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  1. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 542 PM EST Fri Feb 16 2018 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR UNIONTOWN IN FAYETTE COUNTY WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA... Location...Uniontown in Fayette County western Pennsylvania Date...02/16/2018 Estimated Time...643 PM EST Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph Maximum Path Width...0.25 miles Path Length...2 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...39.9087N / -79.727386W Ending lat/Lon...39.90087N / -79.696107W * Fatalities...0 * Injuries...0 * The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS Storm Data. ...Summary... The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh PA has confirmed a tornado in Uniontown and North Union Township in Fayette County western Pennsylvania on 02/16/2018. The tornado started near the intersection of Phillipi Avenue and Pittsburgh Street then traveled eastward for two miles before lifting near Kennedy Street. The worse damage was located between Monroe avenue and North Gallatin avenue where several buildings lost either part or their entire roof. A four level senior living building lost nearly half its roof. There was also numerous power lines down and a destroyed car port on North Gallatin Avenue. Several homes in the Greenpoint / Laurel estates area suffered damage to their roofs as well. The track just missed Laurel Highlands high school and continued just to the south of the school and lifted in the Woodview Terrace area. In that region, tree damage occurred. Through the entire path of the storm, hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted. Several pine trees were uprooted as well. This is the first confirmed tornado in the Pittsburgh area of responsibility in February since 1950 when records commenced. This is the 11th tornado to hit Fayette county since 1950 and the 3rd EF1 tornado. This marks the third year in a row in Pennsylvania with at least one February tornado: 2016: Lancaster and Bradford 2017: York, Luzerne, and Lackawanna 2018: Fayette This information can also be found on our website at weather.gov/pittsburgh. Additional severe weather history can be found at weather.gov/pittsburgh/torclimo For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories: EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph $$
  2. Severe Thunderstorm Warning Severe Weather Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 658 PM EST THU FEB 15 2018 PAC051-160015- /O.CON.KPBZ.SV.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180216T0015Z/ Fayette PA- 658 PM EST THU FEB 15 2018 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM EST FOR SOUTHEASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY... At 658 PM EST, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles northwest of Ursina, or 11 miles southeast of Connellsville, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power outages. Locations impacted include... Farmington... Chalkhill... Ohiopyle... Mill Run... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Please report severe weather by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH. && LAT...LON 3978 7936 3979 7938 3978 7939 3977 7938 3976 7940 3975 7939 3974 7941 3973 7939 3972 7939 3983 7966 4000 7953 3996 7935 3986 7942 3982 7937 3980 7937 3979 7935 TIME...MOT...LOC 2358Z 278DEG 45KT 3992 7942 HAIL...<.75IN WIND...60MPH $$
  3. Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 1144 PM EST Tue Feb 6 2018 PAZ016-021-022-071245- /O.UPG.KPBZ.WW.Y.0008.180207T0700Z-180207T2300Z/ /O.EXA.KPBZ.WS.W.0002.180207T0700Z-180207T2300Z/ Jefferson-Allegheny-Armstrong- Including the cities of Punxsutawney, Brookville, Pittsburgh Metro Area, Kittanning, and Ford City 1144 PM EST Tue Feb 6 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected. Significantly more snow and ice is expected in the northwestern portion of each county than the southeastern portion. * WHERE...Jefferson, Allegheny and Armstrong Counties. * WHEN...Until 6 PM EST Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Please report snow or ice by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPittsburgh && $$
