Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Friday, with a chance of snow showers Friday night.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch and a flood watch for southeast Michigan, including Farmington and Farmington Hills. The tornado watch continues through 6 p.m. today, and the flood watch through Friday morning. Flooding closed Halsted Road south of 14 Mile in Farmington Hills this morning. According to the NWS forecast, thunderstorms expected after 2 p.m. today could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Winds may gust as high as 33 miles per hour. Snow showers are possible Friday night. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are right for tornadoes to form in our area. Stay tuned to Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch for updates.
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 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The sun is shining brightly over Farmington and Farmington Hills today, but a wintry mix is predicted starting late Thursday night.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week in Farmington and Farmington Hills, 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 all of Oakland County. 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 rushhour to be impacted…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday for metro Detroit, including Farmington and Farmington Hills.
A steady sleet started pelting the ground in Farmington and Farmington Hills Tuesday afternoon as forecasters continued to call for a nonstop drizzle of snow and other forms of precipitation through Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, 2 to 4 inches of snow, rain and sleet are predicted before Wednesday morning. Wind gusts of up to 26 mph, as well as falling temperatures over the next 48 hours, were also in the forecast. Another 1-2 inches could fall on Wednesday. "A plume of deep moisture will stream across southern Michigan late this afternoon through tonight and then linger into Wednesday," the forecast stated. Farmington and Farmington Hills are under a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday. The Road Commission…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
High winds and snow flurries are expected to continue throughout the day.
A strong cold front in southeastern Michigan has brought high winds and lower temperatures to the region Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including Farmington and Farmington Hills—until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, with "frequent" gusts as high as 45 miles per hour. Additionally, the NWS reports, temperatures will fall to around 24 degrees by 3 p.m., and snow showers are expected. Snow accumulation should be less than one inch. The rest of the week won't provide much relief for those who are seeking spring-like weather. Temperatures are predicted to remain in the 20s and 30s, peaking at a high of 39 degrees on Saturday. The NWS cautions that…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Forecasters predict 1 to 3 inches of snow Saturday in southeast Michigan.
Make plans for a wintry Saturday in Farmington and Farmington Hills. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Oakland County and all of southeast Michigan for all of Saturday. A cold front pushing through the area will bring scattered snow storms and a total accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the special weather statement. Today's high is expected to be 27 degrees; a low of 11 degrees Saturday night is expected, with a wind chill as low as minus-2 in the forecast. On Sunday, sunny skies are predicted, though the cold temperatures will remain. On Monday, look for rain.
Monday, February 11, 2013
No major power outages have been reported in Farmington or Farmington Hills as of Monday morning.
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 Farmington and Farmington Hills—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 Farmington …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ready for more snow?
Forecasts call for between 2-5 inches of snow in Farmington and Farmington Hills starting Thursday evening, resulting in a Winter Storm Watch being in effect through Friday morning. According to a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening after 8 p.m., according to the NWS. Snow may mix with sleet at times, but overall is expected to result in 1-3 inches of snow accumulation overnight. The snow will continue Friday morning, with several more inches of accumulation possible. Friday morning commuters can expect a snowy and slippery drive. Check the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's the latest on what to expect from Farmington-area weather.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues tonight, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow. In the Farmington area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was nearly 50 degrees at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Farmington Hills. Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 70 percent chance of snow in Farmington and Farmington Hills beginning at about 1 p.m. The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads. "Temperatures will fall rapidly late today and tonight. ..." according…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued warnings due to warming temperatures and as much as an inch of rain expected Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning for a portion of southeast Michigan, including Farmington and Farmington Hills. The bulletin issued Monday afternoon indicated that warm temperatures on Tuesday will lead to a melting of 3 to 6 inches of packed snow. A frost depth of nearly 15 inches will prevent the water from being absorbed into the soil. In addition, more than an inch of rain is expected to fall Tuesday across the area. In Farmington Hills, the most likely area to be affected by flooding is on Halsted, between 13 and 14 Mile Roads. When that area floods, the city will block it off, city manager Steve Brock said during Monday's city council meeting. To those who might …