Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night for Ferndale, and Metro Detroit.
Ferndale is under a winter storm watch starting Tuesday afternoon for a possible winter storm that could dump 6 inches of snow on the city. The National Weather Service issued the watch for Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night for a storm that could bring 6 inches, or more, of heavy wet snow to the area. While the watch has been issued, it could still be modified as "there is still some uncertainty as to the overall track of this storm system," the National Weather Service wrote in an advisory. As we prepare for another storm remember that Michigan's Official Groundhog, Woody, and Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, both predicted an early spring.
Friday, February 22, 2013
There is a chance for 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation and freezing drizzle.
Ferndale is under a hazardous weather outlook along with other parts of southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service predicted a burst of snow that will expand northeast across our area between 6 and 11 a.m. The snow is expected to fall in a two to three-hour period resulting in 1 to 2 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. There is also the possibility of freezing drizzle in the afternoon and evening that may continue through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Ferndale can expect a chance of snow after 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. After noon, there may be rain and snow showers possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. The high will be near 34, with wind gusts as high as 22 mph.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ready for more snow?
Forecasts call for between 2 and 4 inches of snow in Ferndale starting Thursday afternoon. According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday, with the highest snow accumulations predicted along and north of M-59, which cuts through Rochester Hills. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening, according to the weather statement. The high temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees on Thursday. For details, visit www.weather.gov.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to 2 additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service.
A "clipper" — known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada — will bring at least an inch of snow to Ferndale and surrounding areas on Monday. The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to 2 additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Oakland County area:
Monday, January 28, 2013
The ice and snow that caused hundreds of school closures Monday throughout southeast Michigan soon will be a mere memory, but not for long!
The week got off to a slick, sloppy start in southeast Michigan, but those who don't relish shoveling snow and scraping ice are in luck: Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees Tuesday. The area, including Ferndale, will have swung from being under a winter weather advisory Sunday to experiencing springlike temperatures and rain showers over the course of just two days, according to the National Weather Service. The mix of snow and freezing rain that began Sunday and lasted overnight in Monday morning forced hundreds of school districts in the area to close. However, the high Monday was expected to hit 47 degrees, according to the NWS. The forecasting agency says temperatures will continue increasing to a high of 57 degrees, with …
Library will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The Ferndale Public Library is closed today due to the inclement weather, library director Jessica Keyser said Monday morning. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 29 for regular business hours - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ferndale Public Schools are also closed however the Board of Education will still meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m., board president Jim O'Donnell said Monday. Ferndale City Hall remains open today and will hold its regular council meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Expect snow and a mix of freezing rain into Monday morning in Ferndale.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Michigan, including Oakland County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Monday morning. According to the NWS, Michigan can expect to see snow showers change to a mix of snow and freezing rain around midnight. Air temperatures are then expected to rise above freezing by 3 a.m., which will then support another changeover to rain. Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible, mainly on elevated surfaces. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible in some areas, including Ferndale. According to the NWS, here's what to watch out for:
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Expect a glazing of ice and dangerous road conditions Wednesday morning, says National Weather Service.
Be prepared for a slippery, sloppy morning commute as snow, sleet and freezing rain move into the area late tonight into tomorrow morning, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. Snow tonight will transition to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain after 1 a.m. as temperatures slowly warm and hover around freezing overnight. A glazing of ice along with minor snow accumulation is expected for the Wednesday morning commute, according to the weather service. Drivers should exercise caution on the roads. The sleet and freezing rain will transition to light rain by late Wednesday morning. Stay tuned to Ferndale Patch for the latest weather, traffic and school closing information.
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 …