Saturday, December 16. 2017

Today was the first day in a few days that the snow has begun to melt on the hill. Temperatures are planned to warm over the next few days and bring warmer precipitation to the area.No precipitation was recorded in the CoCoRaHS Gauge here either today and seasonal normal are forecasted for tomorrow as well.

The maximum temperature recorded at the Pittsburgh Forecasting Office today was 44 degrees, achieved at 3:59 PM. The minimum temperature today was 29 degrees, recorded at 2:36 AM. This brings our average today to 37 degrees.

As stated earlier in the blog post, no precipitation was recorded in the CoCoRaHS Gauge, but at the Pittsburgh NWS Office in Moon Township, Allegheny County recorded a hundredth of precipitation and 2 tenths of new snow this morning. The CoCoRaHS Records remain at 1.75″ for precipitation and 0.7″ for snow for the month and season or both. Additionally Pittsburgh’s Precipitation totals for the month, season, and year are now 0.69″, 22.36″, and 41.07″, respectively. For snow this month and season, the total is now 6.9″.

This morning’s river stage on the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville at 7:00 was 2.65′, making it a drop of four hundredths of a feet in the levels. Tomorrow’s forecast on the Yough is for 2.6′

For the fire weather planning forecast in the area, Next upper level disturbance approaches Sunday afternoon with increasing rain chances, though some snow may mix in Sunday night. Temperatures will moderate to above seasonal averages through the
beginning of the week. The Haines Index is forecasted for 3 tomorrow and 2 in the evening into tomorrow.

The Area Quality forecast for Sunday in Pittsburgh is code level YELLOW, which is moderate, and means that people unusually sensitive to air pollution may be mildly affected. The primary pollutant will be particles.

The normal maximum temperature for tomorrow in Pittsburgh is 39 degrees and the record is 64 degrees, tied in 1984 and 1924. The normal minimum temperature for tomorrow in Pittsburgh is 25 degrees and the record is -6, set in 1989.

Another upper level disturbance will approach Sunday afternoon to increase precipitation chances. Warmer temperature can be expected for the coming week.


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