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 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
No major power outages have been reported in White Lake or Highland as of Monday morning, according to DTE Energy.
The passage of a cold front through southern Michigan will bring strong southwest winds to the region Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including White Lake and Highland—from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, ranging from 25 miles per hour to as high as 50 miles per hour in the afternoon and early evening. The good news is that the winds won't be bitterly cold, thanks to an above-average high temperature of 45 degrees Monday. There is a slight chance of snow showers throughout the day. The NWS cautions that the high winds could cause downed branches, leading to power outages. There were no major outages reported in the White Lake or Highland…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Forecasters say 4 to 7 inches of snow are now possible starting later tonight.
Editor's note: This story will be updated throughout the day as the forecast changes or the storm develops. The latest information will be at the top of this article. Update, Thursday, 9:45 a.m. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a 100 percent chance of snow in White Lake and Highland, mainly after 11 p.m. "Accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible," the weather service stated. The snow is now expected to continue until Friday afternoon; a blustery Friday morning wind is also in the forecast, as is an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Forecasts call for between 2 and 4 inches in White Lake and Highland starting Thursday afternoon. According to a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow plows have already been out Monday morning around White Lake and Highland.
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 White Lake and Highland on Monday. The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to three additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Oakland County area:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We've had a warm spring, hot summer and cool fall, does this mean we can expect a cold and snowy winter? Share your winter weather predictions.
The early predictions on what we can expect this winter have been mixed. One source says to expect a cold and snowy winter, while another states we could have another mild winter. According to the Farmers' Almanac, the Great Lakes region should be snowier and colder than average this winter. The Almanac predicts the region will get its first snow on Nov. 8, and that a snow storm bringing more than eight inches of snow will hit sometime between Jan. 20-23. A recent article published in the Detroit Free Press, however, states winter this year might be similar to last year's. The article states that meteorologists with the National Weather Service in White Lake are tracking El Nino conditions. If there is an El Nino this winter, conditions in…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Droves of people turned up at the National Weather Service office in White Lake for a 20th anniversary celebration and open house Wednesday.
Meteorologists with the White Lake National Weather Service Office said Wednesday's open house event was a huge hit - much more so than they had anticipated. Cars lined White Lake Road and nearby side streets as parking at the NWS office off White Lake Road quickly filled by 2 p.m. "We had no idea so many people would show up so early," Meteorologist Heather Orow said. "This is fantastic." While hundreds waited in a long line outside to tour the facility. Kids lined up at Orow's station where she showed them how different things can affect rain water runoff. The kids built dams and got to see how dams and retention basins can affect floods during heavy rainfall. The office also launched weather ballons every hour, on the hour, from their …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Starting Wednesday at 2 p.m. anyone interested in learning more about the National Weather Service can attend an open house event at the White Lake office. The event runs until 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Strong thunderstorms that could bring wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and localized flooding are possible Thursday afternoon and evening in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service has declared a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. The agency predicts a high of 85 degrees with an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday; thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon, into the evening and overnight. "These storms may become severe during the afternoon and evening," according to the forecasting agency. "The biggest threat from these storms will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and hail to one inch in diameter. "In addition, very heavy rainfall may accompany these storms, which could lead to localized flooding," the NWS said. "... The thunderstorms will be triggered by a strong cold front sweeping across …