Matthew Cappucci

Washington, D.C.

Meteorologist, Capital Weather Gang

Education: Harvard University, B.A. Atmospheric Sciences

Matthew Cappucci is a meteorologist for Capital Weather Gang. He earned a B.A. in atmospheric sciences from Harvard University in 2019, and has contributed to The Washington Post since he was 18. A Cape Cod native, Cappucci's fascination of weather traces all the way back to when he was 2 years old and trying to pronounce "wind meter." At 7, he saved his money to purchase a video camera, routinely running outdoors during summertime thunderstorms to capture bolts of lightning on film. When he was 14, Cappucci became the youngest-ever presenter at the American Meteorological Society, where he
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How the polar vortex could bring winter back with a vengeance

First, there was a bitter Arctic outbreak. Next up will be a thaw. But thereafter, it may come down to what the polar vortex does — and the jury is still out on that.

January 21, 2024

Another wave of bitter Arctic cold is blasting south across the U.S.

Extreme cold weather and low temperatures will last a few more days, particularly through the central and southern U.S. A rapid thaw comes early next week.

January 18, 2024

January 18 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C.-area weather

January 18, 2024

This week’s Arctic blast pales in comparison to cold of the past

This week’s cold in the United States is extreme, but nothing compared to the past, as climate change is moderating cold snaps.

January 17, 2024

Five things to know about the Arctic blast, winter storms hitting U.S.

It’s as cold along the Gulf Coast as it is in Alaska, amid widespread school and office closures because of snow and ice.

January 16, 2024

Storm updates: Severe winter storm is ending, but now comes extreme cold

A new slew of hazards are materializing in the storm’s wake, including dangerous cold in much of the Great Lakes and Plains.

January 13, 2024

Heavy snow in Great Lakes and flood risk in East as latest major storm continues

Winter storm and blizzard warnings stretched from eastern Nebraska through Michigan late Friday where the National Weather Service is warning of a “life-threatening” combination of heavy snow, strong winds and bitter cold.

January 12, 2024

City-by-city forecast: Snow for Plains and Upper Midwest; chance of tornadoes in South

Parts of the Great Lakes region could see up to a foot of snow and 50 mph winds, with the chance of strong tornadoes in the South.

January 12, 2024

Week’s third storm to charge across U.S. with another blizzard, tornadoes

The third storm in just six days may be the most intense amid an exceptionally active weather pattern.

January 10, 2024

A dangerous storm is sweeping the nation. Here are city-by-city forecasts.

The sprawling system is bringing blizzard conditions, a strong tornado risk, destructive winds and flooding.

January 8, 2024