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why wa911 down at a time when it could have been needed most. >> verizon attempts to find some answers. details on a new report that outline what went wrong after the dash i don't. >> and president obama continues campaigning in iowa as republicans get ready for another much-anticipated announcement today. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now.
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live look outside. business is picking up outside on tuesday, august 14th. straight up 6:00 tuesday morning. good tuesday morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's get right to tucker barnes to get the latest on our weather. hello, tucker. >> good morning. you notice something different about that picture this morning. it is still kind of dark out. >> oh, no, that means the days are getting shorter. >> i know it is dark and cloudy. >> that is the trade-off. >> usually by 6:00 a.m., we see a little sunshine. >> way to bring us down, tucker. >> happy august, everybody. >> let's get to your radar. not a bad thing. >> no, but, you know. it is what it is. >> watching the seasons go by. >> that's right. >> rain showers moving in from the west now on the western side of the beltway. that is some pretty good rain there just out 66 and again out towards tysons corner. this moving in 270, montgomery county, anne arundel county,
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prince george's county,ou yre next. most of us will see some light showers, enough to wet the radio roadways. not going to rain all day. temperature right now at reagan national. 77degrees. bwi marshall, 746789 it is warm, humid once again outside. our high temperatures today with the cloud cover and the early showers will be held back a little bit so mid- to upper 80s. and it will feel kind of steamy out there with afternoon showers and thunderstorms redeveloping. early showers and we'll see if we get a few more developing later today. >> let's check in with julie wright. i hope you weren't listening when tucker was noticing the days are getting shorter. >> what? what? >> i know that means less sunshine for you. >> did you hear something. i death penalty hear anything. all right. on the roads right now, you will find wet pavement which is what we're waking up to. in some place, it is coming down pretty good. allow extra time out here on the roads.
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looking through the raindrops on 66, this is the commute coming inbond as you work your way in from manassas. it is heavy and slow continuing out to the car rest area. i have adelays approaching 50 fair oaks trying to work your way continuing in towards 123. the beltway looks pretty good as you travel between annandale and merrifield. stacked-up traffic as you work south of 109 headed out towards clarksburg. no accidents, just volume delays. you will find your lanes are open as you travel between college park and bethesda. traffic is now starting to slow as you work your way west of university boulevard head over towards georgia. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. >> thank you. new this morning, a boil water advisory is in effect for parts of culpeper, virginia. officials are advising everyone on the south end of culpeper to use boiled tap water or bottled water as a safety precaution. this follows a water main break near the culpeper safeway. what you are looking at right now is a picture of the scene
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outside the south gate shopping center. that is last night. you can see the water really rushing through there. there is also some more information on the boil water advisory on myfoxdc.com. that is under web links. an update this morning now on the 911 outages in fairfax county and other parts of virginia that occurred curing the derecho storm in june. >> verizon is detailing its failures in an in-depth report. melanie alnwick joins you to break it all down. >> reporter: good morning. in the report, verizon said it actually lost the ability to monitor the network and receive system alarms. a company executive told the "washington post" that verizon wasn't aware of the fairfax 911 outage until the county called to tell them. the report says the 911 problems in fairfax, prince william, manassas and manassas park were caused by nonworking generators at two key essential offs. each central office has two generators. in arlington, one of the two generators had air in the fuel line. in fairfax, verizon says the
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auto start mechanism failed. the single generators at each of those locations were not able to carry the full load and the backup batteries drained quickly. verizon is now auditing all the backup power systems in maryland, virginia and the district of columbia. >> extremely important to us that we understand this could never happen again. so the way we try to do that is to figure out what happened as we've done in this report. we put in place these audits that will go around office by office and examine every possibility and ensure ourselves that we have at least cared for everything that we can imagine that a storm could bring. >> other 911 call crepes are lost the ability to get automatic location information from callers and operators had to ask people where they were calling from. verdicties onen is changing its communication procedures. instead of relying on e-mail blasts to communicate with 911 call cents are, it will employ
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tax alerts aand conference bridges with 911 directors when needed. a committee in the maryland house of delegates has approved a measure to expand gal belling in the state. the full house will take up the bill later today. it allows table games like black jack and a new casino in prince george's county and lowers taxes for a casino in ann run del county and a planned canada is eastbound owe in baltimore to offset any potential loss of revenue from a new canada is oop owe at the national harbor. the state senate is also on board. montgomery county police are hoping a newly released sketch will help them track down a rape suspect. a man matching this sketch sexually assaulted a woman on july 9th. the # 1-year-old victim says she was attacked at knife point. police have passed out flyers to residents and businesses in that area in hopes of finding some new leads. investigators trying to figure out what caused a massive fire that destroyed a group home in stafford county. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon at the eight-bedroom
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house occupied by adults with special needs. there are no fire hydrants near that home forcing engines to get the watt ferreira a rural supply more than half a mile away on the main road. no one was home at the time of that fire though. the war in afghanistan hitting close to home once again. a marine from herndon, virginia has been killed during combat operations. 31-year-old ryan jeske and two other marines were shot and killed by an afghan police officer on friday. the sergeant was married and last saw his family when he was home last april. funeral arrangements are are still being find finalized. a panhandler convicted of murdering a tourist who refused to give hum a quarter. now, he learns his fate. a little bit later, an update from the campaign trail. president obama, mitt romney and paul ryan all in key battleground states again today as the rnc gets ready to make another much-anticipated announcement. 
