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Rolling Snowed

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About Rolling Snowed

  • Birthday 01/09/1980

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KAFJ
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Canonsburg, Pa...1120 ft asl
  • Interests
    Wx, Penn State football, Steelers, Pens, Pirates, The Stones, classic rock, alt rock, my kick ass dog Lola
  1. For perspective: December 2015 for the month-officially 0.3" for Pittsburgh. Thru 4/8/2016 as of 5pm for April 2016 officially for Pittsburgh: 0.9" with 2-3" to go...
  2. Amazing pulsing of just rain, then rain and chunky snow, then rain, more chunky snow. Love the dynamics of Spring.
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    Jeff V = Brick Tamland Don"t forget our possibility later in the storm, we have to hit it right, but who knows: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/290
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    What is the difference between base and composite reflectivity? The main difference is composite reflectivity shows the highest dBZ (strongest reflected energy) at all elevation scans, not just the reflected energy at a single elevation scan. This can be seen in the images below from the Salt Lake City radar. Base Reflectivity Composite Reflectivity Notice the additional reflectivity that is visible in the composite reflectivity (far right). It is most readily seen around the name 'Wendover'. Also notice the composite view displays a slightly larger area of heavy rain (orange-red area to the west of Wendover). Why the difference? Base reflectivity only shows reflected energy at a single elevation scan of the radar. Composite reflectivity displays the highest reflectivity of ALLelevations scans. So, if heavier precipitation is higher in the atmosphere over an area of lighter precipitation (the heavier rain that has yet to reach the ground), the composite reflectivity image will display the stronger dBZ level.
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    Verszyla is one of the worst on camera fakes in the nation. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/Image/lmk/pdf/deformation_zones.pdf The deformation zone seems to be setting up on the AGC/WSH border. Watch the movement of the returns of the radar.."airstreams flowing toward each other and then fanning out as they meet" We have a long way to go. Hope you all enjoy it.
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    Watching dat pivot doe. Think all of us AGC and south are in some fun the next few hours.
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    Light, but steady snow falling in Canonsburg, dusting over just a bit.
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    Man, it's fun to be back and to be paying attention to the models. Sat night/Sun is the classic heavy rain, dry slot, few wrap around snow showers. No biggie but still will be fun to see flakes flying. I make it a personal mantra not to look past 5 days, Wednesday looks like a boring cold front. Guess I can start considering next weekend about Tuesday.
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter 2015-2016

    Warm, occasionally wet...a brief period of cold winds and flakes behind the next few systems. This is my perfect December...man I'm loving life. Not trying to troll...this is what I love. No real end in sight to the pattern...things have to get a bit wintry early Jan into February at times...right?
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    Pittsburgh, PA Thread: Winter '14-'15

    Same here psunate, washed both cars...took the dog for a long walk, today was great. I'd take a big storm on President's day and then right to spring.
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    Pittsburgh/ Western PA Part III

