Air Quality Forecast – 18-SEP-2017

AIR QUALITY FORECAST
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
325 PM EDT MON SEP 18 2017

AIR QUALITY FORECASTS FOR PENNSYLVANIA ARE PROVIDED BY THE
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.



THE FORECAST TUESDAY FOR PITTSBURGH IS CODE LEVEL YELLOW...WHICH
IS MODERATE...AND MEANS PEOPLE UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE TO AIR
POLLUTION MAY BE MILDLY AFFECTED.  PRIMARY POLLUTANT WILL
BE PARTICLES.



THE FORECAST TUESDAY FOR LIBERTY/CLAIRTON IS CODE LEVEL
YELLOW...WHICH IS MODERATE...AND MEANS PEOPLE UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE
TO AIR POLLUTION MAY BE MILDLY AFFECTED.  PRIMARY POLLUTANT
WILL BE PARTICLES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV AND WWW.AQPARTNERS.STATE.PA.US.

Fire Weather Planning Forecast – 18-SEP-2017


Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Pennsylvania
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
215 PM EDT Mon Sep 18 2017

.Discussion...
A decaying cold front could bring isolated showers Wednesday.
Otherwise, warm, dry, sunshine sum up the balance of the work week
into the weekend.

PAZ021-029-031-073>076-190915-
Allegheny-Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-
Fayette-Fayette Ridges-
Including the cities of Pittsburgh Metro Area, Washington,
Canonsburg, Waynesburg, Murrysville, Greensburg, New Kensington,
Ligonier, Donegal, Uniontown, Champion, and Ohiopyle
215 PM EDT Mon Sep 18 2017

                      Tonight      Tue          Tue Night    Wed

Cloud Cover           PCldy        PCldy        PCldy        PCldy
Precip Type           None         None         None         None
Chance Precip (%)     0            0            0            0
Temp (24h trend)      60 (-1)      81 (+1)      59           82
RH % (24h trend)      97 (-2)      54 (-3)      98           54
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)               Lgt/Var                   Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)  Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var
Precip Amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00
Precip Duration
Precip Begin
Precip End
Mixing Hgt(m-agl/msl)              1370                      1610
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)             4490                      5290
Transport Wnd (mph)                NE  3                     NW  7
Vent Rate (kt-ft)                  13470                     31740
Dispersion                         2                         3
LAL                   1            1            1            1
Haines Index          3            3            4            4

REMARKS...None.

Climate Report – 18-SEP-2017

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
511 PM EDT MON SEP 18 2017

...................................

...THE PITTSBURGH PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 18 2017...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
..................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         82    359 PM  92    1895  74      8       75
  MINIMUM         59    527 AM  35    1959  53      6       68
                                      1937
  AVERAGE         71                        63      8       72

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.31 1945   0.10  -0.10     0.01
  MONTH TO DATE    0.55                      1.94  -1.39     1.14
  SINCE JUN 1     13.38                     13.55  -0.17    10.65
  SINCE JAN 1     32.09                     28.65   3.44    24.27

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.0  2002   0.0    0.0      0.0
                                      2001
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE OCT 1     32.0                      41.9   -9.9     29.6
  SINCE JUL 1      0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                         4     -4        0
  MONTH TO DATE   49                        34     15        0
  SINCE SEP 1     49                        34     15        0
  SINCE JUL 1     54                        47      7        1

 COOLING
  TODAY            6                         2      4        7
  MONTH TO DATE   30                        60    -30      116
  SINCE SEP 1     30                        60    -30      116
  SINCE JAN 1    734                       712     22     1091
..................................................................

WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED     9   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     W (280)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    10   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (280)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     2.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST   100           300 AM
 LOWEST     47           400 PM
 AVERAGE    74

..........................................................


