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 …
Friday, November 23, 2012
An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in Birmingham; 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 in Birmingham, and the National Weather Service predicts more of the white stuff could fall Monday and Tuesday. The forecasting agency issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, that called for winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour through Friday evening. "A low pressure system tracking through the Ohio Valley could bring accumulating snow to the region Monday night and Tuesday," according to the advisory. "At this time, the best chance for accumulating snow will be south of M-59." The NWS forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, a chance of flurries and a high of 36 degrees, with winds …
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 …
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A heat advisory is also in effect through Saturday at 9 p.m., as temperatures in the 90s continue into the weekend.
With warm, humid weather likely to continue tomorrow, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued another "Air Action Day" alert for Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts Friday's daytime high could reach 93, under mostly sunny skies. A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday. The NWS warns that high temperatures and humidity could lead to heat-related illnesses, and makes the following recommendations: People and businesses are encouraged to 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 …
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 …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
We're enjoying, if that's the right word, a record-setting March – for a few more days, at least.
It's another week for bare limbs, open-toe footwear and iced beverages. It's also time to consider indoor climate control. The letters A-C are being heard in households, shops and offices – sometimes along with a whirring sound that signals chill out. Though the calendar says first week of spring, the temperature – above 80 again Thursday – says midsummer. Government meteorologists flipped on air-conditioned comfort this week at the regional National Weather Service branch in White Lake. "It's also on at my house and has been since yesterday," Debra Elliott said when Patch checked Thursday. She and colleagues posted data confirming this month is a record-setter: But we don't need stats to sense something strange has sprung three weeks …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
As much as six inches of snow may land on southeast Michigan by Friday morning.
The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a winter storm watch for all of southeast Michigan, with predictions of as much as half a foot of snow by Friday morning. According to the alert, a low pressure system is expected to move into the area Thursday evening, bringing with it a mix of rain and snow that will change over to all snow Thursday night. Expect snow-covered, slippery roads and a messy commute Friday morning. Stay tuned to Birmingham Patch for updates, and learn how the weather affects your travel by clicking "Traffic & Gas" in the blue menu bar on this page.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 11 counties in southeastern Michigan, including Oakland County, until 1 a.m. Sunday. During a severe thunderstorm watch, conditions are favorable for development of severe weather, reports the National Weather Service. If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, the National Weather Service advises residents to stay indoors and away from areas with loose items that could become flying debris. Rain and storms are expected to continue through Sunday.