December 15, 2017 (Delayed)

Today, Cold and Blustery weather continued on the ground with yesterday’s snowpack.

The CoCoRaHS Gauge was empty today, but the 0.7″ of Snow Depth Remained as there was no warm temperatures to melt it. However, snow fell in the evening hours in the form of flurries.

The normal maximum temperature was 29 degrees reached at 3:59 PM and the low temperature was 14 received at 4:07 AM. This brings our average for today to 22 degrees.

A Trace of snowfall was received today in Pittsburgh, bring the monthly and snowfall records to 6.7″ This leaves our precipitation records for the month, period at the year at 0.68″, 22.38″, and 41.06″ , respectively.

The river stage on the Youghiogheny River in Connellsville today was 2.69′, gaining 0.11′. Tomorrow’s forecast is for 2.5′ in the morning

For the routine fire forecast, Upper level system will bring the chance for snow showers tonight and early Saturday, though accumulation will be light. Temperatures
will begin to moderate to near seasonal averages for the weekend. The Haines Index wiill be at 2 in the daytime Saturday and 3 at the remainder of the time, until Saturday at which time it will be at 4.

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

The Maximum Normal Temperature for Saturday in Pittsburgh is 39 Degrees and the record maximum is 68 degrees, set in 1971. The Normal Minimum Temperature for Pittsburgh is 25 and the record is -2, set in 1914.

Sunrise will occur at 7:38 AM EDT and Sunset will occur at 4:55 PM EDT Saturday.

Upper level system will bring the chance for light snow tonight and early Saturday, though accumulation will be light. Temperatures will begin to moderate to near seasonal averages for the weekend.

 

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