THE PITTSBURGH PA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   73        92      1895
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        31      1959


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
SEPTEMBER 18 2017.....SUNRISE   705 AM EDT   SUNSET   724 PM EDT
SEPTEMBER 19 2017.....SUNRISE   706 AM EDT   SUNSET   723 PM EDT


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

SNOW DEPTH IS MEASURED AT 7 AM EST OR 8 AM EDT.

$$

Daily River Forecast – 18-SEP-2017

Past 24 hour precipitation…
Only a few isolated rain showers across the Western Pennsylvania
and Northern West Virginia mountains. Rainfall amounts ranged
from a trace to 0.10 inches.

Forecast precipitation for the next 48 hours…
Basin average rainfall is forecast to range from a trace to 0.10
inches across the Northern mountains of West Virginia and much of
Western Pennsylvania.

River trends…
Area rivers will remain steady or fall slightly over the next 48
hours.

This text product /PITRVSPBZ/ will be issued routinely in the
morning, and on an as needed basis in the evening. The latest
forecast and observations are always available at:
water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pbz

During flooding the latest crest updates may be obtained in river
Flood Warnings /PITFLWPBZ/ or river flood statements /PITFLSPBZ/.
&&
fld observed forecast 7am
location stg stg 7am Tue Wed Thu

Monongahela River
  Morgantown          22.0   9.6     9.6   9.6   9.6
  Point Marion        26.0   9.9     9.9   9.9   9.9
  Grays Landing       21.0   9.8     9.8   9.8   9.8
  Maxwell             32.0   9.8     9.7   9.7   9.7
  Charleroi           28.0  10.2    10.1  10.1  10.0
  Elizabeth           20.0  10.0     9.9   9.9   9.9
  Braddock            22.0  11.6    11.9  11.9  11.9

Youghiogheny River
Ohiopyle 20.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8
Connellsville 12.0 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Sutersville 20.0 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

Conemaugh River
  Seward              12.0   2.2     2.2   2.1   2.1

River / Lake Forecast – 16 SEP 2017

Daily River Forecast

Past 24 hour precipitation…
No precipitation has occurred during the past 24 hours.

Forecast precipitation for the next 48 hours…
Basin average rainfall is forecast to range from a trace to
0.10 inches across the Pennsylvania and Northern West
Virginia mountains. Otherwise, no precipitation is forecast
for the next 48 hours.

River trends…
Area rivers will remain steady or fall slowly over the next
48 hours.

This text product /PITRVSPBZ/ will be issued routinely in the
morning, and on an as needed basis in the evening. The latest
forecast and observations are always available at:
water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pbz

During flooding the latest crest updates may be obtained in river
Flood Warnings /PITFLWPBZ/ or river flood statements /PITFLSPBZ/.


 

fld observed forecast      7am
location                                  stg     stg            7am Sun Mon Tue

Monongahela River
Morgantown                         22.0 9.8                      9.8     9.8   9.8
Point Marion                         26.0 10.0                   9.9     9.9   9.9
Grays Landing                       21.0 9.9                     9.9     9.9  9.9
Maxwell                                  32.0 9.8                     9.8     9.8  9.8
Charleroi                                28.0 10.3                   10.3 10.3 10.3
Elizabeth                                20.0 10.1                   10.0 10.0 10.0
Braddock                                22.0 12.1                   12.0 12.0 12.0


fld observed forecast      7am
location                                  stg     stg            7am Sun Mon Tue

Youghiogheny River
Ohiopyle                               20.0  2.0                        1.9 1.9 1.9
Connellsville                       12.0   2.7                        2.7 2.7 2.6
Sutersville                           20.0   3.8                        3.8 3.7 3.7


fld observed forecast      7am
location                                  stg     stg            7am Sun Mon Tue
Conemaugh River
Seward                                  12.0   2.2                        2.2 2.1 2.1

Air Quality Forecast – 16-SEP-2017

AIR QUALITY FORECAST
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
325 PM EDT FRI SEP 15 2017

AIR QUALITY FORECASTS FOR PENNSYLVANIA ARE PROVIDED BY THE
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.



