The Washington Area has been my home for over 20 years and I’ve always found severe weather to be fascinating. I love a good snow storm and issue my winter outlook every Fall.
I continue to learn about the weather every day and have taken several post graduate meteorology courses.
The weather in the National Capital Region is dynamic, changes rapidly and can prove very challenging to forecast.
Sometimes I’ve been surprised by the lack of warning provided by meteorologists before significant weather strikes.
Several historic weather events below helped to put my website on the radar of over one million visitors and counting.
If you have comments or questions about the weather please feel free to drop me a line.
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“Commutageddon” 26 January 2011
On 24 January I predicted four to eight inches of heavy snow would fall across the DC Region, two days prior to the quick-hitting storm that left some commuters stranded in their cars for over eight hours.
The Derecho of 29 June 2012
Just after 1630 on 29 June I gave advanced warning for the increasing probability of a widespread damaging wind event across the Washington Area before Severe Thunderstorm Watches were issued.
The Blizzard of 22 January 2016
The morning of 17 January I posted “Who Wants 15 to 20″ of Snow later this Week?” well before anyone had put out their snowfall maps.
No meteorologist has a perfect track record and there are times when the forecast models are not in agreement with regard to exact storm track creating headaches for very talented forecasters.
With that said, I have found that much of the public’s frustration here in DC is caused by weather events where forecasters are afraid of over-promising snowfall accumulations. This conundrum is also known as “the politics of weather forecasting” and has led to nightmare commutes on our area roadways.
The goal of DC Storms is to provide analysis and insight ahead of significant weather events here in the Nation’s Capital because there is always a storm brewing in Washington.