Category Archives: Weather

Preparing for the heat: Here is a list of cooling centers in Wayne County


Posted by The Huron Hub on Tuesday, July 7, 2020


With extreme heat forecasted this week, Wayne County has compiled a list of cooling centers in local communities.

Click here for a list of cooling centers across Wayne County.

More information on the upcoming dangerous hot weather:

Heat advisory issued for southeast Michigan; heat index of 100 degrees forecasted


 

Heat advisory issued for southeast Michigan; heat index of 100 degrees forecasted

Second Ever April Heatwave for Antigua | Dale Destin - 268Weather


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub| July 7, 2020

A heat advisory and excessive heat warning has been issued for Wayne County, according to the National Weather Service.

The warns are issued through Wednesday but will likely be extended.

Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values possibly exceeding 100 degrees are forecasted.

Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, or those vulnerable to heat stress over several days.

High temperatures once again exceed 90 degrees today for the sixth day in a row at Detroit and Flint, and for the second day in a row with high humidity.

Scattered, numerous showers and thunderstorms bring little relief as wet ground only adds to humidity while temperatures barely settle to lows around 70 tonight.

This is followed by the peak of conditions Wednesday and Thursday with high temperatures in the mid 90s and heat index possibly exceeding 100.

The cumulative impact on heat health stress is expected to be considerable and could require an Excessive Heat Warning until a cold front moves into the area by Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.


 

Air quality alert issued for Wayne County through Monday


Posted Sunday, July 5, 2020 | The Huron Hub

Air quality alert for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI – 11:17 AM EDT Sun, Jul 5, 2020

Air Quality Alert in effect for Monday July 6th…

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has declared Monday July 6th to be an action day for elevated levels of ozone. Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range.

The action day is in effect for the following Michigan counties…

St. Clair…Livingston…Oakland…Macomb…Washtenaw…Wayne and Monroe.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include…refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline powered lawn equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities include… biking to work, delaying or combining errands and using water based paints.

It is recommended that active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

For further information, please see the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy page at
http://www.deqmiair.org

Source: National Weather Service in Detroit


It’s going to be a hot Fourth of July; authorities urge caution during heatwave


Posted July 1, 2020 | The Huron Hub

With temperatures expected to be above 90 degrees during the July 4 holiday weekend, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is urging residents to take steps to stay safe during the extreme heat.

“Extreme heat can be life-threatening,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “By taking some precautionary steps, you can minimize your risk of heat-related injury and help those who are most affected by severe heat.”

To prevent heat-related injury:

Find places with air conditioning to take a break from the heat.
If you are outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as it could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
Avoid high-energy activities.
Check yourself, family members and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness. Learn the signs at http://www.michigan.gov/miready.


Southeast Michigan under moderate risk for severe storms Wednesday

 

(Huron Hub file photo)


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub| June 10, 2020

You will want to keep updated on the weather forecast throughout the day on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Detroit says there is a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening.

The main hazard will be damaging straight line winds, but a few tornadoes will also be possible.

The risk for storms is most prevalent between 3 and 9 p.m.

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Get ready for a heat wave on Tuesday and Wednesday, with severe storms possible


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub| June 9, 2020

Someone flipped a switch from spring to summer seemingly overnight.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be hot: highs will be in the low 90s.

With the extreme heat usually comes the chance of storms.

Severe storms are possible over the next 24-48 hours, as well.

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

It will be hot today with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees across most of southeast Michigan. Fortunately, the real humid airmass will not arrive until this evening, and thus peak heat indices should be close to the actual max temperature.

The tropical moisture from the remnants of Cristobal will bring a severe thunderstorm risk to southeast Michigan. There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms this evening and tonight, with a much better chance for severe storms late Wednesday/Wednesday evening. The fast movement of the storms will limit rainfall under 1 inch for most locations, but localized amounts of around 2 inches is likely in stronger thunderstorms

 

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DNR conservation officers evacuate people, pets during Midland County flood

A DNR vessel is prepared for launch by an officer Wednesday morning to assist a stranded driver whose vehicle was stuck in a flooded intersection. (Photos courtesy of Michigan DNR)


Posted by The Huron Hub | May 20, 2020

Nearly 24 hours before the Edenville Dam in Midland County collapsed Tuesday, conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began evacuating people in homes and businesses positioned downriver of the dam. With historic flood levels expected, the officers remain on scene and are providing emergency response as needed.

Shortly before dark Tuesday, the dam collapsed, creating life-threatening, flash flood conditions that forced a mandatory evacuation for the city of Midland, including residents, businesses, medical facilities and Dow Chemical’s headquarters – all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We will continue working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to assist with patrol vessels anywhere we can,” said Lt. Jeremy Payne, the DNR’s district law supervisor in Bay City.

The view from a conservation officer’s patrol vessel as they search for stranded people and animals Wednesday morning in Midland County.

The initial dam breach caused the failure of a second area dam – the Sanford Dam. As a result, the Tittabawassee River is overflowing its 24-foot flood stage and is expected to crest around 38 feet today. At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said the flood stage was over 34 feet and rising.

More than 20 conservation officers from throughout the region responded with 10 DNR patrol vessels and search and rescue equipment to help continue the evacuation of flood victims.

“Conservation officers are specially trained and strategically placed in communities throughout the state with the equipment they need to respond to natural disasters and emergency situations such as this,” said Chief Gary Hagler, DNR Law Enforcement Division. “This is a difficult time for our state and the people in the Midland community affected by the flooding, and we are here to help.”

Michigan conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers who provide natural resources protection, ensure recreational safety and protect residents by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve.


 

Flood watch issued for Wayne County; 2-4 inches of rain possible through Monday night

(Huron Hub file photo)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, May 17, 2020 — 12:00 PM

A flood watch has been issued for Wayne County through Monday evening.

The National Weather Service says several rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring moderate to heavy rainfall from Sunday night through Monday.

Rainfall totals of around 2 inches will be possible for southeast Michigan with locally amounts of around 4 inches possible.

This may lead to localized flooding, especially given the wet soil from recent heavy rain.

Flooding of roads and streets may occur, especially in urban and other prone areas.

Small creeks and rivers will rise considerably with some possibly overflowing their banks.