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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Southern and northern lights sweep planet in stunning display of auroras

A “severe” solar storm triggered the outburst of auroras. Even California, Arizona, Arkansas and Virginia reported sightings.

April 24, 2023

How to see the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

Bright meteors — and the occasional fireball — caused by debris explosions, move quickly through the sky.

April 21, 2023

2 dead as ‘extremely dangerous’ tornado swarm tears through Oklahoma

Maps of tornadoes in Oklahoma show where damage occurred. Additional tornadoes were reported in Texas, Iowa and Kansas. Chances of tornadoes are low Thursday.

April 20, 2023

Rapid snowmelt causing significant flooding across northern Plains

Rivers in the Dakotas and Minnesota are experiencing widespread flooding, near record level in at least one area, as a winter’s worth of snow is melting.

April 19, 2023

Weekend lightning strikes kill 1 in Pennsylvania and 1 in Florida

It’s unusually early in the season for multiple lightning-related fatalities in the United States, underscoring the dangers lightning can pose year round.

April 18, 2023

Late-season blizzard slams Wisconsin, delivers snow to Chicago

It marks the start a cooler pattern that will bring below-average temperatures to much of the eastern United States into the end of April.

April 17, 2023

Historic downpour in Fort Lauderdale dropped 88 billion gallons of rain

The rain water would have covered the entire state of Florida in 0.07 inches of water.

April 14, 2023

Fort Lauderdale was inundated with a third of its annual rainfall within hours

Fort Lauderdale’s previous record rainfall for a single day was 14.59 inches, set April 25, 1979.

April 13, 2023

Scientists predict slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season

It would be the first below-average season in the Atlantic since 2014.

April 13, 2023

Early-season heat dome bringing record warmth, fire danger to Lower 48

Temperatures are running 20 degrees or more above average over an expansive swath of the Lower 48.

April 12, 2023