Thursday, April 18, 2013
Spring weather is here, and Patch took a look at what's happening with the help of Instagram.
Now that spring weather finally has arrived, at least for a day, and it's time to soak up the sun in St. Clair Shores. From the city's parks, to waterfront restaurants and the marinas, there's plenty going on in town. St. Clair Shores Patch took some photos of what's happening, and we would love you to share your pictures, too. Add your Instagram photos to the gallery above by using the hashtag #scsspring, or add them directly to the site by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
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.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s, threatening sensitive spring plants.
You weren't seeing things when you saw snow blowing around Tuesday afternoon and now there's another freeze warning in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service says temperatures will fall through the early morning, reaching low temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s by sunrise. That means damage is possible to sensitive vegetation, including newly budded plants and trees. So haul those houseplants back inside and think about covering up your more sensitive flowers and plants. And cross your fingers for good luck – it can't hurt.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The time change, effective 2 a.m. Sunday, means darker morning commutes, potential sleep disruptions and, of course, that spring is coming.
Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday, bringing darker mornings and lighter evenings as warmer months approach. Before going to bed Saturday night, advance your clocks an hour for spring forward, which officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. And, expect some sun to mark the occasion. Warmer Weather Partly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the mid-30s are in the region's forecast for Sunday followed by mostly sunny skies and similar temps Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Although rain and snow may fall Tuesday night and Wednesday, warmer weather is on the way with a high near 39 degrees Tuesday and 48 degrees Wednesday, the service projects. Darker Commutes Meanwhile, the Michigan Department of Transportation cautions …
Friday, February 25, 2011
As a mom, we are constantly organizing, and since we live in a state with four seasons the task of “swapping” out clothes is never ending. So it is confession time.
So it is confession time. I think February and March have to be among the hardest months for parents. The weather is not quite warm enough to play outside. And the sloppy, wet mess from melting snow is a constant reminder that it is still, in fact, winter. If you go for a walk, the “splash” of dirty water spraying up your jeans is a bit chilly. And the family dog reminds us that the backyard is still muddy, and our local park resembles that of a water park more than anything else these days. So what am I confessing? As the weather begins to break and we see the first signs of a Michigan “thaw out,” I get re-energized by the longer days, the sun shining in my front window and the excitement of “what is coming” quickly consumes my thoughts. …