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Pittsburgh PA Area Spring and Summer 2019

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
PAC003-005-007-019-063-129-282215-
/O.NEW.KPBZ.SV.W.0087.190528T2129Z-190528T2215Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
529 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  East central Beaver County in western Pennsylvania...
  West central Indiana County in west central Pennsylvania...
  Southern Butler County in west central Pennsylvania...
  Northeastern Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
  Northwestern Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
  Southwestern Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania...

* Until 615 PM EDT.

* At 528 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Seven Fields,
  or near Cranberry, moving east at 35 mph.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts to 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar.

  IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind
           damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power
           outages.

* Locations impacted include...
  Penn Hills...                     Ross Township...
  McCandless Township...            Monroeville...
  Cranberry...                      Franklin Park...
  Vandergrift...                    Apollo...
  Shaler Township...                Plum...
  Murrysville...                    Hampton Township...

This includes the following highways...
  Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 28 and 55.
  Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 72 and 81.

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.

&&

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT for western,
southwestern and west central Pennsylvania.

LAT...LON 4060 8016 4077 8008 4060 7933 4035 7946
TIME...MOT...LOC 2128Z 290DEG 30KT 4066 8003

HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH

$$

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So far all of the storms have been north of the city. Hopefully one of these babies can get further south. I'm doubting it. 

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12 minutes ago, Rd9108 said:

So far all of the storms have been north of the city. Hopefully one of these babies can get further south. I'm doubting it. 

I'm riding the line on that one in northern allegheny /Westmoreland. I may just skirt by on the southern fringe. 

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Wow.  In Cranberry....Heavy rain with pea sized hail, some lightning, 1.52" in about 45 minutes, but was wind driven against west side of house for a while so catch will probably be a little low.    Standing water in my yard in all the low spots.

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43 minutes ago, Rd9108 said:

So far all of the storms have been north of the city. Hopefully one of these babies can get further south. I'm doubting it. 

Probably gonna be a race between the boundary pushing far enough south before the best dynamics move east. 

Reminds me of being on the southern edge of a WSW.  Lol

 

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16 minutes ago, CoraopolisWx said:

Looks like Teays is getting hit hard also. 

Didn't see much, just a briefly heavy downpour, some gusts, and a few pieces of hail for about 2 mins. Just missed it, not complaining to much though, I wouldn't be really looking forward to dealing with hail damage.

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11 minutes ago, CoraopolisWx said:

Probably gonna be a race between the boundary pushing far enough south before the best dynamics move east. 

Reminds me of being on the southern edge of a WSW.  Lol

 

Just some little lightning at this point would suffice. Not really wanting crazy hail but it does feel like a winter screw job. 

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12 minutes ago, CoraopolisWx said:

Probably gonna be a race between the boundary pushing far enough south before the best dynamics move east. 

Reminds me of being on the southern edge of a WSW.  Lol

 

Lol watching the radar I was thinking the same thing. 

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If today busts for the southern regions, the enhanced risk area shifts south for tomorrow, but it might end up putting the city locales on the northern fringe instead of the southern.  Could still be a miss.

There will be a final chance region-wide on Thursday. The probabilities look lower in severe terms, however, at least for now.

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
940 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019

PAZ021>023-073-074-290215-
Armstrong-Westmoreland Ridges-Westmoreland-Allegheny-Indiana-
940 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL...GUSTY WIND AND
HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT THE AREA...

At 940 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Murrysville, or
near Apollo, moving southeast at 40 mph.

Wind gusts up to 45 mph and hail up to the size of nickels are
possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Penn Hills...                     Monroeville...
Latrobe...                        Vandergrift...
Apollo...                         Plum...
Murrysville...                    New Kensington...
Lower Burrell...                  McChesneytown-Loyalhanna...
Blairsville...                    Derry...

This includes  Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 53 and 55.
 
