Flood Warning for Kiskimentas River

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has extended the
* Flood Warning for…
An Ice Jam in…
Northwestern Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania…
Southwestern Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania…
* Until 500 PM EST Saturday.
* At 253 PM EST, county officials reported continued flooding on the
Kiskiminetas River in Hyde Park Borough. Water is still reported
Enterprise Way, including at Penn Manufacturing. Several roads
remain closed due to flooding. Voluntary evacuations remain in
effect for several homes in the area.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Vandergrift… Leechburg…
West Leechburg… Hyde Park…
Please report flooding by calling 412-262-1988, posting to
the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

Weather History For Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

1857 – A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward. Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)

1973 – A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – A storm in the south central U.S. blanketed Oklahoma City with eight inches of snow, their highest total since 1948. Snowfall totals in Oklahoma ranged up to 13 inches at Gage, with drifts five feet high. Roof collapses across the state resulted in seven million dollars damage. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced a 15 to 20 foot surf along the southern coast of California resulting in more than fifty million dollars damage. A small tornado in Orange County CA lifted a baseball dugout fifteen feet into the air and deposited it in the street, 150 yards away. The same storm also produced 26 inches of snow at Duck Creek UT. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – While fair and mild weather prevailed across the forty-eight states, bitter cold gripped Alaska. The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks was 30 degrees below zero. Thunderstorms along the western Gulf coast drenched parts of southwest Houston with more than four inches of rain. (National Weather Summary)

1990 – A winter storm produced heavy snow and high winds across the southwestern U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Lake Arrowhead CA and Ashford AZ. High winds in New Mexico gusted to 100 mph east of Albuquerque. Unseasonably warm weather continued from Texas to the Atlantic coast. Twenty cities reported record high temperatures for the date including Roanoke VA with a reading of 71 degrees. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Flood Statement

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
736 PM EST THU JAN 18 2018

Westmoreland PA-Armstrong PA-
…A FLOOD WARNING FOR AN ICE JAM REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EST
FRIDAY FOR NORTHWESTERN WESTMORELAND AND SOUTHWESTERN ARMSTRONG
COUNTIES…

* At 730 PM EST, emergency management officials reported continued
flooding on the Kiskiminetas River in Hyde Park Borough due to
an ice jam. Water was reported on Enterprise Way, including at
Penn Manufacturing. Several roads were also reported closed due
to flooding, including Kiski Street, where several homes were
being affected by flooding.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Vandergrift… Leechburg…
West Leechburg… Hyde Park…

Please report flooding by calling 412-262-1988, posting to
the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Do not drive through flooded roads. Use caution as river banks and
culverts can become unstable and unsafe.

Weather History For Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1817 – A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo’s fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. (David Ludlum)

1893 – The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1972 – A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit, MT, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1982 – Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder, CO. Wind gusts to 118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL), and a wind gust to 137 mph was measured atop the roof of the NCAR building (in the southwest part of the city, 600 feet above ground level). The high winds uprooted trees and damage roofs. (Storm Data)

1987 – A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90 mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1990 – Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

2010 – A series of strong Pacific storms impacted Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah from January 17th through 23rd, leaving behind several feet of snow across the higher terrain and breaking numerous lowest barometric pressure records across the region. Sunrise Mountain, Arizona received 77 inches of snow, while Mammoth Lakes, California received 90 inches. (NCDC)

​Weather History For Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1831 – A great snowstorm raged from Georgia to Maine. Snowfall totals greater than 30 inches were reported from Pennsylvania across southern New England. (David Ludlum)
1964 – Fort Worth, TX, received 7.5 inches of snow, and Dallas reported a foot of snow. (David Ludlum)
1987 – A winter storm produced a total of 61 inches of snow at Rye CO, and wind gusts to 100 mph in Utah. The storm then spread heavy snow from the Texas panhandle to Indiana. Tulia TX received 16 inches of snow, and up to 14 inches was reported in western Oklahoma. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1988 – A small storm in the western U.S. produced a foot of snow and wind gusts to 70 mph in the Lake Tahoe Basin of Nevada. Showers and thunderstorms produced 2.28 inches of rain at Brownsville TX,their third highest total for any day in January. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 – Strong chinook winds plagued much of the state of Wyoming. Winds gusted to 80 mph at Cody, and wind gusts to 100 mph were reported in eastern and northwestern Wyoming. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990 – Heavy snow fell across the Prince Williams Sound area and the Susitna Valley of southern Alaska. Valdez was buried under 64.9 inches of snow in less than two days, including a record 47.5 inches in 24 hours. Up to 44 inches of snow was reported in the Susitna Valley. The heavy snow blocked roads, closed schools, and sank half a dozen vessels in the harbor. (Storm Data)

Winter Weather Advisory extended to Westmoreland Ridges

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1142 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018


Westmoreland Ridges-
Including the cities of Ligonier and Donegal
1142 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Occasional snow occurring. Plan on slippery road
  conditions, including during the evening commute. Total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Westmoreland Ridges.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Wednesday.

