Thursday, January 24, 2013
Plus, a look ahead to the weekend forecast.
The blast of cold air that has engulfed Peters Township 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. Thursday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -1. Friday: Snow…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Today's high temp is expected to be 94 degrees, but heat indexes could reach 104 degrees or so. Learn ways to stay cool and safe.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Pittsburgh area on Tuesday. The advisory is in effect from noon until 9 p.m. Today's high temp is expected to be 94 degrees, but heat indexes could reach 104 degrees or so. The heat and humidity expected could cause heat-related illnesses for many people. Those most at risk include the elderly, infants and children up to the age of 4, the overweight, people who work or exercise outdoors, and people with heart or respiratory problems. For more on heat-related illnesses, click here. Here are some tips to cool off: For some more cooling tips, click here. Remember that your pets get hot, too. All county residents ages 60 and older are also welcome to visit any of the county-funded…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Even with a few raindrops over the weekend, our area is still under a drought watch.
The recent grey, overcast skies over western Pennsylvanians this weekend brought some rainfall. Yet, so far, we've still seen very few raindrops this summer. Because of those extremely dry conditions, all western Pennsylvania counties are under a drought watch according to the Palmer Drought Severity Index, which measures soil moisture conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor map issued last week shows western Pennsylvania as abnormally dry with the very western edge of the state now in moderate drought. This quickly evolving drought marks a sharp contrast to last summer. Spring 2011 was the wettest on record for many states, including Ohio and Kentucky. Now, 61 percent of the U.S. is in moderate or greater drought. You may have noticed the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Most of the Pittsburgh region can expect to be hit with a series of strong thunderstorm moving through the area. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania effective until 4:15 p.m. Thunderstorms are expected to affect west central Allegheny, northern Washington and southwestern Beaver counties. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible with these storms, according to the weather service. Highways that will be impacted by the storms are: In addition to large hail and damaging winds, continuous cloud to ground lightning is occuring with this storm, according to forecasters. Report any significant weather to the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Emergency medicine professionals at West Penn Allegheny Health System and Canonsburg General Hospital tell you how to stay cool and safe this summer.
The first day of summer hit the region with a vengeance: with highs reported in the 90s. High heat is not just uncomfortable, but can be dangerous—particularly for the very young, the very old and those suffering from chronic diseases including mental illness. Emergency medicine professionals at West Penn Allegheny Health System and Canonsburg General Hospital offer the following tips to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe as summer continues. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
With temperatures expected to soar to 90 today, Duquesne Light assures customers it's being 'proactive.'
With temperatures forecast to be in the 90s today, Duquesne Light Co. is taking proactive measures in preparation for any power interruptions that might occur due to higher electricity usage. Service crews will be carrying additional transformers while performing routine work, and as a result, will be able to quickly replace failed equipment. When replacing transformers, crews will be upgrading each to a larger capacity unit that is better suited to manage the higher usage. In addition, crews will be held over for evening and overnight shifts. To help customers deal with the extremely high temperatures, Duquesne Light offers the following “wise-use” tips: Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Less than one inch of accumulation is now possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Were you surprised when you didn't wake up to the winter wonderland you thought you'd see? I was. Weather reports have changed. It's predicted that we will see snow in Peters Township—less than an inch is possible by Monday evening. Temperatures will hover around 39 degrees, with wind between 18 and 20 mph—gusts as high as 34 mph. Rain will continue throughout the day, most likely between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tonight, the National Weather Service reported rain and snow is likely before 3 a.m. with a low temperature of 33 degrees. We could wake up to less than half an inch of snow Tuesday morning. The bright side? Looks like things will be warming up this weekend—Sunday will be mostly sunny and a high of 60 degrees.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch. Peters Township may see 2-4 inches of snow.
A spring snow is on the way. The National Weather Service in Moon Township issued a winter storm watch for late Sunday night through Monday evening. Rain is predicted to change to snow after midnight Sunday night with the heaviest snowfall on Monday morning. Six inches of accumulation is expected in the area. However, 2-4 inches of accumulation is predicted for Peters Township. According to the weather statement, a heavy, wet accumulation of snow is expected that may cause significant problems with the downing of tree limbs that have developed leaves which may in turn spawn power outages. Some travel difficulties can be expected Monday morning as well. Keep up posted on the condition of your roadways tonight and tomorrow. Tell us in the …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
You don't need a meteorologist to tell you we're experiencing a mild winter, so get out there and enjoy the day!
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- Mike Jones
Thursday, March 8, 2012
March is rolling in like a lamb with unseasonably warm weather encompassing the area this week. Although the Pittsburgh area has received normal amounts of snowfall this winter, the white stuff isn’t sticking around very long. That’s because the average temperatures are much higher than usual, and they don’t appear to be changing any time soon. “I think the big thing is that temperatures have been well above the normal,” said Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville. “Any snow that has fallen has melted very fast. Look at Sunday and how it kept snowing and melting.” The year’s snowfall measured at the airport is about 37 inches—Bridgeville is averaging only 26 inches—and that compares closely to previous years…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Phil saw his shadow, which allegedly means six more weeks of winter for us.
Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which supposedly means we’ll have six more weeks of a winter that’s already been mild, to say the least. Somehow I doubt the predictions of our four-legged weatherman are accurate, and National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Hendricks said he agrees. Hendricks said given current climate conditions, he expects this region will experience above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation through early spring. However, he said, things could always change. “This is an average, so this doesn’t mean there couldn’t be any anomalies through the next six weeks,” he said. “Trying to get any further into the weeks, you’re really pushing reality.” But it’s still fun to …