  4. Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 1016 PM EST SUN FEB 4 2018 OHZ039>041-048>050-057>059-068-069-PAZ007>009-013>016-020>023-029- 031-073-WVZ001>004-012-050515- Belmont-Guernsey-Noble-Harrison-Columbiana-Monroe-Jefferson- Tuscarawas-Coshocton-Muskingum-Carroll-Clarion-Greene-Westmoreland- Washington-Jefferson-Butler-Venango-Beaver-Armstrong-Mercer- Allegheny-Indiana-Forest-Lawrence-Marshall-Wetzel-Brooke-Ohio- Hancock- 1016 PM EST SUN FEB 4 2018 ...A WINTRY MIX WILL AFFECT MONROE...CARROLL...TUSCARAWAS...NOBLE... COLUMBIANA...MUSKINGUM...BELMONT...GUERNSEY...EASTERN COSHOCTON... HARRISON...JEFFERSON...BEAVER...VENANGO...JEFFERSON...WESTERN GREENE...CLARION...FOREST...MERCER...NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA... NORTHWESTERN WESTMORELAND...BUTLER...ALLEGHENY...ARMSTRONG... WASHINGTON...LAWRENCE...OHIO...WESTERN WETZEL...MARSHALL...BROOKE AND HANCOCK COUNTIES... At 1014 PM EST, an area of mixed precipitation was located along a line extending from near Enterprise to 10 miles south of New Concord. Movement was east at 30 mph. An initial mix of freezing drizzle and snow will quickly transition to a brief period of moderate snow. Temperatures will also rapidly fall during this transition, resulting in a very fast freeze up of standing water in the area. Locations impacted include... Pittsburgh... Penn Hills... Mount Lebanon... Bethel Park... Ross Township... Wheeling... McCandless Township... Monroeville... Cranberry... Zanesville... Moon Township... New Castle... This includes the following highways... Interstate 70 in Ohio between mile markers 146 and 225. Interstate 70 in West Virginia between mile markers 0 and 14. Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 0 and 34. Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 1 and 61. Interstate 77 in Ohio between mile markers 14 and 95. Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 19 and 109. Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 1 and 95. Parkway North between mile markers 1 and 13. A rapid drop in temperature will lead to the formation of black ice. Use caution, especially on bridges and overpasses and around curves. LAT...LON 4144 7896 4145 7906 4134 7909 4138 7897 4123 7871 3948 8072 3960 8085 3959 8159 3975 8164 3982 8217 4010 8219 4045 8167 4065 8153 4073 8109 4090 8108 4090 8052 4149 8049 4149 8000 4162 7983 4162 7895 TIME...MOT...LOC 0314Z 270DEG 25KT 4166 7953 3985 8168 $$ Fries
  5. PENNSYLVANIA ...Allegheny County... Bairdford 7.0 735 AM 1/13 Facebook Penn Hills 6.7 708 AM 1/13 Twitter Wexford 6.5 719 AM 1/13 Twitter Moon 6.3 700 AM 1/13 Official NWS Obs Tarentum 4.5 715 AM 1/13 Facebook Mount Washington 4.4 400 AM 1/13 Facebook 1 SSW Bridgeville 4.2 614 AM 1/13 NWS Employee Bridgeville 2.0 153 AM 1/13 Trained Spotter 2 WNW Coraopolis 1.0 1100 PM 1/12 Official NWS Obs ...Beaver County... Midland 8.0 740 AM 1/13 Facebook ...Butler County... 2 NNE Fox Run 6.5 650 AM 1/13 CoCoRaHS East Butler 5.0 500 AM 1/13 Trained Spotter ...Clarion County... Knox 4.0 708 AM 1/13 Trained Spotter ...Fayette County... 4 NW Ohiopyle 4.0 500 AM 1/13 Trained Spotter Republic 3.9 755 AM 1/13 Twitter ...Indiana County... Saltsburg 5.5 744 AM 1/13 Facebook ...Lawrence County... New Castle 8.0 736 AM 1/13 Facebook Volant 3.0 1230 AM 1/13 Facebook Ellwood City 1.2 1119 PM 1/12 Twitter ...Mercer County... New Lebanon 8.0 722 AM 1/13 Facebook West Middlesex 6.5 805 AM 1/13 Twitter Grove City 2.8 100 AM 1/13 Twitter ...Venango County... 1 E Cooperstown 2.0 1120 PM 1/12 Facebook Franklin 0.8 1057 PM 1/12 Trained Spotter ...Westmoreland County... Greensburg 4.0 612 AM 1/13 Twitter Monessen 3.0 644 AM 1/13 Trained Spotter
