Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Weather Update: Light Snow Develops

Noon update: BWI with 0.01" is the only one of the three major airports in the region to report measurable precipitation so far.

Original post:
Twenty-four hours before the Presidential Inauguration, intermittent light snow, punctuated with breaks of sunshine, has developed over portions of the Washington metro area. While nowhere near the magnitude of the Taft Inauguration storm of 100 years ago, the expected snowfall of up to an inch could lend a wintry appearance to pre-Inaugural activities.

Temperatures will reach the mid 30s this afternoon, but will fall tonight to the mid 20s on northwesterly winds. On Inauguration Day, winds gusting up to 25 mph will make the temperatures in the high 20s to near 30° feel even colder.

Image: Washington, DC area radar shortly before noon today from The Weather Channel

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