Thursday, February 21, 2013
The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Pittsburgh area Friday morning.
Expect freezing rain and ice accumulations of about a tenth of an inch on Friday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that is in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The freezing rain is expected to begin between 6 and 8 a.m. and end between 1 and 3 p.m. The National Weather Service warns of hazardous travel conditions because of ice-covered roads. Winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph are also forecast. A winter weather advisory means freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Rain and snow showers are expected after 2 p.m. Tuesday with about a half-inch of accumulation possible.
On Monday, it was in the 40s, with plenty of sunshine. But for Tuesday? Things are gonna look a little different. Rain and snow showers are expected after 2 p.m., with about a half-inch of accumulation possible. After 3 a.m. Wednesday we could see another half-inch of precipitation. And things aren't looking much better the rest of the week, either. "A frontal boundary will push into the area Thursday night into Friday, bringing a wintry mix to the area. Light accumulations of snow and ice area possible with this system," according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. For a full weather report, visit the National Weather Service website here.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The National Weather Service is forecasting 4 to 6 inches in the Pittsburgh area this weekend.
Two Clipper-type systems will mean lots of snow in western Pennsylvania this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The weather service forecasts snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Those totals could go as high as 6 to 10 inches in the higher ridge elevations. The snow will begin mid-morning Saturday and end Sunday evening, with the heaviest snow coming Saturday afternoon into midday Sunday, NWS states on its website. A winter weather advisory for snow means snowfall will cause travel difficulties—be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility. If you have weather photos, please share them with your neighbors by posting them …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
As much as 3 inches of snow is expected within a 12-hour window, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Pittsburgh area from 3 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday. “Light snow will overspread the area late tonight with an inch possible by dawn,” the website stated. “Light snow will continue to fall into the afternoon with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible.” Temperatures are expected to hover in the upper 20s and low 30s Saturday, according to the NWS. Drivers are reminded that road conditions could be hazardous, the website indicates. Click on this link to look at an I-79 traffic camera at County Line Road near Bridgeville. View more traffic cameras here.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The snow is expected to arrive late Friday night.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter weather advisory for a wide portion of western Pennsylvania from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The storm is expected to drop 2 to 4 inches of snow by the end of the day Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Take a look at the I-79 traffic camera at Bridgeville exit. View more traffic cameras here.
Friday, January 20, 2012
A few inches of snow fell in the South Hills late Thursday night and more is expected over the weekend.
A flurry of snow showers pounded western Pennsylvania on Thursday night and it might get even uglier this weekend. The few inches of snow Thursday night is expected to turn into sleet Friday, and that will likely spur the National Weather Service to issue a warning. If you just shoveled your driveway or sidewalk, get ready to do it again. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for a wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow, going into effect at 7 p.m. Friday and ending at 1 p.m. Saturday. The area is supposed to get 1/4-inch of ice and 1 to 4 inches of snow total. Tonight's low is 24 degrees, with a high of 32 Saturday. Snow likely will start before midnight Saturday, then snow, freezing rain and sleet. New …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The National Weather forecast has issued a winter weather advisory through 6 p.m. Friday.
A word to the wise: Be careful out there today. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 6 p.m. for the area—with between 3 and 5 inches of snow expected by tonight. Flakes are expected to begin falling around 10 a.m., with “areas of blowing snow possible.” And that weather may snarl traffic, so exercise caution on your daily commute to and from work, or wherever your travels take you today. “Dangerous travel conditions are expected due to quickly falling temperatures icing over roads followed by strong winds and snow showers,” the National Weather Services indicated on its website. If you are headed out and want to check traffic conditions in the area, click here. For access to traffic cameras through the …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Snow showers dumped at least three inches of snow on the South Hills, causing delays on I-79 and Washington Pike
A winter weather advisory is in effect for all of southwest Pennsylvania until 4 p.m. Tuesday. A heavy band of snow showers along a line extending from Beaver County to Fayette County pounded the South Hills for much of the morning. Snow can accumulate a quick one or two inches where these bands of heavier snow showers persist, according to the National Weather Service. Visibilities can become sharply reduced and untreated pavements can become snow-covered and slippery. The snow caused heavy delays on Interstate 79 from the Washington County line to the Parkway West. And traffic was at a standstill on Washington Pike near Bridgeville around 9:30 a.m. Around that same time Upper St. Clair Patch received reports of slow traffic and very …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Crews were able to get more construction work done because of a warm December.
The unseasonably warm weather this month hasn’t just been a nice way to avoid chilly winter temperatures. It’s also giving construction crews a chance to catch up on roadwork before the snow hits. PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said work has ended on major paving projects, but crews still are able to perform work on bridges, install guard rails guardrails and put up signs. “It’s been a great December for contractors and PennDOT to get projects done by the end of the year,” Struzzi said. “It’s more construction in December than in recent memory, and that’s good because we had a very wet spring and this lets them wrap things up.” But even when temperatures are nice, rainy days still are not an ideal time for workers to be out on the road, …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
More than 2,200 trucks are ready to roll to keep roads passable this winter.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
With snow and colder temperatures appearing in some local forecasts, PennDOT’s final winter preparations are being made, and more than 2,200 trucks and 5,400 operators will be ready to tackle winter’s worst. “Overall, PennDOT plows nearly 40,000 miles of roadways, about the same number of miles maintained by New York, New Jersey and all the New England states combined, making ours the largest system in a major snow-belt,” State Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “With this huge number of miles, our primary goal must be to keep roads passable, not necessarily completely free of ice and snow.” Interstates and expressways are PennDOT’s primary focus during storms, and equipment may be redirected to these routes during significant …