CLIMATE REPORT – 14 SEP 2017

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
519 PM EDT THU SEP 14 2017

THE PITTSBURGH PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 14 2017…
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

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


TEMPERATURE (F)
TODAY
The MAXIMUM temperature was 70 at 151 PM. The record maximum temperature for today was 90 in 1952 and 1915.The normal maximum is 75, todays maximum was 5 degrees below the normal. The Temperature on September 14th, 2016 was 81

The MINIMUM temperature was 60, acquired at 716 AM. The record low is 36, set in 1975 The Average temperature is 55. putting us 5 degrees above normal. Last Year, the temperature was  58

The AVERAGE temperature for today was 65, which the normal is 65. On September 14, 2016, the average was 70


PRECIPITATION (IN)
TODAY 0.09 was received in Pittsburgh. The record for September 14th in Pittsburgh is 1.28, which was recorded in 1945. The normal for this date is 0.11, putting us -0.02 below normal. Last year  0.05 of precipitation fell in Pittsburgh.

MONTH TO DATE : So far this month, 0.55 fell in Pittsburgh and the normal amount at this point is 1.52. This is  -0.97 below normal. At this point in September 2016,  1.07 of rainfall has fallen
SINCE JUN 1,  13.38 of precipitation has fallen and the normal is  13.13. This is just 0.25 above normal level. In At this point int he summer of 2016 10.58 of precip was received.

SINCE JAN 1,  32.09 of rainfall has fallen and the normal at this point in the calendar year is 28.23, bringing us  3.86 above normal for the year. Last year at this point ,  24.20 has fallen.


SNOWFALL (IN)
TODAY 0.0 of new snow fell. bringing the total MONTH TO DATE snowfall at 0.0 Since last OCT 1 32.0 has fallen, and the normal at this point is 41.9. This is  -9.9 below normal. Last year 29.6 of snow fell at this point
SINCE JUL 1 0.0  no snow has fallen
SNOW DEPTH 0


 

WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED 10
HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION SW (230)
HIGHEST GUST SPEED 14
HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION SW (230)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 5.4


SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.

  • LIGHT RAIN
  • FOG

RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
HIGHEST 100% @ 100 AM
LOWEST 70% @ 200 PM
AVERAGE 85%


THE PITTSBURGH PA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) : The Normal is 75, with the record being  92 in 1897
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F): The Normal is  54 with the record being 41 in 1985 and  1983


 

SUNRISE AND SUNSET
SEPTEMBER 14 2017…..SUNRISE 701 AM EDT SUNSET 731 PM EDT
SEPTEMBER 15 2017…..SUNRISE 702 AM EDT SUNSET 729 PM EDT


 

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

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

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Pennsylvania – 14 SEP 2017

National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
249 PM EDT Thu Sep 14 2017

.Discussion…

Isolated showers should end as an upper level low exits this
evening. High pressure should result in mainly dry and warmer
weather through the weekend.

Tonight Fri Fri Night Sat

Cloud Cover                     MCldy PCldy PCldy PCldy
Precip Type                      Showers None None None
Chance Precip (%)             20            0           0        0
Temp (24h trend)             56 (-3) 76 (+5)    57      80
RH % (24h trend)             100 (+1) 61 (-9) 100      55
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 1
Precip Begin 6 PM
Precip End 11 PM
Mixing Hgt(m-agl/msl)                1270                1800
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)                 4170                5900
Transport Wnd (mph)                 N 3                  E 2
Vent Rate (kt-ft)                           12510            11800
Dispersion                                       2                      1
LAL                                           1      1         1           1
Haines Index                          3      3         3           3

REMARKS…None.

River/Lake Forecast – 14-SEP-2017

Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1121 AM EDT Thu Sep 14 2017

Daily River Forecast

Past 24 hour precipitation…
The Upper Allegheny Basin has received heavy rainfall over the past
24 hours of 2 to 3 inches. The remainder of our forecast area has only
received from a trace to one-quarter of an inch.

Forecast precipitation for the next 48 hours…
Basin average rainfall is forecast to range from
a trace to one-quarter of an inch.

River trends…
The district river levels are expected to remain stable or fall slightly over
the next 48 hours. The forecast stages for the next 48 hours will
remain within one half foot of the observed stages this morning.

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/.
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Monongahela River
Morgantown 22.0 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
Point Marion 26.0 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.0
Grays Landing 21.0 10.1 10.0 10.0 10.0
Maxwell 32.0 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.0
Charleroi 28.0 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.3
Elizabeth 20.0 9.9 10.2 10.2 10.2
Braddock 22.0 12.5 12.0 12.0 12.0

Youghiogheny River
  Ohiopyle            20.0   2.0     2.0   1.9   1.9
  Connellsville       12.0   3.3     2.5   2.5   2.5
  Sutersville         20.0   3.6     3.9   3.5   3.5
Conemaugh River
  Seward              12.0   2.2     2.2   2.2   2.1

Hurricane Irma Advisory

BULLETIN
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
1100 PM EDT Sat Sep 09 2017

Corrected to remove the Storm Surge Watch in the Watch/Warning
section

…IRMA TAKING ITS TIME MOVING AWAY FROM CUBA…
…LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE EXPECTED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA…

 

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…23.5N 81.0W
ABOUT 30 MI…50 KM NNE OF VARADERO CUBA
ABOUT 90 MI…145 KM SE OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…933 MB…27.55 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Storm Surge Warning has been extended westward from the Suwannee
River to the Ochlockonee River.

The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued north of North Miami
Beach to Jupiter Inlet.

The government of Cuba has discontinued the Hurricane Warning for
the province of Camaguey.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* South Santee River southward to Jupiter Inlet
* North Miami Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to the
Ochlockonee River
* Florida Keys
* Tampa Bay

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Fernandina Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to Indian
Pass
* Florida Keys
* Lake Okeechobee
* Florida Bay
* Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara,
Matanzas, and La Habana
* Andros Island, Bimini, and Grand Bahama

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* North of Fernandina Beach to Edisto Beach

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* West of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line
* North of Fernandina Beach to South Santee River

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,
during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a
depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
instructions from local officials.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and
property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

Interests elsewhere in Cuba and the southeastern United States
should monitor the progress of Irma.

For storm information specific to your area in the United States,
including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor
products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
office. For storm information specific to your area outside the
United States, please monitor products issued by your national
meteorological service.