Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The National Weather Service said March has been 'brutal"—and that the weather likely won't get better this month.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Lee Hendricks told all the ladies in the Peters Township: "No need to worry about fitting into those bikinis yet." Yes, the calendar might tell us that today, March 20, is the first day of spring. But the weather forecast would make you think it's just another winter day. According to the National Weather Service, today we will see partly cloudy skies, with a high near 36. But also expect wind gusts of up to 28 mph during the day. Come nighttime, you better get that Snuggie out because it's gonna be a bit nippy. The NWS indicates there will be slight chance of snow showers with a low of (gulp) 18 degrees. The good news? The chance of precipitation is expected to be just 20 percent. Thursday won't be …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Your morning ride could be a tricky one.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter weather advisory for the Pittsburgh region, including Peters Township, from 11 p.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Monday. A period of snow and freezing rain is expected overnight Sunday, before changing to all rain by Monday afternoon. A winter weather advisory means that snow, sleet, or freezing rain will make travel difficult. Here's a more detailed look at the forecast:
Monday, March 4, 2013
The storm is expected to begin as a mixture of rain and snow before turning to all snow overnight.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter storm warning for the Pittsburgh region, including Peters Township, from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters say snow will accumulate 5 to 8 inches before the storm ends Wednesday afternoon. The period of most intense snow will be between midnight Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. A storm warning means that snowfall will make travel dangerous, according to the weather service, and drivers are urged to use extreme caution if they must go out. Like Patch on Facebook. | Follow Patch on Twitter. | Sign up for the daily email newsletter.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Pittsburgh area Friday morning.
Expect freezing rain and ice accumulations of about a tenth of an inch on Friday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Peters Township that is in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The freezing rain is expected to begin between 6 and 8 a.m. and end between 1 and 3 p.m. The National Weather Service warns of hazardous travel conditions because of ice-covered roads.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Didn't Phil say it was gonna be an early spring? Because the weather forecast for later this week definitely sounds like winter.
On Monday, it was in the 40s, with plenty of sunshine. Today? Things are gonna look a little different. Rain and snow showers are expected after 2 p.m., with about a half-inch of accumulation possible. After 3 a.m. Wednesday we could see another half-inch of precipitation. Then? "A frontal boundary will push into the area Thursday night into Friday, bringing a wintry mix to the area. Light accumulations of snow and ice area possible with this system," according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. For a full weather report, visit the National Weather Service website here.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wind gusts reached 53 mph in Peters Township Monday.
The strongest wind gust in Pennsylvania Monday was in McMurray, according to the National Weather Service. A wind gust was measured at 53 mph just after 1 p.m. To put that in perspective, wind speed at 75 mph is a hurricane. The wind advisory has expired. Forecasters are predicting a chance of snow for the Peters Township area on Wednesday. Did you suffer any wind damage Monday? Tell us in the comments and upload your pictures to the right.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow is expected to taper before midnight.
It could be a slippery rush hour on your way home to Peters Township. The National Weather Service is predicting a quick moving storm will move through the western Pennsylvania area Monday afternoon and evening. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast.
Friday, February 1, 2013
A winter weather advisory begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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Friday, February 1
Two Clipper-type systems will mean lots of snow in western Pennsylvania this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The weather service forecasts snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Those totals could go as high as 6 to 10 inches in the higher ridge elevations. The snow will begin mid-morning Saturday and end Sunday evening, with the heaviest snow coming Saturday afternoon into midday Sunday, NWS states on its website. A winter weather advisory for snow means snowfall will cause travel difficulties—be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility. If you have weather photos, please share them with your neighbors by posting them …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the warning just after 10 a.m. Thursday.
First it was snow. Then it was rain. Then it was high winds. Now Washington County is being warned about possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning just after 10 a.m. Thursday. "Heavy rains on Wednesday have results in rises on all area rivers," the NWS indicated on its website. And the website reiterated: Don't drive through flooded areas. It's not safe. The warning is expected to last through Friday morning. What else is in store? Today there is a chance of snow showers, mainly before 2 p.m. It is expected to be cloudy, with a high near 30. It will be breezy, with a west wind around 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent, with a total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch expected. Tonight, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Winds could reach 60 mph.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been increased to a warning for southern Washington County. "This line of showers is capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph," according to the weather statement issued by the National Weather Service. "Move into a sturdy building and avoid windows." The warning is in effect until 11 a.m. A flood advisory also 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. Here is the forecast for Peters: What do you think about this odd January…