Open House at Sterling
So, you've been hearing and reading about the National Weather Service forecast office at Sterling, Va. for years - ever since they closed the office at BWI and replaced our Baltimore-savvy meteorologists with machines. Now you have a chance to actually visit and tour the office that took over our forecasting responsibilities, meet the people who work there and learn from them about the region's weather.
The Sterling office is holding an Open House on Saturday and Sunday - this weekend. Why not take a drive out there? You can combine it with a trip to the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Museum near Dulles Airport. There's an amazing display of historic aircraft, including an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane and the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay.