Friday, January 25, 2013
The wintry weather in Berkley and Huntington Woods is part of a widespread blanket of white set to begin falling Friday across the Midwest.
Southeast Michigan – like much of the Midwest – can expect a fresh blanketing of snow this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, Berkley, Huntington Woods and surrounding areas can expect snowfall to start Friday morning and continue into the afternoon, with a total accumulation of 1-3 inches. 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 …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Don't even think about going outside today without a hat and gloves, Berkley and Huntington Woods! A wind chill advisory is in effect Tuesday for Oakland County and much of southeast Michigan, according to the National Weather Service. The blistering cold winter weather prompted nearly 100 school closings throughout Metro Detroit, although the Berkley School District remains open. The NWS reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season." Temperatures will drop to the single digits and as low as -5 degrees Tuesday morning. The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero. The wind chill advisory remains in effect until Tuesday afternoon in several counties besides Oakland, including: Wayne, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Participants will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, what features to look for and where to find them.
Thursday, January 17
Oakland County Homeland Security Division is offering classes for residents who are interested in becoming weather spotters. Skywarn training gives an individual the basic tools needed to be a severe weather spotter. Starting with a blue sky, individuals are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, what features to look for and where to find them. While new technological and scientific tools have advanced the National Weather Service (NWS) capability to predict severe weather, the trained spotter remains essential to the NWS warning process. The more trained eyes there are in the field during a severe weather event, the better the service to the public will be. Skywarn Spotter Classes are offered free of charge and …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
More of the white stuff could fall through Saturday night in Berkley and Huntington Woods, the National Weather Service says.
Looks like Mother Nature showed us! After a balmy fall, she provided a white Christmas and then proceeded to dump several more inches across Metro Detroit on Wednesday, sending drivers slipping and sliding and kids home on winter break out the door to play in the winter wonderland. [Did you snap some fun or pretty snow photos? Upload them to the gallery!] The worst of the snow is over, for now, the National Weather Service says. But more of the white stuff could fall through Saturday night in Berkley and Huntington Woods. Highs will remain steady in the low 30s.
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 throughout Metro Detroit from a dusting to several inches – residents of Berkley and Huntington Woods can expect significant snow Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday and lasting through 7 a.m. Thursday. "Snow is expected to develop late this afternoon. This snowfall will become moderate to briefly heavy at time through the evening hours," the forecasting agency warns. "Brisk northeast winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour will also cause blowing and drifting of the snow, along with reduced …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A storm that threatens to dump a foot of snow on parts of northern Michigan just in time for the holiday is only expected to dust Berkley and Huntington Woods with precipitation.
The first major storm this winter – which could leave portions of the Great Lakes region under a foot of snow as the season officially gets under way Friday, Dec. 21 – largely will spare Berkley and Huntington Woods. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes regions and hazardous travel conditions are expected through Friday, the forecasting agency warns. More than a foot of snow could accumulate across portions of the Midwest and into the Great Lakes, according to the NWS. [Are you headed Up North for the holiday? Stay safe and upload your snow photos here!] Berkley and Huntington Woods, which are on the edge of the storm, will experience rain turning to snowy drizzle with a high …
Friday, November 23, 2012
An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in Berkley and Huntington Woods; 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 Berkley and Huntington Woods 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, …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, according to the National Weather Service.
Gusting winds and rain whipped Berkley and Huntington Woods overnight into Tuesday morning, but the cities avoided major outages as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward. A wind advisory expired at 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook was in place through Tuesdayevening for southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour or gusts of 45 mph are expected, the forecasting agency says. "Looks like I'll only have to rake one more time. Bonus!" reader Lynn Vander Meer joked on the Berkley Patch Facebook page. While other southeast Michigan communities such as Rochester Hills and Oakland Township experienced significant …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory warning of gusts up to 50 miles per hour that is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday and includes Berkley and Huntington Woods.
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: Hurricane Sandy Will Impact Michigan Weather This Week] The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory on Monday 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. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry said that the …
The storm could bring light snow Monday night into Tuesday and chilly, rainy weather for Halloween on Wednesday as the system heads west after making landfall on the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week, possibly bringing light snow and chilly, rainy weather for Halloween. The storm system – expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in United States history – has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations along the East Coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Sandy is anticipated to make landfall Monday night in New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. 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 …