“Above normal” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on tap, researchers forecast – CBS News

As the world battles the coronavirus crisis, researchers are warning of a potentially active Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which kicks off June 1 through the end of November.

Specifically, the team forecasts 16 named tropical systems; 12 is the average. Eight of those named systems are forecast to reach hurricane status, with winds greater than 74 mph; Six is the usual amount per year. CSU is also forecasting more major hurricanes than is typical per year: four as opposed to the average of 2.7.

At least eight of the 16 named tropical storms that are forecast will reach hurricane status with winds greater than 74 mph, according to Colorado State University.

Source: “Above normal” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on tap, researchers forecast – CBS News

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Tree Crashes Onto Ross Township Gas Station, Causing Heavy Damage – CBS Pittsburgh

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A tree fell on a gas station in Ross Township, causing significant damage.

An old, dead tree fell onto the canopy over the gas pumps at the Exxon Gas Station on McKnight Road.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Ian Smith)

The canopy is heavily damaged, and so is the sign and at least one gas pump.

Source: Tree Crashes Onto Ross Township Gas Station, Causing Heavy Damage – CBS Pittsburgh

Coroner: Westmoreland Co. man dies after being swept away into drainage pipe | WJAC

The Westmoreland County coroner has identified a man who died Saturday evening after being swept away by floodwaters into a storm drain, according to a report.

Coroner Kenneth Bacha says Nathan Roth, 38, was killed Saturday after he was “attempting to clear debris from a storm drain pipe and was swept away by the swift-moving water.”

Roth was pronounced dead at the scene after being swept a few hundred yards away, according to officials.

Bacha determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to drowning, the report states.

The drowning occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday along Clay Pike Road in Sewickley Township, according to officials.

Greensburg state police investigated the death and ruled it as accidental, a release states.

Source: Coroner: Westmoreland Co. man dies after being swept away into drainage pipe | WJAC

Nashville tornado leaves at least 24 dead as severe weather strikes Tennessee | Fox News

powerful storm system produced at least two tornadoes that struck central Tennessee early on Tuesday morning, including one that caused significant damage near downtown Nashville and killed at least 24 people as crews spent hours pulling survivors and bodies from wrecked buildings.

The tornado near downtown Nashville lit up the night sky with flashes of light as transformers blew and the storm reportedly stayed on the ground into Hermitage, about 10 miles east of the city.

“They need your prayers in Nashville, Tennessee,” Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on “Fox & Friends.” “This was an overnight, rain-wrapped tornado while people were sleeping and now they are waking up to extreme destruction, devastation and deaths in the Nashville area.”

Source: Nashville tornado leaves at least 24 dead as severe weather strikes Tennessee | Fox News

Storm Dennis, Massive Bomb Cyclone, Hits United Kingdom : NPR

Across the United Kingdom, people are enduring another weekend of strong winds, heavy rain and potential flooding as a powerful bomb cyclone hits the region.

Source: Storm Dennis, Massive Bomb Cyclone, Hits United Kingdom : NPR

Rain, snow and back-to-back Impact Days! Winter holds its grip on Pittsburgh

The rain is expected to become scattered snow showers on Thursday afternoon. Overnight, temperatures will drop to the teens with single-digit wind chills.

Source: Rain, snow and back-to-back Impact Days! Winter holds its grip on Pittsburgh

Part of Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh’s West End closed due to ‘active landslide’

Part of Noblestown Road is closed in Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhood due to an “active landslide.”

Source: Part of Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh’s West End closed due to ‘active landslide’

Scientists fear the ‘doomsday glacier’ is in even more trouble than we feared

A study by British and American scientists revealed that a massive sheet of ice known as the “doomsday glacier” is melting faster than experts previously believed—edging the world closer to a possible sea-level rise of more than 10 feet. Researchers at New York University and the British Antarctic Survey drilled through nearly 2,000 feet of […]

Source: Scientists fear the ‘doomsday glacier’ is in even more trouble than we feared

Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Westbound Lanes On I-80 – CBS Pittsburgh

CLARION (KDKA) — All lanes were closed Saturday westbound on I-80 between Exit 64 and 60, according to the National Weather Service.

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AVOID I-80!! Multi-vehicle crash near Clarion. At least 4 tractor trailers involved in this crash. Information via: http://511pa.com 

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A multi-vehicle crash on Saturday near Clarion involving at least 4 tractor trailers closed off traffic between Exit 64: PA 66 South – New Bethlehem/Clarion and Exit 60: PA 66 North – Shippenville.

Police said they received a call about the accident at 8:43 a.m.

Pennsylvania State Police, firefighters and emergency medical services are all on the scene.

There is no word on the condition of the drivers involved in the crash.

Traffic is being diverted at the 64 mile marker westbound. The accident happened between the 61 and 62 mile marker.

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Source: Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Westbound Lanes On I-80 – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh breaks 130-year record for high temperature

A new record high temperature in Pittsburgh was set for the date Saturday, breaking a 130-year-old record.

The high temperature recorded at Pittsburgh International Airport was 70 degrees which beats the record high of 68 set in 1890.

A normal high for this time of year is 36 degrees, with a normal low around 21 degrees.

Source: Pittsburgh breaks 130-year record for high temperature

Pittsburgh Weather: Did You Really See More Snow When You Were A Kid? – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Weather: Did You Really See More Snow When You Were A Kid?

Kids in the 1960s did see more snow.

That was the snowiest decade since 1900, with 541.1 inches of snowfall over that 10-year stretch.

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One thing you will notice on this graph, though, is that 2010-19 was the second snowiest decade.

It lagged behind the snowiest decade by almost 50 inches, but that really isn’t much over the span of a decade.

If you were a kid in the 1960s, KDKA meteorologist Ray Petelin agrees with you that there was more snow “back then.”

Everyone else has seen more snow over the last 10 years.

Source: Pittsburgh Weather: Did You Really See More Snow When You Were A Kid? – CBS Pittsburgh

Snow squall warning issued for several counties in Western Pa.

A snow squall warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for several counties in the Western Pennsylvania area.

Source: Snow squall warning issued for several counties in Western Pa.

Back to Winter Reality: Cold, Breezy with Snow Showers for New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh

Snow showers to end 2019 in Pittsburgh

Source: Back to Winter Reality: Cold, Breezy with Snow Showers for New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh

Minnesota road conditions are so icy, school buses are sliding down the streets – CNN

A surge of warm air caused parts of southern Minnesota to freeze over.

(CNN)Minnesota’s known for being cold, but the southern part of the state froze over late Friday and early Saturday.

Overnight temperatures were hovering below freezing, said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman, but what was odd was that current temperatures in the state are warmer for this time of year.
“It’s slightly unusual,” Norman said, adding that the icing occurred because of a surge of warm air. “What’s falling out of the sky, melts in a shallow layer above the ground and refreezes when it hits the ground.”
So how cold is it in Minnesota? Well, it’s so cold that …

School buses are slipping and sliding on the roads

Source: Minnesota road conditions are so icy, school buses are sliding down the streets – CNN

Avalanches Hit Swiss, Austrian Ski Resorts; Rescuers Search for Survivors | The Weather Channel

Rescue operations were launched after avalanches in Andermatt, Switzerland, and Ankogel, Austria.

Source: Avalanches Hit Swiss, Austrian Ski Resorts; Rescuers Search for Survivors | The Weather Channel