Wind Advisory issued for wind gusts up to 50 mph today

This is the home page for emergency managers, county officials, the public, etc. to do a self briefing.  For information on a particular hazard, just click on the appropriate tab below. Winter Flooding Fire Heat Thunderstorms Tropical Today’s Minimum Relative Humidity Map displays 24 hour minimum relative humidity values for Day 1. Map is updated […]

Historical Breakdown of Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

This page provides an overview of severe weather climatology for the Pittsburgh, PA (PBZ) CWA since 1950. This climatology looks at severe weather for the PBZ CWA from 1950 to 2013. The weather variables in this climatology are tornadoes (1950-2013), severe winds (1955-2013; 58 mph or greater), and large hail (1955-2013; 0.75″ in diameter or […]

Penn Senior Katlyn Grasso Works to Empower Girls to Become Leaders

(This is the third in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.) Through strong support and encouragement from her family, Katlyn Grasso always knew she’d become a leader. “I grew up in an environment where I was conditioned to believe that girls can do anything,” says Grasso, a senior majoring in […]

See If You Can Guess Why BuzzFeed Deleted These Three Posts

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “As the distinctions between advertising the news operations continue to blur, we can expect more of these controversies in the future.” Article source:

Now Everyone’s an Entrepreneur

By the time she was a junior, Mackenzie Burnett had put herself on course for a career in foreign policy. Her résumé was stacked with government internships, extensive service work, and a stellar academic record at the University of Maryland. Then a friend told her about Startup Shell. A bunch of students had cleared out […]

Erie Police Review Video & Seek Help In Deadly Motorcycle Accident Investigation

Erie police are reaching out to the public, asking for help in a deadly motorcycle accident investigation. Erie police say both pedestrians and drivers that they haven’t heard from yet, may have seen the accident Friday afternoon.And as they try to figure out just what happened, they need those witnesses to come forward. The deadly […]

FBI Notifying Defendants About Decades of Hair Analysis Flaws

The FBI is notifying hundreds of defendants across the country that their convictions involved expert testimony at trials using evidence that might have been wrong, and based on flawed analysis of hair samples. There are about 2,500 cases to review, and 268 trials have been reviewed so far. In Pennsylvania, there are 21 state defendants […]

Police Respond to Two Cases of Gunfire in Erie

 A busy night for Erie police tonight, as they respond to two reports of gunfire throughout the city. The most recent incident happened around 8:15 p.m. Monday, in the 900 block of East 24th Street.  According to police, they received several phone calls of shots fired.  Police say witnesses heard up to nine gun shots […]

Women’s Tennis Defeats No. 46 Columbia, 5-2

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