Thursday, March 8, 2007

March of the Penguins


Sunny, cold. Washington's penguin-friendly weather continued today with temperatures struggling to reach the 40s. Under bright March sun, highs were only 40° at National, 41° at Dulles (low of 11° tied a record), 38° at BWI. After another chilly day tomorrow, more seasonable temperatures are on tap for the weekend.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Mostly clear, cold. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the low 20s downtown to the mid and upper teens in 'burbland. Tomorrow will be sunny and continued cold, highs 40-43°.

For the outlook through the weekend and beyond with Larson's Long-Range, scroll down to Josh's post below. chart from NWS data, photo © Kevin Ambrose


Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the just-published third volume in a near-future climate change trilogy set right here in Spin City, was interviewed today on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show. Robinson has won numerous science fiction awards, including the Nebula and Hugo for his Mars colonization trilogy. Streaming audio is available on the program's web site.

Beginning Sunday night, The Weather Channel is featuring "Tornado Week" with 2 new episodes of "Storm Stories" (including the 100th of the series) and nightly reports "Live From Tornado Alley."

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