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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Overcast with Haze

80°F

27°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed SW 5 mph
Barometer 29.88 in (1011.9 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 4 Aug 4:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. West wind 5 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 14 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. West wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 14 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
4:44 am EDT Aug 4, 2015
5am EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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