Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tornado watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday; severe thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Oakland County as of Thursday morning. The watch, which is in effect for all of Southeast Michigan, will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday. The NWS has also issued a hazardous weather outlook and flood watch for Southeastern Michigan with severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon. According to the NWS forecast, thunderstorms expected after 2 p.m. today could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Winds may gust as high as 33 miles per hour. Snow showers are possible Friday night. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are right for tornadoes to form in the area. The flood watch is in effect through Friday morning. In the case of severe …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Expect snow showers and high wind throughout the day Friday, the official first day of winter.
Winter weather has arrived to Michigan right on time. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern, western and mid Michigan Friday. The advisory is in effect from 9 a.m.-midnight on Dec. 21—which also happens to be the official winter solstice. According to the NWS, Michigan can expect to see strong winds coming in from the northwest throughout the afternoon and evening. Gusts could be as high as 45 miles per hour. Snow showers will continue through the morning, but should stop by early evening. We can expect to see snow accumulation of around an inch in most areas, including Royal Oak. Some areas of Michigan, however, could see as much as three inches of snow. According to the NWS, here's …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's reach continues to affect Lake St. Clair, and shoreline communities, where strong winds continue to whip across the waterway.
The National Weather Service is reporting that storm and gale force winds will persist through Tuesday morning on Lake St. Clair before diminishing later in the day as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move north along the Eastern Seaboard. Gale warnings remain in effect with until 8 p.m. Tuesday, with gusts reaching 45 knots. The full force of the storm could be felt along the Lake St. Clair waterfront, where wind-driven waves crashed over the fishing pier behind Blossom Heath Inn in St. Clair Shores. Have you experienced any storm damage from Hurricane Sandy? Share your stories and photos on Patch.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Approximately 8,000 consumers impacted by outages following a July 17 substation fire will receive $25 to $250 off their bills, spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba said.
DTE Energy will give approximately 8,000 customers credits on their bills following a July 17 substation fire that knocked out power to 10,000 customers in Berkley and Royal Oak during record-setting heat. The credits will be for $25 to $250, depending on the length of the customer's outage, said DTE spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, who added all eligible customers have been contacted via a recorded phone message. Anyone with questions can call 313-235-4141, he said. The July 17 equipment failure in Royal Oak that caused the fire was so intense it blew out a window and a door several feet away in the substation, Royal Oak Fire Marshall Fire Marshal Tom Nikkila said. "It was a high-heat fire," he said. "It was quite an event. "I am not an …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Strong thunderstorms that could bring wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and localized flooding are possible Thursday afternoon and evening in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service has declared a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. The agency predicts a high of 85 degrees with an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday; thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon, into the evening and overnight. "These storms may become severe during the afternoon and evening," according to the forecasting agency. "The biggest threat from these storms will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and hail to one inch in diameter. "In addition, very heavy rainfall may accompany these storms, which could lead to localized flooding," the NWS said. "... The thunderstorms will be triggered by a strong cold front sweeping across …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees, but feel as high as 107.
Another potentially record-breaking day is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees during the afternoon.. It's not expected to be excessively humid, but dew points in the mid-60s could make it feel like it's anywhere from 102 to 107 degrees outside. The good news is there's a cold front coming in that should provide some relief from what NWS calls "dangerous heat" for the rest of the week. However, the excessive heat watch remains in effect all day Tuesday and NWS recommends that people drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Heat-related …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
High winds and quarter-sized hail are possible in Oakland County cities tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for cities in a line between Milford and Clarkston, until 7:15 p.m. today. At 6 p.m., Doppler radar showed a storm capable of producing 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail, moving southeast at 20 miles per hour. People in the path of the storm are encouraged to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of their homes or businesses. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for southeast Michigan until 10 p.m. Do you have photos of storm damage? Share them here, by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" link.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The National Weather Service has since downgraded the storm, but a number of advisories remain in effect Tuesday for southeast Michigan.
Residents awoke to the sound of sirens Tuesday morning after Oakland County activated its alert system in response to a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service for southeast Michigan. The storm had the capacity to produce winds in excess of 70 mph, as well as quarter-size hail, the NWS said. The tornado siren system is activated whenever winds of 70 mph or greater could strike, according to Oakland County. The warning was canceled at 6:44 a.m. "The line of storms which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits and (is) no longer an immediate threat to life or property," the NWS said. "However, small hail, gusty winds and heavy rains are still possible." The region remains under a number of other NWS …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Temperatures expected to drop to seasonal levels will threaten newly budded plants.
Temperatures are forecast to hover around freezing overnight, for the next several nights, which could threaten all those early blooming spring flowers. Because of the cold temperatures, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook on Wednesday. Low temperatures are forecast to drop to a frosty 34 degrees Wednesday night and dip below freezing by Thursday night. Low temperatures are forecast to pick up to the 40s by the weekend. That means newly budded and sensitive outdoor plants could be killed if left uncovered. Representatives from English Gardens recommended covering plants with freeze cloths, newspapers or sheets. Gardeners can also spray a product called Freeze Proof on the plants. Click here for additional …