Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wind chills below zero expected for the region again.
Sure, the snowy view may look pretty from your window, but make sure to bundle up before you step outside. The temperatures are expected to dip dangerously low again. Plum School District responded by calling for a two-hour delay Wednesday and Thursday mornings because of the frigid temperatures. The National Weather Service in Moon expected another night and of arctic cold and is predicting a freezing Thursday morning. Meteorologists predict wind chill values as low as negative 11 degrees. On Thursday, the high temperature will be near 17 degrees, with wind chill values as low as negative nine degrees. Wind gusts as high as 21 mph will contribute to those wind chills. Dr. Jaime Mullin, of St. Clair Hospital, said when the temperature …
Monday, January 31, 2011
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is predicting several inches and snow and ice through Wednesday.
Meteorologist John Darnley has no doubt: There will be a run “on all the usual suspects” at the grocery store today. A forecast that calls for up to 3 inches of snow, followed by ice followed by rain, followed by 3 more inches of snow will do that. The Pittsburgh National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Monday morning that will be in effect from 7 p.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Darnley said showers will start flying around 7 p.m. and that by 9 p.m., there should be between 1 and 3 inches of wet, heavy snow on the ground. “That’s when we’re going to see some freezing rain,” he added. That’s where things are expected to get tricky. And icy. Darnley said a winter mix should begin just around midnight, which will turn to …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Find out what the bad weather means for Plum and Oakmont schools and roads.
All local schools are closed or delayed due to an estimated five inches of snow that fell overnight. Plum School District, St. Irenaeus School and St. John the Baptist School will be closed all day. Riverview School District and Redeemer Lutheran both have two-hour delays. Read our article about snow day decisions to find out how superintendents work behind the scenes to make the call when the weather looks bad. Road crews for Plum and Oakmont are out salting and plowing, but many side streets remain snow-covered and slick. Check back here throughout the morning for more closings and weather updates. This article was updated at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
A predicted three to six inches of snow in Plum and Oakmont has caused local cancellations.
Three to six inches of snow are expected to fall this evening and into overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Plum and Oakmont are part of a regional winter weather advisory for snowfall and the resulting poor road conditions. Riverview has announced a two-hour delay for Friday morning, but other schools have yet to make the call. Many local events have been canceled, including tonight's Plum Hockey game at Bethel Park. Bingo at Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department is canceled and will resume next week. Road crews are out salting and plowing throughout both boroughs. Drivers can check road conditions by calling 511PA. The number, which is free and available 24-hours a day, provides weather and traffic updates. Check back …
Friday, January 14, 2011
While students are sound asleep, Plum and Riverview superintendents are diligently watching the weather to make sure students have a safe ride to school in the morning.
On a snowy night, most people are snuggled up in their houses, listening to the sound of snowflakes against the windows from their beds — but not superintendents. They're up late checking and rechecking weather conditions to make sure students and faculty stay safe in the morning. Riverview Superintendent Dr. Charles Erdeljac takes a cue from meteorologists by dedicating himself to checking the weather hourly all night. He considers temperature, wind chill, snow accumulation, ice conditions and wind velocity when he makes a decision at 5 a.m., he said. Plum Superintendent Dr. Lillian Naccarati said she relies on her team of borough officials and the district transportation supervisor to make the call for the much larger area of Plum …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Another blanket of snow coated Plum and Oakmont Thursday morning, resulting in fresh delays.
Plum and Oakmont residents woke Thursday morning to a surprising three inches of snowfall, resulting in another round of delays. Plum and Riverview school districts have two-hour delays, as well as Redeemer Lutheran and St. Irenaeus schools in Oakmont, St. John the Baptist in Plum and St. Joseph in Verona. The Port Authority reported via its Twitter account that service is functioning as usual. Residents whose side streets have not been cleared should consider using a main road or park and ride today, the update said. Hopefully Plum students enjoyed their snow angels and sledding on Wednesday, because school will be in session for a snow make-up day this Monday, Jan. 17 — originally scheduled as a day off in observation of Martin Luther …