Farmers’ Almanac: Rougher Winter Expected For Western Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

The 2018 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac is now available and it predicts a rougher winter than we had last year.

Peter Geiger, the editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, tells the KDKA Morning News: “I think you’re going to get at least your average [snowfall], which I think is 42 or 45 inches of snow. Cold and average snowfall is what we are saying as an overall.”

Geiger says they are predicting five major East Coast storms during the winter, but isn’t sure how many, if any, will reach Western Pennsylvania.

Source: Farmers’ Almanac: Rougher Winter Expected For Western Pa. « CBS Pittsburgh

Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos

The storm is expected to turn north parallel to the East Coast — but just how close it will come, while enormously consequential, is not clear.

Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico Wednesday unleashing destructive winds, which knocked out power to the entire island, and “catastrophic” flooding.

Source: Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos

Hurricane Irma: Hundreds of thousands of homes in South Florida without power | Miami Herald

About 1.8 million homes and businesses in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were without power Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Irma’s winds thrashed South Florida. As of 3:30 p.m. in Miami-Dade, 845,100 customers didn’t have power, according to FPL’s data. In Broward, 608,070 were without power.

Source: Hurricane Irma: Hundreds of thousands of homes in South Florida without power | Miami Herald

Hurricane Irma: Mandatory South Florida evacuations begin | Miami Herald

Miami-Dade County ordered a mandatory evacuation, its first in 12 years, for more than 100,000 residents of mobile homes, barrier islands and low-lying mainland areas. The orders, which take effect at 9 a.m. Thursday, affect areas considered particularly vulnerable to storm surge, including Key Biscayne and Miami Beach.

Source: Hurricane Irma: Mandatory South Florida evacuations begin | Miami Herald