Valley Advisory update

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
927 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017


Tuscarawas-Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison-Jefferson-Mercer-Venango-
Forest-Lawrence-Butler-Clarion-Beaver-Allegheny-Armstrong-Indiana-
Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-Fayette-
Hancock-Brooke-Ohio-Monongalia-
Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston-
Including the cities of New Philadelphia, Dover, Carrollton,
Malvern, East Liverpool, Salem, Columbiana, Cadiz, Steubenville,
Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, Oil City, Franklin, Tionesta,
New Castle, Ellwood City, Butler, Clarion, Punxsutawney,
Brookville, Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Ambridge, Monaca,
Pittsburgh Metro Area, Kittanning, Ford City, Indiana,
Washington, Canonsburg, Waynesburg, Murrysville, Greensburg,
New Kensington, Ligonier, Donegal, Uniontown, Weirton,
Follansbee, Wellsburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Coopers Rock
927 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches expected.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM EST Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means snow will cause travel
difficulties. Use caution while driving. The latest road conditions
for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling
5 1 1.

Ridges advisory update

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
927 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017


Garrett-Fayette Ridges-Preston-Eastern Preston-Western Tucker-
Eastern Tucker-
Including the cities of Mountain Lake Park, Oakland MD,
Grantsville, Champion, Ohiopyle, Kingwood, Bruceton Mills,
Terra Alta, Rowlesburg, Hazelton, Parsons, Hendricks,
Saint George, Davis, Thomas, and Canaan Valley
927 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches expected.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Wind gusts of 30-40 MPH are possible
  tonight on the ridges. This will blow snow, which will inhibit
  clearance efforts and briefly reduce visibility to near zero.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means snow will cause travel
difficulties. Use caution while driving. The latest road conditions
for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling
5 1 1.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Yet another cold and Blustery Day on the hill as temperatures are chili and the snow is falling little on the grassy surfaces and someone to drive but not much there yet that could change overnight.

Today’s high was 25 reached at 2:31 p.m. and the low was 15 reached at 4:12 a.m. that puts the average temperature at 20 degrees.

We had nothing in the CoCoRaHs Station this morning keeping our totals for snow at a Trace and precipitation at 1.7 in. 

In Pittsburgh that was a different story as there was 0.1 in of snow and a trace of precipitation at 7 this morning. For precipitation in Pittsburgh .51 in has fallen in the past month, 22.18 in has fallen since June and 40.89 in has fallen all year in the year 2017. The brings are snowfall for the month of season to 3.0 inches.

On the Youghiogheny River Connellsville today the river gauge reading at 7 a.m. was 2.59 in level 3 hundreds of an inch. As I was driving through town today I saw the two gentlemen working on the river gauge and thank you to them for resetting it and making sure that it is good for us to get are river readings readings. Tomorrow’s forecast is 2.6 in of water in the river.

For the fire weather forecast,Accumulating snow is forecast in most areas tonight as low pressure crosses. Snow showers linger on Thursday, with a break from the snow Thursday night into Friday. Below normal temperatures will continue into the weekend, with some moderation thereafter. The Haines index is forecasted to remain around 3 for the next few days.

For the air quality forecast, the forecast for Thursday in Pittsburgh is code level GREEN,which is good, and means little or no health risk. The primary pollutant will be particles.

The normal High temperature for Pittsburgh tomorrow is 40 degrees and the record temperature is 67 in 1901. The normal low temperature in Pittsburgh is 26 and the record is 3 above set in 1914.

Sunrise Will occur at 7:37 a.m. eastern daylight time and sunset will occur at 4:55 p.m. eastern Daylight Time

Accumulating snow is forecast in most areas tonight as low pressure crosses. Snow showers linger on Thursday, with a break from the snow Thursday night into Friday. Below normal temperatures will continue into the weekend, with some moderation thereafter.

Pennsylvania Turnpike TRIP alert 

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued to Pa. Turnpike travelers regarding weather forecasts from AccuWeather. Periodic snowfall will continue into the Somerset/Allegheny belt on Interstate 76 between Donegal and Bedford. Snow showers will also impact the Beaver Valley Expressway I-376 and portions of the Greensburg Bypass Toll 66 and Mon-Fayette Expressway Toll 43. The Northeast Pa. region of Interstate 476 will also expect some snow North of Interstate 78 Allentown area into Wednesday morning. The snow can be accompanied by stronger wind gusts that will cause blowing snow to drift and cause low visibility in some of these areas.

