• El Niño makes D.C. snow forecast unpredictable

    WASHINGTON — While some Washingtonians might prefer it if last winter were a repressed memory, area residents might have to get used to the idea of having a bit of snow around this winter. An El Niño — an unusually warm area of Pacific…

  • Record low temps result in record high frostbite cases

    WASHINGTON — The record low temperatures of recent days have resulted in a record high number of severe frostbite cases in the Washington area. At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the increase has been especially dramatic.…

  • Winter storm warning expands to DC with Md., Va. suburbs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are urging drivers to avoid travel as a winter storm is leaving roads covered with snow. A winter storm warning was expanded Saturday to include D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Prince George’s…

  • Tips to keep winter from ruining your skin

    WASHINGTON — Winter can be the toughest time of year for your skin. “Winter does us a double whammy,” says Dr. Howard Brooks, a dermatologist in D.C. The cold dry air outside combines with the heated…

  • Top 5 seed catalog picks for 2015

    WASHINGTON — In the new year, there are several noteworthy seed catalogs to check out to enhance your garden. The W. Atlee Burpee company — better known as just “Burpee” — kicks off its 138th…

  • Simple steps to save on heating

    WASHINGTON — As temperatures plummet, heating bills usually go in the opposite direction. But, according to the largest gas and electric company in Maryland, little steps can help in a big way when it comes…

  • Preparing a car kit for winter emergencies

    WASHINGTON – The D.C. area woke up with sub-zero temperatures Thursday, making for another day of closings and delays. If you have to brave the cold and wintry conditions as a driver, you may want to…

  • A year later, it’s not a polar vortex; it just feels like one

    WASHINGTON — Exactly one year ago — Jan. 5, 2014 — the polar vortex made its presence known throughout much of the country, especially in the D.C. metro area. This week, the region is expected to…

  • Feeling miserable in the winter? It could be an allergy

    WASHINGTON — This is the sick time of year when a lot of people are walking around with runny noses and watery eyes. Many have the common cold, or perhaps the flu. But a lot…

  • Combating dehydration during cold, winter months

    In the hot sticky mess that is the Washington summer,
    drinking a lot of water is essential. But it\’s just as important in the
    winter — and especially if you plan on standing outside in the cold.

  • Energy bills expected to be lower this winter

    Warming a home can drain the wallet, but if Mother Nature plays nice this year, the D.C. region is on track for a pleasant surprise.

  • Cooler summer temps: the sign of a cold winter?

    Cool temperatures went to the extreme last
    week in some parts of the country.

  • DC predicts surge in homeless families this winter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the District of Columbia should expect another surge in homeless families this winter. The Washington Post ( ) reports the city’s plan for sheltering homeless people during cold…

  • Does cool summer mean harsh winter?

    Temperatures are extreme now — and a National Weather Service meteorologist weighs in on what that could mean for the winter.

  • Cold weather heats up sales for some companies

    The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash.