Thursday, April 18, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A Patch reader describes the snow-rain combination as heavy goop.
A wintry mix of 2 to 4 inches of snow, rain and sleet was predicted before Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The Tuesday afternoon sleet was predicted to turn to rain by evening, then to heavy snow in the night. Clawson Patch reader Renee McDonald commented on Facebook that it was raining on Leroy Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday. "Raining lightly on School Avenue," Anna Peterson Shetler wrote at the same time. "Coming down nicely!" added Patti Pounders around 6 p.m. She said there was about half an inch on her deck. Mich Neerd commented around 9 p.m. after coming in from a walk that the 1 3/4 inch of snow on his steps has turned mostly to slush. "Lots of luck using a snow blower," he wrote, describing the wintry…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Clawson could get 2 inches of snow Tuesday.
A "clipper" — known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada — will bring about a half inch of snow to Clawson 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 Clawson:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's the latest on the Clawson-area weather.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues tonight, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow. In the Clawson-area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was 52 degrees this afternoon in Clawson. Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 40 percent chance of snow in Clawson. 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 allow moisture left from earlier rainfall to…
Friday, January 25, 2013
The wintry weather is part of a widespread blanket of white set to fall in the Midwest this weekend.
Southeast Michigan—like much of the Midwest—can expect a fresh blanketing of snow Friday. According to the National Weather Service, Clawson and surrounding areas can expect snowfall to start in the morning and continue into the afternoon, with a total accumulation of 1-3 inches expected. The precipitation could continue Sunday, with a 60 percent chance of snow and sleet in the area that evening. Another 1-2 inches of precipitation are expected. The wintry weather system is expected to sweep through the Midwest and head east over the weekend, adding to the tremendous Lake Effect snow seen in New York, Ohio and northern and western Michigan earlier this week.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero.
Don't even think about going outside today without a hat and gloves. A wind chill advisory is in effect for Oakland County and much of southeast Michigan, the National Weather Service announced Monday evening. The blistering cold winter weather has already caused the cancelation of a school in Lake Orion. The NWS reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season." Temperatures will drop to the single digits and as low as -5 heading into Tuesday morning. The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero. The wind chill advisory remains in effect until Tuesday afternoon in several counties besides Oakland, including: Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb, Livingston and Genesee. The NWS warns that prolonged skin …
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 …
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.