Torrential rainfall also is occurring with this storm and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

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10 minutes ago, TeaysValleyWV said:

Dumped the gauge at 9:45 PM, 3.10" and getting another round of heavy rain and lightning.....it's been constant since 5:30 with brief lulls.  Seems like the 5th or 6th round.

Very impressive for storms that were moving at a decent clip.

SPC forecasted that enhanced severe area well.

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1012 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Northeastern Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
  West central Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania...

* Until 1045 PM EDT.

* At 1011 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Bellevue, or
  over Ross Township, moving east at 45 mph.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts to 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar.

  IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind
           damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power
           outages.

* Locations impacted include...
  Pittsburgh...                     Penn Hills...
  Mount Lebanon...                  Ross Township...
  McCandless Township...            Monroeville...
  Greensburg...                     McKeesport...
  Franklin Park...                  Jeannette...
  Shaler Township...                Plum...

This includes the following highways...
  Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania near mile marker 57.
  Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 49 and 77.
  Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 58 and 63.
  Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 62 and 84.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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.

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Just caught the southern tip of that severe storm.  No hail, impressive light show, looked like a wall cloud as it moved in (hard to make out at night for certain but thanks light pollution).

Some nice video, as well, but my phone is almost dead so I'll see what's worth revisiting tomorrow.

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Yeah a lot of lighting even in the southern tip of the storm. It was atleast enjoyable. 

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Got pounded pretty good between say 9:30pm and 2:00am. Woke up a little after 1am to another severe Thunderstorm Warning. Didn't see much tree damage, but the lightening and amount of rain were incredible. Glad I waited to finish filling the pool up, Mother Nature may have done a bulk of that for me overnight.

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Looks like most areas are in the Enhanced Risk Zone for round 2. It will be interesting to see how things setup today, I'd think most areas that didn't see much yesterday should be more in line today, but I can also see where there may be an area of overlap that get hit pretty hard again, NWS makes mention of this in the discussion.

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SPC Outlook:

  ...Upper Ohio Valley east to the mid Atlantic Coast...
   In the wake of remnant/early-morning convection, airmass
   recovery/destabilization is forecast ahead of a short-wave trough
   (now centered near southern Lake Michigan) which will cross Lake
   Erie and reach western Pennsylvania by early afternoon.  As this
   feature -- and a weak/associated surface low -- advances,
   redevelopment of scattered thunderstorms is forecast to occur,
   possibly beginning as early as midday, across Pennsylvania, and
   adjacent parts of West Virginia, Maryland, and northern Virginia.  

   With the airmass forecast to become moderately unstable, storms
   should quickly intensify -- aided by the persistent belt of strong
   westerly deep-layer flow across the area.  While some tornado risk
   is expected -- particularly near/ahead of the weak surface low and
   associated warm front, where backed low-level flow will be present,
   the greater risks appear to be locally damaging winds, and hail. 
   Some CAM guidance suggests that storms may grow upscale through the
   afternoon, eventually merging into an at least loosely organized
   cluster, as it sweeps across eastern portions of the risk area and
   off the Atlantic coast during the evening.  Should this occur, more
   widespread wind risk would likely evolve, and thus have expanded the
   ENH risk area slightly, extending it off the mid-Atlantic coast.

   Other/more isolated cells are expected farther south across central
   Virginia, with convective potential -- and severe risk -- decreasing
   with southward extent, as indicated by the gradient in severe
   probability lines across northern and central Virginia.

   ..Goss/Squitieri.. 05/29/2019

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Mesoscale Discussion 0881
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1106 AM CDT Wed May 29 2019

   Areas affected...Portions of eastern OH...the northern WV
   Panhandle...much of PA...and NJ

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely 

   Valid 291606Z - 291730Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...95 percent

   SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop
   this afternoon. Large hail and damaging winds should be the main
   threats, but isolated tornadoes will also be possible. Watch
   issuance is likely by 17Z (1 PM EDT).

