Overcast and 28 F at Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA
Winds are North at 8.1 MPH (7 KT). The pressure is 1017.3 mb and the humidity is 66%.The wind chill is 20. Last Updated on Feb 16 2019, 2:53 pm EST. More...
Ash Wednesday Fires (1983) In 1983, extreme weather and years of severe drought combined to create one of Australia's worst fire days in a century. Within 12 hours, more than 180 firesófanned by high windsówere burning, causing widespread destruction across the states of Victoria and South Australia. The fires killed 75 people and left thousands of others injured and homeless. They obliterated entire townships in just minutes. This series of fires was the deadliest bushfire event in Australian history until what disaster? Discuss More...
'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling.
If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept.
Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies.
Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies;
using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.
If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option
when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not
want ;) converted to a smilie face!