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making headlines this morning. legendary editor of cosmopolitan magazine has passed away. helen gurley brown died yesterday at the age of 90. she first became famous when her book, sex and the single girl was published in 1962. she spent 30 years as the editor in chief of cosmo. an atlanta man convicted of murdering a tourist who refused to give him a quarter has been sentenced to life plus 25 years in prison. he was convicted in the 2008 murder after tourist from michigan. he was apanhandler. the victim and another man had stopped at a gas station in midtown atlanta to ask for directs when the man approached them asking for a quarter. when the victim refused, he opened fire. the trial of a baltimore man accused of murdering a north carolina teenager will now take place in january.
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prosecutors and lawyers for michael johnson have agreed to the postponement. johnson is also good of killing, of murdering 16-year- old fill issue abarnes in twenty. prosecutors say johnson killed karnes bonders in her half- sister's apartment. barnes' body was northbound in the susquehanna river months later. new this morning, a big announcement expected today about the upcoming republican national convention. >> first, government steps in to speed up drought relief. detailed on i major effort that will boost prove feats farmer at a time they need it most. we'll tell you about that when we come back. [ male announcer ] the choice on debt...
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that ship jobs overseas, adding trillions to the deficit. president obama's plan: a balanced approach that asks the wealthy to pay a little more, eliminates tax breaks for outsourcing and oil subsidies, cuts government spending, and reduces the deficit by four trillion. two plans. your choice. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. today, v-d.o.t. crews will begin removing dozens of trees from county land in fairfax county. arborists say they should take down 59 trees from the gate falls area because they are dead, decaying or in danger of falling this. comes after a man was killed by
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a decaying tree that fell on his car last month. crews had initially planned to start work yesterday. the obama administration is stepping in to help farmers hit hardest by the drought. yesterday, he announced that the usda is buying $170 million worth of meat and fish which it will freeze for later use. president obama lashed out at lawmaker who he says are standing in the way of a farm bill including republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan. let's check in with tucker now. get the latest on our weather for the area. a rainy day to start. >> yeah, rain here for your morning hours. we'll got a bit of a break midday. might even see some sunshine and than a few thunderstorms will pop up later today as the air has gotten noticeably more humid during the overnight hours. >> i just came from outside. it is still really dark out there. >> it is amazing. >> usually all excited about the sunrise at this time of
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day. >> i >> a few thunderstorms here with the rain showers. as we get into the morning hours here, the rain will continue for the next couple of hours but it won't last all day. sunrise this morning, 6:21. so there you go. not up for another five minutes. a thunderstorm just moment ago down towards dale city. getting some heavy rain there locally working up 95 towards the beltway. western side, tyson corner, 66, getting some rain too. feel like julie wright if i having you the traffic. you can see up 270, we have light rain showers appear rain out to the west. it will be with us for the next couple of hours, enough to certainly wet the roadways. we'll see some rain shortly. we have a nice lift in the atmosphere that. warmer air is trying to work
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in. it was still hot yesterday. very warm oner 80s to about 90. but not a whole lot of humidity. the humidity on the increase this morning and that is lift we are seeing. the actual shower activity. we have a cold front on the way too. that will start to push in later this afternoon and tonight. as that moves in, we've got another chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms. the showers and storms on that front will be a slow mover. the clouds will linger here into our wednesday as well. temperatures at reagan national, we are warm and humid with rain showers. 77 in town. 80 in annapolis. a little rain cooled out towards manassas, 70 degrees. 72 at dulles. noticeably more huge you had out there today. the muggy air unfortunately back in the picture for the next couple of days. mostly cloudy. chance for showers and storms particularly early this morning
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and then again later this afternoon. 87 your daytime high. warm and muggy overnight, 72. thursday looks great. upper 1r0. could be a late storm on friday. cooler this weekend, high temperatures, saturday and sunday. upper 70s and low 80s around here. going to be noticeably cooler for the weekend. -- upper 80s. >> let's get the latest from julie wright on the traffic. >> i thought you were doing traffic. >> i named all the roads i could think of. >> was that two? >> it was the big ones. >> tucker knows two routes, to work and fro work. other than that, that is it. >> we are checking out the ride along southbound 270. as you work out of the frederick headed out towards father hurley boulevard, about a 43-minute commute now getting
