Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The watch was in effect until 11 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Moon issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Allegheny County until 11 p.m. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, according to the statement. Wednesday's forecast in the Sewickley area includes a slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon, and a high near 70. Upload any weather photos you take Tuesday night to our media box to the right.
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…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Take caution if you're heading out the door.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement calling for icy road conditions in Allegheny and surrounding counties Wednesday morning. Rain moving through the area has created some icy conditions. According to the NWS, several counties are reporting ice on roads due to surface temperatures being below freezing, despite the fact that air temperatures are in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Pittsburgh Post Gazette traffic reporter Jon Schmitz said on Twitter that multiple crashes have been reported on Route 28 in Tarentum due to the icy roads. He also reported that more than 50 crashes have occurred in Butler County since 10 a.m. Drivers should take caution. Here's a look at the day's forecast: Freezing rain is expected to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday evening and a high wind warning from noon today to noon Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning for Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties, as post Tropical Storm Sandy brings high winds and rain across the vicinity. The wind warning cautions residents to be prepared for winds of 25 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. Wind gusts are likely to be strongest Monday night into Tuesday morning before decreasing through the day Tuesday. That warning also covers eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and western Maryland. The flood watch is in effect through Tuesday night for all of Western Pennsylvania as well as east-central Ohio, West Virginia and western Maryland. The watch means that flooding may result from heavy rain due to a …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Warning includes high winds, hail.
The National Weather Service upgraded its severe thunderstorm watch to a warning, which has been extended to 5 p.m. Thursday. It is for northern Allegheny County, including the Sewickley area, extreme southwestern Armstrong County, Beaver County, southern Butler County and southwestern Lawrence County as well as parts of Ohio and West Virginia. "In addition to large hail and damaging wind ... continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm," the National Weather Service website states. "Move indoors immediately! Lightning is a killer. If you can hear thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning." A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. and a flash flood watch also has been issued until 10 p.m. "Hot and…
Monday, April 23, 2012
National Weather Service drops winter weather advisory.
Despite dire warnings of a snowstorm heading this way, residents of the Sewickley Valley were looking at rain and wind today instead. The National Weather Service even dropped its winter weather advisory for snow that originally was in effect from 5 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. Students eager for a day off from school peeked out of their windows this morning hoping to see snowman-making material on their front lawns, but instead saw only rain. Counties east and south of Pittsburgh did not fare as well—the snowstorm knocked out power to thousands of customers and Pennsylvania Turnpike officials declared a weather emergency, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Over the weekend, the weather service issued a winter storm watch, then…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
While the field might not be ready when the spring sports season opens in mid-March, the Quaker Valley Recreation Association says it fully expects to play host to ball games this spring on the Bell Acres field.
The Quakers haven’t had a home baseball field for the past couple of seasons, and there is a possibility that weather-caused construction delays might hold them up further. Joseph Marrone, administrative liaison, informed the school board on Jan. 17 that alternative locations are being sought for baseball games in the event that Esmark Field in Bell Acres is not ready when the season starts in March. “I hope we’re going to play, if (the weather) cooperates,” Marrone, district representative for the QVRA board, told school directors. Members of the Quaker Valley Recreation Association released a statement Wednesday assuring local parents that it is working to prepare the ball fields for the upcoming high school baseball season. Tim Feld, …
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 …