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…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
With as much as 4 inches of snow on the ground, the district calls a snow day.
Farmington Public Schools students who just enjoyed a winter break have another day off Wednesday, thanks to as much as 4 inches of snow dumped on the area since Tuesday afternoon. As of 5 a.m., these schools had also called off classes, according to news reports: Because Farmington Public Schools closed today, all activities and athletic events are also cancelled, according to the district's snow day policy. The Farmington/Farmington Hills Breakfast Optimist Club cancelled their Wednesday morning meeting, according to a Facebook post. A weather emergency declared at 9 p.m. Tuesday in the City of Farmington remains in effect. All vehicles must be off the streets, or they may be towed. The National Weather Service predicts another inch …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Scores of school districts in southeast Michigan closed on Friday, after a heavy overnight snowfall – and more snow is on the way.
Farmington Public Schools students have their second snow day of 2013, as a wintry weather mix dumped about four inches of snow over the metro area overnight. Our Lady of Sorrows School is also closed. Schoolhouse Montessori Academy announced on Facebook that all of its schools will be closed Friday. All Oakland Community College campuses, include Orchard Ridge in Farmington Hills, are closed today, according to the school's Facebook page. Wayne State University's Oakland Center campus in Farmington Hills is closed today. Because Farmington Public Schools closed today, all activities and athletic events are also cancelled, according to the district's policy. In addition, the North Farmington High Winter Carnival, slated Saturday, has …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission offers suggestions to help prepare for winter storms.
Wednesday, January 2
Now is the time of year for cold temperatures and winter storms. It’s also the time of year when gusting winds and ice and snow can bring power outages. Here are a few tips on how to prepare: Make sure you have a battery-powered or hand crank radio to listen for emergency updates and news reports. The Farmington Hills emergency radio station operates at 1650 AM. If using a portable generator during a power outage, it should always be operated outside, away from doors and windows to avoid dangerous carbon monoxide. Also be sure the generator is operated downwind from any homes. Every home should have a working carbon monoxide detector in each bedroom. Keep flashlights or electric lanterns on hand to provide light; candles may add some …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It's time to break out the snowblowers and winter boots as snow is quickly accumulating. Show us photos of your snowfall!
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It's time to put on your winter boots and start up the snowblower, as we're in the midst of the season's biggest snowfall (so far)! With the kids off for winter break and plenty of new winter toys at their disposal, we want to see how you're enjoying (or coping with) the snow. Whether it's sledding photos, a snowman your children made or you or your family clearing the driveway, we want you to share your snow day on Patch. Click on the green button above to post photos.