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from frederick headed in for germantown. usually, that about a 20 high pressure minute commute. 16miles per hour as you work your way south of route 80. but again, by the time you reach gaithersburg back up to the double nickel as you work with our way south on 124 headed past 370. northbound i-59 below speed as you travel through stafford. i have agot delays qawpt you cothrough dumfries and leaving newington headed up to the west. -- you've got delays quantico through dumfries and leaving newington headed up to the west. turning to politics, it appears that judge governor chris christie will be giving the keynote address at the republican convention in tampa later this month. there are numerous thapts that crist creigh will officially introduce mitt romney as the republican nominee for president. on the campaign trail,
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romney was in florida yesterday. he would not say what parts of paul ripe's economic plan he disagrees with. >> his vice presidential pick is scheduled to appear ate colorado high school later today. president obama continues his three-day bus tour through iowa meanwhile and romney returns to another battle ground state. he has three events in ohio today. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. find out why more car buyers are skipping out on the test drive. >> very interesting. you would think they would want to get in the car before they spend all that money. >> not much of a need for speed in this particular race. the 49th world snail race championship. >> i think he is pulling ahead. >> it was held recently in france. the competitors were placed in small circles on tables and whoever crept to the edge
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first was the winner. after that, they were eaten. this year's winner was spared thanks to his kind hearted owner. oh, my goodness. [ male announcer ] in 1996, president clinton and a bi-partisan congress helped end welfare as we know it, by requiring work for welfare. but on july 12th, president obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. under obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work, and wouldn't have to train for a job -- they just send you your welfare check. and welfare to work goes back to being plain, old welfare. mitt romney will restore the work requirement,
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all in one place. carmax. start here. welcome back. there is new research that shows more car buyers are skipping out on the test drive. we'll have more on that in just a moment. let's talk about what is ahead on the markets today. lauren similar netty with fox business network is live in new york this morning with the business beat. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so stocks mostly fell yesterday in quiet trading. what can we expect today. >> yes. this week is easy, wisdom. nobody is at work. trading volume is dried out. lightest full trading day of the year yesterday, less than two and a half billion shares changed hands. that is the damage. dow down 38. s&p down just about two points but that actually broke the longest winning streak since 2010 so i guess that is the bad news. the good news is we are up this
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morning and we do get some econ today in the form of retail sales. maybe that will bring the buyers and bulls out on wall street. >> lets atalk about this report where people are apparently skipping out on the test drive a brand-new car and just buying it. >> i know. maritz research says that one out of 10 drivers are skipping the test drive altogether. this is terrible news for the deals are because they like to uptrade you a little bit and maybe convince you that you might want to drive another type of car. >> i agree with you. feel the wheel to steal the deal. skip out on all the other extra stuff. i'm with you on that. >> a car is a huge purchase. it is like the second biggest purchase you will probably make
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after your house. how are people not test driving it? >> i don't know. that sounds weird. let's stick to the old- fashioned way. you and i will just test drive our cars from here on out. thank you. it is more than 17 feet long, nearly 165 pounds and that is not the only thin that makes this record setting find in florida's swamp so terrifying. also ahead, verizon release a new report outlining exactly why 911 went down just after the june 29th derecho but some lawmakers say those answers aren't good enough. fox 5 morning news is back in just a moment. we know that back to school time
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>> oh, great, there is more. >> the scientists say that is proof that the snakes are surviving a long time in the wild. the snake was euthanized so you don't have to worry about that particular snake, justify the 87 eggs left behind. the burmese python is native to southeast asia and pose a threat to native wildlife in florida. >> is that the florida everglades. i'm not going there. >> you got to eat a lot to support a make that big. >> you were telling us you had read something about this. >> i read the article about it. they are eating a lot of the native birds and things lie that. birds land like la, la, la and then -- >> and then they're gone. that is why they put the snake to sleep. >> they don't belong there. they don't have any
