Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow plows have already been out Monday morning around Birmingham.
A "clipper" — known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada — will bring at least an inch of snow to Birmingham 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 the Oakland County area:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The warmer weather will melt the snow, resulting in a new weather advisory on Tuesday — a flood watch.
The week got off to a slick, sloppy start in southeast Michigan, but those who don't relish shoveling snow and scraping ice are in luck: Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees Tuesday. The area, including Birmingham, will swing from being under a winter weather advisory Sunday to experiencing springlike temperatures and rain showers over the course of just two days, according to the National Weather Service. However, don't relax just yet. The warmer weather will melt the three to six inches of packed snow, the National Weather Service says, resulting in a flood watch that will extend Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. The mix of snow and freezing rain that began Sunday and lasted overnight into Monday morning forced …
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 Birmingham and Oakland County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Monday morning. 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. Snorwfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in some areas, including Royal Oak. 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, Birmingham 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 …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
What are your favorite sledding hills in the Birmingham area?
Sledders in the Birmingham area don't need to go far to find a winter thrill, after CBS Detroit recently named the hill at Beverly Hills Village Park as one of its favorite sledding hills in Metro Detroit. The park, located on Beverly Road with parking only a short walk from the hill, also hosts a Winter Famil Fun Day on the fourth Sunday in January, the article reads. Just be careful where you slide: if you go down the steep side of the hill, you're likely to run into the forest located only 30 feet away from the bottom of the hill. Other hills that made the local round-up include the Civic Center Park in Madison Heights, Shiawassee Park in Farmington and the Rolling Hills Park in Yspilanti. However, Beverly Park isn't the only place for …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Birmingham was blanketed under an idyllic layer of snow on Thursday, driving many winter lovers outside. Did you snap a few photos while out? Share your pictures on Birmingham Patch!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
During a snow emergency, it's illegal to park your car on city roads until those roads have been cleared of snow.
Birmingham and Beverly Hills residents: watch where you park your cars today. The city of Birmingham and the village of Beverly Hills have both issued snow emergencies Thursday. During the ban in Birmingham, it is a civil infraction to park a vehicle, or allow it to remain parked, on any city roadway until that road has been cleared of snow. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and may be towed, the Birmingham Department of Public Services says. The registered owner of an illegally-parked vehicle will also be responsible for the towing cost. According to Beverly Hills Village Clerk Ellen Marshall, the same rules for those parking on village streets in Beverly Hills.
Part-time drivers and new, three-lane salt-spreaders will help the Road Commission for Oakland County remove the snow in and around Birmingham this year.
After Winter Storm Euclid dumped snow on Birmingham and the surrounding area Tuesday and Wednesday, residents may be wondering: how is this going to impact the way I drive? This winter season, the Road Commission for Oakland County has hired 30 part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers as part of some new approaches to winter road maintenance. “For the first time ever, we have hired temporary, part-time employees to augment our full-time drivers,” said RCOC Chairman Eric Wilson in a statement. “Our full-time staff numbers have dropped so much in recent years that we simply didn’t have enough staff to provide the level of service the public deserves. This is a cost-effective way to maintain that level of service.” Wilson noted the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The first big snowstorm of the year hit Birmingham Wednesday, with an estimated snow accumulation of five to seven inches. If you had trouble driving or did some post-Christmas sledding, make sure you share your pictures here!
The salt trucks are out, and nearby, the sounds of snow shovels scraping pavement have begun. The first major snowfall of the season is here. Are you going out to build a snowman with the kids, or keeping cozy in your living room? Share your snowy photos of Birmingham this week by clicking on the "Add Photos and Video" button!
Snow will start falling in the afternoon and continue into the evening.
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 throughout Metro Detroit — residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas can expect significant snow on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area, and is predicting up to seven inches of snowfall on Wednesday. Flurries could begin overnight, turning into a steady snowfall by the afternoon. The chance of snow, according to NWS, is 100 percent. Temperatures will drop into the high 20s by 10 a.m., and winds will pick up throughout the day, gusting as high as 26 miles per hour. Two to four inches of snow is …