THE FORECAST SATURDAY FOR PITTSBURGH IS CODE LEVEL YELLOW...WHICH
IS MODERATE...AND MEANS PEOPLE UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE TO AIR
POLLUTION MAY BE MILDLY AFFECTED.  PRIMARY POLLUTANT WILL
BE PARTICLES.


THE FORECAST SATURDAY FOR LIBERTY/CLAIRTON IS CODE LEVEL
YELLOW...WHICH IS MODERATE...AND MEANS PEOPLE UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE
TO AIR POLLUTION MAY BE MILDLY AFFECTED.  PRIMARY POLLUTANT
WILL BE PARTICLES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV AND WWW.AQPARTNERS.STATE.PA.US.

Climate Report – 15-SEP-2017

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
510 PM EDT FRI SEP 15 2017

...................................

...THE PITTSBURGH PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 15 2017...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
..................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         75    231 PM  92    1897  75      0       75
  MINIMUM         57    248 AM  41    1985  54      3       56
                                      1983
  AVERAGE         66                        65      1       66

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.33 1911   0.10  -0.10     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.55                      1.62  -1.07     1.07
  SINCE JUN 1     13.38                     13.23   0.15    10.58
  SINCE JAN 1     32.09                     28.33   3.76    24.20

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.0  2002   0.0    0.0      0.0
                                      2001
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE OCT 1     32.0                      41.9   -9.9     29.6
  SINCE JUL 1      0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                         3     -3        0
  MONTH TO DATE   49                        24     25        0
  SINCE SEP 1     49                        24     25        0
  SINCE JUL 1     54                        37     17        1

 COOLING
  TODAY            1                         2     -1        1
  MONTH TO DATE   13                        54    -41       98
  SINCE SEP 1     13                        54    -41       98
  SINCE JAN 1    717                       706     11     1073
..................................................................

WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED     8   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (300)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    11   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (310)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     1.8


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST   100           100 AM
 LOWEST     64           200 PM
 AVERAGE    82

..........................................................


THE PITTSBURGH PA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   74        94      1897
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   54        37      1984


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
SEPTEMBER 15 2017.....SUNRISE   702 AM EDT   SUNSET   729 PM EDT
SEPTEMBER 16 2017.....SUNRISE   703 AM EDT   SUNSET   728 PM EDT


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

SNOW DEPTH IS MEASURED AT 7 AM EST OR 8 AM EDT.

$$

Fire Weather Planning Forecast – 15-SEP-2017

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Pennsylvania
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
254 PM EDT Fri Sep 15 2017

.Discussion...

Although an isolated shower cannot be ruled out this weekend in
higher elevations, dry and warmer weather can be expected
through the next seven days.

PAZ021-029-031-073>076-160930-
Allegheny-Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-
Fayette-Fayette Ridges-
Including the cities of Pittsburgh Metro Area, Washington,
Canonsburg, Waynesburg, Murrysville, Greensburg, New Kensington,
Ligonier, Donegal, Uniontown, Champion, and Ohiopyle
254 PM EDT Fri Sep 15 2017

                      Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun

Cloud Cover           PCldy        PCldy        PCldy        PCldy
Precip Type           None         None         None         None
Chance Precip (%)     0            0            0            0
Temp (24h trend)      57 (0)       80 (+9)      59           81
RH % (24h trend)      100 (+1)     56 (-14)     100          57
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)               Lgt/Var                   Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)  Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var
Precip Amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00
Precip Duration
Precip Begin
Precip End
Mixing Hgt(m-agl/msl)              1780                      1820
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)             5840                      5960
Transport Wnd (mph)                E  3                      S  2
Vent Rate (kt-ft)                  17520                     11920
Dispersion                         2                         1
LAL                   1            1            1            3
Haines Index          3            3            3            3

REMARKS...None.