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competition. >> but the males, they're cranking them up full of hormones on attract the females. >> they isn't a mel out and put a little radar rains hitter on him and he went to find the female snake and that is how they were able to find her, the big one. -- a little radar transmitter on him. >> let's do the weather. wash getting a pretty good rain shower and just south there down towards mount vernon to looks like pretty good rain showers as well. i think much of the morning commute will be wet and by 10:00 this morning, rain should be out of here. the possibility of additional showers and thunderstorms redeveloping this afternoon. temperature right now, 77 in
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washington. 74 in morning in baltimore. 6 # in hagerstown. noticeably more humid than yesterday but the cloud cover will hold temperatures back a little bit. -- 68 in hagerstown. >> you got it in. enough time for weather. >> a good ask the weather guy questions. something that both of you will do. >> it doesn't have anything to do with snakes because we don't line snakes. >> let's talk about the traffic with julie wright. >> i moo grandma used to say snakes travel in pairs. >> they do? >> that's what my grandma said. i drop know. if you found one and you would kill it and leave it and its mate will come to find it and you get both. >> and eat it. >> you would get them both. >> i misunderstood you. >> a lot of rain out here this morning. our fox 5 waze group checking in on the beltway outer group here as you are traveling
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towards the will sop bridge. expect heavy volume here on the roads. lanes are open. the same for those traveling snowbound on 210 headed up to the 295. thank you for checking in with heavy traffic as you guys travel north of palmer road headed back up towards the capital beltway. we have delays. you are definitely below speed traveling between college park and bethesda. this is inbound new york avenue where we had police activity tying up the right side of the highway as you work your way out towards north capital street. it remains heavy and slow. not quite sure what happens there. it remains heavy and slow continuing out towards the third street tunnel. back to you. d.c. police are investigating a pedestrian accident involving a metrobus. this happened last night on wisconsin avenue northwest. police say the bus hit a woman trying to cross the street. she was takeny to local hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay. no one was on the bus at the time of that accident. meanwhile, we are finally getting to the bottom of what
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went wrong for verizon during the derecho storm in june. >> the company is white new report detailing the failures that led to the 911 outages in virginia. melanie alnwick is on the story this morning. >> reporter: backup systems that didn't work and inadequate communication just part of the problems detailed in verizon's post-storm report. a company executive actually told the "washington post" that rearize on didn't know about the -- that verizon didn't know about the fairfax outages until they called to tell them. in arlington, one of the jeb rater rate -- generators had air in the fuel line. arlington central office also serves aas a relay center. outage there meant verizon couldn't see what was happening in rest of system.
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that only made the confusion worse and doe laid the repair response. >> the whole point of 911 is in an emergency it works. we could have had people die. >> 911 going out, that is definitely dangerous for even a short am of time. that is a dangerous thing. i'm not sure if auditing costs a lot of money but i think that is a good plan. >> that is what verizon is doing now, auditing all of the back uppower systems in maryland, virginia and the district of columbia. in addition, verizon has taken about a dozen corrective actions including improving its notification procedures. company will present its report to the metropolitan washington council of governments and other system partners. coming up at 7 clark, we'll tell you what virginia congressmen want the fcc to do in response to the 911 problems. some of our other stop stories this morning, the maryland house of delegates is scheduled to take up a bill
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today to expand gambling in the state. the house ways and means committee voted last night to allow table games and a new casino. the bill will lower taxes on a casino in anne arundel county and a planned casino in baltimore to offset a potential loss of business from a sixth casino at national harbor. the maryland senate is already on board. montgomery county police are hope a newly released sketch will them them track down a rape suspect. police believe a man matching this sketch sexually called a woman at the green park conservation on july 9th. some special needs adults are without a police to live this morning. this is after a fire destroyed their group home. this is a look from a helicopter here that you can see how damaged that is. it happened yesterday afternoon in stafford county, virginia. firefighters had to get some watt ferreira a rural supply on the main road more than a half
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mall away. there was no hydrants near the home. no one was in the house when the fire broke out. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly fire in prince george's county. the fire broke out yesterday at a building on landover road in cheverly. when firefighters arrived think the fire was relatively small in a first floor apartment. the woman found inside the burning apartment died. residents in three other apartments have been forced out by the damage. -- when firefighters arrived, the fire was relatively small in a first floor apartment. a multimillion-dollar security system surrounding one of the world's highest profile airports. how one man slipped past it.
