Brentwood, Pennsylvania

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Brentwood is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 10,466 at the 2000 census.


Geography and climate

Brentwood is located at 40°22′28″N 79°58′34″W / 40.37444°N 79.97611°W / 40.37444; -79.97611 (40.374469, -79.976179).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.

The borough is located on the Allegheny Plateau, 5 miles south the confluence of the Allegheny River from the Northeast and Monongahela River from the Southeast form the Ohio River.

Due to its position between the Great Lakes and the windward side of the Allegheny Mountains, Brentwood receives plentiful precipitation which supports the region's lush vegetation. Also, because it is on the windward side of the mountains, it is often cloudy, having 203 cloudy days per year.[2] The winter is particularly cloudy, with only 28 percent sunshine in December with 23 cloudy days.[2][3] In the winter, when a northwest flow establishes itself over the Great Lakes, the wind blows from Lake Erie across eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. That wind carries moist air from the lake, often producing heavy snow squalls. It also produces clouds. In addition, deep low pressure systems often establish themselves in the winter over Hudson Bay. Those systems also bring clouds and precipitation to the lower Great Lakes and western Pennsylvania.

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