Category Archives: Weather

Winter weather advisory issued for Monday; 3 to 5 inches of snow forecasted

3 to 5 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday, Nov 11, 2019. (Photo: Huron Hub archive)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 — 3:30 p.m.

It’s not yet officially winter on the calendar, but that’s not stopping Mother Nature.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Wayne County from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

3 to 5 inches of snow is expected across the Metro area on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit.

Snow will begin early Monday morning and persist through much of the afternoon, according to forecasters.

Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 20s and low 30 in the morning before gradually dropping during the afternoon.

Motorists should plan on slippery road conditions that likely will impact the morning and evening commutes.


 

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Forecasters: winter weather pattern is not going away anytime soon

Here’s the NWS temperature outlook starting Thursday November 14 through Wednesday Nov. 20.


Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Next week will begin a winter pattern that is forecasted to stick around through mid-November.

Take a look at the National Weather Service temperature outlook for the U.S. posted above.

After milder temperatures arrive just in time for the weekend, cold begins the workweek on Monday with temps in the 30s and a chance of snow forecasted at the time this article was published.

By Tuesday, temps plummet and likely stay that way for about two weeks.


 

Temperatures forecasted to plummet just in time for Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness Week


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Enjoy the fall-like temperatures while they last.

By Thursday morning, everything changes.

Temperatures are forecasted to plummet, with highs in the 30s starting Thursday and lasting for well into mid-November.

Check out the full forecast by visiting this link

Just in time for the cold weather is Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness Week, which began on Nov. 3.

Each year, Michigan residents encounter winter hazards that include icy roads, cold weather injuries, and over-exertion from snow removal.

Severe winter weather requires Michigan drivers to take extra precautions to ensure traveling safely, such as weatherizing their vehicles in late fall, which includes checking the tire treads, windshield washing solution, a proper mix of anti-freeze and water in the cooling system, and having an automotive professional check the belts, hoses, tires, battery, and coolant.

Residents can prepare for severe winter weather by building an emergency preparedness kit, which includes extra blankets and clothes, enough nonperishable food items and water to last three days per person, a first aid kit, medications, pet supplies, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio, a portable radio, and a flashlight with extra batteries.

For a complete list of preparation tools to ensure you are ready for the upcoming winter months, visit weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety.


 

Wind advisory begins at 7 p.m. on Halloween


Posted Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Mother Nature sure is acting scary this Halloween.

Besides a day and afternoon that will be filled with rain–and in some areas, a few snowflakes–a wind advisory has been issued for southeast Michigan.

Related: Cold rain forecasted for Halloween in Metro Detroit

The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. this evening to 4 a.m. Friday.

Northwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected. Peak winds are expected around midnight.

Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and scattered power outages may occur.

Temperatures will fall into the lower 30s late this evening leading to wind chills down in the lower 20s.


‘Cold rain’ forecasted for Halloween in Metro Detroit

(Photo: Shuttershock)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 

If you plan to hit the streets to trick or treat this Halloween, you’ll likely need to layer up — and don’t forget the raincoat and umbrella.

The chances for a rainy night on Halloween is looking more likely as we inch closer to the holiday.

The National Weather Service in Detroit says a cold front will slide through the region starting today.

Soaking rain sets in on Wednesday, and continues through Thursday night.

Temperatures will become cold enough to potentially allow for mix/changeover to wet snow Thursday evening before precipitation ends.

So basically, it’ll be a cold, wet, and possibly a slightly snowy Halloween this year.

This begs the question: what will you do on Halloween if it rains? Let us know in the comments section of this article or post your responses on our our Facebook and Twitter pages. 


 

Freeze warning issued through Friday morning

Posted Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019


A freeze warning is in effect from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday.

Sub-freezing temperatures are forecasted for several hours after midnight through sunrise Friday.

Low temperatures near 30 occur in most areas with upper 20s possible in typically colder locations.

The warning is for all of Southeast Michigan.

Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

Source: National Weather Service


NOAA predicts ‘wetter-than-average’ winter for northern U.S.

(Seen here is Huron River Drive in New Boston on Feb. 12, 2016 following a fresh snowfall — Photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their winter prediction for the U.S. today, and it says the northern portion of the country, including Michigan, will likely be “wetter-than-average.”

“Wetter-than-average weather is most likely across the Northern Tier of the U.S. during winter, which extends from December through February,” NOAA said Thursday.

NOAA also says warmer-than-average temperatures are forecast for much of the U.S. this winter, and that although below-average temperatures are not favored, cold weather is anticipated and some areas could still experience a colder-than-average winter.

This 2019-20 winter outlook map for precipitation shows wetter-than-average weather is most likely across the northern tier of the U.S. this coming winter. (Images: NOAA)

 

The 2019-20 winter outlook map for temperature shows warmer-than-average temperatures are likely for much of the U.S. this winter.

NOAA says the outlook does not project seasonal snowfall accumulations as snow forecasts are generally not predictable more than a week in advance.

Even during a warmer-than-average winter, periods of cold temperatures and snowfall are expected.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center updates the three-month outlook each month. The next update will be available November 21.

Seasonal outlooks, according to NOAA, help communities prepare for what is likely to come in the months ahead and minimize weather’s impacts on lives and livelihoods.