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making headlines in iran, flee days after myspacive earthquake demolished 20 villagers, iran is now welcoming foreign aid. on sunday, officials say the rescue operations with over. early this morning, the vice president said iran is ready to receive help and indicated that iran is struggling to deal with the wrafer math. off rausch rush y's pacific coast, a powerful 7.3 earthquake struck overnight. it was felt in central and northern japan. so far, no reports of a damage or injuries. -- iran is struggling to deal with the aftermath. off russia's pacific coast, a paarful 7.3 earthquake struck overnight. a man was able to scale a fence and walk into terminal three without if you are this notice. paul wagner has a closer look at court here. >> reporter: this is national
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airport as it looks through the long lens of our camera shooting from hains point across the river. there is no fence. anyone who swam or came ashore from the boat could presumably walk on to the airport grounds. this signs saying restricted area, keep out but unless there is something near the runway our camera couldn't see, it doesn't appear to be be a barrier keeping a determined person from oning on the runway. there is a fence on long one side butdoms to an end near the warning signs. part it was is protect bid what appear to be surveillance cameras mounted on poles. a spokesperson for the airport's authority said it is against policy to excuse security. there was a police car patrolling the perimeter of the airport near the river. in the river, d.c. police have jurisdiction patrolling water along with the u.s. coast guard. in new york, the port authority was trying to learn how its
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motion sensors and other equipment in a $100 million system did not detect the breach. passengers wondered the same thing. >> certainly they need to look at vulnerability like that from the water side inform somebody can just climb up the fence and get in, that doesn't make me feel safe flying through kennedy. hopefully, they will do something about it. y to doesn't speak well for the people who are responsible. >> reporter: the port authority of new york says it has stepped up patrols at the airport while it reviews the breakdown and how it happened. the stranded jet skier says he called for help and when it didn't come, he swam the three miles towards the lights of the airport. a union official with the port authority police told the "new york post" that they have been concerned with the perimeter security for quite some time. they have sound the alarm but nothing has been done. in the fox 5 newsroom, i'm paul wagner. a super fast jet that could fly from l.a. to new york city in less than
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an hour could be one step closer to reality. now, the x-51 wave rider is being tested above the pacific ocean today. it the will be launched from the wing of a b-52 bomber. it is expected to fly 3600 miles per hour for 300 seconds before breaking up no the ocean. hope is that the technology will lead it a plane that would take passenger as cross the u.s. in 46 minutes. >> that would be nice. >> i'm all if speed and travel. but something about going from coast to coast in 46 minutes. it is a little too much for me. >> it sounds good. >> might want to check that a little bit. >> even then -- >> well, it is unmanned. i know a lot of places try to let robots run things these days but that doesn't always work. >> can you imagine what would happen if they actually fixed this and then it broke down like halfway. it would just be drama. >> it would be drama.
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>> i don't want to be a naysayer. >> right now, it breaks up into the ocean after it's done. so they have a long ways to go. >> we'll wait on that one. >> there will be other ways to be traveling. >> they'll push some button and break up into particles and come back together where we need to go. >> sounds better. >> if have you to go the old- fashioned way in your car, probably some rain showers for your morning commute. a little heavy just south of the city down towards mount vernon. right there on the potomac. got a nice little shower. that was a thunderstorm not other long ago. nice little downpour there. you can see the darker green. getting some pretty good rain in northwest washington at the moment. some showers up into montgomery county now out towards sav roccaville and gaithersburg. this is all pushing to the east. if you haven't encountered showers yet, bridge county, anne arundel county, you will probably see shower activity before long -- prince george's county. county.
