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  • Images capture waterspout in Oldsmar

    Images capture waterspout in Oldsmar

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 3:50 PM EDT2013-07-09 19:50:55 GMT
    Mother Nature put on quite a show in Pinellas County Monday night: a waterspout formed near Oldsmar, and many people caught it on camera. Check out photos and video here.
    Mother Nature put on quite a show in Pinellas County Monday night: a waterspout formed near Oldsmar, and many people caught it on camera. Check out photos and video here.
  • Check power outages in DC region

    Check power outages in DC region

    Here are some valuable links to check the power outages in the D.C. region.
    Here are some valuable links to check the power outages in the D.C. region.
  • Md. apartments condemned weeks after 'derecho'

    Md. apartments condemned weeks after 'derecho'

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:00 GMT
    Nearly two weeks after the derecho storm that knocked power out for about half the households in the Washington, D.C. area, an apartment building was condemned as uninhabitable.
    Nearly two weeks after the derecho storm that knocked power out for about half the households in the Washington, D.C. area, an apartment building was condemned as uninhabitable.
  • Many neighborhoods still affected after 'derecho' storm

    Many neighborhoods still affected after 'derecho' storm

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:00 GMT
    It has been more nearly three weeks since that wicked derecho swept across the D.C. area and the damage done that night is still affecting many neighborhoods.
    It has been more nearly three weeks since that wicked derecho swept across the D.C. area and the damage done that night is still affecting many neighborhoods. The power may be back on, but the costs of the mighty storm are still piling up.
  • Bitter cold: Wind chills dip below zero across DC region

    Bitter cold: Wind chills dip below zero across DC region

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:05 AM EST2014-01-07 10:05:52 GMT
    Much of the nation is being hit by a “polar vortex,” and that includes the D.C. region. The coldest temperatures we've seen in decades will reach our area tonight-- but it will feel much, much colder than it is.
    Much of the nation is being hit by a “polar vortex,” and that includes the D.C. region. The coldest temperatures we've seen in decades will reach our area tonight-- but it will feel much, much colder than it is.
  • Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

    Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

    Monday, December 9 2013 2:52 PM EST2013-12-09 19:52:47 GMT
    A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies.
    A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies.
  • East coast winter storm threatens to snarl Thanksgiving travel

    East coast winter storm threatens to snarl Thanksgiving travel

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 11:46 PM EST2013-11-27 04:46:49 GMT
    A major storm with heavy snow, rain and high winds will hit Thanksgiving travelers hard on Wednesday in the Northeast with ripple effects for flights elsewhere in the nation.
    A major storm with heavy snow, rain and high winds will hit Thanksgiving travelers hard on Wednesday in the Northeast with ripple effects for flights elsewhere in the nation.
  • Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts

    Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts

    Thursday, November 21 2013 5:45 PM EST2013-11-21 22:45:24 GMT

    The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain and even average weather.

    The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain and even average weather.

  • Send us your beautiful sunset pictures

    Send us your beautiful sunset pictures

    Thursday, November 7 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-11-07 12:52:39 GMT
    Our region has blessed with some amazing sunsets in the recent weeks. Wednesday night’s was amazing! Check out our gallery of beautiful sunset pictures - and if you have one, send it to us! Tweet us @myfoxdc and use the hashtag #dmvsunset. We might use them LIVE on the air!
    Our region has been blessed with some amazing sunsets in the recent weeks. Wednesday night’s was amazing! Check out our gallery of beautiful sunset pictures - and if you have one, send it to us! Tweet us @myfoxdc and use the hashtag #dmvsunset. We might use them LIVE on the air!
  • Snow falls in western Maryland

    Snow falls in western Maryland

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 12:53 PM EDT2013-10-23 16:53:17 GMT
    Snow, possibly the first to fall in Maryland this season, was spotted in Garrett County Wednesday. Traffic cameras along George Washington Highway near Table Rock Road captured the falling flakes.
    Snow, possibly the first to fall in Maryland this season, was spotted in Garrett County Wednesday. Traffic cameras along George Washington Highway near Table Rock Road captured the falling flakes.
  • Early autumn storm brings heavy snow to Oregon

