It was a White Christmas after all in Pittsburgh, snowiest in city’s history

It was officially a White Christmas after a snowy Christmas morning Friday.

Between midnight and 1 p.m., 3.9 inches of snow had fallen at the NWS office, breaking a record of 3.5 that has stood since 1890. A total of 5.4 inches fell since Christmas Eve.

The last time the region got three or more inches of snow was 1935.

By definition, the National Centers for Environmental Information defines “White Christmas” as at least one inch of snow on the ground at 7 a.m. Christmas day.

A winter weather advisory for the region was lifted at 1 p.m. Friday. The NWS warned holiday drivers to slow down, as snow and ice could make for slippery roads.

Wind chills dropped drastically overnight, adding to the icy conditions. By 9 a.m. Christmas day, it felt like near zero degrees with the wind chills in some parts of the region.

The records didn’t stop for Friday, as it became the third snowiest December on record for Pittsburgh, at 23.6 inches.