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Mark Fischetti, senior editor at Scientific American, says that the jet stream - the river of air in the northern hemisphere that blows west to east and drives most of the D.C. region's weather - has been changing, and it means that extreme-weather periods will last longer.
While plumbers, heating contractors and snow-removal companies are getting a nice bump this winter, other industries are suffering.
The recent snow and cold may be part of winter's last gasp.
Who's on the hook for that cancelled hotel room, dinner reservation or flight?
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway wasn't friendly to commuters Friday morning.
First came the snow, then came the snow plows. Thousands of crews are working around-the-clock to treat and remove the snowy, icy roadways one at a time.
Car drivers in D.C., listen-up.
A Porsche just couldn't handle Thursday morning's road conditions.
Transformers, voltage regulators, cable, wire and utility poles are among the materials that area electrical power companies are readying to confront any power outages caused by the anticipated winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday.
Fairfax County Public School's chief operating officer, who has the tough job of deciding when the schools system will be open or closed because of weather, is looking at the forecast closely as winter weather approaches Wednesday.