  6. Mod snow here in Monroeville.
  7. A Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 1216 PM EST Fri Jan 12 2018 ...DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING... .In the wake of unseasonably warm air and heavy rainfall, an arctic cold front will blast across the area this afternoon. Temperatures will fall sharply from near 60 degrees into the 30s, ultimately falling into the teens by Saturday morning with wind chills near zero. As the colder air moves in, warm air aloft will result in a period of freezing rain. Freezing rain, coupled with standing water, will result in a flash freeze this afternoon and evening. Ice accumulations could be significant enough to damage branches and power lines. Freezing rain will then tranisition to a period of sleet before a complete changeover to snow tonight. Snow could be briefly heavy at times overnight. Accumulating snow on top of a sheet of ice will result in extremely dangerous if not impossible driving conditions into Saturday morning. OHZ039>041-049-050-PAZ016-020>022-029-WVZ001>003-130130- /O.CON.KPBZ.WS.W.0001.180112T2100Z-180113T1500Z/ Tuscarawas-Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison-Jefferson-Beaver-Allegheny- Armstrong-Washington-Hancock-Brooke-Ohio- Including the cities of New Philadelphia, Dover, Carrollton, Malvern, East Liverpool, Salem, Columbiana, Cadiz, Steubenville, Punxsutawney, Brookville, Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Ambridge, Monaca, Pittsburgh Metro Area, Kittanning, Ford City, Washington, Canonsburg, Weirton, Follansbee, Wellsburg, and Wheeling 1216 PM EST Fri Jan 12 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected, with freezing rain changing to sleet and eventually all snow overnight. Ice accumulations up to a third of an inch are expected, with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches on top. Localized snow amounts up to 7 inches are possible. Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel will become dangerous and nearly impossible this evening. * WHERE...Portions of southwest, west central and western Pennsylvania, east central Ohio and northern and northern panhandle of West Virginia. * WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 10 AM EST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Sharply falling temperatures will result in a flash freeze of any standing water. Roads will quickly become slick and hazardous once temperatures fall below freezing. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. $$
  8. Winter Weather Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 208 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 MDZ001-OHZ039>041-048>050-057>059-068-069-PAZ020-021-029-031- 073>076-WVZ001>004-012-021-509>514-080315- /O.NEW.KPBZ.WW.Y.0002.180108T1000Z-180109T0000Z/ Garrett-Tuscarawas-Carroll-Columbiana-Coshocton-Harrison- Jefferson-Muskingum-Guernsey-Belmont-Noble-Monroe-Beaver- Allegheny-Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges- Fayette-Fayette Ridges-Hancock-Brooke-Ohio-Marshall-Wetzel-Marion- Monongalia-Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston- Preston-Eastern Preston-Western Tucker-Eastern Tucker- Including the cities of Mountain Lake Park, Oakland MD, Grantsville, New Philadelphia, Dover, Carrollton, Malvern, East Liverpool, Salem, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cadiz, Steubenville, Zanesville, Cambridge, Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, Caldwell, Woodsfield, Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Ambridge, Monaca, Pittsburgh Metro Area, Washington, Canonsburg, Waynesburg, Murrysville, Greensburg, New Kensington, Ligonier, Donegal, Uniontown, Champion, Ohiopyle, Weirton, Follansbee, Wellsburg, Wheeling, Moundsville, New Martinsville, Fairmont, Morgantown, Coopers Rock, Kingwood, Bruceton Mills, Terra Alta, Rowlesburg, Hazelton, Parsons, Hendricks, Saint George, Davis, Thomas, and Canaan Valley 208 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 7 PM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Snow and possible freezing rain. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected. A trace of ice possible. * WHERE...Portions of southwest and western Pennsylvania, east central Ohio, western Maryland and northern and northern panhandle of West Virginia. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 7 PM EST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times and icy conditions on untreated roads, even if temperatures climb above freezing. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. $$
  9. Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 724 PM EST SAT DEC 30 2017 PAZ020-021-073>076-310200- Fayette Ridges-Westmoreland Ridges-Westmoreland-Beaver-Allegheny-Fayette- 724 PM EST SAT DEC 30 2017 ...AN INTENSE SNOW SQUALL WILL AFFECT CENTRAL BEAVER...CENTRAL ALLEGHENY...SOUTHWESTERN WESTMORELAND AND NORTH CENTRAL FAYETTE COUNTIES... At 722 PM EST, an intense snow squall was located along a line extending from Industry to Pleasant Hills through most of the West Hills and South Hills areas. Movement was southeast at 20 mph. Rapid accumulation of one half to one inch of snow is likely. Roads will quickly become snow covered, and the visibility will be reduced to below one quarter of a mile. Locations impacted include... Pittsburgh... Mount Lebanon... Bethel Park... Ross Township... Monroeville... Moon Township... McKeesport... Franklin Park... Aliquippa... Connellsville... Monaca... Shaler Township... This includes the following highways... Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 47 and 57. Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 66 and 89. Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 28 and 42. Parkway North between mile markers 1 and 12. LAT...LON 4081 8049 4015 7937 3998 7954 4068 8051 TIME...MOT...LOC 0022Z 308DEG 19KT 4067 8043 4033 7993 $$ Fries
