Thursday, April 18, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch in effect for all of southeast Michigan through 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Ferndale Public Schools district canceled all evening activities Thursday, April 18, due to a tornado watch. The National Weather Service issued the tornado watch in effect for all of southeast Michigan through 6 p.m. Thursday. The following is text of an alert the district sent Thursday about the cancelations. Due to the ongoing Tornado Watch, the Ferndale Schools has cancelled all, evening activities and events for tonight, April 18. Afterschool Child Care/Latchkey: Parents, if your children participate in Latchkey, please pick them up as soon as you can after the school day ends. The child care staff will remain with students until they are all picked up. Focus Group for FAAPN at FHS: The Focus Group for Ferndale African American …
Tornado watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday; severe thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Oakland County as of Thursday morning. The watch, which is in effect for all of Southeast Michigan, will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday. The NWS has also issued a hazardous weather outlook and flood watch for Southeastern Michigan with severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon. According to the NWS forecast, thunderstorms expected after 2 p.m. today could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Winds may gust as high as 33 miles per hour. Snow showers are possible Friday night. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are right for tornadoes to form in the area. The flood watch is in effect through Friday morning. In the case of severe …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's possible that there will be snowflakes mixed with the rain over southeast Michigan Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fall may be over sooner than we thought. It's possible we'll see snow early next week. Although it remains too early to say, there is a small chance for snowflakes mixed with rain, said meteorologist Cory Behnke, of the National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit/Pontiac Weather Forecast Office in White Lake. "As far as southeast Michigan is concerned, we're going to have a secondary cold front track through the Great Lakes region probably on Tuesday night," he said. He said it's possible there will be snowflakes Tuesday night and into Wednesday. "We don't have it in the forecast," Behnke said. "But I can't completely rule out the fact that we won't see any snowflakes, either." The average first date of measurable snow fall one-tenth of an inch…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Strong thunderstorms that could bring wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and localized flooding are possible Thursday afternoon and evening in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service has declared a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. The agency predicts a high of 85 degrees with an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday; thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon, into the evening and overnight. "These storms may become severe during the afternoon and evening," according to the forecasting agency. "The biggest threat from these storms will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and hail to one inch in diameter. "In addition, very heavy rainfall may accompany these storms, which could lead to localized flooding," the NWS said. "... The thunderstorms will be triggered by a strong cold front sweeping across …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Sunshine and high temperatures combine to make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups, the state Dept. of Environmental Quality warns.
The combination of sunshine and hot, humid air has led the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to issue an Air Quality Action Day for southeast Michigan on Saturday. The statement, issued Friday afternoon, added that some relief is on the way. "A stronger cold front should pass through the region Saturday night and clean out the air statewide for several days," MDEQ representative Jim Haywood wrote. People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air Action days: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises. Learn more …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
High winds and quarter-sized hail are possible in Oakland County cities tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for cities in a line between Milford and Clarkston, until 7:15 p.m. today. At 6 p.m., Doppler radar showed a storm capable of producing 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail, moving southeast at 20 miles per hour. People in the path of the storm are encouraged to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of their homes or businesses. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for southeast Michigan until 10 p.m. Do you have photos of storm damage? Share them here, by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" link.
Winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and quarter-size hail is possible, according to the NWS.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 7:15 p.m. for Southern Oakland County. Winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and quarter-size hail is possible. The NWS advises that residents move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business for protection. For more information, visit www.weather.gov.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Temperatures could hit record highs tomorrow, the National Weather Service predicts.
Predicted high temperatures and poor air quality have the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issuing an "Air Action Day" alert Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts tomorrow's daytime high could reach 97, under mostly sunny skies. According to the MDEQ release, "ozone concentrations in the Mississippi Valley have already reached USG (unhealthy for sensitive groups) levels" and that air mass is headed toward Michigan. Cleaner winds from the west could mean improved air quality, the release indicated, but the potential for unsafe levels of ozone led officials to issue the alert. People and businesses are encouraged to avoid these activities tomorrow: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
We're enjoying, if that's the right word, a record-setting March – for a few more days, at least.
It's another week for bare limbs, open-toe footwear and iced beverages. It's also time to consider indoor climate control. The letters A-C are being heard in households, shops and offices – sometimes along with a whirring sound that signals chill out. Though the calendar says first week of spring, the temperature – above 80 again Thursday – says midsummer. Government meteorologists flipped on air-conditioned comfort this week at the regional National Weather Service branch in White Lake. "It's also on at my house and has been since yesterday," Debra Elliott said when Patch checked Thursday. She and colleagues posted data confirming this month is a record-setter: But we don't need stats to sense something strange has sprung three weeks …