PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh area had the usual wild swings of weather in 2014.

From flooding to strong summer storms and a winter that dished out more than 63 inches of snow.

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Here are the top 5 local weather events of the year.

5.) The storms of August 12.

Numerous trees went down across the area. There were many reports of flooding in the North Hills, South Hills, and in Braddock and Etna. A large sinkhole developed along McKnight Road. An entire car was swallowed, but the driver escaped injury.

4.) The surprise storm of Saturday, June 28.

At the end of a warm, humid day, a very localized cloud burst developed over Green Tree, Carnegie, and Scott Township. Two inches of rain fell in a short time, bringing flash flooding. Stranded motorists had to be rescued.

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3.) The widespread storms of June 18.

There were many reports of intense lightning, trees down, large hail, flooding, and power outages. 50 mile per hour winds moved through Pittsburgh.

2.) The “flash freeze” event of January 27.

A powerful cold front caused morning temperatures to plunge from the 40s to the teens. Moisture on the roads froze rapidly. Many accidents were reported. And gusty winds created a rare sight, called “snow rollers” in some areas, including Clarion County.

1.) Winter Freeze

The intrusion of extremely cold air persisted through much of January. Jan. 7 had a high of 4 and a low of minus 9. Suddenly, the words Polar Vortex were in everyone’s vocabulary.

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