In case you haven’t heard, it’s been raining here in Pittsburgh. A lot!
This is mostly from the remnant of Tropical Storm Gordon that came ashore in Mississippi on September 4 and arrived here September 8. We were in a drought but now it’s been raining for three days.
Yesterday set a record of 3.73 inches at the National Weather Service in Moon Township but it’s rained even more in the South Hills. Since Friday morning 7.5 inches have fallen at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin (as of 10 Sept 2018, 7:53a). And it’s still raining!
Basements are flooded and roads are closed. Two screenshots from PennDOT traffic cameras show:
- On the left, the 10th Street Bypass is flooded and closed (hard to see through the rain-splashed cam).
- On the right, the I-376 “bathtub” at Stanwix Street hasn’t filled yet but it’s going to, so it’s closed.
And the rivers are rising. Here’s the National Weather Service’s Ohio River prediction for Pittsburgh. Uh oh!
Fortunately our house and street are fine (photo at top) but I feel bad for those who live in the valleys.
Rain, Rain Go Away!