Pittsburgh gets last spring snowpack in years


PITTSBURGH, PA – The last spring snowpack in 16 years occurred in southwestern Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service measured 1.1 inches of snow, the last accumulation of an inch or more since 2005, when 1.6 inches was recorded on April 24.

In addition to the snowfall, a frost warning is in effect Thursday from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. for southwestern Pennsylvania, as temperatures are expected to drop in the mid-1920s. The weather service advises taking action to protect tender plants from the cold.

To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water lines, they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drain slowly. Those with buried sprinkler systems should drain them and cover the pipes above ground to protect them from freezing.

Wednesday’s high is only 39, while Thursday’s high is expected to be 49. Other seasonal temperatures return on Friday, with a high near 60.

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