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 …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Snowfall blankets the city after long stretch of mild winter temperatures and rain.
It was a long time coming for those who enjoy the winter season, and those who don't hope it won't last long. Either way, a fresh coating of several inches of snow arrived in Clawson on Sunday and finally it looked like late January in Michigan. From snow blowers to plows to picturesque snowy scenes, the city was transformed, even if for but a brief time, into a winter wonderland.
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.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Another 2-4 inches of snow possible Friday afternoon and evening as cold front settles over southeast Michigan, says National Weather Service.
After Clawson received a dusting of snow Thursday morning, the area will again see measurable snowfall Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. Snow is likely after 3 p.m. Friday, according to the weather service. Around an inch of snow could fall in the afternoon with an additional 1-3 inches falling Friday night. In addition, icy cold temperatures will continue to grip southeastern Michigan through Friday; the weather service is predicting a high near 19 and a low around 13 degrees. Wind chill values as low as -1 degree are possible throughout much of the day. Saturday will be slightly warmer with a high near 25 and a low around 23; additional snowfall is not expected Saturday.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
An inch of snow is expected today with an additional 1-5 inches predicted Friday and Saturday, says National Weather Service.
Snow has returned to Michigan, and some areas could receive up to six inches of snowfall by Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. The snow is already falling throughout most of metro Detroit, though it is expected to taper off in the early afternoon; around an inch of snow is expected today. Friday, another cold front will make its way to the area, bringing with it another 1-5 inches of additional snowfall beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday morning. The National Weather Service predicts snowfall totals will be highest south of the Interstate-69 corridor, though "total accumulations are still a little uncertain." In a special weather statement, the weather service also …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Local road departments have spent less on salt and overtime this season, but that could change soon with snow in the forecast.
If you were hoping for a snow-free January, hope again. Old Man Winter is on his way after all. On Thursday, rain is expected to change over to a mix of rain and snow as temperatures fall from a high near 42 degrees to just above freezing by late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. The mix will then change to all snow after 10 p.m. Snow accumulation of around an inch is possible overnight, and winds will pick up to 7-15 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph. Friday will be much cooler with a high near 33 and a low around 18. Winds will continue between 15-17 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph, and additional snow accumulation of 1-3 inches is possible. It has been an unusually quiet winter so far. The region …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Southeast Michiganders may find it unusual that the region has seen minimal snowfall accumulations since winter started.
The holidays came and went. And southeast Michigan didn't see much of a "white Christmas." We are now about enter the second week of January and still, there's hardly any snow in the forecast. On Friday, temperatures in metro Detroit were around 50 degrees. This weather pattern has many Michiganders asking: where's the snow? According to wxyz.com (Channel 7 Detroit), we've received less then a half inch of snow since the start of 2012. The average snowfall accumulations for January are about 13 inches. "The short-term changes, as usual, can be blamed on the jet stream winds that steer storms and divide warm and cold air," wxzy.com reports. But don't expect Michigan to skip winter. The web site says in the coming weeks we will see "bursts …
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.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Heavy winds and rain have knocked down trees and power lines.
DTE Energy is reporting 399 customers in Clawson without power as of late afternoon Tuesday, including the Hunter Community Center. Blair Memorial Library is open, but only with half power, Mayor Penny Luebs said. DTE spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba said crews hope to have the power restored by Tuesday evening, however they have not determined any restoration times. Heavy winds and rain have knocked down trees and power lines in some areas, Bodipo-Memba said. In Clawson, there is a tree down on Roth and another on Boschma, Mayor Luebs said. There are a total of 20,000 customers in southeast Michigan without power. "We've had significant weather come through in the last eight hours," Bodipo-Memba said. Bodipo-Memba said if you spot a …