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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
828 PM EDT SAT OCT 4 2014

...EARLIEST TRACE OF SNOW IN PITTSBURGH SINCE 1989...

PITTSBURGH RECEIVED A TRACE OF SNOW SATURDAY...THE EARLIEST OCCURRENCE
OF SNOW SINCE 1989 WHEN A TRACE WAS RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 23. EVEN
THOUGH THE OFFICIAL TERM FOR THE TYPE OF PRECIPITATION THAT FELL
SATURDAY IS GRAUPEL, OR SNOW PELLETS, IT IS STILL RECORDED AS
SNOWFALL.

THERE HAVE BEEN JUST 4 EARLIER OCCURRENCES OF SNOWFALL IN
PITTSBURGH, ALL TRACE EVENTS...

SEPTEMBER 23 1989
SEPTEMBER 30 1895
OCTOBER 2 1974
OCTOBER 3 1974

LAST YEAR, THE FIRST TRACE OF SNOW WAS ON OCTOBER 23.

SNOWFALL RECORDS FOR PITTSBURGH DATE BACK TO 1880.







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