• Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper's important weather links

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    When severe weather hits the Pittsburgh region, Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper and Severe Weather Team 11 are here to keep you informed every step of the way. Here are resources to help you when severe weather moves in: 

    Lightning Safety

    Lightning can cause death and serious injury in a matter of seconds. Click the link above for information on how to stay safe.

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    Flooding Safety

    Flooding is the biggest severe weather killer, even more so than tornadoes. In 2018, Pittsburgh saw its wettest year ever, causing flooding all across the region. Click the link above for safety tips.

    Tornado Facts and Safety

    Tornadoes can range in intensity. The size of a tornado is not necessarily a measure of its intensity. Larger tornadoes can be weaker and less violent than smaller tornadoes that have more intense winds. Click the link above for tornado safety tips.

    Pittsburgh Severe Weather Climatology

    The page in the link above provides an overview of severe weather climatology for the Pittsburgh county warning area from the National Weather Service. 

    U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics - Weather Fatalities

    The U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics provide statistical information on fatalities, injuries and damages caused by weather-related hazards.

    Downloaded the Severe Weather Team 11 App

    Download the Severe Weather Team 11 App for severe weather alerts, interactive radar and school closings and delays. 

     

    Traffic Conditions

    Click the link above for LIVE traffic conditions in and around the city. You can also follow Channel 11's Traffic Expert Trisha Pittman on Facebook and Twitter for traffic updates.

     

    Pittsburgh International Airport Flight Tracker

    LIVE updates from flights arriving and departing from Pittsburgh International Airport.

    Red Cross Outage Checklist

    Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. Check out the Red Cross Outage Checklist above.

    Power Outage Safety

    Want to be prepared for a power outage? Learn how to prepare your home for a power outage and what to do when one occurs from the Red Cross.

    To get the latest updates from Stephen, you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. You can also download the WPXI News App to get weather alerts for your neighborhood.


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