These Cold Temperatures Are Just Horrendous, Pittsburgh
Via Eric Heyl of Patch.com
The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous wind chills throughout southwestern Pennsylvania on Wednesday, with a high temperature of 14. The average high temperature in Pittsburgh for Dec. 27 is 37, the average low is 22.
When temperatures finally do climb above the freezing mark again, it likely will feel mild to most people. But that's not expected to occur for at least the new week. The forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as zero. Light and variable wind.
Thursday night: A slight chance of light snow after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Friday: A chance of light snow, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday night: A chance of snow before 8 p.m.. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Oh, great. Really looking forward to that "-1" tonight. Listen, I understand we shouldn't have too much to bitch about considering Erie looks like something straight out of "The Day After Tomorrow" (There go my Waldameer plans), but my eyeballs were literally in pain walking down to Lawrenceville last night, and that's without any wind chill factor. It's like the Martin Short Jack Frost decided to Nancy Kerrigan my ass on the corner of Penn & Main.
And let's not forget the ice traps. Pittsburghers may be top drawer when it comes to throwing trash away and picking up dog shit, but one thing I've noticed is the negligence of solid traction between the boot tread and the sidewalk. The fear I get of suffering from a fall akin to a Benny Hill skit without the shared laughter and musical hijinx is unparalleled.
Combine that with my lack of fresh long johns and sufficient motor skills/depth perception it's sure should be a fun walk back home tonight after work.
If you happen to drive down Friendship tonight around 10:15 throw me a honk of moral support cause I might not yet be concussed.