Weather

Potholepalooza In The District

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Across the area, the consensus seems to be winter weather has worn out its welcome. And it's taking a toll on more than people's patience. Roads across the region are showing lots of wear and tear from storms and efforts to clean up after them.

Going Nowhere: Winter Transportation Troubles

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Even though it's March, winter weather continues to wreak havoc on transportation systems nationwide. We consider the factors that transit providers weigh when deciding when to cancel -- and restart -- service.

School Closures And The "Snow Day Effect"

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Last night, school systems around the region began sending out word of yet another weather-related closure. Snow days bring excitement for kids and frustration for parents. They disrupt classroom instruction. But some recent studies have found that concerns about the "snow day effect" are overstated.

Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From your take on the Corcoran Gallery's surprising changes to your reaction to the slushy winter Olympics, it's your turn to set the agenda.

DC Water Proposes Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

DC Water is building huge tunnels to comply with a court order to end sewer overflow into local rivers. Now permeable-pavement bike lanes and green roofs could join the mix.

The Science Of Snowstorms And Weather Prediction

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Washington region is bracing for four to seven inches of snow today, followed by a blast of arctic air that will plunge temperatures into the single digits. We talk with Jason Samenow, from The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang...

Can Science Explain Extreme Weather?

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With a polar vortex moving through the area and other extreme weather seeming to be more common, we explore the science of the arctic ice cap and other research on weather.

March (Weather) Madness

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A late winter snow storm is blanketing the Washington region with a mix of snow and rain. We get an update on how the region is faring thus far.

Risk, Rising Seas And Regional Coastlines

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

How local beachfront communities are preparing for the worst, and whether those efforts are enough in an increasingly unpredictable climate.

Paying For A Superstorm

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Our region may have dodged the worst of Superstorm Sandy, but experts say now's the time to check your insurance policy to make sure you're covered when the next storm hits.

Surviving The Superstorm - Day Three

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The "superstorm" may have passed, but the Washington region is far from out to the woods -- we'll chat with local officials who are monitoring Sandy's continued effects on the area.

After Sandy: Eastern Shore And The Region's Roadways

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We get updates on storm damage from WAMU Coastal Reporter Bryan Russo and The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock.

Satellites And Storm-Tracking Technology

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

U.S. government polar satellites provided 84 percent of the data used by American storm researchers to forecast Hurricane Sandy's path. But those satellites are aging rapidly. Tech Tuesday explores the science -- and politics -- behind polar satellites.

Superstorm Sandy: The Fallout

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We get an update from public officials, utilities and reporters who are following the storm's aftermath.

Hurricane Sandy: Weather Update And The Region's Roads

Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We get an update on emerging weather patterns and conditions on Maryland, Virginia and D.C. roads.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.