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Late To The Party? Morning Snowfall Ranks Third For Pittsburgh's Latest Winter Squall

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Sarah Kovash
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90.5 WESA

 

The last time Pittsburgh had this little snow this far into the season were the winters of 1890 and 2007, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service.

Pittsburghers awoke Monday to their first measurable sheath of snowfall, but the city still only totals one inch of snow since winter began.

Meteorologist Brad Rehak reported just .6 inches of snowfall near the NWS office in Moon. No more measurable snowfall would occur Monday, though temperatures are expected to remain above freezing after Tuesday, with some chance of rain at the end of the week.

Rehak said Pittsburgh isn’t likely to break 1889’s big record. That year, records show the city received .3 inches by the end of January.

In fourth place was the winter of 1994-95, he said, with 1.2 inches total for the season on Jan. 4. Rehak said the weather service has been recording snowfall totals since 1880.

Sarah Kovash previously worked as a web producer for KDKA-TV, as a freelance journalist for the Valley News Dispatch covering local government throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley and at NPR station KPBS in San Diego.
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