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Traditional Turkey Travel Trouble

Steve Scolnik @ 4:15 PM


Thanksgiving is the traditional start of the winter nor'easter season on the Atlantic coast, and this week is getting off to a classic start. A low pressure area developing in the northern Gulf of Mexico last night has made its way to the Carolina coast early this afternoon. Rain ahead of the low spread into the Washington area around noon, and it has continued light to moderate with temperatures in the upper 40s. Travelers heading west for an early start to the holiday should take note of the Snow Advisory issued by the NWS for the mountains of western Maryland and northern West Virginia tomorrow. There is a chance that another system to the north could bring some light snow or flurries late Wednesday or early Thursday, but that is looking less likely in the immediate metro area with this afternoon's early model runs.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Rain will continue tonight with lows in the low 40s. Showers tomorrow morning will end about noon. Highs in the upper 40s in the middle of the day will drop to near 40 by tomorrow evening.

Tropical Beat: Gamma Gone

The Circulation Which Was Once Gamma has been hanging around the coast of Honduras, but it has lost nearly all of its convection, so advisories have been discontinued. Redevelopment is unlikely.

A large non-tropical storm is in the central Atlantic about 950 miles southwest of the Azores. It has the possibility of becoming gradually tropical over the next several days.

Broadcast News: Flood Night

Tomorrow night, PBS becomes the Flood Channel. NOVA, at 8pm on WETA 26 and WMPT 22, has "Storm That Drowned a City". The program is
"NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?"

The following hour, Frontline airs "The Storm", which includes an interview with former FEMA director "Heckuva Job Brownie". In the interview, Brown states that he "misled the public in his televised statements during the crisis in order to quell panic." (If you believe that, I've got a heckuva bridge across Lake Pontchartrain to sell you!) This program
"investigates the chain of decisions that slowed federal response to the devastation in New Orleans. The film exposes how and why federal and local officials failed to protect thousands of Americans from a broadly predicted natural disaster and examines the state of America's disaster-response system, restructured in the wake of 9/11."
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Finally at 10:00, American Experience reruns "Fatal Flood", the story of the 1927 Mississippi River flood. The program "focuses on the devastating impact the flood wrought on the Delta community of Greenville, Mississippi."

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