Category Archives: Weather

Another round of smoke from West Coast wildfires heading toward Michigan this week

Smoke from the wildfires on the West Coast reached Michigan last week, and causing hazy sunrises and sunsets. Seen here is a photo of the sunrise captured Sept. 15 in Huron Township. More of the same is expected this week. 
(Photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)


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

Sept. 21, 2020

Last week, social media was ripe with photos of the sunrises and sunsets over Michigan that looked especially interesting due to drifting wildfire smoke from the West Coast.

The sunrises and sunsets in Michigan were hazy. Check it out:

 

Forecasters are saying that we can expect more of the same this week.

According to MLive.com forecaster Mark Torregrossa, another smoky sky period is on the way for the skies over Michigan.

“The upper-level winds are swinging to blowing out of the west and southwest. That wind direction is moving an area of wildfire smoke that almost covers the entire western half of the U.S.,” the forecaster said. “The leading edge of the smoke is now moving into Michigan.”

Torregrossa said the weather forecast for this week is for quite a bit of sunshine and fairly light winds, meaning the large area of smoke won’t be pushed out of the sky quickly.

Smoke is expected to stick around through the remainder of the week.

In California, officials said wildfires are likely to grow from wind and low humidity.

The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles approached 156 square miles (404 square kilometers) Sunday, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities, according to the Associated Press.

Help people affected by the western wildfires by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED CROSS or texting the words WILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

Want to help people specifically affected by the California, Oregon or Washington wildfires? Write “California Wildfires,” “Oregon Wildfires” or “Washington Wildfires” in the memo line of a check and mail it to your local Red Cross chapter with the completed donation form. For California Wildfires you can also text the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


 

Frost advisory issued for Wayne County


Posted by The Huron Hub

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
11:10 AM EDT Fri, Sep 18, 2020
…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY…
* WHAT…Temperatures as low as 34 will result in frost formation
* WHERE…Portions of southeast Michigan.
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS…Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


Over 500 DTE customers in Huron Township without power Friday


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 – 10:45 AM EST

Storms have caused power outages as of 10:45 a.m. this morning in Huron Township.

Thunderstorms are moving through the area Friday and are expected to continue through the evening.

The DTE outage map website shows over 500 customers are without power.

The estimated restoration time according to the outage map is in the afternoon on Friday.

Here are some screenshots from the DTE outage map website with more information:


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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