Category Archives: Weather

Excessive heat warning issued through Saturday evening

Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s today and then into the mid to upper 90s both Friday and Saturday.


Posted by The Huron Hub on Thursday, July 18, 2019.


The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect from noon today to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hazardous hot weather has arrvied.

Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s today and then into the mid to upper 90s both Friday and Saturday.

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

Increasing humidity will yield heat indices peaking during the afternoon hours in the 100 to 110 degree range.

Low temperatures will only fall into the 70s each night limiting the possible relief from the heat.

The hot and humid air could lead to potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre- existing health conditions.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency and 911 should be called.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.

Drink plenty of fluids and 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.


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


Posted by The Huron Hub on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 8:00 a.m. EST


With high temperatures expected late this week and over the weekend, the Wayne County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 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:


Flood warning issued for Wayne County until early Wednesday morning


Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — 9:45 p.m. EST


The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a:

Flood Warning for… Wayne County in southeastern Michigan… Southern Oakland County in southeastern Michigan… Washtenaw County in southeastern Michigan…

Until 315 AM EDT.

Rainfall from evening showers and thunderstorms totaled 1 to 3 inches in many locations with local amounts of 4 inches or more. Additional pockets of heavy rainfall will continue this evening and bring over an inch of additional rain to localized spots before the activity ends overnight. It will then take several more hours for flood waters to recede.

Some locations that will experience flooding include… Warren, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Troy, Southfield, Taylor, Novi, Romulus, Ypsilanti, Saline, Grosse Pointe, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Downtown Detroit, Canton, Detroit, Dearborn, Royal Oak and Wyandotte.

This Flood Warning will replace the earlier F lash Flood Warning as well as Flood Advisories issued earlier this evening.

AFFECTED AREAS: OAKLAND, MI … WAYNE, MI … WASHTENAW, MI

Instructions:

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Runoff from the earlier heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Source: National Weather Service


Dangerous heat wave possible by next week


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2019

After a steamy Independence Day holiday and then a brief relief from the excessive heat, forecasters are predicting a dangerous heat wave for next week.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Monday that hazardous heat is possible for the second half of July.

“Things look to be warming up across much of the Central and Eastern U.S. as we head into the second half of July,” NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said.

“A moderate risk of excessive heat is forecast from the Eastern Great Lakes through New England on the 16 and 17 of July.”

According to NOAA, a heat index of 100+ degrees will be possible from Detroit through Boston.

Additonally, there is a slight risk of excessive heat across the Great Lakes from July 16 to 22.

This couid be a potentially dangerous heatwave.


Heat advisory issued Friday; strong storms possible in the evening


Posted by The Huron Hub on July 5, 2019

Just one day after the holiday, summer is really showing it has arrived in full force.

A heat advisory is in effect Friday. Heat index could reach 100 degrees this afternoon.

Here is information from the National Weather Service in Detroit about today’s forecast:

A Heat Advisory is in effect from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. for the greater Detroit metro counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb. Peak heat indices will reach 95-100 degrees this afternoon and evening in these areas. These heat indices will lead to hazardous conditions, particularly for those who are elderly and with pre-existing conditions.

In addition to the heat, scattered thunderstorms will be possible today, especially this afternoon and evening. Some thunderstorms may be strong, with torrential downpours, wind gusts in excess of 40 mph, and frequent cloud to ground lightning. The slow storm movement could allow for localized areas to see 1-2 inches of rain, which may lead to poor drainage flooding.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.


Holiday forecast: steamy weather with storm chances all week

It’s going to be a hot, steamy, and stormy holiday week.


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted Monday, July 1, 2019

The Fourth of July is almost here, so let me wish all Huron Hub readers a happy and safe holiday!

The weather on and around Independence Day is important — many will have barbecues, parties, outdoor fun, and other festivities to attend during the next week.

The weather looks pretty hot, steamy, and stormy as we head into the holiday week.

Here is a glance at the forecast:

The weather for the upcoming holiday week looks pretty unstable. Almost everyday has a chance of storms, as well as heat and humidity.