Thursday, December 27, 2012
Heavy morning precipitation makes it a white day after Christmas.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Harry Funk
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sewickley-area residents found themselves digging out of the snow on Wednesday. Accumulation in the Sewickley Valley area fell short of the 4 to 8 inches predicted, but heavy midmorning precipitation left plenty of motorists wishing they’d stayed at home. Meanwhile, others were celebrating a white day after Christmas. “I love the snow,” said Sarah Elste, 16, of Sewickley, citing her enjoyment of skiing. “Snow’s my favorite, even if it did come a day late.” She and fellow family members—sisters Lydia, 13, and Clare, 8, along with mother, Amy—ive a couple of blocks from Starbucks on Beaver Street. “We were shoveling snow all day and thought we should walk down to get some hot chocolate,” Amy said as the group relaxed inside the store late …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The storm is expected to produce the first significant snowfall of the season and to snarl ground and air travel plans. Stay home if you can, and check your flight status before heading to Pittsburgh International Airport.
The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter storm warning for a wide portion of Western Pennsylvania, including Sewickley, Leetsdale and neighboring communities, effective from 5 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. Between four to seven inches of snow are expected to accumulate throughout the day, with heavy snow occurring mid-Wednesday morning through the afternoon. At Pittsburgh International Airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said runways have been cleared of snow at the airport, though dozens of arriving flights have been cancelled. "At this point our runways are clear," Jenny said. "But we have had a number of cancellations. We always recommend that people check their flights before coming to the airport." …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas may be green in Western Pennsylvania, but if you miss seeing snow, you can still check out Google's whimsical visual effect.
So the tree is up, the house is decorated and the cookies are baked (or at least baking). There's just one thing missing. Snow. Is there a chance we could have a white Christmas instead of a gray and rainy one? Probably not. Charlie Woodrum, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon Township, said residents in the Pittsburgh area would probably see "just a couple flakes in the sky on Christmas Day." "Yeah, unfortunately it probably won't [snow]," Woodrum said. "On Christmas Eve we'll probably just see cloud coverage and near normal temperatures; it's going to be in the mid-30s." Woodrum said on Christmas Day there will be a "slight disturbance" to the northeast of the Pittsburgh region that may result in just a few measly …