Hurricane Sandy affected millions of lives and became the second costliest storm to hit the U.S. with damage totals estimated around $65 billion dollars. October 29, 2012, was a good and bad day for meteorology. Hurricane Sandy unofficially known as Superstorm Sandy was making landfall, affecting millions of people along the U.S, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast coasts. It was to be the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Sandy pushed ashore as a “transitioning extratropical cyclone” producing heavy rains, large storm surges, and even a winter storm in parts of West Virginia. The damage was extensive along the

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Hurricane Sandy affected millions of lives and became the second costliest storm to hit the U.S. with damage totals estimated around $65 billion dollars. October 29, 2012, was a good and bad day for meteorology. Hurricane Sandy unofficially known as Superstorm Sandy was making landfall, affecting millions of people along the U.S, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast coasts. It was to be the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Sandy pushed ashore as a “transitioning extratropical cyclone” producing heavy rains, large storm surges, and even a winter storm in parts of West Virginia. The damage was extensive along the

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A powerful coastal storm with strong winds and heavy rain will impact the east coast beginning later this weekend, potentially resulting in tree damage, power outages, and flooding. A wind event is possible Sunday or Monday according to the National Weather Service. This storm system will also receive an injection of moisture and energy from Tropical Depression eighteen in the western Caribbean. The National Weather Service in Boston has stated that this is an unusual and strong, potentially dangerous storm system for late October. In general, this east coast storm will be quick moving as it rushes northward this weekend into Monday. The storm timing is as follows: Saturday: Tropical moisture from

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A powerful coastal storm with strong winds and heavy rain will impact the east coast beginning later this weekend, potentially resulting in tree damage, power outages, and flooding. A wind event is possible Sunday or Monday according to the National Weather Service. This storm system will also receive an injection of moisture and energy from Tropical Depression eighteen in the western Caribbean. The National Weather Service in Boston has stated that this is an unusual and strong, potentially dangerous storm system for late October. In general, this east coast storm will be quick moving as it rushes northward this weekend into Monday. The storm timing is as follows: Saturday: Tropical moisture from

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A storm with tropical origins will bring the potential for flooding and damaging winds along the East coast spanning Saturday into Monday. An area of showers and thunderstorms continued to gather along the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras late this week. The storm will accelerate northward on a path that roughly parallels the southern Atlantic coast of the US on Sunday, prior to moving northward across New England Sunday night and Monday. As the storm continues to gather moisture and strength, locally severe thunderstorms may accompany torrential downpours in southeastern and central Florida and the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday and Saturday night. How strong the storm becomes will determine the severity

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A storm with tropical origins will bring the potential for flooding and damaging winds along the East coast spanning Saturday into Monday. An area of showers and thunderstorms continued to gather along the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras late this week. The storm will accelerate northward on a path that roughly parallels the southern Atlantic coast of the US on Sunday, prior to moving northward across New England Sunday night and Monday. As the storm continues to gather moisture and strength, locally severe thunderstorms may accompany torrential downpours in southeastern and central Florida and the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday and Saturday night. How strong the storm becomes will determine the severity

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Pittsburgh area dates and times by borough and township. An extended list will be made that will cover all of the state once the dates are released.  Allegheny County:  Avalon – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Baldwin Borough – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Bellevue – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Bethel Park – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Brackenridge –Saturday, October 28th Time: 6-8pm Carnegie – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Castle Shannon – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Churchill – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Collier – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Coraopolis –Friday, October 27th Time: 6-8pm Crafton – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Dormont – Tuesday, October

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Pittsburgh area dates and times by borough and township. An extended list will be made that will cover all of the state once the dates are released.  Allegheny County:  Avalon – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Baldwin Borough – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Bellevue – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Bethel Park – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Brackenridge –Saturday, October 28th Time: 6-8pm Carnegie – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Castle Shannon – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Churchill – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Collier – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Coraopolis –Friday, October 27th Time: 6-8pm Crafton – Tuesday, October 31st Time: 6-8pm Dormont – Tuesday, October

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Some chilly winter weather is in store for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, with January threatening to bring the coldest air of the season. For most of both regions, this will translate to an above-normal snow season. New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, may be the exceptions to this, with early predictions calling for 6 inches of snowfall or more above normal in both cities. Areas prone to lake-effect snow will also see high totals, including Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo, New York. The Northeast and mid-Atlantic aren’t the only ones who will feel the cold blast of this winter’s La Nina. Arctic blasts are set to freeze the northern Plains this winter

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Some chilly winter weather is in store for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, with January threatening to bring the coldest air of the season. For most of both regions, this will translate to an above-normal snow season. New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, may be the exceptions to this, with early predictions calling for 6 inches of snowfall or more above normal in both cities. Areas prone to lake-effect snow will also see high totals, including Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo, New York. The Northeast and mid-Atlantic aren’t the only ones who will feel the cold blast of this winter’s La Nina. Arctic blasts are set to freeze the northern Plains this winter

