Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The primary threat would be from damaging wind gusts.
There is a small chance that thunderstorms may become severe Wednesday afternoon in the Pine-Richland area, according to a hazardous outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. "The primary threat would be from damaging wind gusts, but large hail is also possible," the statement says. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday: Lightning, hail, wind damage, we want to see your weather photos. Be sure to upload them to the media box above. Then come back and see the photos your neighbors uploaded.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings have been lifted.
SECOND UPDATE: Duquesne Light reported that about 350 customers still are out of power as of 8 a.m. Saturday, down from 11,000 at its peak after Friday's thunderstorms. The company said it plans to have all customers' service restored by 6 p.m. Saturday. The outages occurred after severe thunderstorms swept across Allegheny County on Friday. By evening, the National Weather Service lifted the afternoon's severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings that were issed for Allegheny County. The Pine-Richland community was not hit hard by the storms. But flash flooding on Pittsburgh's Washington Boulevard near Highland Park took the lives of three people. More flash flooding was reported at Liberty Avenue and Sassafras as well as Oakland, …
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.
Monday, April 4, 2011
National Weather Service predicts strong winds and hail.
Severe thunderstorms started moving through Pine and Richland townships about 2:45 p.m. Monday with strong winds and large hail predicted by the National Weather Service. A hazardous weather outlook for southwest Pennsylvania was updated about 11 a.m. to predict a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. “The primary threat will be damaging winds and large hail,” the weather service noted. “However, tornado development cannot be ruled out.” Wind gusts of more than 35 mph will be common Monday night, the weather service added. Rainfall amounts of up to an inch are possible, the National Weather Service said. “Rainfall in excess of two inches could lead to small-stream flooding.”