Amudalat Ajasa

Washington, D.C.

Weather Reporter

Education: Hofstra University, BA in Journalism with Minors in Meteorology and Global Studies

Amudalat Ajasa is a weather and climate reporter for The Washington Post who covers extreme weather and its effects on communities. She has been at The Post since the summer of 2022. Ajasa came to The Post from the New York Times, where she was an Ida B. Wells Society fellow and aided ongoing investigations, gathered data and conducted surveys for its covid-19 tracking team. After her internship ended, she remained at the Times as a freelancer for its Metro investigations team, exploring the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in public housing. Before that, Ajasa was the le
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Hurricane Idalia is threatening extreme danger before it makes landfall Wednesday on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

August 30, 2023

Don’t miss this week’s super blue moon. Your next chance is 14 years away.

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August 29, 2023

Louisiana sees ‘unprecedented’ wildfires amid record heat, drought

The state’s largest wildfire on record has burned over 33,000 acres and is just 50 percent contained.

August 29, 2023

Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on extreme weather, Post-UMD poll finds

Partisans remain split on climate change contributing to more weather disasters, and whether their weather is getting more extreme.

August 23, 2023

Is it safe to release water from Fukushima’s nuclear plant? What to know.

Japan’s plan to discharge treated radioactive water from the Fukushima plant faces opposition although the U.N. nuclear watchdog deems it safe.

August 22, 2023

California assesses post-Hilary damage; some areas hit with flooding and mudslides

Effects of Tropical Storm Hilary, now a post-tropical cyclone, were forecast to extend through Monday in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico’s Baja California region.

August 21, 2023

A life-and-death fight to ban ‘forever chemicals’

The kids at her school called it “cancer water.” There was even a group of them called the “cancer kids.” But when Amara developed a rare form of cancer at 15, the water — and the company contaminating it with chemicals — took center stage in the little time she had left.

August 21, 2023

After Hilary, a big clean-up and lots of water but lives spared

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August 21, 2023

How to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend, 2023’s best

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August 11, 2023

Deadly storm outbreak leaves behind damage from Alabama to New York

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August 8, 2023