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High wind watch: 50 to 60 mph gusts possible

High winds are blowing in this evening and through Sunday.

Posted by The Huron Hub | Saturday, March 5, 2022

All of southeast Michigan is currently under a high wind watch through Sunday afternoon.

Gusts between 50 and 60 mph are possible during the watch timeframe.

Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected.

Additional info: Strong winds will occur along and behind a cold front. Confidence is high for wind gusts up to 50 mph, with still some uncertainty as to the chances for gusts up to or in excess of 60 mph. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible which would only increase the risk of damaging winds.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.


Winter weather advisory issued for Wayne County through 8 a.m. Friday

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Wayne County through 8 a.m. Friday.

A total of 2 to 4 inches of fresh snowfall is expected throughout the region by noon Friday.

Snow will begin over areas south of I-94 by 7 p.m. Thursday evening before snow overspreads the rest of the region by midnight.

Heaviest snowfall expected over areas south of I-69 through early tonight.

Intensity decreases after midnight which could allow light freezing drizzle to mix in with the light snow over areas south of M-59.

Another uptick in intensity is expected Friday morning during the morning commute with rates of half inch per hour likely, particularly over areas north of I-69.

A quick 1 to 2 inches of accumulation will be possible in this couple hour period. Snow tapers off by 10 a.m. Friday morning though some scattered lake effect snow showers could linger through Friday afternoon.


Winter storm warning issued for southeast Michigan through Friday morning

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 16, 2022 — 4:04 p.m. EST

An earlier issued winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning by the National Weather Service.

The winter storm warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Thursday through 3 a.m. Friday.

Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches is possible across the region.

A period of freezing rain and sleet is possible in the afternoon, mainly south of I-94, otherwise heavy snow will develop in the late afternoon, with peak snowfall rates occuring between 5-10 PM Thursday evening.

Snow then looks to taper off around and just after midnight. Some blowing and drifting of snow will occur Thursday night with northerly winds gusting up around 20 mph.

Travel will become very difficult. The hazardous conditions will impact the Thursday evening commute.

Related: Michigan State Police urge residents to prepare for hazardous winter weather


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Michigan State Police urge residents to prepare for hazardous winter weather

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 16, 2022

Michigan State Police are encouraging residents and visitors to prepare for a mix of winter weather expected to affect the southern Lower Peninsula Wednesday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 18, that could lead to dangerous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain Wednesday that could lead to ice jams and possible flooding. As the rain changes over to snow Thursday, expect freezing rain, sleet and then snow. The most heavily impacted areas could see a tenth of an inch of ice, as well as 6 inches or more of sleet and snow.

“This is the second round of severe winter weather just this month for the southern part of our state and we want to thank first responders and road crews for their continued efforts to keep us safe,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “With multiple types of precipitation expected, every Michigander should take precautions on the road and check the forecast before they head out the door. We know how to deal with winter weather. We will get through these next few days together.” 

“This storm has the potential for multiple different hazards, with rain, sleet and snow in the forecast,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the MSP. “Michiganders need to prepare for quickly-changing road conditions over the next few days and potentially dangerous conditions throughout the day Thursday.”

Driving tips during heavy rain:

  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control. A foot of water will float many vehicles. Remember: Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The roadbed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.
  • Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.
  • Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Driving tips during winter weather:

  • Check the weather before leaving for a destination. If the weather forecast looks dangerous, reschedule or postpone the driving trip, if possible.
  • DO NOT crowd snowplows. Give snowplow drivers plenty of room to clear snow from the roads.
  • Keep tires at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressure and routinely check tire pressure during cold weather. 
  • Make sure the windshield solvent reservoir is full and check the condition of all wiper blades and replace when necessary. 
  • Wash your vehicle for better visibility to other drivers. Remove ice and snow from all lights, windows and license plate before driving. 
  • Periodically check all lights and replace when necessary. 
  • Keep an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle stocked with batteries, battery powered or hand-crank radio, flashlight, windshield scraper, jumper cables, shovel, blankets, first aid kit, non-perishable food and bottled water in the event you get stranded or stuck.

For more information about how to stay safe during winter weather, take a look at the MDHHS Cold Health and Safety Fact Sheet. For more information on how to prepare before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit www.michigan.gov/miready or follow MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS.


