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Josh is a junior at Walter Johnson. He participates vaguely in Science Olympiad, and is a frequent comer at the WJ political forum club. He has been interested in weather since the record breaking blizzards of 2010, and also enjoys rock climbing, board games, and flying RC planes.

Snow to Usher in the First Day of Spring

Snow to Usher in the First Day of Spring

Starting around 4-5 AM, a mix of rain and snow will overspread the area, quickly turning to all snow. Snow should be moderate to heavy by the time the sun…

Weathering the Weather: Thursday Rain to Snow-Storm

Weathering the Weather: Thursday Rain to Snow-Storm

The rain currently falling over the county will turn to snow tomorrow, eventually burying the county in 6-10 inches of snow, sleet, and ice. Snow should mix with sleet between…

Weathering the Weather: Snow Tomorrow?

Weathering the Weather: Snow Tomorrow?

From about 4 AM to 10 AM tomorrow, we will be grazed by the northern edge of a storm that will slam southern Virginia head on. Around 2-4 inches of…

Significant Snowstorm Monday Night

Significant Snowstorm Monday Night

Monday night, a low passing to our south through the Carolinas will create a period of moderate to heavy snow over the area. Expect snow to start around 5 PM…

Weathering the Weather: Wednesday Clipper

Weathering the Weather: Wednesday Clipper

A storm similar in evolution, but different in results, to the storm January 6th that dropped 4-5″ of snow is on tap for tomorrow. What makes it different? A more…

Weathering the Weather: More Exam Snow?

Weathering the Weather: More Exam Snow?

It looks like the pieces have come together yet again for a small shot of snow in the morning, coinciding with exam week. Generally 1-2″ is most likely over the county,…

Weathering the Weather: Refreeze Tonight?

Weathering the Weather: Refreeze Tonight?

Refreeze tonight? As anyone who has been outside today can attest to, it has been a sloppy, wet day. Between the rain during the day, ice accretions from freezing rain…

Weathering the Weather: Alberta Clipper

Weathering the Weather: Alberta Clipper

A quick burst of snow is likely to come tomorrow morning due to a fast moving storm approaching from the mid-west. A general 2-3″ is most likely with highest amounts in northern…

Weathering the Weather: Pre-Turkey Snow?

Weathering the Weather: Pre-Turkey Snow?

It’s that time of year again. Time to start talking snow. This Wednesday, a significant snowstorm looks to affect the county with significant effects on travel on the busy day…

Weathering the Weather: Winter Forecast 2014-2015

Weathering the Weather: Winter Forecast 2014-2015

I’m expecting another cold and snowy winter, somewhat similar to last winter. December should average around one degree cooler than normal, while January and February will be bitterly cold and…

Weathering the Weather: Arctic Air Blast on Its Way

Weathering the Weather: Arctic Air Blast on Its Way

A significant blast of arctic air is headed our way this week, as temperatures plunge from 50s tomorrow to the mid 20s tomorrow night. Even more extraordinarily, highs are unlikely…

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