Posted by The Huron Hub – Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:15 AM EST
Wind Advisory for Wayne County
Issued by National Weather Service Detroit, MI 3:28 AM EDT Thu, Mar 18, 2021
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
WHAT…Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
WHERE…Portions of southeast Michigan.
WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening.
IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The best potential for more consistent gusts to 45 mph will reside across the Tri-Cities and locations along the Lake Huron lakeshore, given the northeast flow coming off of the lake. Locations south and farther inland will likely see gusts around 40 mph, with some isolated gusts up to 45 mph.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
Posted by The Huron Hub | Monday, Feb. 15, 2020 – 10:50 AM EST
A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Michigan through Tuesday at noon.
5 to 9 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
Here is the warning from the National Weather Service in Detroit:
Winter Storm Warning
for Wayne County
Issued by National Weather Service
10:10 AM EST Mon, Feb 15, 2021
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches.
* WHERE…St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening and especially the Tuesday morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow reintensifies toward 6 pm this evening. Snow becomes heavy at times tonight with an additional 6 to 9 inches expected before diminishing Tuesday morning. Highest snowfall totals expected from the Lake Huron shoreline southward through metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and near the Ohio border.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The Michigan State Police is encouraging residents and visitors to prepare for a winter
storm expected to affect all of Michigan today and Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and a Winter Weather Advisory for all of the Lower Peninsula. The NWS is forecasting snow to arrive late this afternoon, creating slick roads and low visibility with conditions to worsen by Friday morning, as gusty winds, drifting snow and falling temperatures are added to the mix.
“Travel may be extremely dangerous during periods of heavy snowfall and gusting winds over the next two days,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and commander of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD). “If planned travel is non- essential, you are encouraged to postpone it and stay home. Fewer vehicles on the roadways help snowplows clear roads more quickly and safely.”
To stay safe during a winter storm:
• Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens, gloves, scarf and a warm coat.
• Avoid overexertion when shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snow. Take breaks frequently.
• Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.
• Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
• Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
• Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
• Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide
gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
• Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit
in your vehicle. Put warm clothing, such as gloves, blankets and hats, in your kit in case you become stranded. If you do become stranded or stuck, stay inside your vehicle and wait for help.
Motorists are encouraged to check travel conditions and weather reports before driving at http://www.michigan.gov/roadconditions. Major road closures can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/drive. The MSP/EMHSD asks that you tune into local news and/or view these websites rather than calling your local MSP post or 911 for travel conditions.
For more information on how to prepare before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit http://www.michigan.gov/miready or follow MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS.