The first major snowstorm has covered St. Clair Shores with at least four inches of snow. Here are some tips to shovel it safely.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A winter weather advisory has been issued from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
Gas up the snowblowers, Macomb County. The National Weather Service is tracking a whopper of a winter storm headed for Southeast Michigan. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday. While Macomb County isn't expected to bear the full brunt of the storm, anywhere from 1 to 3 inches could fall during the day, with another 2 to 4 in the evening. The snow is expected to start late Wednesday morning and continue though midnight, according to the NWS. Wind gusts up to 25 mph could also cause blowing and drifting snow, which may reduce visibility on the area's roadways to a half mile or less. Wednesday's temperature will peak around 31 degrees. With the return of snow, ice and and blowing snow, the…
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 St. Clair Shores 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 St. Clair Shores. 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!] St. Clair Shores, which is on the edge of the storm, will experience rain turning to snowy drizzle with a high around 47 degrees and winds …
Friday, November 23, 2012
An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in St. Clair Shores; 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 St. Clair Shores 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 Macomb 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 37 degrees, with winds …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Keep heart health in mind and go slow as you remove snow from sidewalks and driveways.
While St. Clair Shores didn't get the winter blast initially forecasted, there is a possibility of up to 5 inches falling across the city. Shoveling even a small amount of snow can be hard work. Clearing snow for 15 minutes qualifies as a moderate physical daily activity recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General. However, for many sedentary, out-of-shape Americans, shoveling heavy, wet snow for 10 minutes is equivalent to running on a treadmill to exhaustion. Taking this into consideration, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) recommends residents keep heart health in mind and go slow when clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks throughout the winter. Studies show major snow storms are often associated …
We didn't get as much of the white stuff overnight as predicted but there's more on the way today.
You may have been disappointed this morning when you looked out the window expecting 6 inches of snow – or delighted that your morning plans won't be disrupted too much by the couple of inches we got overnight. But there's more on its way. Snow is expected to move back into the area around 8 a.m. and it will periodically be heavy, according to the National Weather Service, with total accumulations from Thursday night through today up to 5 inches. "With temperatures in the lower 30s, treated roads will be in fairly good shape through much of the morning rush. Secondary roads are likely slippier and will worsen during the course of the morning," it says in a special weather statement. Officials in St. Clair Shores were ready for whatever …
Friday, February 10, 2012
An inch is expected with up to three inches falling in some areas.
The snow is expected to be back in southeast Michigan later today, though only an inch or two is expected for much of the area, according to the National Weather Service. A widespread area of snowfall will move through the area this afternoon and evening, dropping 1-2 inches of snow. Some areas could receive up to three inches of snow. The high for the day will top out around 38 degrees before dropping down to around 11 degrees tonight. The wind will pick up later in the day with sustained winds between 15-25 m.p.h. and gusts up to 30 m.p.h. Wind chills could dip as low as one degree below zero. We'll see a high near 23 degrees on Saturday, with wind chill values as low as 3 degrees below zero.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Halfway through the season, we've had little snowfall and averaged 30 degrees.
Show of hands: Who went out without gloves this week or rode with a car window open? You're not alone. January just went out like a lamb, a two-months-early calendar twist that's unusual here. So is an average Metro Detroit winter temperature of 30.7 degrees, six weeks into the season, and snowfall barely above nine inches – compared to nearly 18 inches in January 2011. "It is surprising," National Weather Service meteorologist said this week from the monitoring station at White Lake. It recorded a Tuesday reading of 56 degrees and forecasts high temperatures of 40-44 degrees through Monday. In Rochester, unseasonal weather won’t stop a Snow Daze benefit for the Animal Care Network this Saturday afternoon. "We plan to host our annual Snow …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Although most of us are enjoying the so-far mild Michigan winter, the Weather Service and the Macomb County Department of Roads warns we're not in the clear just yet.
While Michigan residents have enjoyed a reprieve from Old Man Winter so far this season, the National Weather Service is reminding Michiganders that we're not out of the clear, yet. "Certainly rain in January is not typical for Michigan, but it's not unprecedented," Joe Clark, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s White Lake office said. Clark attributes warmer weather in the Metro Detroit area due to a northern jet stream that is slowly moving south, causing rain and autumn-like temperatures. After about an inch of accumulation in Macomb County from Friday’s snow, Saturday’s forecast calls for another 20 percent chance of snow showers with a high near 22 degrees. “Beyond that, it’s hard to predict when we could see the …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting a return of winter weather. Since it has been some time since motorists have had to deal with snow and ice, the Michigan Department of Transportation is sharing safe driving tips.
The honeymoon with unseasonable weather is ending Friday, with winter poised to return according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for up to three inches of snow Friday with wind gusts up to 26 miles per hour. With the return of snow, ice and and blowing snow, the Michigan Department of Transportation shared the following winter driving tips: When heading out for work, school or errands, don't forget to check out Patch's traffic tab with live updates on commutes along local roadways.