Storm brings Pittsburgh region closer to average for seasonal snowfall totals |

Storm brings Pittsburgh region closer to average for seasonal snowfall totals

Jacob Tierney
Jonna Miller | Tribune-Review
Snow falls on Main Street in Greensburg on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
Jonna Miller | Tribune-Review
Snow falls on Main Street in Greensburg on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
John Dominiczak, owner of Dominiczak Landscaping in Export, clears a sidewalk on Greensburg Street in Delmont.
John Kempka, 90, of Slickville, clears snow off his car along West Pittsburgh Street in Delmont on Feb. 20, 2019.

From snow to rain and back again, it’s been an unusually wet winter in Western Pennsylvania.

Wednesday morning’s snowstorm brought 4 inches of snow to the region, according to the National Weather Service in Moon. That brought total snowfall for the season to 28.7 inches, just below average for this time of year.

Total rainfall for 2019 is at 6.5 inches, about 2 inches more than a typical year. Still, last year’s record-setting rainfall for the region saw 9.27 inches by this time.

“We’re still well above normal,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Frazier said.

An unusually warm winter has meant more rain and wintry mix, Frazier said.

The region typically gets about 41 inches of snow every winter. A couple of March snowstorms could bring the region close to that, Frazier said.

Thursday and Friday likely will be dry, but more rain is expected over the weekend, Frazier said.

“I know everyone would love to have a break in the number of days we’ve had some sort of (precipitation) going,” he said.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak contributed to this report.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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