political Science

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held over 4½ hours of hearings today, continuing its "examination of evidence and allegations of political interference with the work of government climate change scientists under the current Administration." Advance copies of testimony and other documents are available on the committee web site. The hearings were carried on C-SPAN radio, but they are not listed on the network's TV schedule.

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