PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s going to be hot again today with temperatures in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s.
The record high temperature for today is 82 degrees.
That was set in 1978 and tied in 2011.
Plan on a gray, wet day with temperatures closer to the seasonal averages for the first part of the day. A cold front will then throw a major changeup our way. It will rewind our weather pattern back to winter.
That colder air will interact with a secondary push of moisture. This will cause it to mix with, then change over to snow.
Some snow will even accumulate. These accumulations will be mostly on grassy and elevated surfaces, as we have been efficiently warming that top layer of soil with recent sunshine and 70-degree temperatures.
When all is said and done, most of the Pittsburgh-metro area will see under an inch accumulate, thanks to the aforementioned melting.
Areas in the ridges and north of I-80 will likely pick up more thanks to enhancement from Lake Erie.
PITTSBURGH, PA — Expect a roller coaster week weather-wise in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania.
After a high today of around 50, temperatures will rise to near 70 on Tuesday. The high Wednesday will be 56 and then a burst of winter returns. There’s a chance of snow in the forecast Thursday, with a high temperature of only 35.
The National Weather Service has yet to say if any accumulation will occur.
Fallen trees and power lines have been reported as gusty winds continue across the Pittsburgh area Friday morning.
In Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, a light pole fell on a parked car on Robinson Street. No injuries were reported.
A large tree fell in Shaler Township, crashing into a house on Belladonna Drive. The homeowner said she heard creaking and the wind just before the 60-foot-tall tree hit the house. No injuries were reported.
Gusts could be as strong as 50 mph in some spots, Pittsburgh’s Action Weather meteorologist Ashley Dougherty said. Winds are expected to die down later in the day.
Duquesne Light said it was prepared for potential power outages. The utility said it would be adding additional field crews through Saturday to address possible outages, and that crews were prepared to work around the clock to restore power. They also said they would continue to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.
Tornadoes that leveled parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi on Wednesday will linger over the South on Thursday and begin heading toward the Carolinas, Georgia and a sliver of Virginia, officials warned.
Thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail were expected to lash east-central Georgia, northeastern South Carolina, southern North Carolina and extreme southeast Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.
“All severe hazards are possible” the Weather Service said. Twenty-six million people were at risk.
Severe thunderstorms were also possible in the eastern Gulf Coast into the southern and central Appalachians.
China’s capital city woke up to yellow skies Monday as the biggest sandstorm the country has seen in a decade swept through it, sparking new health fears.
The thick brown dust shrouded Beijing‘s iconic landmarks, including the Forbidden City, and downtown skyscrapers at times disappeared from view, enveloped by clouds of sand.
The visibility in the capital was reduced to less than 1,000 meters (3,300 feet), China’s English-language news agency CGTN reported, forcing residents who dared venture outside to wear improvised headgear to protect their faces.
Traffic was snarled and more than 400 flights out of the capital’s two main airports were canceled, The Associated Press reported.
(CNN)Severe weather, historic snowfall and flash flooding are forecast for the next few days in areas of the central United States, from the Rockies to the Mississippi River Valley.This storm system begins with its first threat over the Rockies, as intense bands of snowfall will dump feet of powder across Colorado and Wyoming.Dangerous travel conditions will exist across portions of interstates 25, 70, and 80 — so drivers are urged to use extreme caution.“Very difficult to impossible travel conditions expected across all of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle,” the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, said Thursday. “Expect extended periods of whiteout conditions, low visibilities, and possible power outages.”
But that’s just one side of the system. The south and eastern sides of the system — which will be pulling in warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico — will be fueling several days of severe storms, with the possibility of tornadoes.
Nearly 20 million people will be under the threat for severe storms at some point Friday through Sunday across half a dozen states with damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.
In addition to all that, the cold front will eventually stall across the Southern Plains, resulting in heavy rain over much of the same region throughout the next couple of days which will lead to flooding.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With heavy rain and snow melt having been prevalent over the last several days, a stone wall in one Pittsburgh neighborhood partially collapsed.
The wall partially collapsed along Woodland Avenue in the Marshall-Shadeland section of the city.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a sad day for us here at KDKA-TV and for our viewers who spent more than three decades planning their lives around the daily forecast from former KDKA-TV chief meteorologist Bob Kudzma.
Kudzma died Thursday morning, just a few weeks shy of his 82nd birthday.
Days of snow and ice brought down power lines and damaged utility equipment across northwest Oregon, causing extensive power outages that have lasted for over a week in some areas.
Portland General Electric, the state’s largest provider of electricity, said the number of outages reflects ongoing challenges including the “discovery of both more extensive damage to our equipment than expected as well as previously assessed damage.”
