Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Temperatures are expected to drop 45 degrees by Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Moon Township has cancelled its severe thunderstorm watch for most of Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County. A flood advisory is in effect for the Ohio River at Pittsburgh. The river at the Point is forecast to rise above 18 feet by Thursday evening, which will flood the Monongahela parking wharf. The National Weather Service forecasts the river to crest around 18.5 feet by early Friday morning, then fall below 18 feet by Friday evening. Looking ahead, the rain will be changing to snow as temperatures plunge. Here is more detailed look at the forecast: Keep checking back with Sewickley Patch for updates.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Strong showers will affect Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for central Allegheny County Thursday that is in effect until 7:45 p.m. The weather service also stated funnel clouds have been reported, but did not state specifically where the spottings were. Flooding has been reported in Baldwin, Clarion and Wilkins townships, according to the National Weather Service. A flood advisory is in effect until 8:15 p.m. "At 6:02 p.m. showers and isolated thunderstorms with strong wind gusts were along a line from three miles south of Freeport to Monroeville, moving east at 20 mph," according to the weather service. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible with these lines of showers and heavy rain will pond quickly in poor drainage areas, NWS states…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Watch area includes Allegheny, Butler, Beaver and other counties.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in western Pennsylvania. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Washington counties. The weather service issues a severe thunderstorm watch when conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop, according to the NWS website. "A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour," the website states. Keeping up with news in the Sewickley Patch is easy—simply like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter or get the Patch newsletter.