Monday, December 18, 2017

Todays weather was cloudy and rainy at a mix of times with seasonal temperatures. 3 Hundredths fell in the CoCoRaHS Gauge today, bringing the monthly total to 74 hundredths of am inch of precipitation, snow remains at 0.7″

At the NWS office at Pittsburgh, the maximum temperature was 44, recorded at 3:59 PM  and the minimum was 36 degrees, recorded at 4:31 AM, bringing our average to 40 degrees. A trace of precipitation fell there keeping their totals for the month season and year at 0.76″, 22.43″ and 41.08″, respectively. As no snow fell there either, that record remains at 6.9″ for the month and season.

The river stage on the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville today gained 2 hundredths of a feet, bringing the total to 2.6′. Tomorrow’s forecast there is for 2.9′ with today’s forecast in mind.

For the routine fire weather planning forecast, Warmer, but damp weather can be expected early this week followed by cooler temperatures on Wednesday. The next
chance for widespread measurable precipitation will be later Friday and into the weekend. The Haines index will be 3 tonight and through the day tomorrow with it being elevated tomorrow  night into Wednesday.

The Area Quality forecast 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 tomorrow is 38, with the record being 67, set twice, once in 1877, and again in 1895. The normal minimum temperature for tomorrow is 24 degrees and the record is -2, set in 1884,

Sunrise will occur at 7:40 AM and Sunset will be around 4:57 PM, both Eastern Standard time.

In closing the synopsis is, Warmer, but damp weather can be expected early this week followed by cooler temperatures on Wednesday. The next chance for widespread measurable precipitation will be later Friday and into the weekend.

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