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Cherry Blossom Peak Date Moved Up Again

by @ Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Filed under Washington DC

If you want to see the Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin, your window of opportunity just got shorter: It looks as if the peak days to view Washington’s beloved cherry blossom trees have been moved up. According to the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s bloom watch, the average peak bloom dates are April 1 and […]

Cherry Blossoms Expected To Arrive Earlier Than Forecast

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Filed under Washington DC

Like last year, it looks like the warmer weather over the past week has pushed up the debut of the Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms: The National Park Service on Monday moved up its prediction of the peak bloom period for Washington’s famous cherry blossoms to April 1-4 from April 3-8, because of the weekend’s warm, […]

For All Your Snowmageddon Needs

by @ Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Filed under Television, The Simpsons, Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Snowmaggeddon, Snowpocalypse, Whatever You Call It I’m Snowed Out

by @ Monday, February 8th, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Someone up there doesn’t like the Washington, D.C. area very much: WASHINGTON – If this weekend’s record-breaking blizzard hasn’t left you wishing for summer, you probably will be by the end of the week. Another storm is on the way. This time around, it could bring 10 to 20 inches of snow. Although it’s sunny […]

It’s Just One Snowmaggedon After Another

by @ Monday, February 8th, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Just as Washington D.C. is starting to dig out from Saturday’s blizzard, there’s the prospect of more on the way: In the aftermath of the weekend’s massive snowstorm, the region came to grips with the fact that digging out will take days, even as more potentially paralyzing winter weather appeared headed this way by Tuesday. […]

Yes, My Friends, It’s Snowmageddon

by @ Saturday, February 6th, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

On the off chance you’ve been, well, on Mars, the D.C. Metro area is getting socked with a storm of historic proportions. Thanks to a very cool neighbor with a snow blower, our driveway is clear and I’ve been spending the day drinking adult beverages and watching movies. Back tomorrow.

Snowpocalypse 2010 Approaches

by @ Friday, February 5th, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

I’ll just let the National Weather Service tell the story: …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY… A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE…HEAVY SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 30 INCHES. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OVER 30 INCHES POSSIBLE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. […]

Abandon Your Cars Now ! Snowpocalypse Approaches !

by @ Thursday, February 4th, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

The weather is the D.C. area is about to get interesting: A major, high-impact winter storm is very likely to strike the metro region with heavy snow Friday and Saturday. This storm has the potential to be as strong as the “Snowpocalypse” storm of Dec. 19-20 earlier in the season. The one difference is that […]

Welcome To Washington DC, Land Of The Snow Wimps

by @ Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010. Filed under Washington DC

This is embarressing: February? So little to recommend it. The Super Bowl comes and goes as quickly as a plate of nachos. Then Valentine’s Day — always a letdown. There are endless gray skies and gray snow drifts that never seem to melt entirely. Now comes the indignity — unwelcome for most of the wind-chapped […]

D.C. City Council Votes To Legalize Gay Marriage

by @ Tuesday, December 1st, 2009. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Washington DC

Some good news from the District of Columbia: The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage in the District, as the city moves quickly to join five states in allowing gay couples to marry. After months of debate, the council passed the bill 11 to 2. It still must take a second vote in […]

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