Vencore Weather
30Oct/14Thu

7:00 AM | *Major cold shot arrives in the region this weekend*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, noticeably cooler than yesterday, highs in the upper 50’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, chilly, lows by morning in the lower 40’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Friday Night

Becoming cloudy, chilly, rain showers likely late, low 40’s

Saturday

Cloudy, windy and unseasonably cold, rain showers possible that could mix with a few snowflakes; especially, in the higher elevations to the north and west of the metro region, mid 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, windy, still unseasonably cold, mid-to-upper 40’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, not as chilly, low-to-mid 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Discussion

A cool front passed through the region yesterday and ushered in cooler air for today and tomorrow, but a bigger story is the cold blast that arrives in the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday. Following two dry and cool days to close out the work week, deep upper-level trof will set up early this weekend in the Northeast US and the result will be the development of a storm near the Mid-Atlantic coastline. Winds will increase on Saturday, temperatures will hold at well below normal levels, and there will likely be some precipitation late Friday night and Saturday in the Mid-Atlantic region. While the precipitation will be mainly in the form of rain, there can be a mix with a few snowflakes on Saturday; especially, in the higher elevation locations to the north and west of the metro region. We will return to warmer weather conditions next week following this upcoming abnormally cold weekend.

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30Oct/14Thu

7:00 AM | *Major cold shot arrives in the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, noticeably cooler, highs in the middle 50’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, chilly, lows by morning in the upper 30’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Friday Night

Becoming cloudy, chilly, rain showers likely late, near 40

Saturday

Cloudy, windy and unseasonably cold, rain showers possible that could mix with a few snowflakes ; especially, in the higher elevations to the north and west, low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, windy, still unseasonably cold, mid-to-upper 40’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, not as chilly, low-to-mid 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Discussion

A cool front passed through the region yesterday and ushered in cooler air for today and tomorrow, but a bigger story is the cold blast that arrives in the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday. Following two dry and cool days to close out the work week, deep upper-level trof will set up early this weekend in the Northeast US and the result will be the development of a storm near the Mid-Atlantic coastline. Winds will increase on Saturday, temperatures will hold at well below normal levels, and there will likely be some precipitation late Friday night and Saturday in the Mid-Atlantic region. While the precipitation will be mainly in the form of rain, there can be a mix with a few snowflakes on Saturday; especially, in the higher elevation locations to the north and west of the metro region. We will return to warmer weather conditions next week following this upcoming abnormally cold weekend.

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30Oct/14Thu

7:00 AM | *A major cold blast arrives on Saturday*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, noticeably cooler, highs in the mid-to-upper 50’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, chilly, lows by morning near 40 degrees

Friday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Friday Night

Becoming cloudy, chilly, rain showers likely late, near 40

Saturday

Cloudy, windy and unseasonably cold, rain showers possible that could mix with a few snowflakes; especially, in the higher elevations to the north and west of the District, low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, windy, still unseasonably cold, mid-to-upper 40’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, not as chilly, low-to-mid 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Discussion

A cool front passed through the region yesterday and ushered in cooler air for today and tomorrow, but a bigger story is the cold blast that arrives in the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday. Following two dry and cool days to close out the work week, deep upper-level trof will set up early this weekend in the Northeast US and the result will be the development of a storm near the Mid-Atlantic coastline. Winds will increase on Saturday, temperatures will hold at well below normal levels, and there will likely be some precipitation late Friday night and Saturday in the Mid-Atlantic region. While the precipitation will be mainly in the form of rain, there can be a mix with a few snowflakes on Saturday; especially, in the higher elevation locations to the north and west of the metro region. We will return to warmer weather conditions next week following this upcoming abnormally cold weekend.

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29Oct/14Wed

9:40 AM | Antares rocket explodes shortly after launch…two video viewpoints and an infrared imagery loop that shows the sudden warm spot

Discussion

The Antares rocket launch that was pushed off 24 hours by a boat in the safety zone region on Monday ended quickly last night in an explosion at the NASA/Wallops Island, Virginia facility. The unmanned commercial rocket which was headed for the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments blew up moments after liftoff on the Eastern Shore of Virginia creating a massive fireball. Fortunately, no injuries were reported on the ground. Officials from NASA and Orbital Sciences hope to find out what happened in the coming days by analyzing the data and debris that remains near the launch pad. The crew aboard the ISS is not lacking when it comes to supplies. They have food, water and other consumables necessary to support them well into next year. Here is video of the explosion from the official NASA feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHMmMgdcOSU and here is a video that was taken from 3000 feet (both courtesy YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciGK9FqUqXw. Finally, the University of Wisconsin has put together an infrared imagery loop that shows a sudden warm spot at the time of the explosion (red circle): http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/141028_goes13_shortwave_ir_Wallops_rocket_explosion_anim.gif .

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