Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Winter Springs Back Temporarily


Mostly cloudy, chilly. Cloudy skies and an easterly to southeasterly breeze have brought a wintry chill back to the Washington metro area today with temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 40s (about 12° below "normal") this afternoon. A warm front approaching from the southwest should bring much more springlike conditions tomorrow.

Temperature chart at 4pm today from Unisys

Tonight and Tomorrow

Clouds decreasing, warmer. Mostly overcast skies tonight will give way to increasing sunshine tomorrow. There is a less than 20% chance of a sprinkle or light shower tonight. Lows tonight will be in the low 40s and highs tomorrow will be 67-71°.

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

Political Science

Former V.P. Gore testified to overflow crowds at a joint hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Science and Technology Commitee this morning and a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this afternoon. The hearing topics were "Perspectives on Climate Change" and "Perspective on Global Warming". The Senate hearings were carried live on C-SPAN3, so will probably be available for future rebroadcast. If you watch the video, be sure not to miss Sen. Inhofe's breathtakingly juvenile ad hominem whining at approximately 1 hour into the hearing.

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Seasonal Outlook

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