   DISCUSSION...A shortwave trough over central OH and Lake Erie at 16Z
   will move eastward today across PA and vicinity. Isolated
   thunderstorms have recently initiated across central OH and
   northwestern PA in association with this feature. A belt of strong
   50-65 kt mid-level westerly winds will be present across eastern OH,
   much of PA, and NJ today. Long, nearly straight hodographs through
   mid levels and related 40-50 kt of effective bulk shear should favor
   scattered splitting supercells early this afternoon. Large hail will
   probably be the initial concern with this convection, with some
   increase in the damaging wind threat with time as storms potentially
   congeal into one or more bowing line segments as they move
   east-southeastward across PA into NJ. A marine front located over
   the NYC metro area and adjacent northern NJ will likely limit the
   northeastern extent of the substantial severe threat this afternoon.
   In addition to the large hail and damaging wind risk, isolated
   tornadoes could also occur over mainly parts of central/eastern PA
   into portions of NJ to the east of a weak surface low where
   low-level southwesterly winds are forecast to be somewhat stronger.
   Watch issuance will likely be needed across this region by 17Z (1 PM
   EDT).

   ..Gleason/Thompson.. 05/29/2019

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
OHC081-PAC003-007-125-129-WVC029-291845-
/O.NEW.KPBZ.SV.W.0096.190529T1805Z-190529T1845Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
205 PM EDT Wed May 29 2019

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Northeastern Jefferson County in east central Ohio...
  Northwestern Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
  Southwestern Beaver County in western Pennsylvania...
  Central Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
  West central Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
  East central Hancock County in northern West Virginia...

* Until 245 PM EDT.

* At 205 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Chester to near New Cumberland to near Toronto,
  moving east at 40 mph.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts to 60 mph.

  SOURCE...Radar.

  IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some
           power outages.

* Locations impacted include...
  Pittsburgh...                     Penn Hills...
  Mount Lebanon...                  Ross Township...
  McCandless Township...            Monroeville...
  Moon Township...                  Franklin Park...
  Shaler Township...                Plum...
  West Mifflin...                   North Side Pittsburgh...

This includes the following highways...
  Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 48 and 58.
  Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 58 and 69.
  Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 47 and 84.

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 4043 7970 4036 7984 4047 8066 4052 8059
      4059 8055 4053 7968
TIME...MOT...LOC 1805Z 265DEG 37KT 4060 8052 4052 8056 4045 8068

HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH

$$

Brown

 

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Here's a couple images from last night that I captured on that final severe storm of the evening.  This was on the very southern edge of the cell.

First is the possible wall cloud.  This isn't the best it looked, but it's the only real view on tape I managed to grab of it (this is actually a still from a video).  It looked a bit more defined as it approached.  There was a clear inflow band, as well (extending off to the right of this image).  Unfortunately, I didn't end up attempting to get any more pictures or videos of it for some dumb reason.

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Here is a quick GIF of some lightning I captured.  It got pretty intense.  Evidently there was hail with this storm further to the north, but the core of the storm missed me.

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(If image isn't working, click here.)

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I haven't posted in here in a few months or so. It's been a really rough 3 months for me. My wife passed away from cancer recently so I've been kind of a mess over that. I would like to get back to posting here regularly again. I need to get back to my hobbies and need distractions.

Anyway, it looks like we have an unsettled week coming up. Had some pretty good storms move through late last night. Hope we don't have a flooding repeat from a year ago. These wet summers are getting old.

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2 hours ago, blackngoldrules said:

I haven't posted in here in a few months or so. It's been a really rough 3 months for me. My wife passed away from cancer recently so I've been kind of a mess over that. I would like to get back to posting here regularly again. I need to get back to my hobbies and need distractions.

Anyway, it looks like we have an unsettled week coming up. Had some pretty good storms move through late last night. Hope we don't have a flooding repeat from a year ago. These wet summers are getting old.

Condolences to you and your family, very sorry for your loss.

 

Yeah, it would be nice to get through the summer without the damaging floods.

And hopefully we get some legit storms to track and verify next winter

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