Winter Weather Advisory issued, Pittsburgh prepares for snow storm

Pittsburgh braces for first snow storm of the season.

Gage Goulding


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Gage Goulding, News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP – The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the western Pennsylvania region ahead of the season’s first snowstorm.

The advisory is in effect from 12 p.m. Saturday and will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Counties in the affected region include:

  • Allegheny
  • Beaver
  • Somerset
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland

The area is expected to snow accumulations ranging from 2-4 inches in much of southwest and western Pennsylvania. In addition to snow accumulations, the NWS warns travelers of slippery road conditions while road crews work to keep up with the snowfall. In addition to hazardous driving conditions as well as limited visibility.

The most intense snow is forecasted to enter the region in the later afternoon and evening Saturday.

Nearby ski resorts have taken advantage of the cold temperatures to churn out machine-made snow. Seven Springs Mountain Resort posted to Twitter reporting they have received 8 inches of natural snow prior to the incoming storm.

An extended Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the higher elevations that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Areas in the higher elevations of the Westmoreland and Fayette ridges are expected to see on the upwards of 3-6 inches of snow, according to the NWS.

The NWS encourages residents to submit their snow totals from their backyard. Visit the NWS website to submit your report.

Stay with RMU Sentry Media for the latest updates on the snow storm.