It snow joke it’s gonna snow. And get frickin’ cold

Yeah it’s gonna snow if it isn’t already where you are in western PA. I’ll give a quick initial snow forecast for you guys, even though I probably shouldn’t with models not agreeing too well. I like the GFS (Amurican Model) more than the Euro just because it’s been more consistent. Anyways, here’s what I’m thinking from today through Friday morning:
Erie: 10+”
Oil City: 4-8″
Butler: 2-4″
Pittsburgh: 1-3″ dahntahn, 2-4″ in the Burbs.
Uniontown: 1-3″
State College: 1-3″

Main Threat:

  • Untreated roads and slick spots.
  • Heavy snow could occur across northern tier of PA

Just my initial thoughts. Depends on a lot of factors, but the cold air will be there. Parts of NW PA on Friday won’t see temperatures get out of the single digits and could see lows below 0. Have a great New Year! Continue to move forward and do great things!

2 days of work then up to the Burgh for the week. No Frost Advisories from Wed-Sun

Well after a pleasant weekend (other than the rain and Steelers not making the playoffs), conditions will cool down and some light snow will fall. Keep in mind that Lake Erie is at 33 degrees currently, and once it freezes the lake-effect snow won’t be able to develop. However, there are other lakes like Huron that could still help to enhance some snow. Looking at highs in the 20s through much of the week as a chance of snow could hang around. Lows in the teens and low 20s are expected. Could see 1-3″ or so over the next 3 days in NW PA before a more substantial shot of snow could fall on Thursday and into Friday. Models differ with snowfall totals but there could be quite a bit up towards northern PA especially. As for DC, looking dry the next 3 day with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s and 30s. Anyways, have a great Monday! Take care!

Wet, Warmer, and not so Wild Weekend

For the longest time I thought West Virginia’s slogan was “Wet and Wild West Virginia.” Must’ve been that John Denver. This weekend won’t be so wild, but Sunday will be wet as a coastal low develops, bringing significant rainfall to the East. A chance of rain and snow will move into western PA from this system while DC sees rain. Conditions cool down next week allowing for a better pattern for snow to return to western PA. Highs in the 30s and 40s are expected this weekend for western PA while lows dip into the 20s and low 30s. For DC, we’re looking a 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s. Could see highs back in the teens in NW PA by the early work week next week while DC looks at 30s. Have a great weekend! It’s Friday, so get down on it I guess?

Pretty Sure This Office is as Cold as Outside

Well it was a cold Christmas morning as Franklin Regional airport got down to 7 and Pittsburgh International got down to 10 yesterday morning. Santa Claus needed the ski mask it was so frigid. The good news is that we’ll see a warm up into the weekend. Some light snow moved through the region overnight and will continue in PA throughout the day before tapering off. Dry conditions will move through the early weekend. Highs in the low to mid 30s today in western PA will bump up into the mid to upper 30s tomorrow before upper 30s and 40s move into the region by Saturday. Lows in the teens tonight will rise into the 20s and 30s the next couple of nights. As for DC. Highs in the mid 40s today and tomorrow will bump up into the 50s on Saturday. Lows in the 20s/low 30s will occur. Don’t get too used to the warmth because cold temperatures will return by early next week. Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Enjoy the rest of your breaks or the rest of the short work week. Take care!

To the Burgh today for Christmas. Back Christmas night.

Well a short trip to the Burgh will occur today as well as some scattered snow showers in the region. Currently is snowing in Pittsburgh. Light accumulations are possible and could actually stick around into tomorrow allowing for a semi-white Christmas. Another light snow event will move in Christmas night into Thursday. Much colder than what we’ve seen with highs in the 20s and 30s. Lows in the teens and 20s. As for DC, should stay dry. May see some spits of rain or flurries today. Highs in the 40s today and Thursday with 30s on Christmas. Lows in the 20s are expected. Safe travels to all and have a great Christmas everyone! Enjoy the friends and family around you!

Snow might not be on the ground for Christmas, but it may be in the air in western PA

Temperatures will continue to decrease through tomorrow as a cold front continues to push through. It’s gonna get cold again as temperatures this afternoon drop into the 20s and 30s. Highs in the 20s and low 30s will persist through Christmas day. Lows in the teens and 20s will occur. A chance of light snow tonight through tomorrow will dry out into early Christmas Day before flakes may fly again by Christmas night. Could see maybe an inch or 2 before all is said and done. As for DC, looking like rain today could be heavy at times before conditions dry out through Wednesday. Could see some flakes flying tomorrow but nothing will stick around. Afternoon temperatures in the 50s are expected today as values decrease throughout the day. Highs will drop into the 40s tomorrow before 30s move in on Christmas Day. Lows in the 20s and 30s are expected. Anyways, I’m “discussioned” out today, have a fantastic day! Enjoy your breaks to those who are lucky to get them. Take care!

Flood watch for northwestern PA

You got to stick your fat fingers in the cookie jar of warmer temperatures yesterday as highs got to 45 in Franklin, 52 in Pittsburgh, and 61 in DC. Flood watch in effect from tomorrow into Sunday for northwestern PA as 2+” of rain is possible and snow will melt quickly thanks to the warmth. Be careful on the roads with ponding and heavy rains at times. Rain is expected today in western PA as well. Temperatures will continue to increase as this morning is only a couple degrees cooler than the high yesterday as highs in the 40s over the next two days in Pittsburgh give way to 50s on Sunday. Pittsburgh will see 50s the next couple before 60s move in. DC is looking dry the next couple of days before rain moves by Sunday. Toasty temps with highs in the 60s the next 2 days before 70s move in on Sunday. Colder temperatures will move in next week, as temperatures move closer to seasonal ( highs in the 30s in western PA, 40s in DC Area). Have a great weekend and stay safe! I know I will try to stay safe fro doing some crazy shoppers as I do some last minute Christmas shopping myself! Take care!

Someone gave me Captain Morgan Private Stock for Secret Santa. They’re either telling me I’m classy or to loosen up a bit.

Well it’s Thursday. 1 more day til the weekend. I’ll take about 10% of the time, because after all. Acey said 10%.
Western PA: Highs in the upper 30s/40s today before 40s and 50s move in next 2 days. Lows in the 30s/40s next couple days. Rain moves in overnight and continues through early next week. Heavy rains possible Saturday and Sunday.
DC: Caps suck. Highs in the 50s and 60s. Lows in the 40s and 50s. Rain moves in by Sunday.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Chris… April?

It’s Secret Santa day today at work as Christmas is right around the corner. Will it feel like Christmas in the days leading up to it? Not this weekend. Yes cooler temperatures are in store for today before temperatures rise significantly through the weekend. Highs in the 40s and 50s in western PA as some locations could hit the 60 degree mark on Sat. and Sun. Highs in the 60s and even potentially 70s will move in this weekend for DC. For today highs in the 20s and 30s are expected in western PA before you start to see the warm up tomorrow through the weekend. DC will see temperatures near 40 before the warm up begins. The weather will be April-like as well as lots of rain could fall this weekend, melting most if not all of the snow. A cool down will take place next week closer to seasonal temperatures. Nothing significant other than rain in the forecast through the weekend. Take care and have a wonderful Wednesday!