* 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 visibility, and use caution while driving. The
latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Weather History For Monday, January 15, 2018

1852 – Between January 15th and February 24th a total of 1378 railroad cars were drawn by horses across the frozen Susquehanna River to engines waiting at Havre De Grace, MD. (The Weather Channel)

1932 – Up to two inches of snow whitened the Los Angeles basin of California. The Los Angeles Civic Center reported an inch of snow, and even the beaches of Santa Monica were whitened with snow, in what proved to be a record snowstorm for Los Angeles. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1952 – A six day snowstorm was in progress in the western U.S. The storm produced 44 inches of snow at Marlette Lake NV, 52 inches at Sun Valley ID, and 149 inches at Tahoe CA, establishing single storm records for each of those three states. In addition, 24 hour snowfall totals of 22 inches at the University of Nevada, and 26 inches at Arco ID, established records for those two states. The streamliner, ‘City of San Francisco’ was snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Range, near Donner Summit. (David Ludlum)

1987 – A powerful storm over the Southern Plateau and the Southern Rockies produced 24 inches of snow at Colorado Springs CO, including 22 inches in 24 hours, a January record. High winds in the southwestern U.S. gusted to 65 mph in the Yosemite Valley of California. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – A small storm over the Atlantic Ocean produced heavy snow along the coast of North Carolina. The five inch total at Wilmington NC was their third highest for any storm in January in 117 years of records. (National Weather Summary)
1989 – A storm in the northwestern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of snow in the Cascade Mountain Range. Light snow in the north central U.S. was just enough to push the snowfall total for January at Fargo ND past their previous all-time monthly record of 30.7 inches.

1990 – While one Pacific storm crossed the Central Rockies, another approached the west coast. The northern mountains of Utah were buried under 17 to 35 inches of snow while the mountains of southern Utah received another 12 to 16 inches. Eighteen cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 50s and 60s. Wichita KS reported a record high of 68 degrees. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 6:49PM EST by NWS Pittsburgh PA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 6:49PM EST by NWS Pittsburgh PA

Areas Affected: Greene; Westmoreland; Fayette; Indiana; Fayette Ridges; Westmoreland Ridges; Allegheny; Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston; Washington; Monongalia; Eastern Preston; Garrett; Preston

At 648 PM EST, an area of heavy snow was centered near Uniontown,

moving east at 45 mph.  Expect a rapid 1 o 2 inches of accumulation

and visibility near zero at times.
Locations impacted include…

Morgantown…                     Greensburg…

Uniontown…                      Latrobe…

Connellsville…                  Monessen…

California…                     Donora…

Mount Pleasant…                 Scottdale…

Monongahela…                    Charleroi…
This includes the following highways…

Interstate 68 in Maryland between mile markers 1 and 4, and

between mile markers 6 and 12.

Interstate 68 in West Virginia between mile markers 4 and 32.

Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 23 and 57.

Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 69 and 99.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
147 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018
Tuscarawas-Carroll-Columbiana-Coshocton-Harrison-Jefferson-Muskingum-
Guernsey-Belmont-Noble-Monroe-Mercer-Venango-Forest-Lawrence-Butler-
Clarion-Beaver-Allegheny-Armstrong-Indiana-Washington-Greene-
Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-Fayette-Hancock-Brooke-Ohio-
Marshall-Wetzel-Marion-Monongalia-
147 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for east central Ohio, northwest
Pennsylvania, southwest Pennsylvania, west central Pennsylvania,
western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and northern panhandle
of West Virginia.

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight.

A fast moving low pressure system will bring snow areawide tonight
through midday Tuesday. Total snowfall is expected to be between two
and three inches for most, but some locations could see up to four.
A expansion of the Winter Weather Advisory may be needed.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
142 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

 

PAZ076-WVZ510-511-160245-
/O.NEW.KPBZ.WW.Y.0004.180116T0700Z-180117T0000Z/
Fayette Ridges-
Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston-Preston-
Including the cities of Champion, Ohiopyle, Coopers Rock,
Kingwood, and Bruceton Mills
142 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 7 PM EST
TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected with impact to the morning commute on
Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are
expected.

* WHERE…Fayette Ridges in Pennsylvania and portions of northern
West Virginia.

* WHEN…From 2 AM to 7 PM EST Tuesday.

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.