Thursday, April 18, 2013
Flood watch in effect for the area through Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for St. Clair Shores and other communities in Macomb County as of Thursday morning. Severe thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon and evening across all of Southeastern Michigan. According to the NWS, the main hazard with these storms will be damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour, but isolated tornadoes are possible along with large hail around one inch in diameter. Several inches of rain can be expected. With the ground already saturated from recent heavy rainfall, this will renew the potential for flooding. Rivers and streams, which are already running high, will see significant rises, which will increase the potential of flooding low lying and poor drainage …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The flood watch is in effect for Macomb County from 2 p.m. April 10 through Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for St. Clair Shores and other communities in Macomb County beginning Wednesday afternoon. According to the NWS, a frontal boundary extending north into Southeast Michigan could produce rain showers and thunderstorms in the Macomb area, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday through Friday. The rain could lead to rapid rises on area rivers and streams, with the potential for flooding in some low-lying urban areas, the NWS reports. The flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday morning for Wayne, Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, and Washtenaw counties. Residents can monitor the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The first day of spring has arrived, and the cold weather is still here.
Winter officially ended at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, but that doesn't mean the cold and snow are gone. Ice can still be found in some marinas, piles of snow remain around town and according to the National Weather Service, there will be a high of 33 Thursday with gusts of 21 miles per hour and up to a half-inch of snow may accumulate. Contrast that with the weather from last year, when flowers were blooming and temperatures were near 80s.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The sun is shining brightly over St. Clair Shores today, but a wintry mix is predicted starting late Thursday night.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week, 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 St. Clair Shores. 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 impacted. Here's a look at the forecast beyond …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The alleged lack of snow plowing and amount of salt used by the city has upset some people.
The amount of snow that might be coming Tuesday isn't on everyone's minds. To some, it's more about how long it'll take to get the white stuff removed from the city's streets and sidewalks. St. Clair Shores Patch readers took to Facebook on Monday to encourage everyone — from fellow residents to government officials — to make shoveling priority No. 1. "Lets not give residents 3 days to clean it up though," Kim Pilipovich-Hamilton wrote. "12 to 24 hrs is more then enough time." Another reader said the time limits should apply to more than just residents. "Maybe that should apply to the City, too," Eva Strzelewicz wrote. "How about we not give them 3 days...no wait, make that 7 days or more...to clean up the streets and public areas. They …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night for St. Clair Shores, and Metro Detroit.
St. Clair Shores is under a winter storm watch starting Tuesday afternoon for a possible winter storm that could dump 6 inches of snow on the city. The National Weather Service issued the watch for Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night for a storm that could bring 6 inches, or more, of heavy wet snow to the area. While the watch has been issued, it could still be modified as "there is still some uncertainty as to the overall track of this storm system," the National Weather Service wrote in an advisory. As we prepare for another storm remember that Michigan's Official Groundhog, Woody, and Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, both predicted an early spring.
Monday, February 11, 2013
St. Clair Shores, and much of Metro Detroit, is under a wind advisory until 10 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for St. Clair Shores, and most counties in southeast Michigan, until 10 p.m. Monday. According to the National Weather Service, winds will increase during the day with with sustained winds of 25-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The strongest gusts are expected to arrive in the afternoon and early evening. Patch will continue to monitor the weather, and possible power outages during the day and update readers during the day. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow Patch on Twitter | Sign up for Patch's free daily e-newsletter
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving in winter weather this season.
More snow is in the forecast Thursday night for southeastern Michigan, according to the National Weather Service. For motorists, icy and snow-covered roads can make travel a bit tricky. The Michigan Department of Transportation offers the following winter driving tips: It’s also important to keep your vehicle in good condition. The Department of State and the Michigan Sheriffs' Association offer these winter driving tips: Tell us in the comments' section below how you stay safe on the roads.
With the another winter storm forecast to hit St. Clair Shores Thursday into Friday, Patch checked with local districts and the city to check on preparations for the snowy weather.
St. Clair Shores remains under a winter weather advisory starting at 7 p.m. Thursday and running through noon Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to cause "travel difficulties" including slippery roads and limited visibilites. School planning According to officials South Lake Schools, when there is inclimate weather facilities directors and superintendents in Macomb County have an early morning conference call. During the call is when decisions are made to close school based on weather. Lake Shore officials added that "the safety and education of our nearly 3,500 students are our main priorities, as well as travel conditions for all our employees," they stated in an email. Lake Shore officials added …
A winter storm watch has been issued from Thursday evening through Friday morning as a storm system is expected to move across the state.
Turn your PJs inside out and prepare a few ice cubes to flush down the toilet, a snow day-worthy winter storm is headed for the area that could drop 2-4 inches of snow on St. Clair Shores Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the county from Thursday evening through Friday morning. There is a chance of snow during the day Thursday, with heavier snowfall expected in the evening and throughout the night. St. Clair Shores will likely get 2-4 inches of snow Thursday night, leaving area roads snow covered and slippery for the morning commute Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Check the St. Clair Shores Patch Commute Page for real-time traffic and accident reports. Snow showers are …