Neighbors told Channel 11 because of the cold temperatures this weekend, water continued to flow down the road and then freeze overnight into several inches of ice.
Pennsylvania American Water said crews are salting the area, and the break is scheduled for repair on Monday. It’s unclear if any residents lost water because of the break.
Texas power providers Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Entergy Corporation have been hit with a $100 million lawsuit accusing them of gross negligence in the death of a child whose family suspects he suffered hypothermia when they lost electricity and heat in their mobile home during a historic cold snap.
The mother of 11-year-old Cristian Pineda filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the utility giants “put profits over the welfare of people” by ignoring previous recommendations to winterize its power grid, which sustained an epic failure last week and left more than 4 million customers without heat and electricity as temperatures in some parts of the state plunged to single digits.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s the coldest morning low of the season of 3º in Pittsburgh and some areas at zero for the actual temperature.
Winds are calm, so many are feeling temperatures as is, but there are some areas with a light breeze feeling below 0 degrees!
It’ll feel like a “heat wave” later with temperatures in the mid-30s and sunshine as high pressure keeps us dry before our next round of wintry weather arrives.
Sen. Ted Cruz and his family flew to Cancun, Mexico, he confirmed in a statement to CNN, as a winter disaster in his home state left millions without power or water.Cruz, a Texas Republican, said in the statement he flew down for a night because his daughters “asked to take a trip with friends.”“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon,” he said in the statement. “My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe.”
Colorado City’s mayor has quit after posting that “only the strong will survive and the weak will perish” in a deadly winter storm sweeping the southern US state.
Tim Boyd, the mayor of Colorado City, took to Facebook in anger at people “crying and looking for a handout”.
“Sink or swim it’s your choice,” he raged. “The city and country… or any other service, owes you nothing.”
Millions are now in a third day without power and struggling for heat in Texas.
Our next low-pressure system comes overnight and early Thursday.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s plenty of sunshine today, but with a cold start in the single digits, we are only going to make it to the low 20s for our high. Some areas, like downtown, are still dealing with wind chills in the single digits this afternoon.
Our next low-pressure system comes overnight and early tomorrow.
It will probably be a tough Thursday morning commute.
Snow starts for areas south of I-70 around midnight, then overspreads for tomorrow. Less amounts are expected west. KDKA Meteorologist Mary Ours is predicting 1-2 inches are even likely for areas southeast as warmer air is going to mix in.
There’s a Winter Weather Advisory for the ridges of Fayette and Westmoreland counties from midnight to 7 a.m. Friday. Those areas, like Uniontown and Latrobe, could get 4-6 inches and 6-plus inches for higher elevations.
Greene County, as well as parts of West Virginia are also under the Winter Weather Advisory.
The Winter Weather Advisory was later expanded to cover Allegheny, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The NWS says those areas could see 2-4 inches.
More than twice as much snow as usual dropped on the Pittsburgh region so far this year — and more is on the way.
The National Weather Service station in Moon recorded 52 inches of snow between Dec. 1 and Feb. 16. In an average year, the region receives 25.6 inches of snow in that time.
Light snow will continue to fall for the next few days, according to NWS meteorologist Myranda Fullerton.
Ferocious winter weather sweeping across large parts of the central and southern US has brought record-breaking cold temperatures, left millions without power and killed at least 15 people across multiple states.
The worst power outages were in Texas, where more than 4m homes and businesses remained without power on Tuesday in subfreezing temperatures. Elsewhere more than 250,000 people also lost power across parts of Appalachia, and 4 million people lost power in Mexico. Another quarter-million were without electricity following an ice storm in north-west Oregon.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy snowfall blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens, caused power cuts and halted COVID-19 vaccinations in the Greek capital on Tuesday as the weather brought many services across the country to a standstill.
While western Europe got some respite from winter weather, temperatures plunged in the southeast of the continent and storms also battered Turkey.
The snow, an unusual sight in the Greek capital of more than 3 million residents, also stopped most public transport services. Hundreds of toppled trees downed power cables, causing blackouts in several suburbs.
The Pittsburgh region is on track for a one-two punch of snow and ice Monday and Tuesday with 3 to 6 inches forecast by the time this major storm has moved through.
A winter storm warning went remains in place until 1 p.m. Tuesday for Allegheny and surrounding counties, according to the National Weather Service in Moon.
The first wave of freezing rain arrived by 8 a.m. Monday before changing over to all snow for several hours. The region is experiencing a brief reprieve before the next round of snow arrives later today and continues into Tuesday.
“Roughly 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice is expected in a second wave around 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday night. Though snow later in the evening is likely to be mostly ice, which is what makes conditions dangerous for the roads,” said Jason Frazier, a meteorologist with the weather service.