Category Archives: Weather

National Weather Service: patchy frost possible across metro area tonight


Posted by The Huron Hub May 10, 2019 — 2:30 p.m. EST 

The National Weather Service-Detroit’s weather outlook says patchy frost is possible outside the metro Detroit area tonight.

“Patchy frost is possible tonight outside of metro Detroit. There is a better chance of frost in the Tri Cities and thumb regions where clouds will be slower to arrive after midnight,” the weather service said Friday.

A frost advisory was issued Friday for Wayne County’s neighbors.

In the areas where frost might occur in those counties, overnight temperatures could fall into the middle 30s with winds calm to light, making frost conditions possible.


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Governor declares state of emergency in Wayne County due to flooding

Thousands of homes across county damaged, flooded due to heavy rainfall


Posted By The Huron Hub on May 2, 2019 — 10:00 p.m. EST
Updated May 2 — 10:30 p.m.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Wayne County.

Here is the press release issued Thursday evening:

Evans declares state of emergency

DETROIT – Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans declared a state of emergency at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, following widespread flooding and damage to approximately 3,000 homes in the County. The declaration also called on the Governor to do the same, so that state and federal resources may be made available to our local communities and citizens.

“Heavy rains this week on top of an already wet April have caused flooding and extensive damage in several Wayne County communities,” Evans said. “With thousands of homes flooded or damaged, we don’t have the resources locally to deal with this amount of damage and thousands of our residents are going to need help.”

According to the National Weather Service approximately 3.65 inches of rain fell in seven hours from 12:53 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 until 3:53 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Some of the hardest hit areas include: Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, the Grosse Pointes, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Romulus and Taylor. According to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service, 5.82 inches of precipitation fell at Detroit Metro Airport in April.

“There was just too much rain, in too short of time given already elevated water levels in many bodies of water, like the Ecorse Creek,” Evans said. “Since the rainfall we’ve been working with our local partners to assess the flooding and damage, which is likely to increase, particularly if there’s more precipitation.”

Per the Declaration, Wayne County’s Director of Homeland Security Tadarial Sturdivant will coordinate with local, state and federal authorities for assistance related to this emergency. The declaration is effective until further notice. The County also declared an emergency for flooding at 2 p.m. on August 12, 2014, after historic rainfall on August 11 of that year.

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Photos: Flooding in the Huron area after torrential rain slams region

Storms brought torrential rains to the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, causing dangerous flooding all over southeast Michigan. In this photo of the Huron River shared by Huron Hub reader Mary Horbianski, while she walked her dog at Willow Metropark this morning, it was impossible to tell where the edge of the river is because of the water level.


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

Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 — 2:00 p.m. EST 

Mother Nature started off the month of May with a real soaker.

Storms brought torrential rain to the area overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, causing flooding in several southeast Michigan communities.

Huron Township was slammed with heavy rain and storms, causing ditches, roadways, and yards to flood.

The Huron River was seen overflowing as of Wednesday morning.

Here are some photos that Huron Hub readers shared that show flooding in different areas of the township.


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Thursday storm will bring 60 degree temps, potential for severe weather

A storm approaches the area of Sibley Road and Vining in Huron Township on April 20, 2017. (Huron Hub file photo by Scott Bolthouse)

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

Published March 13, 2019 — 11:30 a.m. EST

Thursday will be a day I refer to around this time of the year as “spring tease day” because of the high temperature we will see.

Highs will reach the mid-60s during the day, but it’ll be stormy and windy.

There will be a slight risk of severe thunderstorms on Thursday especially during the late afternoon and early evening due to a warm front pushing up from the south, according to forecasters.

Storms or not, we should all appreciate the short spring tease while it lasts, because temperatures will drop back down to seasonal norms following the warm front (high 30s to low 40s)

But I think things are shaping up around here and Mother Nature has probably pulled out of the deep freeze of winter.

Here is a weather slide from the National Weather Service in Detroit for Thursday:


 

Wind advisory issued through 4 p.m. Sunday


Weather alert published March 10, 2019 — 9 a.m. EST

A wind advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. this morning to 4 p.m. this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service

Southwest wind will quickly strengthen between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. this morning.

Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph will gust to 40 to 45 mph through 4 p.m.

Peak wind gusts are forecast to occur between 11 a.m. this morning and 3 p.m. this afternoon.


Big warm-up coming to Michigan late next week

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

Published March 8, 2019 — 3:30 p.m. EST 

Sorry winter-lovers, it looks like spring is kicking Old Man Winter out the door.

Forecasters are saying a big warm-up is in our future.

One of my favorite meteorologists to follow online is Mark Torregrossa of MLive.com.

In his latest weather article, Torregrossa says temperatures could rise into the 60s by late next week.

Mark Torregrossa on Twitter

The reason for the warm-up is a storm system will bring several days of warm air from the south and into our region.

After the warmup, Torregrossa says it’s likely that we won’t see a significant deep freeze as we head into the spring season.