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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1008 PM EDT THU SEP 25 2014

...PITTSBURGH MAY HAVE 2ND DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...

SO FAR THIS MONTH PITTSBURGH HAS RECEIVED JUST 0.48 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. THERE IS NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR THE REST OF THE
MONTH, SO THIS COULD BE THE 2ND DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THE
DRIEST SEPTEMBER WAS IN 1985 WITH 0.28 INCHES.

WHEN ALL MONTHS OF THE YEAR ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, THERE HAVE
BEEN 20 MONTHS THAT WERE DRIER THAN SEPTEMBER 2014. THE DRIEST
WAS 0.06 INCHES IN OCTOBER 1874.

THE MOST RECENT OF THESE VERY DRY MONTHS WAS NOVEMBER 2012 WHEN
0.38 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.

PRECIPITATION RECORDS FOR PITTSBURGH DATE TO 1871 WITH ADDITIONAL
INCOMPLETE RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1836.



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