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Steve Scolnik @ 4:40 PM

A small wave of low pressure developed along the strong cold front as it moved through the Washington metro area yesterday and kept the precipitation going in many places through the evening. The Official Total was 0.48", wiping out the chances of setting a record for driest November.

Fans of H2G2 will immediately recognize the mystical magic of the number 42, and that's exactly where the official Washington temperature has been stuck for 5 consecutive hours starting at noon. That's the lowest the "normal" maximum temperature ever gets in DC (Jan 8-23), folks! It's definitely time to break out the L.L. Bean flannel-lined jeans.

It's also a good day for the Climate Prediction Center to update their Winter Outlook. It continues to show equal chances of above or below normal conditions for both temperature and precipitation for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions in the period December through February.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Temperatures will drop below freezing across the entire region tonight. Lows under clear skies will range from 28 in the city to 22 in the 'burbs. Tomorrow's highs of 43-45 won't be much warmer than today's, but winds will diminish.

Tropical Beat

The tropics are not yet out of business for the season. An area of clouds and thunderstorms from Nicaragua and Honduras across the western Caribbean has some potential for development, despite the closeness to land. A Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance flight was underway this afternoon to investigate. Late this afternoon, a Special Tropical Disturbance Statement indicated that a depression has not developed.

Education Event

The Koshland Museum of the National Academy of Sciences is presenting "Is it Going To Snow? The Science of Predicting Washington's Weather and Global Climate" this Friday night.

  • Date: Friday, November 18, 2005
  • Location: Marian Koshland Science Museum
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Cost: $10 admission (includes refreshments)
  • Age Range: 13+
Reservations are necessary via email at or phone at 202.334.1201. Presenters will be NBC4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell and Dr. Antonio Busalacchi from the University of Maryland.

Broadcast News

Comedy stars Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Larry David, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus "and more" are scheduled to appear on the TBS special "Earth to America" Sunday night at 8. The show's theme is global warming.

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