Current Outlook

9/21/2017 Warm and Dry Weather Returns

“As promised, the recent pattern change may have marked the conclusion of extreme heat for 2017, but it certainly did not signal the permanent arrival of autumn. The all-too-familiar warmer and drier than normal conditions are poised to return next week, as high pressure rebuilds across the region. ..”

Recent Outlooks

9/15/2017 Cool and Unsettled Weather on the Way

“It is my pleasure to finally report that, for the first time in a long time, intervals of below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation are likely in the coming days. The weekend will start on a dry note, as a cool Saturday morning transitions to a pleasant afternoon. Increasing clouds on Sunday are anticipated to give way to rain chances spreading from west to east late on Sunday. Early next week looks unsettled, with clouds, showers, and breezes..”

9/8/2017 Periodic Air Quality Relief on the Way

“A weather system brushing the state this weekend will cause a welcome improvement in air quality and visibility. However, despite the breezes and air mass exchange, the long term smoke/haze situation will not be fully resolved until the western North American wildfires are extinguished and the smoke source is eliminated. Saturday's cooler and fresher air mass may not ..”

9/1/2017 Hot and Dry Through the Period

“The Labor Day Holiday Weekend and next week will be characterized by hot, dry, hazy, and rather calm conditions, as a large ridge of high pressure delivers an early September heat wave to Washington. The main concerns will be potentially record-breaking temperatures, and also the region-wide extent and prolonged duration of the event. In fact, during the mid to latter part of next week, Washington looks to be much warmer than the Deep South...”

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