Dangerous Weather To Impact Afternoon Commute
A line of strong thunderstorms is making its way toward the DC region, and will likely have an impact on your afternoon commute. Severe thunderstorm warnings are expected, with forecasters calling for powerful straight-line winds and possibly even some hail in isolated areas.
Howard University Celebrating 150 Years
Howard University is getting ready to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The school will hold its annual Charter Day Convocation tomorrow morning at eleven. Officials say the event celebrates the anniversary of the official signing of the charter establishing the school, which happened back in 1867. Officials add that classes will be suspended from ten o’clock in the morning to one o’clock in the afternoon so students and staff can attend.
Oprah Not Ruling Out A Run For The White House
Oprah Winfrey says a run for the White House may be in her future. The media mogul tells CNBC she never previously thought about running for president because of a lack of experience. But Winfrey says after Trump captured the White House, she’s not ruling out a future bid. Back in 2015, the talk show star told CBS “This Morning” she would not run for president in this lifetime.
National Park Service Issues Peak Bloom Prediction
Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms will likely be in peak bloom much earlier than usual. The National Park Service says it predicts the Tidal Basin trees will be in full bloom from March 14th to the 17th. It’s so early organizers are moving up the annual Cherry Blossom Festival five days to match the early prediction. The festival will now run from March 15th through April 16th. Superintendent of the National Mall Gay Vietzke says a lot of factors went into the decision, mostly revolving around the recent warm weather.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.