Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hey Michigan—Arizona called and wants its weather back. Ha! Record temperatures in Michigan Tuesday had everybody sweating and talking about this summer's unusually hot weather. What did you think? Will August be this bad?
This has been the hottest summer in a long time. Temperatures hit 101 degrees Tuesday in Southeast Michigan, and an excessive heat warning was issued for the region. At 7 p.m. it was still 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The heat wave marks the hottest July 17 in metro Detroit since 1887, according to the Detroit Free Press. The hottest day on record for the region is 105 degrees. That record was hit on July 24,1934. The good news? The NWS says a cold front from the north will slowly drop through the entire southeast Michigan region by early Wednesday morning. It'll be windy, but cooler! Look for temps in the 80s the rest of the week.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees, but feel as high as 107.
Another potentially record-breaking day is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees during the afternoon. It's not expected to be excessively humid, but dew points in the mid-60s could make it feel like it's anywhere from 102 to 107 degrees outside. The good news is there's a cold front coming in that should provide some relief from what NWS calls "dangerous heat" for the rest of the week. However, the excessive heat watch remains in effect all day Tuesday and NWS recommends that people drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Heat-related …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Those with respiratory conditions, like asthma, are urged to limit outdoor activity today in White Lake and Highland.
Monday, July 2, 2012
An air quality alert action day has been issued for Monday, meaning elevated levels of pollutants are expected throughout the day. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality alert has been issued for most of Southeast Michigan, including Wayne and Oakland counties. It's recommended that those with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, limit extended outdoor activity. "People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation," according to the alert. These activities include: It is encouraged that people car pool, bike to work and delay or combine errands when possible. On Monday, the National Weather Service forecasts a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with mostly sunny skies and a high near …
Friday, June 29, 2012
No current signs of a break in recent weather patterns means continued warmer and drier than normal weather during the upcoming week for the White Lake and Highland area.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Hot, dry weather covered large portions of the Midwest including Michigan during the past week, resulting in a large, upper air ridge of high pressure across the center of North America. The unusually dry conditions have led to rapidly draining soil moisture reserves and water stress in many unirrigated crops. The general upper air pattern responsible has persisted in one form or another across the region since early May. Current rainfall deficits in southern sections of the state are generally in the range of 2 to 5 inches below normal. Normal rainfall for the same time frame ranges from a little more than 5 inches in extreme northeastern sections of the state to more than 7 inches in the south. Michigan is along the northeastern …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Area outages affect residents between Ormond Road in White Lake and Tipsico Lake Road in Highland.
Update 8:55 a.m.: Power has been restored to most homes in Highland and White Lake - though approximately 1,500 are still without. Power should be restored sometime this morning providing relief from temperatures that are expected to stay in the mid to high 90's today. Residents can visit the Highland Library, White Lake Library, Lakeland Pools and Fitness Center or the Milford Pools and Fitness center to stay cool. All four locations have air conditioning and are kid friendly. 10:30 p.m.: More than 8,000 Highland and White Lake area residents are without power this evening, as the temperature hovers around 90 degrees. According to a DTE Energy outage map, residents lost power between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. Affected areas include a …
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Thursday for southeast Michigan.
It's a good day for air conditioning as temperatures are expected to soar in Metro Detroit. The National Weather Service projects temps in the high 90s, even reaching 100-degree range in some areas, and has issued a heat advisory for the region, including White Lake and Highland. "Southwest winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures at the upper levels of the atmosphere will combine to create hot conditions Thursday across southeast Michigan," the National Weather Service reports. "Several places will reach 100 degrees and, when factoring in the humidity, heat indices will be in the 100 to 105 degree range in the afternoon." An Air Quality Alert has also been issued for the day for region, including White Lake and Highland. Temps are …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
New sunscreen labeling guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration aim to help consumers choose the right level of protection.
Whether you are beach bound or boating this summer, sunscreen is a must for anyone who spends time in the sun. And this week, the Food and Drug Administration began rolling out its new sunscreen labeling regulations. Choosing a sunscreen product should be easier for consumers to find the right level of protection, according to Richard Keidan, M.D., director, Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic, Beaumont Health System. “Sunscreens may only be labeled ‘broad spectrum’ if they protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays,” said Keidan, who sees a wide range of patients, including those with precancerous conditions to late stages of melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. “…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Today is the summer solstice, the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year.
Today is the first day of summer, also known as the summer solstice. It's the longest day of the year (and the shortest night). The actual moment of the solstice will occur at about 7:09 p.m. this evening, while the sun sits directly above the Pacific Ocean to the west of Hawaii. As you may remember from your grade school science lessons, the seasons and the changing lengths of the day and night throughout the year are a result of the Earth's axial tilt. Try to visualize the Earth's orbit around the sun as an elliptical path on an imaginary plane in space. As the Earth rests in that plane, its north and south poles—the ends of its axis—do not point straight "up" and "down." The axis is instead about 23.4 degrees off the "vertical." As a …
Take care of your dog or cat during high heat days with these tips.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This summer is already looking like a hot one, and the 90-degree weather can affect pets as well as humans. The Animal Care Network, a division of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network, has recently encountered dogs and cats suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion in metro Detroit. The non-profit organization offers the following advice for keeping your pets safe during the high heat days this summer. Tips for keeping your pets cool: Signs of heat stroke in pets: What to do if you suspect heat stroke in your pet: The above information was provided in a press release from the Michigan Animal Adoption Network.
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 …