Riverfront Park, Monaca -- Zach Thompson

August 2020 is now officially in our rearview mirror. It was both warmer than normal and wetter than normal. Here is your recap for the month. TEMPERATURE *Average Daily High was 83.7 degrees *Average Daily Low was 62.7 degrees *Average Monthly Mean was 73.2 degrees We ended the month 1.7 degrees above average *Warmest temp…

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As we move into September, here are some climatological averages regarding what to expect this month in Pittsburgh, along with a look into the record books! September Climatology *Average High Temp is 74 degrees *Average Low Temps is 54 degrees *Average Rainfall is 3.11″ We will lose 76 minutes of daylight by September 30th September…

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As August arrives, here’s a breakdown of the 30 year climatology and some of the official records for Pittsburgh. Climatology *Average High is 81 degrees *Average Low is 61 degrees *Average Rainfall is 3.48″ We will lose 70 minutes of daylight from August 1st until the 31st. Records *Hottest Daily High – 103 on 8/6/1918…

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Hot and steamy this weekend…with sunshine. Heat index will creep into mid 90’s both days. Next rain chance early next week. Stay hydrated and stay cool! All the simply accurate info without any of the simply silly hype! #WhiteBoardWeather ☀️ #FridayThoughts sponsored by https://t.co/kGAC6JIFXx 🏠 #RealEstate Hot, humid and dry this weekend! #Pittsburgh ☀️ #Weather…

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Dog in the Pool - Frank Skrajny

The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days, exactly? Here is the explanation according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The term “Dog Days” traditionally refers to a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the summer months of July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. In ancient Greece…

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Erie Sunset -- Lynda Sabo

According to climatology, July is the warmest month of the year with an average daytime high of 83 and an average nighttime low of 63 degrees. Over the 31 days, the typical rainfall total is 3.83″ and, perhaps, the worst stat of all, we will lose 41 minutes of daylight by August 1st. July is…

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Moraine State Park #3 -- Chris Condello

You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, why do meteorological and astronomical seasons begin and end at different times? In short, it’s because the astronomical seasons are based on the position of Earth in relation to the sun, whereas the meteorological…

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May in Western Pennsylvania certainly had it’s fair share of up and downs. As you may recall the first two weeks of the month were more winter-like than springtime. It truly was a tale of two seasons. The first 13 days the average high temps was 57, the last 18 days the average high was…

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Thursday afternoon edition of WhiteBoard Weather on Pittsburgh Weather Now with Jeff Verszyla. Mild and muggy tonight…more showers tomorrow (one round in the am, a second round late day/evening). After a cool front passes tomorrow night, cooler and drier air sweeps in for the weekend…so a nice, refreshing change…

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Thursday afternoon edition of WhiteBoard Weather on Pittsburgh Weather Now with Jeff Verszyla. For the rest of your Thursday, you can expect increased cloudiness with an evening shower with a high in the low 70’s. That rain will carry over into your Friday morning. As we get to Friday…

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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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Super Moon -- Dan Kotouch

April was an interesting month in and around Pittsburgh. Spring was trying to gain a foothold, but had limited success. Overall, the month included more chilly days than warm days and more wet days than dry. Here’s a look at the official numbers for April 2020. TEMPERATURE *Average high for the month was 57.8 degrees,…

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What is lightning? Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground. In the early stages of development, air acts as an insulator between the positive and negative charges in the cloud and between the cloud and the ground. When the opposite charges builds up enough, this…

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Last night we had a line of strong storms that moved across the area. The heavy rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds came together in a well defined line across a large area. In the world of weather, this is called a squall line! Thunderstorms can come in all sorts of forms. Sometimes they arrive…

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Sometimes you’ll find yourself bathed in a spotlight of sunlight, streaming out of the clouds at slanted angles. Those alternating bands of light and shadow are crepuscular rays; their name comes from the Latin word for twilight, when they are most easy to see. The effect comes depends on having a lot of particles in…

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During severe weather season, one of the hazards we often experience are strong straight line winds. Often, straight line wind damage is localized but, occasionally, the damage can be a little more widespread. When the damage covers a larger area it is classified as a microburst. They are not uncommon in our area and sometimes…

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