Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A mix of rain and wet, heavy snow made for a messy morning commute Wednesday in southeast Michigan, including Berkley and Huntington Woods. Upload your photos to show us how you've been hit!
A mix of rain and wet, heavy snow made for a messy morning commute Wednesday as Winter Storm Rocky moved through Berkley, Huntington Woods and the rest of southeast Michigan. The slushy conditions Wednesday weren't enough to cancel classes in the Berkley School District or at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic School and Academy, but more than 650 other districts throughout Metro Detroit closed for the day, according to clickondetroit.com. [Upload your storm photos to Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch!] The National Weather Service, which issued the following alerts covering southeast Michigan, warned of heavy snowfall, dangerous road conditions and possible power outages in the storm's wake. The snow was expected to continue Wednesday, with new…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southeast Michigan, including Berkley and Huntington Woods.
Berkley and Huntington Woods could get half a foot of snowfall as a storm moves through the area beginning Tuesday, with more white stuff in the forecast Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southeast Michigan beginning Tuesday afternoon, warning that 6 or more inches of wet, heavy snow could fall, creating hazardous conditions on area roadways and potentially overburdening power lines and causing outages. Snow is in the forecast through Thursday, according to the NWS: The area will get a break from the snow Friday when the high will be 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies, according to the forecasting agency.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Residents must move their vehicles off the sidewalks and streets to make way for plow drivers or risk being ticketed.
Snow emergencies have been declared in Berkley and Huntington Woods, which means residents must move their vehicles off the sidewalks and streets or risk being ticketed. Berkley's emergency will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and Huntington Woods' emergency will be in effect beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, to make way for snow plow drivers as a storm bears down on southeast Michigan. The snow emergency will remain in effect until the streets have been cleared, Berkley Public Safety Deputy Director Robert North said. [Click here to read "Tips Can Help Residents Survive Snow Season."] The cities are expected to experience a mix of snow and sleet Thursday night, with up to 4 inches of accumulation possible, according to the National …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch beginning Thursday evening and lasting into Friday morning that includes Berkley and Huntington Woods.
Prepare yourself for snowy commutes Thursday evening and Friday morning, Berkley and Huntington Woods. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of southeast Michigan, including Oakland 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 high Thursday is expected to be 32 degrees, with a low of 31; Friday, the high is expected to be 32, with a low of 11 degrees, according to the National Weather…
Cars parked in the street and snow piles at the end of driveways are among the problems involved with keeping roads, sidewalks clear.
Editor's note: This story originally ran in February 2011, but the tips are timeless! Berkley and Huntington Woods Public Works officials offered residents a few helpful hints about how to get through the winter at the beginning of the season, so here's a refresher. Both cities have ordinances that apply to snow removal, but Claire Galed of the Huntington Woods DPW said common sense is the most important tool residents can use to deal will snow. "We hope people will be helpful to themselves and their neighbors," she said, urging residents to keep their cars off the street when it snows and to keep their sidewalks cleared in compliance with city rules. She explained that when a plow lifts its blade to go around a car parked in the street, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for parts of southeast Michigan, including Berkley and Huntington Woods.
A "clipper" – known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada – will bring up to two inches of snow to Berkley and Huntington Woods on Monday. The snow will continue Tuesday, when another 2 inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a hazardous weather outlook for parts of southeast Michigan, including Oakland County. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Oakland County area:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Berkley and Huntington Woods will experience a deep freeze lasting through the weekend, says the National Weather Service, which has issued a hazardous weather outlook.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues, as forecasters call for a nearly 30-degree temperature drop overnight accompanied by high winds and snow. In Huntington Woods and Berkley – as in all southeast Michigan – we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was 50 degrees at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cities. But, temperatures were expected to nosedive to the low 20s, according to the National Weather Service. There also was a 90 percent chance of rain turning to snow overnight and lasting into Thursday. A hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads. Here's what's in the forecast for the rest of the week:
Monday, January 28, 2013
However, Tyndall's year-round child care programs are open and Kids Zone is available at the location for a fee.
It's students' lucky day: A combination of snow and ice that began falling Sunday has extended their weekend by a day. A notice on the Berkley School District Facebook page early Monday morning informed families in Berkley and Huntington Woods of the news. The Berkley School District is closed, today, January 28, 2013, due to inclement weather. Avery Child Care school-year programs are closed. Tyndall year-round child care programs are open. Kids Zone is available at Tyndall for a fee. The district is among more than 600 in Metro Detroit that closed Monday due to the inclement weather and slick road conditions, according to clickondetroit.com. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Sunday warning of intermittent snow…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Expect snow and a mix of freezing rain Sunday night and into Monday morning in Berkley and Huntington Woods.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Michigan, including 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 change 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 3 inches will be possible in some areas, including Berkley and Huntington Woods. According to the NWS, here's what to watch out for:
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 …