Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brief Weather Update Featuring Some Lovely Fall Foliage Pictures; 80F Today, Near Freezing Sunday Morning

Lake in Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland, Oct. 25, 2014. Photo by Erin Kelly.

This might be Clopper Lake.

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I didn't want my previous entry to be the lead entry for any extended period, especially as I will not be able to post any entries tonight and possibly tomorrow night.

Thus, I am posting this entry. It is just a brief weather update with some pretty fall pictures from around the region in the past several days taken by people with far superior cameras to mine.

Clopper Lake, Seneca Creek State Park, Md., Oct. 27, 2014. Photo by Kathy Swendiman.

(Note: The link doesn't work. To be clear, links and names are taken directly from the CWG entries, so it's GIGO in terms of accuracy.)

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As for the CWG, the weather blogger and photo-journalists there just can't help themselves with their silly, over-the-top descriptions of fall days. Today it is Matt Rogers' turn. He writes in this entry with that today will feature, "Big, bold, and beautiful weather dominates our final Tuesday of October..." that thanks to "quality sunshine"gets YET ANOTHER "10" on that weather grade-inflated scale of 1 to 10 the CWG contributors use.

A maple tree nearing vibrant fall peak in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., October 25, 2014. Photo by Nathan Jones.

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"Big, bold, and beautiful..."

Now is Matt describing the fall weather; a soap opera from the 1980s; or a D.C. drag show??

A side street in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Photo by Ian Livingston.

Actually, this might be in the West End section of D.C., but I'm not changing the photo name at this point.

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Anyway, the autumnal-themed pictures sent in by CWG readers in recent CWG posts including this one have been quite lovely and are included in this entry.

Turning to the weather, today is forecasted to be sunny with highs around 80F at KDCA. It will quite likely be the last 80F day of the season (I think I might have already said that in an earlier entry this month).

Fall colorful trees somewhere in the D.C. area (probably in Virginia but I couldn't determine) on October 24, 2014. Photo by Nathan Jones.

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A cold front moves through tomorrow with some scattered showers, and then it starts to turn MUCH colder with highs this weekend only around 45F and lows around freezing even in D.C. proper. A CWG entry from yesterday features temperature forecast maps of temperatures and temperature anomalies.

Ignore the part about possible snow flurries somewhere in the region on Saturday. Let's not start that game just yet.

--Regulus

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