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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Bryan Jackson
A storm that promised the first significant snowfall accumulation in two years was mostly a bust, dropping a sloppy wet slush inside the Capital Beltway on Wednesday but delivering more significant snow in the Washington area's outer suburbs.
The D.C. area is looking at the prospect of five consecutive days with high temperatures below freezing for the first time since 1996, even as the morning temperature of 15 degrees Wednesday was the lowest recorded since 2009.
Unusually hot weather in the District will cause temperatures to spike nearly 10 degrees higher than average through Wednesday.
"It's basically flakes in the air," National Weather Service meteorologist Bryan Jackson said. "Snow is there, it's out there, it's just not everywhere."