Your Washington Area Solar Eclipse Forecast

A line of thunderstorms may approach the Washington Region around 3 PM according to the latest High-Resolution NAM model.

The eclipse will begin shortly after 1 p.m. and end at around 4 p.m., with it reaching its peak at around 2:42 p.m.

The image above (from the latest NAM model) shows storms firing in the Shenandoah Valley around 3PM, working eastward into the immediate Metropolitan Area between 6 and 8PM.  If this forecast verifies, many of us should have at least partly cloudy conditions to view the peak eclipse time of 2:42 PM.

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Flash Flooding & Severe Thunderstorms Possible Across Parts of the Mid-Atlantic on Monday

The last few runs of the high-resolution North American Model (NAM) continue to outline thunderstorms capable of dropping copious amounts of rain in a short period of time on Monday. 

The image below, courtesy TropicalTidbits is from the latest Sunday morning run of the NAM model, showing numerous showers and thunderstorms impacting the DC Region beginning during the morning rush hour and exiting the region during the late evening hours.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has outlined the southern and eastern zones of the DC Region with a slight risk of Severe Thunderstorms.

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Impressive 30 Day Rainfall Totals with Over a Foot in Some Locations

As we close out July 2017, some locations in the Washington Metropolitan Area have picked up between 10 and 15″ of rain!

My hope is that the rain will increase our odds of spectacular fall foliage as we head into mid to late October.

This morning’s 5 AM temperatures across the DC Area are absolutely “New England-like” with mid 50s in our outer suburbs (image courtesy WUSA9) .

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