Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The flood watch is in effect for Macomb County from 2 p.m. April 10 through Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Chesterfield Township, New Baltimore and other communities in Macomb County beginning Wednesday afternoon. According to the NWS, a frontal boundary extending north into Southeast Michigan could produce rain showers and thunderstorms in the Macomb area, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday through Friday. The rain could lead to rapid rises on area rivers and streams, with the potential for flooding in some low-lying urban areas, the NWS reports. The flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday morning for Wayne, Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, and Washtenaw counties. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving in winter weather this season.
More snow is in the forecast Thursday night for southeastern Michigan, according to the National Weather Service. For motorists, icy and snow-covered roads can make travel a bit tricky. The Michigan Department of Transportation offers the following winter driving tips: It’s also important to keep your vehicle in good condition. The Department of State and the Michigan Sheriffs' Association offer these winter driving tips: Tell us in the comments' section below how you stay safe on the roads.
A winter storm watch has been issued from Thursday evening through Friday morning as a storm system is expected to move across the state.
A snow day-worthy winter storm is headed for the area that could drop 4-8 inches of snow on Macomb County Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the county from Thursday evening through Friday morning. There is a chance of snow before 8 a.m. Thursday, with heavier snowfall expected in the evening and throughout the night. Macomb County will likely get 3-5 inches of snow Thursday night, leaving area roads snow covered and slippery for the morning commute Friday, NWS says. Check the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Township Patch Commute Page for real-time traffic and accident reports. Snow showers are expected to continue before noon Friday, with new accumulations between 1 and 3 inches. Despite the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's the latest on the Macomb County-area weather.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues Wednesday night, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow. In the Macomb area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was 49 degrees at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Metro Detroit. By Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 70 percent chance of snow beginning at about 1 p.m. The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads. "Temperatures will fall rapidly late today and tonight. ..." according to the statement. "This will …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A winter weather advisory has been issued from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
UPDATED 9 a.m. Wednesday -- Gas up the snowblowers, Macomb County. The National Weather Service is tracking a whopper of a winter storm headed for Southeast Michigan. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday. While Macomb County isn't expected to bear the full brunt of the storm, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow could accumulate by Thursday morning. The snow is expected to start late Wednesday afternoon and continue though midnight, according to the NWS. Wind gusts up to 25 mph could also cause blowing and drifting snow, which may reduce visibility on the area's roadways to a half mile or less. Wednesday's temperature will peak around 32 degrees.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's reach continues to affect Lake St. Clair, and shoreline communities, where strong winds continue to whip across the waterway.
The National Weather Service is reporting that storm and gale force winds will persist through Tuesday morning on Lake St. Clair before diminishing later in the day as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move north along the Eastern Seaboard. Gale warnings remain in effect with until 8 p.m. Tuesday, with gusts reaching 45 knots. The full force of the storm could be felt along the Lake St. Clair waterfront, where wind-driven waves crashed over the fishing pier behind Blossom Heath Inn in St. Clair Shores. Have you experienced any storm damage from Hurricane Sandy? Share your stories and photos on Patch.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are guidelines from the USDA regarding the safety of food in a refrigerator without power.
With Hurricane Sandy predicted to hit the East Coast hard today, losing power is a threat even in Macomb County as the National Weather Service predicts wind gusts up to 50 mph Monday and Tuesday. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service prepared a fact sheet for keeping food safe during an emergency, including losing power. The USDA says to "keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature." But, the refrigerator will only keep food safely cold for about four hours if unopened during a power outage, according to the USDA. A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours if full (24 hours of half full), the USDA says. The USDA emphasizes "never to taste food to determine …
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. A wind advisory and lakeshore flood warning has been issued from noon Monday to 5 p.m…
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. Follow us on Facebook Sign up for our Newsletter "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 …