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As many as 17 active fires have charred over 221,000 acres in California, according to Cal Fire. Fire crews have been called upon from other states to help battle the blazes. The wildfires have taken the lives of at least 32 people and have left tens of thousands homeless. Increasing dry, wind gusts may hinder the containment of the fires, the gustiest winds will likely occur between Friday night and Saturday across Northern California. “Winds of 15-30 mph will be enough to rapidly spread any fires that develop and those that are ongoing [in northern California],” Vido said. “Gusts between 35 and 50 mph will be possible at higher elevations.” While gusty winds from

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As many as 17 active fires have charred over 221,000 acres in California, according to Cal Fire. Fire crews have been called upon from other states to help battle the blazes. The wildfires have taken the lives of at least 32 people and have left tens of thousands homeless. Increasing dry, wind gusts may hinder the containment of the fires, the gustiest winds will likely occur between Friday night and Saturday across Northern California. “Winds of 15-30 mph will be enough to rapidly spread any fires that develop and those that are ongoing [in northern California],” Vido said. “Gusts between 35 and 50 mph will be possible at higher elevations.” While gusty winds from

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In October, the season’s first 32-degree low temperatures begin to migrate from the high country of northern New England, the Rockies and areas near the Canadian border into much of the interior Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest, northern and central Plains, and High Plains of the Rockies. This includes areas as far south as the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, parts of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and northern New Mexico. With only a few more weeks of warmer weather left, some people are looking forward to the first snowfall. With this increasingly cold air, accumulating snow previously restricted to the highest peaks of the Rockies and Alaska in September begins to

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In October, the season’s first 32-degree low temperatures begin to migrate from the high country of northern New England, the Rockies and areas near the Canadian border into much of the interior Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest, northern and central Plains, and High Plains of the Rockies. This includes areas as far south as the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, parts of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and northern New Mexico. With only a few more weeks of warmer weather left, some people are looking forward to the first snowfall. With this increasingly cold air, accumulating snow previously restricted to the highest peaks of the Rockies and Alaska in September begins to

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While sticky, tropical air lingers over much of the Florida Peninsula, an area of disturbed weather bears watching over the next few days. Following Irma’s devastation, Maria spared Florida by turning northward, well east of the peninsula. Steering winds are likely to guide this disturbance northward or northeastward, close to or over the Florida Peninsula this weekend. There is a chance this system may become a tropical depression or storm, but rapid development to a hurricane is unlikely through this weekend. As the disturbance drifts to the north and northeast, showers and thunderstorms will be enhanced from south to north throughout the Florida Peninsula this weekend. On one hand, the system

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While sticky, tropical air lingers over much of the Florida Peninsula, an area of disturbed weather bears watching over the next few days. Following Irma’s devastation, Maria spared Florida by turning northward, well east of the peninsula. Steering winds are likely to guide this disturbance northward or northeastward, close to or over the Florida Peninsula this weekend. There is a chance this system may become a tropical depression or storm, but rapid development to a hurricane is unlikely through this weekend. As the disturbance drifts to the north and northeast, showers and thunderstorms will be enhanced from south to north throughout the Florida Peninsula this weekend. On one hand, the system

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Much cooler air will settle in the midwestern and northeastern United States this weekend, prior to another warmup during the first half of October. While a major change in the weather pattern is underway, more seasonable, autumn conditions are not likely to lock in just yet. Temperatures will not be as warm as they were during this last heatwave, but temperatures will reach the 80’s for much of Pennsylvania and throughout the mid-Atlantic states. As the cooler temperatures will linger through the weekend, some areas could see frost on Saturday. Lake effect clouds and showers are possible for the northern regions of the state as the cool air moves across. The

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Much cooler air will settle in the midwestern and northeastern United States this weekend, prior to another warmup during the first half of October. While a major change in the weather pattern is underway, more seasonable, autumn conditions are not likely to lock in just yet. Temperatures will not be as warm as they were during this last heatwave, but temperatures will reach the 80’s for much of Pennsylvania and throughout the mid-Atlantic states. As the cooler temperatures will linger through the weekend, some areas could see frost on Saturday. Lake effect clouds and showers are possible for the northern regions of the state as the cool air moves across. The

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Fall features a variety of events that don’t require telescopes to view, including several meteor showers, planetary alignments and the only supermoon of 2017. One of the most well-known full moons of the year will rise in early October, shining brightly in the autumn sky. Most of us have a fascination with the night sky, whether it be the stars, constellations, or the moon. The moon will rise on October 5 and will be known as the harvest moon. “The Harvest Moon is the moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest,” the Old Farmer’s Almanac said. Meteor

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Fall features a variety of events that don’t require telescopes to view, including several meteor showers, planetary alignments and the only supermoon of 2017. One of the most well-known full moons of the year will rise in early October, shining brightly in the autumn sky. Most of us have a fascination with the night sky, whether it be the stars, constellations, or the moon. The moon will rise on October 5 and will be known as the harvest moon. “The Harvest Moon is the moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest,” the Old Farmer’s Almanac said. Meteor

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