Friday, June 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has continued a heat advisory originally issued for Thrusday. It has been extended through Saturday night.
The National Weather Service is warning residents of Detroit and its closest suburbs, including the Grosse Pointes, to take precautions in the coming days as the high temperatures will continue. Repeated days of temperatures in the 90s is likely to increase the liklihood for heat related illnesses, incuding heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dyhydration, according to a heat advisory issued at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. The advisory recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air conditioning and staying out of the sun. It also recommends checking up on neighbors and friends and to not leave children or pets in a car for any amount of time. The humidity is expected to fall Friday and Saturday but the temperatures will remain in the 90s, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Temperatures could hit record highs Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts.
Predicted high temperatures and poor air quality have the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issuing an "Air Action Day" alert Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts tomorrow's daytime high could reach 97, under mostly sunny skies. According to the MDEQ release, "ozone concentrations in the Mississippi Valley have already reached USG (unhealthy for sensitive groups) levels" and that air mass is headed toward Michigan. Cleaner winds from the west could mean improved air quality, the release indicated, but the potential for unsafe levels of ozone led officials to issue the alert. People and businesses are encouraged to avoid these activities tomorrow: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods police are advising residents to use caution along Vernier Road and nearby streets as several power lines have fallen during the high winds. School officials are instructed to tell students to take alternate routes home.
Tree branches snapped and power flickered at homes and schools around the Grosse Pointes Monday as high winds whipped through the area. Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Officers went door-to-door shortly after 4 p.m. warning of the potential hazard the down lines may have upon a fence. Officer recommend keeping kids and pets inside and to stay away from the fence. Earlier Grosse Pointe Woods police reported that Parcells Middle School was evacuated due to a fire alarm as result of a power failure Monay afternoon, but no fire occurred. Mason, Parcells and Grosse Pointe North officials are being advised to inform their students to stay out of the area and take alternate walking routes after dismissal. Many businesses were without power on …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Temperatures will drop into the 30s, so frost is likely overnight.
It's hard to believe with the bright sunshine we've enjoyed today, but there's a frost advisory in effect overnight throughout southeastern Michigan. Temperatures won't go quite as low as they have the last couple of nights, but will dip into the 30s. So from 2-8 a.m. Friday, conditions will be favorable for the formation of frost late, the National Weather Service says. Damage to unprotected vegetation is likely, so cover up your sensitive outdoor plants. This should be the last night for frost and freeze warnings for a while. Friday there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m., with a low around 46 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday but it'll be warmer, up to the mid-60s.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook warning of frost and freeze conditions as temperatures dip to normal seasonal temperatures tonight and the rest of the week.
With trees already in bloom, tulips already open and other blossoms due to the unseasonably warm conditions in March, the National Weather Service is warning of a possible freeze tonight. The hazardous weather outlook issued this afternoon warns of frost and possible freeze due to temperatures dipping to normal seasonal temperatures at night. The warning is for Wednesday into Thursday morning but also states the chance will continue nightly for the rest of the week. Gardening officials recommend covering up plants and flowers if possible to protect them from the cold conditions. According to the forecast for the next several days, the temperatures will reach high-40s to mid-50s during the day and temperatures will dip to the low-30s. …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
We're enjoying, if that's the right word, a record-setting March – for a few more days, at least.
It's another week for bare limbs, open-toe footwear and iced beverages. It's also time to consider indoor climate control. The letters A-C are being heard in households, shops and offices – sometimes along with a whirring sound that signals chill out. Though the calendar says first week of spring, the temperature – above 80 again Thursday – says midsummer. Government meteorologists flipped on air-conditioned comfort this week at the regional National Weather Service branch in White Lake. "It's also on at my house and has been since yesterday," Debra Elliott said when Patch checked Thursday. She and colleagues posted data confirming this month is a record-setter: But we don't need stats to sense something strange has sprung three weeks …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Wayne County and several others in southeast Michigan that is expected to bring 2-inch hail and damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
A storm that has already begun to hit the western suburbs of Detroit is expected to move this way shortly. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstrom watch for Wayne County and several others in southeast Michigan that expires at 9 p.m. They also issued a hazardous weather outlook statement at 4:52 p.m. warning of possible hail as large as two inches in diameter and damaging winds that may reach up to 60 miles per hour. In a second statement issued at 8:12 p.m., the winds are expected to reach up to 70 miles per hour and isolated tornadoes are possible. The storm is moving east at 20 miles per hour and late tonight the area could experience dense fog due to another front moving in and settling upon the area. Scattered …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wayne County is one of 13 in southeast Michigan for which the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, which is in effect until 3 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch through 3 a.m. Tuesday for Wayne County and 12 other counties in southeast Michigan. Earlier in the day the weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook, warning of strong thunderstorms and wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. If the thunderstorms materialize, there is a liklihood for hail up to one inch in a diameter between 7 p.m. to midnight. The storm is expected to move in a northeast direction at approximately 45 miles per hour. Tuesday's forecast is similar to Mondays with a high temperature of 61 and breezy. Winds will be between 9 to 20 miles per hour and gusts up to 26 miles per hour. Residents are advised to use caution tonight and into early Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Instead of grabbing the same winter coat, today's weather forecast suggests a lighter version will be necessary.
The ever-fluctuating weather of Michigan is expected to bring temperatures pushing 60 degrees today and then the possiblity of snow tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. Although today will be warm, with a high of 58, the forecast predicts windy conditions with 16 to 24 mile per hour winds and gusts up to 31 miles per hour. If yesterday is any indication, today is definately a day to get outside. Rain is likely after 1 a.m. It will continue early in the day and possibly mix with snow after 1 p.m. Thursday. Little to no accumulation is expected, however. Friday's forecast shows it to be sunny, clear conditions with a high of 37.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Flurries are already blowing in the air today and the area could see a coating of snow up to 3 inches by Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
For the first time this winter, Southeast Michigan is expected to experience weather conditions that are much closer to what most residents are accustomed to this time of year as compared with the season's mild, near springlike temperatures and little to no snowfall. Today, the temperature is expected to reach 36 with winds ranging from 11 to 13 miles per hour and gusts as high as 20 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 90 percent chance for precipation during the day, leading to a possible accumulation of about half an inch of snow fall before nightfall. The snow is expected to continue into the night with a low temperature of 16 and blustery conditions. The accumulation is expected to be one to three …