    NOUS41 KPBZ 062139 PNSPBZ MDZ001-OHZ039>041-048>050-057>059-068-069-PAZ007>009-013>016-020>023- 029-031-073>076-WVZ001>004-012-021>023-041-070939- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT SPOTTER REPORTS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 439 PM EST TUE JAN 06 2015 ...LOCAL WEATHER OBSERVATIONS... THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 8 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/PITTSBURGH ********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL******************** LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS SNOWFALL OF /INCHES/ MEASUREMENT MARYLAND ...GARRETT COUNTY... OAKLAND 8.0 1246 PM 1/06 PUBLIC MCHENRY 4.5 1125 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ACCIDENT 3.0 848 AM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS OHIO ...BELMONT COUNTY... BARNESVILLE 4.0 1217 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...COLUMBIANA COUNTY... SALEM 1.2 938 AM 1/06 TRAINED SPOTTER ...COSHOCTON COUNTY... 1 W WEST LAFAYETTE 3.5 1009 AM 1/06 TRAINED SPOTTER ...GUERNSEY COUNTY... CAMBRIDGE 3.0 843 AM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS ...HARRISON COUNTY... JEWETT 2.0 930 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...JEFFERSON COUNTY... KNOXVILLE 3.0 1120 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA TAYLORTOWN 2.5 1030 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA HAMMONDSVILLE 2.0 1050 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...MUSKINGUM COUNTY... BLUE ROCK 3.1 1139 AM 1/06 TRAINED SPOTTER FRAZEYSBURG 2.5 856 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA PENNSYLVANIA ...ALLEGHENY COUNTY... PITCAIRN 2.5 1125 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA 1 NW MORGAN HILL 2.0 1122 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA PITTSBURGH 2.0 230 PM 1/06 MT WASHINGTON 1 NW CARNEGIE 2.0 1140 AM 1/06 NWS EMPLOYEE ROSS TOWNSHIP 1.8 100 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA SHALER TOWNSHIP 1.8 122 PM 1/06 PUBLIC 1 NE FOX RIDGE 1.8 1111 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA MOON TOWNSHIP 1.8 400 PM 1/06 NWS OFFICE PENN HILLS 1.5 1120 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...BEAVER COUNTY... MONACA 3.0 1137 AM 1/06 NWS EMPLOYEE BEAVER 1.8 1119 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...BUTLER COUNTY... HENDERSONVILLE 2.0 1030 AM 1/06 TRAINED SPOTTER WEST SUNBURY 2.0 1121 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA BUTLER 1.5 930 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...CLARION COUNTY... HAWTHORN 1.8 1125 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...FAYETTE COUNTY... FARMINGTON 4.2 1136 AM 1/06 TRAINED SPOTTER SMITHFIELD 2.8 212 PM 1/06 TRAINED SPOTTER ...GREENE COUNTY... WAYNESBURG 3.0 1121 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ALEPPO 3.0 1124 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...INDIANA COUNTY... INDIANA 1.0 1007 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA MARION CENTER T 1130 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...JEFFERSON COUNTY... BROOKVILLE 1.0 1234 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA SIGEL 1.0 200 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...WASHINGTON COUNTY... WASHINGTON 2.1 1129 AM 1/06 PUBLIC DEEMSTON 1.5 124 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...WESTMORELAND COUNTY... SMITHTON 2.5 1218 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA SEWARD 2.0 1219 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA WEST VIRGINIA ...HANCOCK COUNTY... WEIRTON 3.0 1112 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA WEIRCREST 1.8 853 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...MARION COUNTY... BARRACKVILLE 3.5 1200 PM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...PRESTON COUNTY... AURORA 5.0 851 AM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS KINGWOOD 4.0 851 AM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS INDEPENDENCE 3.0 1050 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA ...TUCKER COUNTY... DAVIS 6.0 1223 PM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS THOMAS 6.0 1223 PM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS PARSONS 5.0 1222 PM 1/06 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS ...WETZEL COUNTY... READER 4.5 1123 AM 1/06 SOCIAL MEDIA Pretty good forecast...
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    Pittsburgh/ Western PA Part III

    Pretty sure 2014 was the most boring weather year since I've lived in the Pittsburgh area since 2002...Happy New Year's and to a more active 2015!
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    Pittsburgh/ Western PA Part III

    Here's the official historic snow amounts by month dating back to 1883: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/pbz/thissnow.htm Looks like the least snowiest season was 1918-1919 with 8.8 inches. The most recent season with way below average snowfall was 1990-1991 with 17.2 inches for the season.
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    Pittsburgh/Western PA Banter & Complaint Thread

    What is it with weather boards that brings out the strangest sect of the population? This new battle is bringing the lulz tho.
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    Pittsburgh/ Western PA Part III

    Got a blue Crosstek XV...i love it. I live on top of a hill in Canonsburg, an AWD has become a must. For as damn cold as it is, wish we'd at least see a few flakes...
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