Saturday, September 1, 2012
Line of thunderstorms has repeating downpours.
UPDATED: The National Weather Service's flash flood warning has been extended to 7:30 p.m. Saturday for central Allegheny County and east central Beaver County. "At 4:25 p.m. EDT, National Weather Service Doppler Radar showed a line of thunderstorms with repeating heavy downpours capable of producing flash flooding," the service's website states. The storms extend from near Monaca in Beaver County to Bellevue and Franklin Park in northwest Allegheny County, NWS states. Radar estimates more than 2 inches of rain has fallen and 1-2 inches more may fall before 6 p.m, causing flash flooding, according to the weather service. "The hardest hit area so far appears to be Little Sewickley and Fern Hollow Creek areas in northwestern Allegheny County…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Warnings areas include Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several counties in western Pennsylvania. The warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m. for Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. The storm is capable of producing quarter-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, according to the service. In additon, continuous cloud to ground lightning is being reported with this storm. "Lightning is a killer," a statement from the service said. "If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." A severe thunderstorm also remains in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday for all of western Pennsylvania. ––––––––––––––– Like Cranberry Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
More storms move through the area on Saturday.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning at 4:10 p.m. Saturday as yet more thunderstorms rolled through the area. The warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m. for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland counties. A flood warning means flooding is imminent or has been reported. "Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected," according to the National Weather Service website. At 4:08 pm. the weather service reported up to an inch of rain had fallen in the previous hour across the warning areas. "These same areas received over three inches of rain in the past 24 hours. Additional rainfall is expected over the next several hours," the National Weather Service stated. "Road flooding can be expected in urban areas. …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The National Weather Service issues a special weather statement for Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties
Get ready for more rain. The National Weather Service at 3:30 p.m. Friday issued a special weather statement for Allegheny, Butler and Beaver counties. Thunderstorms with heavy rain will be moving through the area, according to the forecast. Dangerous lightning and wind gusts of up to 40 mph will accompany some of these storms. Forecasters also warn rain water could pond on roads and in low-lying area. Among the areas expected to be affected by the storms are Cranberry, Zelienople, Evans City, Wexford, Gibsonia and Mars. Highways affected are Interstate 79 between mile markers 73 and 90 and Interstate 376 between mile markers 31 and 45. The service warns motorists not to drive into areas where water covers the roads. The water depth may be…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
National Weather Service warns of high winds, hail. More than 300 homes in Cranberry and close to 500 homes in Jackson Township are without power.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service upgraded its severe thunderstorm watch to a warning, which is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday. It is for northern Allegheny County, extreme southwestern Armstrong County, Beaver County, southern Butler County and southwestern Lawrence County as well as parts of Ohio and West Virginia. "In addition to large hail and damaging wind ... continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm," the National Weather Service website states. "Move indoors immediately! Lightning is a killer. If you can hear thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning." A flash flood watch also has been issued until 10 p.m. Penn Power is mobilizing employees and resources should the storms wipe out …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Special Weather Statement Issued at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday.
Strong thunderstorms will affect parts of Allegheny County—including Wexford, Sewickley, Moon, Franklin Park, Perrysville and Pittsburgh's North Side—as well as Cranberry Township in Butler County this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. It issued a Special Weather Statement at 1:11 p.m. warning of the storms in which wind gusts up to 50 mph and dime-size hail are possible, the service said. "Heavy rain will pond water on roads and quickly fill ditches and small streams," The National Weather Service website states. The storm will affect the following roads: I-279 between Mile Markers 1 and 13. I-579 between Mile Markers 0 and 1. Route 43 IN Pennsylvania between Mile Markers 45 and 53. I-376 between Mile Makers 31 and 74…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Most of the Pittsburgh region can expect to be hit with a series of strong thunderstorm moving through the area. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania effective until 4:15 p.m. Thunderstorms are expected to affect west central Allegheny, northern Washington and southwestern Beaver counties. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible with these storms, according to the weather service. Highways that will be impacted by the storms are: In addition to large hail and damaging winds, continuous cloud to ground lightning is occuring with this storm, according to forecasters. Report any significant weather to the …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Storms cause power to go out for about 12,000 Duquesne Light customers in the North Hills.
After rain (and even some hail) swept through the Cranberry area earlier Monday, The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm watch for Western Pennsylvania, including Butler and Allegheny counties. As of 5 p.m., PennPower reports there are a few homes in Cranberry without electricity. Crews are working to restore power to those areas as quickly as possible, according to the PennPower website. South of Cranberry, about 12,000 Duquesne Light customers are without power as of 4 p.m. Tuesday after thunderstorms caused damage throughout the area. "Duquesne Light crews are in the process of restoring power by removing trees and repairing downed wires," said Joey Vallarian, manager of media and community relations for Duquesne …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Latest National Weather Service forecast downplays risk.
UPDATE -- The National Weather Service has updated its forecast to warn of only a slight risk of severe thunderstorms with damaging wind and large hail for Monday afternoon and evening. This morning the weather service issued a statement that said severe storms were expected to move through the Pittsburgh area between 3 and 5 p.m. An updated forecast at 1 p.m. downplayed the risk, but still predicted showers and thunderstorms. The forecast also calls for high temperatures in the mid 70s with an 80 percent chance of precipitation.