Winter weather advisory for The Ridges tonight into tomorrow

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
432 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

Fayette Ridges-
Including the cities of Champion and Ohiopyle
432 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions,
  including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Fayette Ridges County.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Today’s weather was cold and blustery with snow mixed in during the day and heavier Lake Effect bands occuring during the early evening. In the Northeast ridges of Fayette county it snowed heavily Shortly after sunset.

Now to Precipitation, as of 7:00 AM, zilch of Precipitation was in my CoCoRaHs Station. The weather service in Pittsburgh today had an entirely different story as the Precipitation was 0.12″ with 2.3″ of Snow. The month totals are 0.51″ and 2.6″ respectfully. The Snow is also at 2.6″ for the season. Furthermore, Precipitation records are 22.89″ for the season and 40.89″ for the year.

The High Temperature was 43, that occurred at 3:09 A.M. The low minimum Temperatures today was 21, recorded at 3:59 P.M.  The average Temperature was 32. Furthermore, it should be noted that the air Temperature dropped 23 Degrees in a 12 hour and 50 minute timeframe.

The river gauge on the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville today is working and the morning reading was 2.62′, tomorrow morning’s stage is forecasted for 2.6′.

As for fire weather forecast for tomorrow the Haines index remains at 3 for at least the next few days. Sharply colder temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills expected through Wednesday. A few lake-effect snow bands will bring localized accumulating snow, with a more widespread snow event expected to bring several inches to the region Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.

The Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday in Pittsburgh is code level GREEN, which is good, and means little or no health risk. The primary pollutant will be particles.

The normal maximum Temperature for Pittsburgh tomorrow is 40 degrees and the record is 71, set in 1971. The normal minimum Temperature is 26 and the record is-5, set in 1962.

Sunrise is set to occur at 7:36 AM and Sunset will occur at 4:55 PM.

Sharply colder temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills expected through Wednesday. A few lake-effect snow bands will bring localized accumulating snow, with a more widespread snow event expected to bring several inches to the region Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. The valley areas are Forecast for 2-3″ of snow and the mountains 4-6″ of snow. As of 10:30 PM tonight, no snow is on the ground and a trace of snow is In the CoCoRaHs Station.

Onset timing

*** Widespread Light Snow Wednesday Afternoon – Evening ***

A clipper system will spread light snow to most of the region starting Wednesday afternoon in eastern Ohio then spreading east into western PA around dusk. Light snow will continue through the evening hours before tapering off in the early morning hours.  The commute home from work Wednesday WILL be impacted along with any evening events. 

For the latest information, visit our winter page at weather.gov/pittsburgh/winter

Snowfall Briefing

The active weather pattern continues with a clipper system racing past our region Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning.  This will bring a widespread swath of snow (2-4″) for much of the region.  Locations in northern West Virginia (Morgantown, Fairmont, and Moundsville) may not see as much given the track.  Nonetheless this will have an impact on the evening commute Wednesday.  Winter weather advisories will be needed for a good part of the region.  

Monday, December 11, 2011

Today was yet another cool and clear day with snowfall forecasted for early Tuesday morning. Temperatures in Fayette County were in the upper 30s around 2:30 today.

No Precipitation fell in the morning at the CoCoRaHs Station bringing the totals to 1.7 still in South Connellsville. The maximum Temperature for PITTSBURGH was 39, attained at 3:59 p.m. the minimum Temperature was 32 attained at 9:23 a.m. In Pittsburgh, another trace of snowfall was recorded today, bringing the totals for snowfall and Precipitation at .3 and 0.39 respectfully. For the rainfall season, 22.06″ and for the year, the total amount remains at 40.77″

On the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville today the stage was unavailable, but the Forecast for tomorrow in the morning for the river stage is 2.6.”

For the fire weather forecast, Much colder weather arrives Tuesday along with snow. Heavy lake effect snow showers will be possible through mid- week. Another system early Thursday could bring a light accumulation. A brief warmup this weekend. The Haines index Will remain at 2 through the next few days.

The Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday in Pittsburgh is code level GREEN, which is good, and means little or no health risk. The primary pollutant will for Tuesday in Pittsburgh is code level GREEN, which is good, and means little or no health risk. The primary pollutant will be particles.

The normal maximum Temperature for Pittsburgh is 40 degrees and the record is 68 degrees, set in 2015. The Normal minimum Temperature for Pittsburgh tomorrow is 26 degrees and the record for Pittsburgh is -5, set in 1962.

We are under a hazardous Weather Outlook for the valley and a winter weather advisory for the mountains tonight into tomorrow, as snow will occur overnight into the morning hours with a heavy lake effect snow system. There is another system forecasted for later this week.