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Storm Spares D.C., Pounds Coast With Wind, Water

Storm Spares D.C., Pounds Coast With Wind, Water

The threat of coastal flooding exists from Delaware northward into Massachusetts, as the coast stands to take it on the chin from high winds, pounding surf, and a storm surge that should average out to between 2 and 4 feet in many spots, but locally may be higher. … Read More

‘Snowquester’ Threatens To Cause Major Coastal Flooding

‘Snowquester’ Threatens To Cause Major Coastal Flooding

While the prospect of heavy snow in places like Washington, D.C. and New York City has garnered most of the headlines so far, coastal flooding may end up being the most severe and long-lasting impact of this event, especially from Delaware northward to the picturesque towns along the Massachusetts coast.… Read More

The Latest On The Developing March Snowstorm

The Latest On The Developing March Snowstorm

A major snowstorm is developing in the Midwest, and is forecast to blitz the Mid-Atlantic states with damaging amounts of heavy, wet snow and high winds, a combination that could result in widespread power outages. The storm, named "Saturn" by The Weather Channel and "Snowquester" by the Washington Post, is expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow in … Read More

Myriad Hazards Loom as Intense Snowstorm Moves In

Myriad Hazards Loom as Intense Snowstorm Moves In

In Washington itself, forecasts call for about 6 to 10 inches of snow, possibly more, depending on precipitation rates and surface temperatures. The highest snowfall amounts should fall in the western part of the D.C. metro area, with warmer air limiting accumulations to the east of Interstate 95.… Read More

High-Impact Snowstorm Headed For Mid-Atlantic

High-Impact Snowstorm Headed For Mid-Atlantic

A major snowstorm is headed for the Mid-Atlantic states, potentially ending D.C.'s longest snow drought.… Read More

Wet Times Are Masking New York’s Real Drought Risk

Wet Times Are Masking New York’s Real Drought Risk

The last several decades have been the wettest in about the past five centuries for the watershed serving the bustling metropolis of New York City, according to a new study. This wet period is deceiving, because it is masking the city's real drought history and may be lulling water managers into a sense of complacency, which could come back to hurt… Read More

NWS Confirms Sandy Was Not a Hurricane At Landfall

NWS Confirms Sandy Was Not a Hurricane At Landfall

In a technical report released on Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reaffirmed its initial conclusion that Hurricane Sandy was no longer officially a hurricane when it made landfall on Oct. 29 near Brigantine, N.J., just north of Atlantic City. Instead, it was a “post-tropical cyclone” packing hurricane-force winds… Read More

East Coast Faces Rising Seas From Slowing Gulf Stream

East Coast Faces Rising Seas From Slowing Gulf Stream

Experts on the sea level rise triggered by climate change have long known that it will proceed faster in some places than others. The mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. is one of them, and the reason — in theory, anyway — is that global warming should slow the flow of the Gulf Stream as it moves north and then west toward northern Europe.… Read More