Pittsburgh Weather: High Winds, Chance Of Severe Storms Blowing Through OvernightThursday has been warm and pleasant, but storms are on the way.
Hey Ray! Explaining How Inertia WorksYou may have heard the scientific expression "An object at rest stays at rest."
Hey Ray! Using Pi to Properly Buy PizzaRemember that one time in math class when you said, "I am never going to use this in real life"?
Hey Ray! The Science Behind What Causes Bridges To Freeze FirstPittsburgh has a lot of bridges -- 446 of them! With bridges, there are additional things to be alert for in colder weather, such as ice.
Hey Ray! Are Robins Really A Sign Of Spring?Late in winter, people usually start looking for signs that spring is on the way. The most popular is Punxsutawney Phil. The groundhog isn't the only animal though.
Hey Ray! What Causes Lake Effect Snow To Be CreatedWe have talked about how each snowfall is different. How snow is created is different, too.
Hey Ray! The Things That Go Into Forecasting SnowfallThe hardest season to predict weather is winter, mainly because of snow.
Hey Ray! What Causes The Different Phases Of The MoonThe Moon is neat to watch because it has several different looks during its 27 day cycle. It sometimes looks like a fingernail. Other times it looks like half of a pie, and other times it is a bright, shiny disk in the sky.
Hey Ray! Why Are You Called A Meteorologist?Often, I get asked, "Why are you called a meteorologist when you study and predict weather, not meteors?"
Pittsburgh Weather: Winter Storm's Brush With Western Pa. Likely To Bring Messy Mix Of Snow, Rain And Freezing RainA winter storm system is expected to brush the Pittsburgh area late this weekend.
Pittsburgh Weather: Freezing Rain Expected To Create Slick RoadsIn anticipation of freezing rain and slick road conditions, PennDOT is advising people to avoid any unnecessary driving during the winter storm.
Hey Ray! Understanding The Polar VortexThe term “polar vortex” may sound like a cold version of a “sharknado”, but unlike a sharknado, the polar vortex is a real, meteorological thing.
Hey Ray! The Shape Of The EarthStanding on Earth and looking out, the Earth looks flat from our very limited view. We know the Earth isn't flat, though. Did you know Earth isn't a perfect sphere either?
Hey Ray! Accurately Measuring Snowfall AmountsAfter a snowfall, we all like to brag about how much fell, so it is important to measure snow properly. While it sounds like an easy task, you must follow some rules.
Pittsburgh Weather: Inversion Traps Moisture, Leading To Steady Cool TemperaturesAn inversion is keeping moisture trapped at the surface, with our continued seasonably cool temperatures. That is a fancy way of saying our weather will not change much tonight or tomorrow.