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Wind advisory issued for Wednesday; Winter storm watch for Thursday

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

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022

It’s going to get messy around here as we head into the second half of the week.

Forecasters say Wednesday will be windy and warm, followed by a quick drop in temperatures by Thursday and a potential winter storm that will bring rain, ice, and snow.

A wind advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday. Gusts of up to 45 mph are possible Wednesday as temperatures reach near 50 degrees.

A winter storm warm is in effect for Thursday.

Heavy mixed precipitation is possible Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible.

Rain changes over to a wintry mix including the potential for freezing rain Thursday morning before transitioning to all snow Thursday afternoon-evening.

Potential snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible particularly for areas along and south of I-69 down to I-94. There is the potential for up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation particularly for areas south of M-59.

A flood watch is also in effect through Thursday afternoon due to melting snow.

It’s going to be an interesting few days of weather.


Winter weather advisory issued for Wayne County through Sunday night

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Sunday according to the National Weather Service.

Snow on Sunday could make roads and sidewalks slick just in time for those who are out and about for the Super Bowl.

The weather service is calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow possible on Sunday.

The advisory expires at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

Below is the full advisory:

Winter Weather Advisory
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
3:21 AM EST Sun, Feb 13, 2022

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EST THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
  • WHERE…Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
  • WHEN…From 10 AM this morning to 8 PM EST this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on poor visibilities and slippery road conditions.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Some of the heavier intervals of snow will produce rates over an inch per hour. There will be wide fluctuations in both coverage and intensity of the snow showers across the advisory area. This will also cause rapid fluctuations in visibility and road conditions across relatively short distances.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.


Huron School District closes Friday due to unsafe road conditions

Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 3, 2022

Huron School District is closed Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

After a snowstorm swept through the region this week, road conditions are not in the best shape as of Thursday evening.


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Winter storm warning issued for southeast Michigan; one foot of snow expected by late Thursday

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 1, 2022

A previously issued winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.

When it’s all said and done, all of southeast Michigan will be buried under about one foot of snow by late Thursday.

Here is the entire winter storm warning that was issued:

Winter Storm Warning
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
12:19 PM EST Tue, Feb 1, 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 PM EST THURSDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 11 to 15 inches.
  • WHERE…Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
  • WHEN…From 6 AM Wednesday to 10 PM EST Thursday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Rain is expected to change over to snow during the mid morning hours on Wednesday, with snow then increasing in coverage. Prolonged snowfall will then persist through the remainder of the day, likely continuing well into Thursday. For Wednesday, snowfall rates on the order of a half inch to three quarters of an inch are expected, with possible rates up to an inch per hour at times. A decrease in snow rates or even a brief lull in snow coverage is possible after Midnight, with an uptick in rates and coverage then expected again starting late Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon. Gusty winds from the north also may contribute to blowing snow and reductions to visibilities by Wednesday afternoon. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Significant impacts to travel are expected. Unplowed roads are likely to become impassable over many areas. Additionally, wind chills drop into the single digits by Thursday morning and negative single digits by Friday morning. Plan now to make any needed travel changes to avoid travel during this time. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.


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Winter storm watch issued for mid-week; 8-14 inches of snow possible

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

Posted Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Snow lovers rejoice; snow haters, well, sorry.

It looks like a wallop of a snow storm is heading toward Michigan mid-week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in effect for Wednesday and Thursday.

A long duration of light to moderate intensity snowfall is expected between Wednesday morning and Thursday evening.

Snow may become briefly heavy at times.

Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches possible.

Snow will increase in coverage Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. An area of snowfall will then persist Wednesday and Thursday. Gusty winds from the north on Thursday will also contribute to some blowing of snow.

Check forecasts as we get closer to the snow event for finer tuned snow totals.


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Winter weather advisory issued for Monday

Posted by The Huron Hub | Jan. 24, 2022 — 7:00 a.m.

Winter weather advisory issued for southeast Michigan on Monday. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected.

Winter Weather Advisory
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
3:08 AM EST Mon, Jan 24, 2022

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
  • WHERE…Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
  • WHEN…From 7 AM this morning to 7 PM EST this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow will overspread the region this morning and persist through the afternoon with snowfall rates of one half an inch per hour common by midday with rates near one inch per hour rates possible at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.