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Lemma Three Very Pretty: &exist&epsilon > 0

Steve Scolnik @ 4:50 PM

A maximum temperature in the 60s isn't very remarkable in November, even near the end of the month, in Washington. An overnight low of 61, on the other hand, is at least near record-breaking. Temperatures this afternoon have been mainly in the mid 60s, but Stafford and Culpeper in the southern portion of the region were reporting 70 at 3pm. Strong upper-level southerly flow has kept the cold front to the west from making it all the way across West Virginia in the last 12 hours. Showers ahead of the front have also been concentrated to the west of the DC metro area, with some areas of moderate rain on radar along and just to the east of I-81. Through 4pm, only a trace has been officially collected for DC.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Showers and possibly a few thunderstorms will gradually work their way through the area this evening and into the middle of the night. Any heavy amounts will be widely scattered in the immediate metro area; the bulk of the heavier activity will be to the west and from central Pennsylvania northward. Colder air moving in will bring lows in the low 50s by morning. Gradual clearing tomorrow will be accompanied by highs in the mid 50s.

Existence Proof

This Energizer Bunny of hurricane seasons keeps on going: Tropical Storm Epsilon formed from a non-tropical system east of Bermuda. It has maximum winds of 50 mph as of 5pm, and some strengthening is likely as it moves westward around 8 mph. The forecast track has it turning back northeast as it gets picked up by the trough and cold front now approaching our area.

Failure to Communicate

The United Nations Climate Change Conference began yesterday in Montreal. You won't find a word about it in the dead-tree version of the Nation's Capital Paper of Record, not even in the part of the A-section that nobody reads. There are just the usual reprints of the Reuters and AP stories on the WaPo web site. Of course, this conference doesn't mean anything to the U.S., since it's about following up on the Kyoto agreement, which the U.S. didn't sign. Anyway, the U.N. is just a bunch of foreigners, and everybody knows they don't count. In case you're one of those wackos who believes the atmosphere has no horizontal boundaries, you can listen to live and archived webcasts and read reports of the conference on its web site. Be warned, however, that some of it is in French! You can also read some of the over 450 articles in the so-called reality-based world.

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