DCstorms.com hits One Million visitors: Thank You from the bottom of my Heart

In November of 2009 a dear friend of mine suggested I produce a weather blog. She told me, “Tim, you’re passion for the weather needs an outlet”.  Six and a half years later I have taken a hobby (Meteorology) that I have always been fascinated with and thanks to you my website has grown a lot further than I had ever imagined.

What drives my passion for the weather?  It all started in central Florida when a rotating super cell approached Orlando on a hot summer day.  Nearly a half-foot of hail accumulated during that time and the storm caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.  In parts of Metro Orlando, hail was reported as large as oranges.  Fast forward to today and while I still love a good thunderstorm, nothing fascinates me more than a classic Nor’easter (in case you didn’t already know).

“Vorticity” is the absolute best storm chasing video I have ever seen by Mike Olbinski , check it out… the music is synced up with the time-lapse loops (stunning production)!

 

Website Upgrades:

I recently upgraded my website (hosted by WordPress) that allows the content that I post to be viewed (proportionately) in smart phones and tablets. This upgrade was purchased by me several days ago.

Maintenance Fees:

DCstorms.com costs money to maintain. I have chosen not to allow ads because I don’t want a cluttered looking website. Since I pocket the expense, you can help me out by spreading the word of my website to everyone you know.   

Going Forward:

If you ever have a question about the weather for me, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

Again thank you for sharing my website with your friends, family and co-workers.  It is through our shared passion for Weather that makes me continue to want post weather updates on this site that focus in great detail on weather impacting the Washington D.C. region, which I have never been prouder to call my home for almost 21 years.

 

 

 



Gusty Winds Today followed by Hard Freeze Tonight;Watching Friday Morning Closely for Possible Light Freezing Rain

Washington Monument, March 23, 2010; photo by Christopher Rines

A strong cold front will slide south across the Washington Region late this morning producing wind gusts between 35 and 45 mph. Temperatures currently starting out in the 50s will slide into the middle 40s in Washington as cold air advection fights the effects of daytime heating behind the cold front.  How cold will it fall along the Tidal Basin tonight?

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Tim’s Washington DC Area Spring 2017 Forecast

1740 March 19th, 2017 Washington, D.C.

Stunning view of the Yoshino Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin in April 2014, photo by Nicholas Ryamond 

 

After California’s drought busting wet & snowy Winter, record warmth across the eastern two-thirds of the nation along with a lingering drought across much of the east coast what does history suggest about the upcoming Spring of 2017 across the National Capital Region?

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Timing Tonight’s Wet Snow

 

The latest High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model showing rain changing over to snow late tonight. Image courtesy, WxBell

 

Steady rain will continue to fall across the Washington Metropolitan Area tonight, gradually mixing with and changing over to snow from north to south.  

A period of moderate snow is likely after 3AM across northern Maryland and around 4/5 AM along the Interstate 66 corridor in northern Virginia, DC and route 50 in Maryland.  

A slushy accumulation of less than an inch is possible on grassy surfaces.