Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November Rollercoaster Continues


Clear, cool. Under mostly clear skies with some approaching high clouds from the southwest, temperatures are somewhat cooler this afternoon in the Washington metro area. Most locations remained in the upper 40s, with highs of 49° at National, 46° at Dulles, and 45° at BWI. The air is also very dry, with most dewpoints in the teens or lower 20s yielding relative humidities of around 30-35%.

Temperatures will rebound upward tomorrow before turning colder again toward the weekend. chart from NWS data, photo © Kevin Ambrose

Tonight and Tomorrow

Partly cloudy, milder. Clouds will increase overnight with lows in the upper 30s in the city to the low and mid 30s in the 'burbosphere. Mostly cloudy skies tomorrow morning will become mostly sunny in the afternoon with highs 55-59°.

For the outlook through the rest of the week and weekend, as well as the temporary obituary of the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball, scroll on down to Jason's post below.

Bucket O' Bookmarks

As a prolific generator and consumer of real-time data, meteorology is a perfect match for the World Wide Web. In this occasional feature, Update will share some of the weather-related sites we've found useful, interesting, or just plain fun over the last decade and a half. At last count, we had accumulated close to 1000 links in several dozen folders (24 pages of 12-point Times New Roman type).

One of the newest web destinations is the completely redesigned National Weather Association site, which debuted last month. The site is well-organized and, very much appreciated by a former performance analyst here in the cone of broadband silence, it's very snappy to load. (Verizon, can you hear me now?) Some of the highlighted features include the first 2 downloadable modules of an introductory weather course for pilots and the recently announced list of winners of the 2007 Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants. Once again, despite our prodding, there were no winners from the DC/MD/VA area among the 10 award recipients. Perhaps if you K-12 teachers work on your applications while you're clicking on "Reload" for the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball to reappear, the National Capital region can be better represented next year?

If you have a favorite weather site (other than, of course!), let us know in the Comments.

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