Tuesday, January 22, 2013
... and who would he support in 2016?
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., talks to Patch about why President Barack Obama doesn't get a honeymoon this time, obstruction in the House of Representatives, sequestration and many other topics at the Virginia Inaugural Ball. For more news about the presidential inauguration, see the Old Town Alexandria Patch Presidential Inauguration page.
Monday, January 21, 2013
From Metro closures and changes to where to eat and how to stay warm, Patch has you covered.
While Monday's crowds may not be as intense as in 2009, when an estimated 1.8 million people came to DC for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, there’s still a lot of info you need to know to survive the day. From Metro closures and changes to where to eat and how to stay warm, Patch has you covered. Transportation Check out Patch’s inauguration travel guide. Metro — Some metro stations will be closed, and some bus routes will be detoured. See our guide to taking Metro this weekend. Then, read ‘What’s Up with the Metro: Inauguration Edition’ and watch this video from Metro to be informed and prepared. Driving — Driving is definitely not recommended. If you’re still thinking about driving downtown, be prepared to sit in traffic and face …
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
Snow showers still possible for the afternoon and evening.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration suggests temperatures could be warming into the low 40s as events get underway in Washington, D.C. on Monday. But a chance of snow showers is still possible after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Monday, which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, calls for mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 43. The chance for precipitation is at 40 percent, with no significant snow accumulation expected. If you're going, here are some tips for what to wear to watch the inauguration ceremony. And we have complete coverage at our Presidential Inauguration 2013 page.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
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As Obama takes the oath Jan. 21, temperatures could be in the low 30s with some winter weather possible Monday.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration calls for temperatures in the 30s, and those cold temperatures may be paired with some snow flakes. But temperatures will begin to fall below freezing overnight Sunday and early into Monday and will just begin reaching the upper 30s as the event begins. The National Weather Service says temperatures may reach up to 38 degrees in Washington on Monday. Winds will be up to 10 mph. The view should be unobstructed for the main event at noon under partly sunny skies, but the NWS suggests scattered snow showers may begin after 1 p.m. There's a 30 percent chance of precipitation. If you're going, here are some tips for what to wear to watch the inauguration ceremony. And we …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Options near the Inauguration ceremony and parade in downtown Washington, DC.
Looking to grab a bite to eat near the 2013 Presidential Inauguration ceremony and parade in downtown DC.? Here are a few ideas for Monday: If you're heading down early to the Mall for the Inauguration ceremony, why not enjoy a fancy breakfast at the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas lived for two weeks before the President's first inauguration? Parade bleachers will likely block the view a bit, but you can still stroll around Lafayette Square across the street afterward to see the White House. For more information call (202) 638-6600. Breakfast hours at Lafayette, the hotel's restaurant, are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday. Because the Obamas will be worshipping across the street at St. John's Church, the hotel's front doors will be closed …
Many roads will be blocked and parking will not be easy. Find out how to navigate DC during the weekend of the presidential inauguration.
Thinking of driving to the 2013 presidential inauguration, the inauguration parade or an inaugural ball this weekend? It can be done—just be ready to sit in a lot of traffic. In addition to the thousands who are coming into the Washington metropolitan area for the weekend, Virginia and Maryland residents also are expected to stream into the District for inauguration festivities, warns Martha Mitchell Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs. "... Motorists should keep a full tank of gasoline in their vehicles, just in case they are stranded or stuck in traffic," she noted. "Inauguration goers should have a fully charged cell phone. Because use may be limited, send a text message to someone who can call a tow …
Fewer riders expected this year than for the 2009 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, but there will be station closures and other transportation adjustments.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority has released a video to help riders prepare for the 2013 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama on Monday. To view the video, click the media player above this article. Though Metro and security officials are expecting a much smaller crowd than last inauguration, trains and buses will still be quite crowded and some Metro stations and bus stops will be closed. For much more on transportation, events, weather and all things related to the inauguration, see Patch’s special 2013 presidential inauguration section here.