Friday, December 28, 2012
Borough officials expect collection to be complete by the end of the day Friday.
Due to the snow on Wednesday, Dec. 26, some garbage and recycling has not been picked up in Dormont Borough. Borough officials expect that collection should be complete for all residences by the end of the day Friday, Dec. 28. Borough Manager Jeff Naftal said that Republic is sending out three trucks specifically to collect Dormont's garbage once they finish their normal Friday routes. Residents should not that there is no garbage pick up on Tuesday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. Residential pickup is delayed one day to Wednesday, Jan. 2. For any problems, contact Republic Services at 412-429-2600.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Weather forecasters issue a winter storm warning for the Pittsburgh metro area through 6 a.m. Thursday.
If you've been hoping for a winter wonderland, you've got it! The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Allegheny County, effective from 5 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. Four to eight inches of snow are expected to accumulate throughout the day, with heavy snow occurring mid-Wednesday morning through the afternoon. Sleet and freezing rain are also expected. Visibility for motorists could be limited to a quarter-of-a-mile during heavy snows, according to the NWS. Hazardous travel conditions are expected. Here's the forecast for the Dormont-Brookline area: Don't forget to stay in touch with us during the snow storm. Update us about weather conditions in your area. Upload photos, too!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Light flurries Friday morning will turn into heavier snowfall with 2-to-4 inches expected by Saturday afternoon. Also watch out for slick spots during the Friday morning commute.
Light flurries around dawn Friday are expected to turn into heavier snow later in the afternoon and evening. Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, expects there to be “off-and-on light snow” during the morning in the South Hills of Pittsburgh before it gets heavier later in the day. That could bring 2-to-4 inches of snowfall in the area by Saturday afternoon. Some other forecasters are predicting 4-to-6 inches in the Pittsburgh area. “It’s just a matter of trying to time this thing and how it’s going to develop,” Sims said. Sims doesn’t expect more snowfall after that, but whatever is on the ground could remain until Christmas Day. That has Sims dubbing it a “Grey Christmas” this year. “It’s going to be a …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The measure comes in response to Hurricane Sandy.
With Halloween and Hurricane Sandy both happening this week, it's been hectic. Fortunately, PennDOT is giving you one less thing to worry about. Because of the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy across the state, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch has authorized an extension of the expiration dates for Pennsylvania driver's licenses, identification cards and vehicle inspections/registrations. Oct. 31 expiration dates for vehicle registrations and safety and emissions inspections have been extended until Nov. 15, as have expiration dates between Oct. 26 and Nov. 15 for driver's licenses and identification cards. These extensions apply for customers statewide. PennDOT drivers license centers near Dormont and…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Here is the National Weather Service's forecast through Friday night.
The worst of the "Frankenstorm" is over for the Pittsburgh region, including Dormont, Brookline and Beechview, but we will continue to see plenty of rain (and some wind) over the next several days. Here's a look at, roughly, the Dormont-Brookline forecast through Friday night from the National Weather Service: To track Superstorm Sandy's path, click here. Should you take any weather-related photos that tell the story of how our area is being impacted, upload them at this article's address by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Here's what in store for us weather-wise tomorrow and next week.
Did you enjoy a day of Capri pants, flip-flops and short-sleeved shirts? We hope so—because the National Weather Service’s outlook for the next few days looks far less sunny (both figuratively and literally). What’s on tap for today? Showers, for starts. Like, an 80 percent chance of them. The National Weather Service website also indicates that the high will be near 51 degrees today with possible precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch. The temperature is expected to dip to 41 degrees overnight. Sunday is expected to start a little warmer—48 degrees. But the National Weather Service said to expect more of the wet stuff. Then Sunday is when things might start getting dicey. Rain is likely before 2 a.m., then rain and …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The National Weather Service issues a winter storm watch.
A spring snow is on the way. The National Weather Service in Moon Township issued a winter storm watch late Sunday night through Monday evening. Rain is predicted to change to snow after midnight Sunday night with the heaviest snowfall on Monday morning. Six inches of accumulation is expected in the area. However, two to four inches of accumulation is predicted for the Pittsburgh area, including Dormont and Brookline. "A heavy, wet accumulation of snow is expected that may cause significant problems with the downing of tree limbs that have developed leaves which may in turn spawn power outages. Some travel difficulties can be expected Monday morning as well," according to the weather statement. PennDOT said crews in Allegheny County are …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Get ready for some snow and cold temps!
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in our area for the weekend. According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh area—including Dormont and Brookline—is under an advisory from 6 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The area is expected to get 2 to 4 inches of snow. The first snowfall is expected to occur tonight, Friday, and will make untreated surfaces snow-covered and slippery—1 inch of accumulation is expected. Tonight's low will be 29 degrees. The second snowfall—occuring early Saturday into Saturday night—can add up to 3 more inches of snow accumulation and be accompanied by gusty winds. Winds could gust as high as 28 miles per hour. Wind chills of close to 0 degrees are expected by Saturday night. …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The National Weather Service said snow showers are expected around rush hour.
No need to scurry off to the grocery store to buy the obligatory milk, bread and toilet paper: National Weather Service Meteorologist Lee Hendricks said today’s snowfall shouldn’t be a big deal. With light snow this morning and a chance of about an inch this afternoon, driver’s should nonetheless exercise caution on the roads during rush hour—which is when the flakes should really begin flying. Also on tap today? Wind gusts of up to 35 mph, he said. Another inch of the white stuff is expected overnight, when temperature is expected to hover in the teens. But tomorrow? It might get a little ugly. Snow is expected to turn to sleet come sunset Friday, and Hendricks said that will likely spur the National Weather Service to issue a warning. “…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible in Upper St. Clair, according to the National Weather Service.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
PennDOT is urging drivers to slow down, pay attention and use caution on area roadways, particularly on elevated areas like bridges and ramps through this weekend. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday. Snow squalls and drifting conditions should be expected across the region as strong winds and bitter temperatures are occurring. Motorists need to be alert for rapidly changing road and weather conditions. Please use extreme caution when driving. PennDOT offers this advice: Motorists are also asked to allow plenty of space when driving near PennDOT winter maintenance vehicles. Also, for their own safety and the safety of PennDOT operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or …