Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The National Weather Service will conduct a test tornado drill Wednesday at 1 p.m. as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The National Weather Service is urging people to practice their tornado safety measures during a special drill Wednesday at 1 p.m. The tornado drill is part of the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Awareness Week. The drill will be held throughout the state of Michigan. According to a release from the organization, the National Weather Service will use its routine weekly test on NOAA weather radio all hazards to simulate an actual tornado waring. Ready.Gov states people should do the following to prepare for a tornado: Note: The Oakland County Siren test planned for today has been cancelled. Homeland Security released the following statement: "Oakland County Homeland Security Division will be canceling the previously scheduled …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Weather conditions have caused numerous crashes all over the region in Southeastern Michigan.
Near white-out conditions caused several accidents in Livingston County and several crashes across the region Thursday afternoon. Livingston County 911 Central Dispatch reported numerous accidents in problem areas like eastbound I-96 near M-59, Hartland and Dunham roads and Old US-23 and Crouse Road in Hartland Township, according to Livingston Daily. Fenton Patch reported at least five crashes within an hour of each other, mainly on US-23. A 20-car pileup, involving two semi trucks occurred in Mundy Township, closing US 23 between Hill and Thompson Roads, reported the Flint Journal. The storm also contributed to a horrific accident on I-75 in Detroit as three people were killed and 20 people hurt in an at least 30 car crash, reported the …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Expect snow and a mix of freezing rain Sunday night and into Monday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Michigan, including Livingston County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Monday morning. According to the NWS, Michigan can expect to see snow showers changeover to a mix of snow and freezing rain around midnight. Air temperatures are then expected to rise above freezing by 3 a.m., which will then support another changeover to rain. Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible, mainly on elevated surfaces. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in some areas, including Brighton and Hartland. According to the NWS, here's what to watch out for:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Brighton Area Schools and Hartland Consolidated Schools remain open on Tuesday.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for Livingston County and much of southeast Michigan, the National Weather Service announced Monday evening. The blistering cold winter weather has already caused some schools in neighboring in Oakland and Wayne Counties to close, but none have been reported in Livingston County. The NWS reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season." Temperatures will drop to the single digits and as low as -5 heading into Tuesday morning. The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero. The wind chill advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday in several counties, including: Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Genesee. The NWS warns that prolonged skin …
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 …
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's possible that there will be snowflakes mixed with the rain over southeast Michigan Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fall may be over sooner than we thought. It's possible we'll see snow early next week. Although it remains too early to say, there is a small chance for snowflakes mixed with rain, said meteorologist Cory Behnke, of the National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit/Pontiac Weather Forecast Office in White Lake. "As far as southeast Michigan is concerned, we're going to have a secondary cold front track through the Great Lakes region probably on Tuesday night," he said. He said it's possible there will be snowflakes Tuesday night and into Wednesday. "We don't have it in the forecast," Behnke said. "But I can't completely rule out the fact that we won't see any snowflakes, either." The average first date of measurable snow fall one-tenth of an inch…
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 Livingston County.
The National Weather Service has declared a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Livingston county. 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 lower Michigan." …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A heat advisory is also in effect through Saturday at 9 p.m., as temperatures in the 90s continue into the weekend.
With warm, humid weather likely to continue tomorrow, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued another "Air Action Day" alert for Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts Friday's daytime high could reach 93, under mostly sunny skies. A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday. The NWS warns that high temperatures and humidity could lead to heat-related illnesses, and makes the following recommendations: People and businesses are encouraged to avoid these activities on Air Action days: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Temperatures could hit record highs tomorrow, 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 …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The alert calls for those in Southeast Michigan to reduce activities which can lead to ozone formation.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
An air quality alert action day has been issued for Thursday, meaning elevated levels of pollutants are expected, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The alert has been issued for most of Southeast Michigan, including Brighton and Hartland. "People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation," according to the alert. These activities include: Instead, it is encouraged that people car pool, bike to work and delay or combine errands when possible. "It is recommended that active children and adults and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma limit prolonged outdoor exertion," according to the alert. On Thursday, the NWS forecasts it will be mostly sunny with a high near 84 degrees.