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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Damaging tornadoes tore through Plains, with risk of more storms Friday

Several tornadoes terrorized parts of the Oklahoma City metro, as well as Kansas and Colorado

May 12, 2023

Dangerous storms to hit the Plains. Here’s where there’s most risk Thursday.

A few strong tornadoes are possible, including near the Oklahoma City metro area.

May 11, 2023

Marathoners ran through lightning and flooding. Here’s why that was risky.

Sunday's Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati highlights the dangers weather can pose to athletes.

May 11, 2023

Extreme heat, well into triple digits, smashes records in Asia

It’s likely that significant excess mortality — or premature deaths caused by the intersection of heat stress and pre-existing vulnerabilities — is occurring across Southeast Asia.

May 8, 2023

A flower moon and meteors: Don’t forget to look up this weekend

Skywatchers in Africa, Asia and Australia will also spot a "penumbral" lunar eclipse.

May 5, 2023

Records toppling as temperatures hit nearly 90 degrees in northern Canada

The record temperatures in northern Canada are several degrees above anything else in the history books.

May 4, 2023

Tornado activity has simmered. Soon it could roar back to life.

The weather pattern looks to become more favorable for severe weather next week.

May 3, 2023

How dust storms happen, and why they’re so dangerous

The biggest threat from dust storms comes on the roadways.

May 2, 2023

How three tornadoes hit Florida and Virginia on consecutive days

Just a day after a first tornado hit Boynton Beach in Florida, a second tornado tore through Palm Beach County.

May 1, 2023

Grapefruit-sized hail bombards Texas as icy baseballs pelt Florida

Severe thunderstorms have been dropping massive chunks of ice on the southern U.S.

April 27, 2023