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Meet the Most Delightful Member of the Capital Weather Gang

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If NBC4’s Pat Collins ever turns in his snow stick, Angela Fritz could become our region’s next beloved snow reporter. The intrepid member of the Washington Post’s weather crew has no problem plunging into a snowbank to take a measurement or forecasting from the Post’s roof. Fritz is also a serious scientist with a Twitter account that, like her forecasts, tells it like it is while remaining affable. Her campaign against Reagan National as DC’s official weather station is not just good journalism but exactly why the Capital Weather Gang is the best meteorology source in town: She goes way beyond letting you know whether you need to pack an umbrella.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.