Sunday, January 27, 2013
Expect snow and a mix of freezing rain Sunday night and into Monday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Michigan, including Wayne County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday. According to the NWS, Michigan can expect to see snow showers changeover 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 2 inches will be possible in some areas, including Wyandotte. According to the NWS, here's what to watch out for:
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, Wyandotte 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. The NWS reports, however, that though the snow will be widespread, it will be …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area through Thursday morning.
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 Wyandotte and the surrounding areas can expect significant snow on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area through 7 a.m. Thursday. A 3- to 6-inch snow prediction has been made for the region, with the high end stretching from the Ohio border through metro Detroit. "This snowfall will become moderate to briefly heavy at times through the evening hours," the advisory says. "The snow will taper off in intensity and coverage after midnight. ... "A Winter Weather Advisory means …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation has rapped at windows since Friday. 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 and the National Weather Service predicts more of the white stuff could fall Monday and Tuesday. The NWS forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a high of 39 degrees and winds gusting to 20 mph, on Sunday. Snow showers are expected during the evening Monday, when the forecasting agency predicts a partly sunny skies during the day with a high of 40 degrees. The white stuff could continue to fall Tuesday, which will be mostly cloudy with a high of 38 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wyandotte Mayor Joe Peterson said Wyandotte Municipal Services is prepared to quickly react to any potential outages.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. More: What will Hurricane Sandy mean for Michigan weather this week? The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday morning for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations—including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. Wyandotte Mayor Joe Peterson said Monday …
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, August 3, 2012
Sunshine and high temperatures combine to make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups, the state Dept. of Environmental Quality warns.
The combination of sunshine and hot, humid air has led the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to issue an Air Quality Action Day for southeast Michigan on Saturday. The statement, issued Friday afternoon, added that some relief is on the way. "A stronger cold front should pass through the region Saturday night and clean out the air statewide for several days," MDEQ representative Jim Haywood wrote. People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air Action days: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises. Learn more …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Flooding is possible through 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A swift line of thunderstorms that swept through southeast Michigan on Friday afternoon resulted in actual and possible flooding, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS in Detroit/Pontiac issued a flood advisory for Wyandotte and some surrounding areas, including Dearborn, Detroit, Livonia, Romulus and Taylor. The flood advisory lasts until 6 p.m. Storms hitting the area at about 3 p.m. produced heavy rainfall of up to 1.5 inches. Intermittent rain is expected to continue through 4:30 p.m. Watch for flooding along small streams and water crossings, as well as along highways and underpasses. The National Weather Service advises that if barricades are set up to block water-covered roadways, do not drive around them.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees, but feel as high as 107.
Another potentially record-breaking day is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan on Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees during the afternoon. It's not expected to be excessively humid, but dew points in the mid-60s could make it feel like it's anywhere from 102 to 107 degrees outside. The good news is there's a cold front coming in that should provide some relief from what NWS calls "dangerous heat" for the rest of the week. However, the excessive heat watch remains in effect all day Tuesday and NWS recommends that people drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Heat-related …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Temperatures could hit record highs tomorrow, the National Weather Service predicts.
Predicted high temperatures and poor air quality have the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issuing an "Air Action Day" alert Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts tomorrow's daytime high could reach 97, under mostly sunny skies. According to the MDEQ release, "ozone concentrations in the Mississippi Valley have already reached USG (unhealthy for sensitive groups) levels" and that air mass is headed toward Michigan. Cleaner winds from the west could mean improved air quality, the release indicated, but the potential for unsafe levels of ozone led officials to issue the alert. People and businesses are encouraged to avoid these activities tomorrow: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles …