Thursday, November 03, 2011

Strange Brew

We’ve been having record breaking weather this year. July was the hottest month ever recorded in the DC metro area. We had the fifth wettest September and the tenth wettest August. October, according to this story by Martin Weil in The Washington Post, was all “about low temperatures.”

“On Oct. 2, the mercury never rose above 52 degrees, which was 21 degrees below the normal high temperature for the date, and it tied a record. On Oct. 3, the high temperature for the day at Reagan National Airport was 53, which is 20 degrees below normal for Washington on that date. That reading also matched a record.”

This strange brew of weather is the new normal everywhere. Tuesday night, on the NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams reported “that we’ll all have to start getting use to this kind of thing over the long haul.”

In the near future, the big question locally is how much snow we will see this winter. The Washington Post is running a little contest to see who can come closest to predicting the total snowfall this winter. The winner will be recognized on the Capital Weather Gang blog “and have full bragging rights.”

That’s almost as good as a Mobbie…maybe better.

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