Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The National Weather Service will conduct a test tornado drill Wednesday at 1 p.m. as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The National Weather Service is urging people to practice their tornado safety measures during a special drill Wednesday at 1 p.m. The tornado drill is part of the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Awareness Week. The drill will be held throughout the state of Michigan. According to a release from the organization, the National Weather Service will use its routine weekly test on NOAA weather radio all hazards to simulate an actual tornado waring. Ready.Gov states people should do the following to prepare for a tornado: Note: The Oakland County Siren test planned for today has been cancelled. Homeland Security released the following statement: "Oakland County Homeland Security Division will be canceling the previously scheduled …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The sun is shining brightly over Brighton today, but a wintry mix is predicted starting late Thursday night.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week in Brighton winter is about to take the lead. Forecasters from the National Weather Service are calling for a chance of snow and freezing drizzle overnight. A "Hazardous Weather Statement" issued Thursday calls for a the freezing rain to develop after midnight in areas north of I-94, including the Brighton area and all of Livingston County. There is a 90 percent chance of snow and freezing rain on Friday. "A fast-moving storm system will bring accumulating snowfall late Friday afternoon through Friday night," the statement reads. "Confidence is increasing in appreciable snowfall in the 2 to 4-inch range across much of the area." There is a potential for the Friday evening rush hour to be …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
High winds and snow flurries are expected to continue throughout the day.
A strong cold front in southeastern Michigan has brought high winds and lower temperatures to the region Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including Brighton—until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, with "frequent" gusts as high as 45 miles per hour. Additionally, the NWS reports, temperatures will fall to around 24 degrees by 3 p.m., and snow showers are expected. Snow accumulation should be less than one inch. The rest of the week won't provide much relief for those who are seeking spring-like weather. Temperatures are predicted to remain in the 20s and 30s, peaking at a high of 39 degrees on Saturday. The NWS cautions that the high winds could …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Forecasters predict 1 to 3 inches of snow Saturday in southeast Michigan.
Make plans for a wintry Saturday in Brighton and Rochester Hills. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Livingston County and all of southeast Michigan for all of Saturday. A cold front pushing through the area will bring scattered snow storms and a total accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the special weather statement. Today's high is expected to be 27 degrees; a low of 11 degrees Saturday night is expected, with a wind chill as low as minus-2 in the forecast. On Sunday, sunny skies are predicted, though the cold temperatures will remain. On Monday: rain is in the forecast.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The City of Brighton prepares for snow removal.
Prepare yourself for snowy commutes Thursday evening and Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of southeast Michigan, including Livingston County, beginning Thursday evening and lasting into Friday morning. Up to 4 inches of snow could fall Thursday night, with up to 3 more inches possible Friday morning, the forecasting agency warns. "Visibilities under one-quarter mile will be possible Thursday night," the NWS says. "Roads may become snow-covered and slippery, affecting the morning commute on Friday." The City of Brighton Department of Public Services has been busy inspecting all of its snow removal vehicles to make sure they are in good working order, fuel tanks are full, and salt is …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ready for more snow?
Forecasts call for between 2 and 4 inches in Brighton starting Thursday afternoon. According to a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening, according to the weather statement. Total snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible. Visibilities under one quarter mile will be possible Thursday night. Roads may become snow covered and slipperty, affecting the morning commute on Friday. The high temperature is predicted to be 31 degrees on Thursday. For details, visit www.weather.gov.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The National Weather Service calls for more snow throughout the week in the Brighton area.
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 Brighton 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 Brighton area:
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Weather conditions have caused numerous crashes all over the region in Southeastern Michigan.
Near white-out conditions caused several accidents in Livingston County and several crashes across the region Thursday afternoon. Livingston County 911 Central Dispatch reported numerous accidents in problem areas like eastbound I-96 near M-59, Hartland and Dunham roads and Old US-23 and Crouse Road in Hartland Township, according to Livingston Daily. Fenton Patch reported at least five crashes within an hour of each other, mainly on US-23. A 20-car pileup, involving two semi trucks occurred in Mundy Township, closing US 23 between Hill and Thompson Roads, reported the Flint Journal. The storm also contributed to a horrific accident on I-75 in Detroit as three people were killed and 20 people hurt in an at least 30 car crash, reported the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's the latest on the Brighton 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 Brighton area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was 49 degrees at 12 p.m. Wednesday in Brighton. Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 70 percent chance of snow in Livingston County beginning at about 1 p.m. 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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued warnings due to warming temperatures and as much as an inch of rain expected Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning for a portion of southeast Michigan, including Brighton. The bulletin issued Monday afternoon indicated that warm temperatures on Tuesday will lead to a melting of 3 to 6 inches of packed snow. A frost depth of nearly 15 inches will prevent the water from being absorbed into the soil. In addition, more than an inch of rain is expected to fall Tuesday across the area. A dense fog advisory is also in place Monday evening through 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Detroit area. Fog is expected to limit visibility to less than a quarter mile at times. To check road conditions before you leave the house, visit Patch's Commute page for real-time traffic …