Here’s a look at the latest Futurecast Snow and Ice Totals.
(If these images are blank, I’m sorry… I’m still working out the kinks in the program!)
One disclaimer: Futurecast is a computer model.Â Computer models are good to paint a picture of the storm but are subject [...]
I wasn’t around the Alleghenies on Christmas Eve, instead, I was back home near Pittsburgh.Â We tend to have similar weather (with the exception of an occasional elevational event).Â I went out on Tuesday night to watch the Penguins game and was driving back home from a friends house around 1:00 AM.Â Most of the main roads were pretty good on my way home, but the side streets were a little dicey.Â I was on the highway getting ready to get off the exit going pretty close to speed limit when I started to slide.Â I found myself heading straight into the ‘exit’ sign just to the left of the offramp…
Steady precipitation is on our doorstep, getting ready to move into far western PA from Ohio. Much of Ohio is covered in ice tonight, with the west-central part of the state seeing numerous power outages from the freezing rain. Our temperatures continue to rise VERY slowly, with most areas within a degree or two [...]
Another winter storm will impact the Alleghenies over the next 24 hours with ice and heavy rain. It looks like most areas will receive less than a 1/4″ of ice from this storm, with the exception of Northern Centre, Cameron and Clinton counties. The ice could be damaging in these areas and accumulate up [...]
Let’s set the record straight, first of all… I would prefer all snow!Â Honestly, I think most of us would.Â That’s not going to be the case with this storm coming into the region.Â This one looks to bring a little bit of ice.
In the beginning, we were watching and tracking the storm to see which path it was going to take.Â There were a couple of different options.Â Check them out below…
Which Path Will This Storm Take?
In Track #1, the storm would have more of an inland feel to it.Â With the storm going farther to the west, we’d end up on the warmer side of the storm.Â That means we’d be dealing with mixed precipitation until the storm passed through the area.Â On the backside, we’d look forward to some snow.
Track #1 - More Inland, Warmer
In Track #2, the storm would have more of a coastal feel to it.Â That means that the warmer air would all be to our south and east, leaving us on the colder side of the storm.Â That would have meant all snow.
Track #2 - More Coastal, Colder
Obviously, there are an almost infinite number of variables between these two main tracks, but you get the gist.
So, the question is… which track is this storm taking?Â Well, it looks like the winning track is… (Read More)
I talked earlier about how bad it was on Friday morning during my live shot in Richland Township near the Galleria… here’s the proof!
So, we’re into the storm now and I can tell you from experience that it was crazy outside early this morning. I was live in the parking lot of Staples up by the Galleria in Richland Township and I thought I was going to be blown away. The wind was howling and the sleet [...]
With temperatures close to freezing tonight, especially in the Northern Alleghenies, the National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Elk, Cameron, and Clinton counties in the northern part of Pennsylvania. The adivsory runs until 7:00 AM on Sunday. Please use caution if you’re out on the roads tonight, especially in the [...]
There are different types of winter precipitation ranging from snow to sleet to freezing rain to rain. Here’s an explaination of how this precip types occur.