Category Archives: Weather

Wind advisory issued: 45 mph gusts possible today


Posted by The Huron Hub – Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:15 AM EST

Wind Advisory
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
3:28 AM EDT Thu, Mar 18, 2021

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
  • WHERE…Portions of southeast Michigan.
  • WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The best potential for more consistent gusts to 45 mph will reside across the Tri-Cities and locations along the Lake Huron lakeshore, given the northeast flow coming off of the lake. Locations south and farther inland will likely see gusts around 40 mph, with some isolated gusts up to 45 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Winter storm warning issued for southeast Michigan through noon on Tuesday


Posted by The Huron Hub | Monday, Feb. 15, 2020 – 10:50 AM EST

A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Michigan through Tuesday at noon.

5 to 9 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Here is the warning from the National Weather Service in Detroit:

Winter Storm Warning

for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service

Detroit, MI

10:10 AM EST Mon, Feb 15, 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches.

* WHERE…St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening and especially the Tuesday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow reintensifies toward 6 pm this evening. Snow becomes heavy at times tonight with an additional 6 to 9 inches expected before diminishing Tuesday morning. Highest snowfall totals expected from the Lake Huron shoreline southward through metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and near the Ohio border.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Slow down and use caution while traveling


It will be a snowy start to the week


Posted by The Huron Hub | Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

Two rounds of snow are in store for southeast Michigan as we head into the start of next week.

The snow will fall in southeast Michigan in two waves.

The first wave of snow will be light but widespread, and move through tonight and Monday morning.

The second wave of snow will be light to moderate, widespread and move through Monday night and Tuesday.

Total snow forecast through 7 a.m. Wednesday. Forecast issued by the National Weather Service in Detroit.


State police: prepare for hazardous winter storm


Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 4, 2021

The Michigan State Police is encouraging residents and visitors to prepare for a winter
storm expected to affect all of Michigan today and Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and a Winter Weather Advisory for all of the Lower Peninsula. The NWS is forecasting snow to arrive late this afternoon, creating slick roads and low visibility with conditions to worsen by Friday morning, as gusty winds, drifting snow and falling temperatures are added to the mix.

“Travel may be extremely dangerous during periods of heavy snowfall and gusting winds over the next two days,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and commander of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD). “If planned travel is non- essential, you are encouraged to postpone it and stay home. Fewer vehicles on the roadways help snowplows clear roads more quickly and safely.”

To stay safe during a winter storm:
• Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens, gloves, scarf and a warm coat.
• Avoid overexertion when shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snow. Take breaks frequently.
• Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.
• Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
• Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
• Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
• Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide
gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
• Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit
in your vehicle. Put warm clothing, such as gloves, blankets and hats, in your kit in case you become stranded. If you do become stranded or stuck, stay inside your vehicle and wait for help.

Motorists are encouraged to check travel conditions and weather reports before driving at http://www.michigan.gov/roadconditions. Major road closures can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/drive. The MSP/EMHSD asks that you tune into local news and/or view these websites rather than calling your local MSP post or 911 for travel conditions.

For more information on how to prepare before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit http://www.michigan.gov/miready or follow MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS.


Deep freeze coming to Michigan by the weekend, likely to stick around through February

 


Posted by The Huron Hub| Feb. 3, 2021

After a relatively mild winter so far, it looks like things are due to change as we head into the weekend and into the month of February.

A deep freeze is forecasted for Michigan by Friday, and forecasters say it might stick around for a while.

We’ll also see some snow arrive with the extreme cold temps.

Check out this detailed article about the upcoming bitter cold weather from MLIVE.com’s chief meteorologist:


 

Next chance for accumulating snow forecasted for Saturday into Sunday


Posted Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

The next system brings accumulating snow starting Saturday night into Sunday.

3 to 6 inches of snow is possible across southeast Michigan.

Highest accumulations will be south of I-94 in Monroe and Lenawee counties.

Some uncertainty in the forecast still exists, with the possibility for the storm to move south, reducing snow totals.


Winter weather advisory issued through Tuesday afternoon


The Huron Hub | Posted Monday, Jan. 25, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of southeast Michigan through 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Forecasters are calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow during the weather event, as well as a light glaze of ice possible.

Plan on slippery road conditions and hazardous conditions that could impact the Tuesday morning commute.


Winter weather advisory: freezing rain, ice accumulation possible Friday


Winter Weather Advisory for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather ServiceDetroit, MI
2:53 PM EST Thu, Dec 31, 2020

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST FRIDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulation up to a tenth of an inch.

* WHERE…Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN…From noon Friday to midnight EST Friday night.

* IMPACTS…Paved surfaces will be icy, including untreated roads. The hazardous conditions will impact afternoon and evening travel.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A brief period of snow and sleet is possible as the precipitation overspreads the area Friday afternoon. The precip will then quickly transition to freezing rain. Temperatures will slowly inch above freezing Friday evening as the freezing rain diminishes to drizzle.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.