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A native to the Washington, D.C. area, Dave Dildine is no stranger to the
complex traffic and weather patterns associated with the region.
Before joining WTOP as a full-time traffic reporter, Dave was a weather research
analyst for a private company in Austin, Texas. He also organized storm chasing
tours with a company based in Oklahoma City.
Having chased tornadoes for over a decade, Dave has logged countless miles on the
highways and rural farm roads of the Great Plains.
Dave joined WTOP in 2010 as the station prepared to launch its own in-house
traffic service. In addition to reporting on the 8s, Dave has covered breaking
weather stories for WTOP. He flew with the Hurricane Hunters into the eye of
Hurricane Irene three days before the storm lashed Mid-Atlantic coast in August
He also reported live as the 2012 Derecho tore through downtown D.C. with 70
When he's not in the traffic center, Dave enjoys running, playing tennis and
photography. He currently lives in Arlington, Va.
If you see more than he says, call Dave on the WTOP Traffic hotline at 877-222-
1035 or email him at email@example.com.
With pictures of the Oklahoma tornado devastation near Oklahoma City still coming in, some wonder what they would do if a tornado hit while they were behind the wheel.
Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:06am EDT
Construction along Interstate 95, bridge work, more track work and several area university commencement ceremonies will delay travelers this weekend. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:49pm EDT
Mom's house, prom night and a commencement at Howard University will be among this weekend's top travel destinations.
Saturday - 05/11/2013, 06:27am EDT
Track work will cause delays on four Metro lines this weekend. Plus expect detours on I-66 over the Potomac and delays in Fauquier County. Express Lanes construction will shut down the HOV lanes on both Interstate 95 and 395. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 05/03/2013, 03:38pm EDT
WTOP has assembled a list of some of the strangest road names in the Washington area. Many of these abnormally named arteries are even major commuting routes.
Thursday - 04/25/2013, 06:39am EDT
It's a major commuting route from Maryland to
D.C., but it's also one of the most
accident-prone paths into the city.
Friday - 03/29/2013, 06:52am EDT
Travel by train, bus and car will be difficult in Washington this weekend as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon will block a number of streets throughout the city on Saturday.
Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:14pm EDT
It's time to spring ahead! Sunday morning's time change means you'll lose an hour of sleep an hour of Metro service. Plus expect more cars on the area's highways as spring traffic ramps up. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:48pm EST
Meteorological winter runs from December through
the end of February, but snow does fall in March
around D.C. Find out how often.
Monday - 03/04/2013, 04:25am EST
Four Orange Line Metro stations will close this
weekend to tie in the new Silver Line rails. And
spotty construction is planned on the area's
roads this weekend if the rain stays away.
Sunday - 02/24/2013, 12:19am EST
Presidents Day will bring schedule changes on
Metrorail and Metro buses, as well as two-way
traffic on some roads that are typically only
inbound in the morning.
Monday - 02/18/2013, 03:50am EST
It's been said that robins are a harbinger of
spring, but many locals have been noticing more
backyard American robins during the cold winter
Friday - 02/15/2013, 09:58am EST
A short race through Capitol Hill on Saturday,
the Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday and
numerous events in between will likely keep
parking at a premium in the District and Metro
will continue its track work this weekend.
Sunday - 02/10/2013, 02:54am EST
Track work will slow Metro riders down this
weekend on all five rail lines. Crews will be
performing a variety of construction and
maintenance, including platform reconstruction,
electrical work and drain cleaning.
Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:54pm EST
Bridge work brings detours to traffic along Route 50 in Virginia and Metro restarts single tracking. That and more in this week's edition of Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:26pm EST
A large migration to the nation's capital will
peak this weekend as the final preparations for
the 57th Presidential Inauguration are rushed to
Sunday - 01/20/2013, 11:48am EST
Winter has not been kind to many presidents and
the inaugural committees in charge of
coordinating the day's events. We have a list of
the worst Inaugural Day weather.
Friday - 01/18/2013, 11:33am EST
Expect more drivers to hit the region's roads
weekends as the warm air moves in. However
construction work is expected and will help keep
lanes open but a parade rehearsal Downtown will
cause headaches for drivers.
Sunday - 01/13/2013, 02:41am EST
Washington's snow drought continues to have many
area residents wondering whether this season will
snowless as last winter.
Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:43pm EST
If you think last year's temperatures in
Washington were reminiscent of a southern climate,
you are correct.
Friday - 01/04/2013, 04:25am EST