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From DPR:

“On Friday, May 24, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host hundreds of residents to kick off the 2019 outdoor pool season with the annual celebratory event, “Jump In, DC” at Langdon Park Pool and Spray Park located at 2860 Mills Avenue, NE.

“We are ecstatic to officially welcome residents from across all eight wards to one of our premier aquatic facilities, as we open pools and highlight some of the great things taking place in our parks and recreation centers,” said DPR Director Delano Hunter.

Langdon Park Pool, renovated in 2018, is the only outdoor pool in DPR’s inventory that has a combination pool and spray park. The pool party will include live entertainment, food, giveaways, a live broadcast by WKYS on-air personality, Little Bacon Bear, and the ceremonial jumping into the pool.

This year, joining the Mayor will be 100 year-old, 10-time National Senior Games swim medalist, and Ward 5 resident, John Tatum. Mr. Tatum recently celebrated his 100 birthday this past April and will be on hand when the first attendees jump in the pool to mark the beginning of outdoor pool season.

All DPR outdoor pools and spray parks will be open the following day Saturday, May 25, through Memorial Day Monday, May 27. Pools then remain open on a weekend-only schedule (Saturday and Sunday) through June 16. Read More

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This is not a drill. And it’s no joke – climate change is to blame:

“You can clearly seen the impacts of the 2018 wet weather pattern and the influence of Hurricanes Florence and Hurricane Michael, respectively. Many of the places in blue (very wet) on that map are places that grow collard greens. Flooding and field inundation in Texas and the southeastern United States reduced crop yields and forced farmers to harvest early. Collard greens are also grown in California, which experienced significant challenges from Santa Ana wind-driven fires. Growers report torn leaves and scarring.” Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

And this is no joke.

From the National Mall:

“Peak Bloom Update! – Determining the peak bloom date requires checking both the forecast and where the trees are in the blooming process. The indicator tree is in full bloom & with temps forecast for the upper 70s this weekend, we now predict peak bloom will occur April 1!”

The previous peak bloom was predicted for April 3rd-6th.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From AlertDC:

“National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisory to go into effect at 10 PM tonight until 10 AM Friday, March 1, 2019. Precipitation will in the form of snow and sleet. A total snow and sleet accumulation is expected to be 1 to 3 inches in the District.

Precautionary / Preparedness Actions: Read More

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Just How Windy Is It?


Photo by Bradley Peniston

Bradley reported around 8:30am:

“High winds have toppled a big tree *over* the stone wall of the Soldiers Home Cemetery and across southbound North Capitol Street, tying up traffic for blocks.”

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And I wanted to ask why but I also didn’t want to disrupt the cosmos so I simply, creepily, took a photo from a far. Be well, snow shorts guy, you do you.

“I am alone in the midst of these happy, reasonable voices. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven’s name, why is it so important to think the same things all together.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

And so concludes snow day, February 20th, 2019.

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