Friday, March 22, 2013
The National Weather Service, predicting cold and snow, issues hazardous weather outlook for Allegheny County.
Yes, we know Punxsatawney Phil predicted an early spring. Don't fault him for wishful thinking. Despite the arrival of spring on Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for southwestern Pennsylvania—including Allegheny, Butler and Beaver counties—warning of potential widespread snow later Sunday into Monday. The extent of the snowfall is still very much in question. The weather service said the amount of snow isn't certain given the differences in model tracks and surface temperature projections. The hazardous weather outlook also applies to northwestern and west-central Pennsylvania, western Maryland, east-central Ohio, northern West Virginia and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Here what's …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A cold front is bringing strong wind gusts to the Sewickley area.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region, including Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties. The wind advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. today, with gusts of up to 45 mph predicted. The strongest winds are expected around dawn, continuing until late morning, according to the weather service. Temperatures are expected to drop today as well. Strong winds can cause downed tree limbs and power lines, so drivers should use caution particularly over bridges and overpasses, the weather service said. Here is the latest from the National Weather Service: Today: Rain before noon, then a chance of snow. Temperature falling to around 29 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The freezing rain could mix with sleet and snow before changing to all rain later in the day.
There could be very little rush to the Monday morning rush hour. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday for most of Western Pennsylvania, including the Sewickley Valley. A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected overnight into Monday morning. Because of very cold ground and snow pack, roads and sidewalks are expected to be icy. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast: Click on "view larger map" for an interactive look at how the roads are where you live. Then click on the blue camera icon to see live pictures from traffic cameras. Map Legend: Let Patch know how the roads are where you live in the comments box below. Follow us on Twitter | Like us …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says the most intense snow will be Friday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter-weather advisory for most of Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, from 10 a.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say 2 to 4 inches of snow is possible. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast. Our Newsletter subscribers heard this breaking news first.
The blast of cold air that has engulfed the Pittsburgh region over the past few days will linger a little longer and now is expected to bring snow showers.
The blast of cold air that has engulfed the Pittsburgh region over the past few days will linger a little longer and is now bringing snow showers. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow in the Pittsburgh area late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There is also a chance of snow Friday afternoon. All the showers could bring 1 to 3 inches before the weekend. The temperatures will remain bitterly cold with lows in the single digits on Thursday and wind chill values below 0. The temperatures will remain frigid Friday and Saturday. Sewickley's Forecast: Thursday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The National Weather Service is warning of extremely cold temperatures in the area.
Quaker Valley School District and Sewickley Academy issued a two-hour delay for classes on Tuesday because of the forecasted snowy weather and extreme cold temperatures. "Due to expected extreme temperatures and wind-chill readings, all schools in the Quaker Valley School District will operate on a two-hour delay," the district announced. The Osborne Elementary HSA meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday morning has been postponed. The district plans to share information with Osborne parents as soon as it is rescheduled. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that remains in effect from 10 p.m. tonight to 11 a.m. Wednesday for the Sewickley Valley. With the chill, temperatures are expected to dip 10 to 20 degrees …
You better bundle up this week as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to move into Pittsburgh. There is also a chance of snow Monday and Tuesday.
You better bundle up this week as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to move into the Pittsburgh area. According to the National Weather Service in Moon Township, the middle of the week will have lows in single digits and highs in the teens. Meteorologists are also forecasting 1 to 3 inches of snow on Monday with a slight chance of snow Tuesday. Look below to see a more detailed forecast… Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Monday, January 2, 2012
National Weather Service warns of blowing snow, limited visibility and snow-covered roads.
Hazardous travel conditions are expected Monday night through Tuesday afternoon as snow covers local roads and blowing snow limits visibility, according to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Moon Township. Blowing snow, an accumulation of 2 to 4 inches, wind gusts and temperatures in the 20-degree range are expected, the weather service stated. "Wind gusts up to 30 mph will cause some blowing and drifting of snow, which will add to travel difficulties," the weather service's website stated. "The wind direction overnight will become more optimal for heavier snow bands to develop and in turn push these bands further south." The advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday and covers Allegheny, Beaver, …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Motorists urged to stay off roads.
Stay home. That, in effect, is the message for anyone considering traveling during the winter storm. PennDOT cautioned motorists to avoid unnecessary travel and to pack an emergency kit because of the ice, sleet and snow forecast for the next few days, according to a statement from acting PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “Extremely dangerous weather is expected over the next few days, and although we will have crews treating roads around the clock, motorists should remain prepared for exceptionally icy conditions,” Schoch said. “All it takes is one stuck vehicle or crash to halt traffic and create lengthy delays." A winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to an update from the National Weather Service at 9…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Motorists and pedestrians are warned to look out for icy conditions.
A wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet is expected this morning as temperatures hover around the freezing mark, the National Weather Service warns in a special weather statement. The freezing rain and sleet are expected to diminish by this afternoon, according to the weather service. "Any untreated surface could be icy, so motorists and pedestrians should take caution while traveling," the statement said. PennDOT crews across the state have made final checks on their fleet of more than 2,200 trucks in preparation for a mixed bag of winter precipitation, according to a press release from acting PennDOT Secretary Scott Christie. “Our crews are prepared to tackle whatever winter conditions come our way,” Christie said. “We also urge …