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let's switch maps and we'll get a bit of a break. last friday, we had early showers and a bit of a break. that is a cold front out in central ohio. it's slow mover. it is just not going to be in a hurry to get out of here. so, bottom line, lot of clouds in the forecast today. i think there will be peak or periods of sunshine midday and then the possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorm returning later this afternoon and once that front starts moving in, it will be with us tonight and for much the day tomorrow before it clears the coast by thursday. next such days a little bit unsettled. unsettled. if you start to see the sun for any period of time during the middle of the day, look out later this afternoon. that could fuel some pretty good thunderstorms and here as the atmosphere will be
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somewhat unstable as the frontal system approaches. it will be warm and humid. you will send notice that humidity out there today. 87 tomorrow. frontal system is moving on through but it is taking its time moving ever so slowly. by thursday, friday, we turn to sunshine. highs about 90. let me mention real quick, cool, upper 70s, low 80s. >> upper 70s, are you serious in you caught my attention. >> that is great. that is grea >> good morning to you all. good morning, everybody. guess what it is time for. ask the weather guys. why are you all doing that? what you were just doing there. >> they do that every time. >> that is for ask the weather guys. >> noticed it is synchronized every day. >> we switch it up. >> funny you should do that. tucker barnes and i put our big
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heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. today's question comes from alan. he writes why do we clap after a performance and where did this tradition originate? >> we just clap randomly now. >> in anticipation of the great performance. >> now, people sometimes applaud during a performance if they like a particular thing. >> if he know it will be particularly good -- if they know it will be particularly good. >> is a good question. answer technically is we don't know exactly when this started nor do we know exactly why. however, there are some things that we do know. now, i found that it goes back to the middle ages. you found that it goes back to
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when? >> all right. a professor at yale university, dr. jay fisher, says the custom goes back to the third century b. c. when greek plays ended. they would all applaud. >> apparently, there was instruction at the end. >> yes, it was a much more formal thing back in the day and people were sort of encouraged do it, encouraged on how they should do t now, i think it is learned. we learn from our parents. >> it is an established thing. although, interestingly, if you governor to the taping of a tv show, we all know to applaud but there are applause signs that go up to encourage applause at the right times to make the show flow better. >> some particularly good clapping here. >> what a good crowd that is. >> we have those signs here too. that is how we know to clap before the weather guy segment. >> yes, we do. it goes a long way back. we don't know why clapping
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became the thing to indicate approval of a performance because it could have been anything. slapping your thighs or whatever. but it was clapping. scientists have wanted to experiment and see if this is something that is learned or innate to us because they do know that babies sometimes seem to clap when they're happy about something or as a response to light or something like that. however, it has been very difficult to test babies and see, well, do they learn in this from adults and others or is it really truly innate because you'd have to have a baby and say don't clap around this baby ever and we'll test some things. they don't really know for sure. >> let me just mention real quick. some primates also clap.
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they don't clap for applause. >> they clap to call attention like there as food over there. a lot of information out there. we have a clip right now from -- let me find this gentleman's name. his name is kent toast french is his name. he is the world's fastest clapper. clapper. as designated by the begin he is book of world records. >> you do you clap that fast. >> can you imagine if you are this guy and you're on the clapper. >> you have a strobe effect in your apartment. >> what's going on in i don't house. >> there is a talent for everybody. >> i hope we answered that for you. goes a long way back. way we do want know why we do it. how was that today? -- we don't know why we do it. >> if you have a question, go
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to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> nobody does it better. carly simon. >> nobody does it better than julie wright. we are talking traffic. >> thank you. >> that's true. >> you guys agree? >> there we go. >> there we go. you remember the taping of old game show, they held up the sign that said clap now. wisdom going that is not on my teleprompter. all right, you guys. here we go. slow-moving traffic coming south leaving 85 headed out towards father hurley boulevard actually 43 minute commute headed south. 31miles per hour here. we are starting to see a change. traffic pattern slowing again out of germantown at 31 miles per hour headed down into rockville. coming in from the west off of 66 leaving manassas, we are slowing at 31 miles per hour.
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the pace really doesn't improve as you guys continue in towards fair oaks. 31miles per hour and than a little bit better as you get choser to the beltway at 51 miles per hour headed in from vienna. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, how about trying a maidenover. >> make sure you don't get caught in a sticky wicket. holly is live and we'll learn about cricket. [ male announcer ] do you support work for welfare?
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris on this wet tuesday morning. probably not the best morning to be dressed all in white. but i am, because i'm all about the sport of cricket this
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morning. we are live at the germantown plex. i'm learning the whole thing here this morning. and you will learn, too, the sport of cricket is big in our area. the washington cricket league has been around since 1974. they have some 35 teams and you can see we already have some players out warming up this morning. well, kind of warming up. i think they're serving the pitch or field or whatever to see if it's okay for us to play. we're going to find out about the league, about who plays, how you can learn how the game works. we do know a cricket game can last from an afternoon to a couple of weeks. i told them our show goes until 10:00. i learned that rule number one is they don't play in the rain. if it's raining, see rule number one. we're going to figure it out. we're going to figure it out. >> cool. we look forward to that. stay dray, if you can -- dry, if you can. time for our facebook fan of the day.
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