Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Snow will start falling in the afternoon and continue into the evening.
Last year's wimpy winter will not be a repeat for Michigan, if this week is any indication. Following Christmas Eve's traffic-clogging snowfall—which ranged from a dusting to several inches in Metro Detroit—residents of Ferndale and surrounding areas can expect significant snow on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area, and is predicting up to seven inches of snowfall on Wednesday. Flurries could begin overnight, turning into a steady snowfall by the afternoon. The chance of snow, according to NWS, is 100 percent. Temperatures will drop into the high 20s by 10 a.m., and winds will pick up throughout the day, gusting as high as 26 miles per hour. Two to four inches of snow is expected in …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) released a public request Thursday morning to remind drivers to keep their distance from snowplows when they’re working.
Do you believe in miracles? Those dreaming of a white Christmas this year -- might see nothing short of a miracle Tuesday morning. The weather report for Ferndale is calling for snow showers on Thursday and Friday with temperatures ranging from 35 to 26 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The chance for precipitation is 90 percent on Thursday and 70 percent on Friday. There could be as much as one and a half inches of snow by Saturday morning -- just three days shy of Christmas Day. If there is snow on the ground this weekend, it will likely hang around until the big day because temperatures are expected to range from 26 degrees Saturday night to 35 degrees on Christmas Day. On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point of …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Part-time drivers and new, three-lane salt-spreaders will help the Road Commission for Oakland County remove the snow this year.
Editor's note: The following news was submitted by the Road Commission for Oakland County. The Road Commission for Oakland County is reviewing winter plowing and salting procedures with its truck drivers, preparing its trucks for winter and getting snow plows ready – all in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. This year, though, the agency is also trying some new approaches to winter road maintenance: It has hired 30 part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers and has purchased some new pieces of equipment that promise to improve winter road maintenance efficiency. “For the first time ever, we have hired temporary, part-time employees to augment our full-time drivers,” according to RCOC Chairman Eric Wilson. “Our …
Friday, November 23, 2012
An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in Ferndale; the National Weather Service predicts more could fall Monday and Tuesday.
Say it isn't snow! An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in Ferndale and the National Weather Service predicts more of the white stuff could fall Monday and Tuesday. The forecasting agency issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, that called for winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour through Friday evening. "A low pressure system tracking through the Ohio Valley could bring accumulating snow to the region Monday night and Tuesday," according to the advisory. "At this time, the best chance for accumulating snow will be south of M-59." The NWS forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, a chance of flurries and a high of 36 degrees, with winds gusting …
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…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Two to five inches of snow is still possible for southeast Michigan today, forecast says.
Update 8 a.m.: Up to six inches of snow was expected by noon today, but a report from the National Weather Service says two to five inches is now more realistic for southeast Michigan. The storm system tracked slightly farther to the north than previously forecasted, the NWS reports. The result is heavier snow now expected north of M-59 and about two to five inches of snow possible for Ferndale and the rest of Metro Detroit. Warmer air surging into the area may also cause rain and sleet to mix in some areas, which we saw this morning. Snow may be heavy at times, esspecially through 1 p.m., and a winter storm warning will remain in effect until 7 p.m. today. The weather service warns that roads may become hazardous. Most residents seem to …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Halfway through the season, we've had little snowfall and averaged 30 degrees.
Show of hands: Who went out without gloves this week or rode with a car window open? You're not alone. January just went out like a lamb, a two-months-early calendar twist that's unusual here. So is an average Metro Detroit winter temperature of 30.7 degrees, six weeks into the season, and snowfall barely above nine inches – compared to nearly 18 inches in January 2011. "It is surprising," National Weather Service meteorologist said this week from the monitoring station at White Lake. It recorded a Tuesday reading of 56 degrees and forecasts high temperatures of 40-44 degrees through Monday. In Rochester, unseasonal weather won’t stop a Snow Daze benefit for the Animal Care Network this Saturday afternoon. "We plan to host our annual Snow …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The National Weather Service warns a cold front could bring strong winds tonight.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a special weather statement this morning that includes a warning for motorists. While we won't be hit with heavy snowfall – the NWS predicts a half-inch per hour until about 11 a.m. – visibilities on the road may be reduced by a combination of snow and fog. Total accumulation in our area will be one to two inches. As the snow ends, look for a strong cold front to blow through with wind gusts tonight as high as 40 mph, the weather service warns.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Snow will fall throughout the day as winds pick up and temps fall this afternoon.
The fluffy snow falling across the region will continue throughout the day with accumulations of 1-3 inches expected by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. Temperatures will fall to freezing by around 5 p.m. with a nighttime low around 19 degrees. In addition to cold temperatures, blustery conditions are expected tonight as winds pick up this evening to between 14 and 21 m.p.h. with gusts as high as 28 m.p.h. Wednesday is expected to be sunny and windy with a high near 26.