  10. Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 539 PM EST SAT DEC 30 2017 OHZ050-PAZ014-020>023-029-073-074-WVZ001-002-310015- Jefferson-Armstrong-Butler-Westmoreland Ridges-Westmoreland-Beaver-Washington-Allegheny-Indiana-Brooke- Hancock- 539 PM EST SAT DEC 30 2017 ...AN INTENSE SNOW SQUALL WILL AFFECT NORTHERN JEFFERSON...NORTHERN WASHINGTON...SOUTHERN BEAVER...SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA...SOUTHWESTERN BUTLER...ALLEGHENY...CENTRAL WESTMORELAND...SOUTHWESTERN ARMSTRONG... NORTHEASTERN BROOKE AND HANCOCK COUNTIES... At 538 PM EST, an intense snow squall was located along a line extending from Mars to 10 miles southeast of Carrollton. Movement was southeast at 40 mph. Rapid accumulation of one half to one inch of snow is likely in this squall. Locations impacted include... Pittsburgh... Penn Hills... Mount Lebanon... Bethel Park... Ross Township... McCandless Township... Monroeville... Cranberry... Moon Township... McMurray... Greensburg... Weirton... This includes the following highways... Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 17 and 22. Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 27 and 69. Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 22 and 51. Parkway North between mile markers 1 and 13. Use caution if you must travel through this squall. Rapid changes in visibility and road conditions are likely to lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until the squall passes. LAT...LON 4043 7895 4016 8020 4046 8094 4047 8092 4054 8092 4073 7996 4046 7893 TIME...MOT...LOC 2238Z 294DEG 24KT 4069 7998 4051 8091 $$
  11. .NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/... Warm advection aloft is rapidly increasing from the southwest this evening as radar returns increase areawide. Based upon trends in surface observations as well as the 00z KPBZ sounding, there really isn`t much of a lag between radar indicating precipitation and it actually falling out. This is likely due to a bit more moist boundary layer over our area as compared to points farther west earlier today. That said, ascent in warm advection combined with at least a modestly coupled upper jet structure will traverse the southern half of the area overnight. This is already being verified by the heaviest strip of precipitation scraping along just to the south of area. QPF and snow amounts were adjusted upward just a tad along the southernmost tier of Ohio counties, otherwise the forecast is largely running right on track. A long duration of warm advection through a saturated dendritic layer should result in a very efficient snow across the area. Bufkit profiles suggest a general 20:1 or so seems reasonable, and given the QPF consensus favoring the heaviest amounts generally along and south of I-70 overnight, a quick 2-4 inches of snow will be likely here. Winter weather advisories have been hoisted here for this. Farther north, less moisture will limit amounts overnight. As the system pulls east on Saturday, northwesterly flow quickly increases and instability rapidly increases in cold advection. Lake enhanced snow showers will result in conditions favorable for a quick inch or so over most of western PA, with higher amounts in the snow belts and upslope areas. Due to band- placement uncertainty, no lake effect headlines were issued at this time, however upslope areas will undoubtedly see a longer duration of snow going from system snow tonight straight into upslope until Sunday morning. Thus, advisories have been issued for the duration in the ridges. Fries
  12. .NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/... Upstream from the area, snow is rapidly developing in the vast areas of differential PVA ahead of a fairly compact vort lobe swinging through Indiana at the moment. Precipitation rates are quite impressive is this area given radar reflectivity values that are pretty extreme for snowfall. That said, surface temperatures in this area of development are barely at freezing, and downstream into our CWA, the area this is moving into is largely well above freezing. While we are coming out of our diurnal maximum, and temperatures will surely sag a bit as the sun sets, ground temperatures are still above freezing, and warm advection will keep substantial temperature falls from occurring until the surface frontal boundary and surface low passes beyond 00z. Because of all of this, snow ratios will start low then trend rapidly higher in the 00-06z window, and snow will surely efficiently start to accumulate during that window as well. With all that in mind, snow accumulations based upon rapidly rising ratios were adjusted upward in the area of differential PVA to generally around 2 inches during the 6-hour interval. This should preclude the necessity of issuing additional advisories but get many areas pretty close to the 3 inch criteria. Fries
  13. Pittsburgh PA spring 2017

    Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 915 PM EST SUN NOV 5 2017 OHZ041-050-PAZ014-020-021-029-WVZ001>003-060300- Jefferson-Columbiana-Butler-Beaver-Washington-Allegheny-Brooke-Ohio- Hancock- 915 PM EST SUN NOV 5 2017 ...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WIND AND HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT EASTERN JEFFERSON...SOUTHEASTERN COLUMBIANA... NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON...BEAVER...SOUTHWESTERN BUTLER...NORTHWESTERN ALLEGHENY...NORTHERN OHIO...BROOKE AND HANCOCK COUNTIES... At 914 PM EST, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Lisbon to near Wellsville to near Wintersville to 7 miles southeast of Cadiz. Movement was east at 55 mph. Wind gusts up to 45 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Pittsburgh... Mount Lebanon... Ross Township... McCandless Township... Cranberry... Moon Township... Weirton... Steubenville... Franklin Park... East Liverpool... Aliquippa... Canonsburg... This includes the following highways... Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania near mile marker 8. Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 12 and 22. Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 22 and 48. Parkway North between mile markers 7 and 13. Torrential rainfall also is occurring with these storms and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. LAT...LON 4061 8003 4039 8005 4012 8038 4015 8071 4016 8070 4016 8072 4033 8062 4056 8067 4073 8085 4083 8030 TIME...MOT...LOC 0214Z 262DEG 47KT 4070 8083 4055 8072 4034 8075 4020 8090 $$
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