Sunny, comfortable. June finished 1.6° above the long-term average, but a high pressure area centered over Michigan continues to pump unusually comfortable air for the season into the Washington metro region. At mid afternoon, temperatures were in the upper 70s and dewpoints were in the 40s, resulting in relative humidity as low as 26%. Northerly breezes were generally light, but some gusts were up to 20 mph.
Gradually increasing humidity tomorrow should lead to a somewhat muggy, but not hot, Fourth of July.
Tonight and Tomorrow
Partly cloudy, warm. A few clouds will develop overnight with lows near 60° downtown and in the 50s in the 'burbs. Tomorrow will be sunny and warm with a gradual increase in humidity and highs 80-84°.
For the outlook through the holiday and the rest of the week, scroll on down to Jason's post below.
School Daze: Attention K-12 Teachers!
The National Weather Association (NWA) is offering $500 Sol Hirsch Education Fund grants to K-12 teachers to help them improve their meteorology education programs. Applications, which are available through the NWA web site, are due by August 1. In reviewing past winners of the award, it appears that none of them has been from the Nation's Capital region. To help promote participation in this area, PM Update will match the NWA award with $100 of weather or climate books and/or videos from the CapitalWeather.com store for any winner from Maryland, DC, or Virginia. If you are a teacher from this area applying for the award, please let us know your name and school via email through the "Contact Us" link, and if you are selected, we will send you your choice of books or videos.
Snow News is Good News
It may be July, but the Beeb Weather Centre has a worldwide report on summer skiing conditions.
Beginning last night, it's "Viewers Favorites Week" on The Weather Channel's "Storm Stories" series at 7pm. Some of the episodes sheduled to be shown are: "Oklahoma Tornadoes", "Nebraska Weather Dog", and "Survival South Pole Cancer".