The term Haboob (one of my all time favorite weather terms because I will always have a 12 year old sense of humor) is Arabic in origin and means blasting or drifting.   Haboobs are powerful dust storms that can happen anywhere but are most often seen around northern Africa and the southwestern US. What…

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Imagine waking up at midnight to find the temperature has shot up 20 degrees in minutes and 80 mph wind gusts have ravaged your town. Though a rare phenomena, that’s the power of a heat burst. Heat bursts occur in the wake of dying thunderstorms, but other conditions have to be just right — the…

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Forsythias -- Diane Lacey

Typically May is a month when Pittsburgh settles into spring weather full time. However, like every month, there have also been occasional weather extremes that have occurred over the years. Here’s a breakdown of some the weather records for Pittsburgh for the month of May. TEMPERATURE *Warmest Daytime High – 95 degrees on four occasions,…

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Winter weather is returning with some snow in the forecast this weekend. What products work best to help melt away the snow and ice? Here’s our local expert Doug Martin from Martin Lawn Services. If you have property or a business that would like hire someone to do your snow removal, give Doug and his…

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Gloomy Day in Herminie -- Patti King

Winter weather is on the way… Here are some tips and tricks to make life a little easier for you. Remember Jeff’s WhiteBoard Weather Reports every Monday thru Friday at 7 AM and 3 PM here on Pittsburgh Weather Now.

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