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Blizzard Warnings now issued just to my East for the higher elevations. There is a little chatter that the snow level could drop down to 1,000 ft., but generally I think it will be difficult for us to get accumulating snow. I can hope we get blizzard criteria here, but really I expect it to just be cold rain. How much are the PGH guys talking about snow up there? Honestly I have not had time to pay attention to local news.

It seems there isn't much confidence in what forecasters think will happen once this storm gets going over land. That's probably in part to the unprecedented nature of this system. To my untrained eye, there are some similarities to the March of '93 event, I think (absent the triple-phasing, of course). If this was happening a month later we would probably be seeing snow only.

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The thing that bothers me the most with this storm is the strongest winds will be between 7 pm tomorrow night and 7 am on Tuesday. It will be dark and I will not be able to see any damage to my trees unless I go outside at night in the dark. It will probably be a rough night sleeping with the wind blowing the trees and against the house.

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The thing that bothers me the most with this storm is the strongest winds will be between 7 pm tomorrow night and 7 am on Tuesday. It will be dark and I will not be able to see any damage to my trees unless I go outside at night in the dark. It will probably be a rough night sleeping with the wind blowing the trees and against the house.

Going to be pretty interesting. I should sleep tonight because I probably won't much tomorrow with 50-60 MPH gusts howling all night outside my window.

On a side note, this is going to make my job a living hell the next month. I work in a call center for a home security company, and when a customer's system has a low back up battery, they call us.....we have a very large cusotmer base in the mid atlantic, and when Irene hit it was bad...this will be worse.

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I'm going into work at 11am...meaning I'll be driving home at 8pm. Not gonna lie, I am definitely not looking forward to the drive home tonight. Taking a bag w/extra clothes, have some cash, etc, just to be prepared. Looks like our worst should be 8pm tonight to 8am tomorrow, it's exciting and a bit worrisome.

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I'm going into work at 11am...meaning I'll be driving home at 8pm. Not gonna lie, I am definitely not looking forward to the drive home tonight. Taking a bag w/extra clothes, have some cash, etc, just to be prepared. Looks like our worst should be 8pm tonight to 8am tomorrow, it's exciting and a bit worrisome.

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Yeah winds are starting to move, they've been non-existent prior to now. Just sitting in my parked car a little bit ago it was getting rocked back and forth. I can't confirm any speeds as of yet. Roadways are also very saturated; there's little place for the water left to go and we haven't gotten the heaviest rain yet.

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FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA

600 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

PAC003-005-007-019-031-051-059-063-065-073-125-129-WVC009-029-049-

051-061-069-077-103-301545-

/O.NEW.KPBZ.FA.W.0010.121029T2200Z-121030T1545Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

ALLEGHENY PA-ARMSTRONG PA-BEAVER PA-BUTLER PA-CLARION PA-GREENE PA-

INDIANA PA-JEFFERSON PA-LAWRENCE PA-WASHINGTON PA-PRESTON WV-OHIO WV-

MONONGALIA WV-MARSHALL WV-MARION WV-HANCOCK WV-BROOKE WV-WETZEL WV-

FAYETTE PA-WESTMORELAND PA-

600 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...

ALLEGHENY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

ARMSTRONG COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

BEAVER COUNTY IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...

BUTLER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

CLARION COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

INDIANA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

JEFFERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

LAWRENCE COUNTY IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...

WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

PRESTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

OHIO COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

MONONGALIA COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

MARION COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

HANCOCK COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

BROOKE COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

WETZEL COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

WESTMORELAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 1145 AM EDT TUESDAY

* AT 543 PM EDT...RAINFALL OF OVER AN INCH HAD FALLEN ACROSS THE

WARNING AREA. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT

PERIOD AS THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SANDY MOVE WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN

PENNSYLVANIA. GENERAL RAINFALL TOTALS MAY REACH 2 TO 3 INCHES BY

DAYBREAK TUESDAY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* URBAN AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT STREET FLOODING AS LEAVES

MAY CLOG LOCAL STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS

WILL CONTINUE TO RISE INTO DAYBREAK TUESDAY. FLOW FROM THE SMALL

STREAMS FEEDING INTO THE LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL CAUSE

RISING STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS THROUGH TUESDAY.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.

STREAM RISES WILL BE SIGNIFICANT. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE

NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO

AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY

DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL

ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED

ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 4072 7879 3990 7940 3978 7936 3973 7948

3925 7951 3927 7986 3944 7993 3938 8009

3947 8071 3961 8086 4028 8059 4110 8048

4110 8016 4104 8008 4116 8001 4115 7967

4136 7941 4129 7933 4132 7885 4127 7874

$$

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Rain pounding against my windows and wind really ripping consistently for last half hour or so. Just had a huge gust come thru. WIsh I could measure.

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Stunning right now. I am seeing power flashes all around me, but where I am (in Emsworth) linds are no more than 20MPH. However, I walked up to my car, and I can hear winds ripping through the hills above the valley. Pretty eery to be honest.

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Just made it home from Moon Twp to Canonsburg. It was a miserable drive out the Parkway and down 79. I also believe I saw some power flashes off the low cloud deck. Lots of white knuckling, looking at the obs, KPIT gusted to 48 mph in the past hour.

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