    Early autumn storm brings heavy snow to Oregon

    Friday, October 4 2013 2:09 PM EDT2013-10-04 18:09:57 GMT
    An early autumn storm brings heavy snow to Oregon More than 17 inches blanketed Mount Hood Thursday. Visitors and residents didn't seem to mind -- they took full advantage. The weather is expected to warm up in the coming days.
    An early autumn storm brings heavy snow to Oregon More than 17 inches blanketed Mount Hood Thursday. Visitors and residents didn't seem to mind -- they took full advantage. The weather is expected to warm up in the coming days.
  • Hawaii braces for rain, wind from tropical storm

    Hawaii braces for rain, wind from tropical storm

    Monday, July 29 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-07-29 15:22:19 GMT
    Residents and tourists across Hawaii were bracing for Tropical Storm Flossie, which forecasters said was weakening as it approached the state but still could bring heavy rains, strong winds and possibly even tornadoes.
    Residents and tourists across Hawaii were bracing for Tropical Storm Flossie, which forecasters said was weakening as it approached the state but still could bring heavy rains, strong winds and possibly even tornadoes.
  • Lightning likely sparked apartment roof fire in Annapolis

    Lightning likely sparked apartment roof fire in Annapolis

    Thursday, July 11 2013 4:03 PM EDT2013-07-11 20:03:39 GMT
    An Annapolis fire department official says a lightning strike likely started a fire in the roof of an apartment building.
    An Annapolis fire department official says a lightning strike likely started a fire in the roof of an apartment building.
  • 4 heat-related deaths in Maryland this summer

    4 heat-related deaths in Maryland this summer

    Thursday, July 11 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-07-11 19:58:32 GMT
    Maryland health officials say there have now been four heat-related deaths in the state this summer.
    Maryland health officials say there have now been four heat-related deaths in the state this summer.
  • Massive storm system passes through DC region

    Massive storm system passes through DC region

    Thursday, June 13 2013 11:11 PM EDT2013-06-14 03:11:54 GMT
    A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages, flash flooding and extensive flight delays, but largely failing to live up to its fierce billing.
    A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages, flash flooding and extensive flight delays, but largely failing to live up to its fierce billing.
  • State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm

    State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm

    Thursday, June 13 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-06-13 20:30:07 GMT
    Massive thunderstorms have swept across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, knocking out power to thousands of people and causing some flash flooding in certain areas. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.
    Massive thunderstorms have swept across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, knocking out power to thousands of people and causing some flash flooding in certain areas. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.
  • Storm prompts feds to allow leave, telework

    Storm prompts feds to allow leave, telework

    Thursday, June 13 2013 6:12 AM EDT2013-06-13 10:12:15 GMT
    The Office of Personnel Management says federal agencies in the Washington region are open despite forecasts of severe weather, but workers will be allowed to take unscheduled leave or telework.
    The Office of Personnel Management says federal agencies in the Washington region are open despite forecasts of severe weather, but workers will be allowed to take unscheduled leave or telework.
  • How to safely use a portable generator

    How to safely use a portable generator

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 7:19 PM EDT2013-06-12 23:19:04 GMT
    Generators should be used in well-ventilated locations outside away from all doors, windows and vent openings. The generator should be placed as far away as possible and at a minimum at least 3 feet away from your house.
    Generators should be used in well-ventilated locations outside away from all doors, windows and vent openings. The generator should be placed as far away as possible and at a minimum at least 3 feet away from combustibles-this includes your house.
  • Satellite images show darkness after ‘derecho' storm moved through area

    Satellite images show darkness after ‘derecho' storm moved through area

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:01 GMT
    Satellite pictures show large areas of darkness on 30 June after the ‘derecho' had moved through the mid-Atlantic.
    Satellite pictures show large areas of darkness on 30 June after the ‘derecho' had moved through the mid-Atlantic.
  • Pepco on hot seat for performance during derecho

