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10 inches of snow fell in Pittsburgh region yesterday; spring-like temps coming

Renatta Signorini
| Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
Kage Karner (left), 10, watches as Kobe Karner, and Jordan Brown, both 9, sled down Raymond Ave. in Latrobe, while enjoying a snow day on Wed. March, 21, 2018. Snowfall blankets the region as spring roars like a lion causing schools to close, and traffic to snarl.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Kage Karner (left), 10, watches as Kobe Karner, and Jordan Brown, both 9, sled down Raymond Ave. in Latrobe, while enjoying a snow day on Wed. March, 21, 2018. Snowfall blankets the region as spring roars like a lion causing schools to close, and traffic to snarl.

Parts of the Pittsburgh region saw as much as 10 inches of snowfall Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

That amount was measured in Moon Township in Allegheny County to Champion in Westmoreland County, said meteorologist Michael Kennedy.

Wednesday's spring snowstorm was the 13th time the region has seen more than 10 inches of snow in March since 1880. About 3 inches of snow had fallen prior to Tuesday, according to weather service data.

The last time there was a significant snowfall in the region during a single March snowstorm was during the Blizzard of ‘93 . Then, the snowfall across the region between March 12 and 14 measured 2 feet. Latrobe saw 3 feet of snow.

Other snowfall reports from Wednesday:

• 9 inches in Mt. Lebanon, Harrison City and Adamsburg.

• 8 inches in Mt. Washington, Irwin and Monessen.

• 6 inches in Greensburg, New Kensington and Murrysville.

“The way the system was, it wasn't what we see quite often where the terrain enhances” the snowfall, Kennedy said, referring to typically higher amounts in the Laurel Highlands area.

There are no flooding concerns, he said.

The good news: spring may arrive soon.

“We might be getting around 60 degrees by the middle of next week,” Kennedy said.

Average temperatures for this time of year is a high of 55 degrees and a low of 33.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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