A projected crowd of 20,000 is expected to descend on The National Mall on Sunday, for what will be “the largest climate rally” in U.S. history.
We’re hoping to send a reporter to cover the event and will offer a few tips for you first timers.
First of all, welcome! You continue the grand tradition of coming to the Nation’s Capital to try and influence those behind the marble walls.
For weather, you’ll want to go to Capital Weather Gang. Their forecast for Sunday is below. Looks like little chance of snow but if you see the natives going crazy at the first fall of flakes, it’s because National has registered just 1.5 inches of the fluffy stuff so far. To say the least, Washington is in a snow drought.
Presidents’ Day Weekend often features a storm around these parts and for a time it looked like that may be the case this time as well. But the latest model trends suggest nothing more than chilly and breezy conditions Saturday and Sunday with a chance of flurries or snow showers and highs in the mid-30s to low 40s. Winds ease and temperatures moderate by Presidents’ Day itself with highs in the 40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium
Getting Here, Getting Around
I noticed the Climate Rally site has a FAQ, good points. I would just add that Metro has scheduled maintenance for Friday - Monday. Also, weekends see the train cars coming less frequently than weekdays, so add in time.
What to See Nearby:
The King Memorial Statue, about a 15 walk from the rally site, is an absolute must see.
The National Museum of American History has an exhibit on the March to Washington in August 1963.
It will be cold but the good news is the city, the museums, the restaurants will not be crowded as with the prime visiting months.
Enjoy your stay and thank you for caring. Heaven knows humankind has treated mother earth badly, so it could use some tlc!