    Pepco on hot seat for performance during derecho

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:00 GMT
    The Montgomery County Council grilled top Pepco officials during a public hearing Thursday in Rockville about what was called the utility's "unreliability."
    The Montgomery County Council grilled top Pepco officials during a public hearing Thursday in Rockville about what was called the utility's "unreliability."
  • Officials discuss 9-1-1 failures during derecho

    Officials discuss 9-1-1 failures during derecho

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:00 GMT
    An investigation is underway into why 9-1-1 service was disrupted in parts of northern Virginia following June's derecho. Officials from Virginia, Maryland and the District gathered in Fairfax Tuesday.
    An investigation is underway into why 9-1-1 service was disrupted in parts of northern Virginia following June's derecho. Officials from Virginia, Maryland and the District gathered in Fairfax Tuesday.
  • Verizon releases report on 911 outages during June 29th derecho storm

    Verizon releases report on 911 outages during June 29th derecho storm

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:00 GMT
    The derecho that ravaged the Mid-Atlantic region in late June left Fairfax County and other parts of northern Virginia with no 911 service. Verizon has now released a comprehensive report on the outages.
    The derecho that ravaged the Mid-Atlantic region in late June left Fairfax County and other parts of northern Virginia with no 911 service. Verizon has now released a comprehensive report explaining the reasons for the 911 outages and corrective steps it is taking to prevent such blackouts in the future.
  • Last day for comments on 'derecho' storm to PSC

    Last day for comments on 'derecho' storm to PSC

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:52:00 GMT
    It's the last day for Maryland residents to submit comments about electric companies' handling of the "derecho" storm in June that caused days of power outages.
    It's the last day for Maryland residents to submit comments about electric companies' handling of the "derecho" storm in June that caused days of power outages.
  • What is a derecho?

    What is a derecho?

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:48:17 GMT
    The storms that hit the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas Friday evening were a meteorological phenomenon known as a derecho.
    The storms that hit the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas Friday evening were a meteorological phenomenon known as a derecho.
  • National Weather Service confirms 3 tornadoes in Maryland

    National Weather Service confirms 3 tornadoes in Maryland

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-06-11 22:56:23 GMT
    The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in Maryland.
    The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in Maryland.
  • Tornado reported in Maryland

    Tornado reported in Maryland

    Monday, June 10 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-06-11 03:21:58 GMT
    A fire official in Howard County reported high winds destroyed a building and a detached garage in Woodbine, Md.
    A fire official in Howard County reported high winds destroyed a building and a detached garage in Woodbine, Md.
  • Culpeper motel evacuated due to flooding

    Culpeper motel evacuated due to flooding

    Monday, June 10 2013 1:28 PM EDT2013-06-10 17:28:09 GMT
    A motel in Culpeper has been evacuated due to flooding spawned by heavy rain.
    A motel in Culpeper has been evacuated due to flooding spawned by heavy rain.
  • Heavy rains prompt flood warnings in DC area

    Heavy rains prompt flood warnings in DC area

    Friday, June 7 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-06-07 23:15:22 GMT
    Hundreds of customers are without power and motorists are facing messy roads as Tropical Storm Andrea approaches the mid-Atlantic region. Download the FOX 5 Weather App!
    Hundreds of customers are without power and motorists are facing messy roads as Tropical Storm Andrea approaches the mid-Atlantic region. Download the FOX 5 Weather App!
  • Tropical Storm Andrea pounds parts of Florida

    Tropical Storm Andrea pounds parts of Florida

    Thursday, June 6 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-06-07 03:29:31 GMT
    The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend.
    The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend.
  • Summerlike Tuesday in DC, Baltimore

    Summerlike Tuesday in DC, Baltimore

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 09:21:10 GMT
    Rising temperatures and humidity across the mid-Atlantic will have it feeling like the end of June.
    Rising temperatures and humidity across the mid-Atlantic will have it feeling like the end of June.
  • At least 51 killed after massive tornado roars through Oklahoma City suburb

    At least 51 killed after massive tornado roars through Oklahoma City suburb

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:24:10 GMT
    A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph.
    A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph.
  • FOX 5's Sue Palka throws 1st pitch at Nats game on Weather Day

    FOX 5's Sue Palka throws 1st pitch at Nats game on Weather Day

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-04-24 21:44:14 GMT
    Our own Sue Palka had the honor of tossing the first pitch at the Nationals game Wednesday.
    Our own Sue Palka had the honor of tossing the first pitch at the Nationals game Wednesday.
  • Tornado Watch for DC Region until 10pm

    Tornado Watch for DC Region until 10pm

    Friday, April 19 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-04-19 22:11:38 GMT
    Tornado Watch for DC Region until 10pm. Be prepared. Tornadoes can form from severe thunderstorms with little or no advanced warning. Know your safe room in your home, at school, and at work. Do not use highway overpasses as shelters. Remain alert for the issuance of warnings.
    Tornado Watch for DC Region until 10pm. Be prepared. Tornadoes can form from severe thunderstorms with little or no advanced warning. Know your safe room in your home, at school, and at work. Do not use highway overpasses as shelters. Remain alert for the issuance of warnings.
  • Thunderstorms move out of area, spring weather in store for weekend

    Thunderstorms move out of area, spring weather in store for weekend

    Friday, April 12 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-04-12 16:44:26 GMT
    Heavy rain and thunderstorms passed through the area Friday morning – but the weekend should be sunny and in the 60s.
    Heavy rain and thunderstorms passed through the area Friday morning – but the weekend should be sunny and in the 60s.
  • Record temperatures hit DC area

    Record temperatures hit DC area

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-04-10 22:35:39 GMT
    A spring heat wave is breaking records around the Washington area.
    A spring heat wave is breaking records around the Washington area.
  • April Fools' Day warmth to tease D.C. area

    April Fools' Day warmth to tease D.C. area

    Monday, April 1 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-04-01 12:49:06 GMT
    The comfortable temperatures gracing the I-95 corridor this April Fools' Day will only be a tease with a significant cold shot on the horizon.
    The comfortable temperatures gracing the I-95 corridor this April Fools' Day will only be a tease with a significant cold shot on the horizon.
  • Nuisance snow to brush DC, Baltimore on first day of spring

    Nuisance snow to brush DC, Baltimore on first day of spring

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 5:29 AM EDT2013-03-20 09:29:18 GMT
    A weak storm tracking over the Florida Peninsula Wednesday will turn northward along the East Coast Wednesday night into Thursday morning, producing a bit of wet snow in some areas.
    A weak storm tracking over the Florida Peninsula Wednesday will turn northward along the East Coast Wednesday night into Thursday morning, producing a bit of wet snow in some areas.
  • Snowstorm to graze I-95 corridor

    Snowstorm to graze I-95 corridor

    Monday, March 18 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-03-18 10:54:45 GMT
    ACCUWEATHER - The heavy snow invading the Northeast Monday will graze the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York City to Boston, but eventually rain will win out over the snow.
    ACCUWEATHER - The heavy snow invading the Northeast Monday will graze the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York City to Boston, but eventually rain will win out over the snow.
  • Comet making closest approach ever of Earth

    Comet making closest approach ever of Earth

    Monday, March 11 2013 3:43 PM EDT2013-03-11 19:43:42 GMT
    This week the western sky has a visitor from the deep depths of the outer solar system - Comet PanSTARRS. March 12-18 is prime time to view the comet as after this week it will start to fade.
    This week the western sky has a visitor from the deep depths of the outer solar system - Comet PanSTARRS. March 12-18 is prime time to view the comet as after this week it will start to fade.
  • Winter Storm Watch for DC Region

    Winter Storm Watch for DC Region

    Stay with FOX 5 and download the FOX 5 Weather app for weather updates, and follow this link to our AccuWeather Radar anytime to check storms in your area.
    Stay with FOX 5 and download the FOX 5 Weather app for weather updates, and follow this link to our AccuWeather Radar anytime to check storms in your area.
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