Drier air moving in, clouds clearing out with possible fog in Metro Detroit -- Here’s what to expect
Drier air is moving in, and we will clear out Thursday night. The clear skies combined with light wind will allow temps to drop into the low-40s (5 to 6 degrees Celsius) with a north-northeast wind at 2 to 5 mph. Some rural spots, especially those areas that start the night clear, could touch the upper-30s (4 degrees Celsius). A few areas of locally dense fog are also possible late at night.
Repair timeline pushed back even further for broken Metro Detroit water main
A repaired water transmission main that services several Metro Detroit communities is now expected to resume normal operations in early October, weeks after its expected resumption, after a leak closed the main in mid-August.
Testing shows no lead problem in Almont’s water after GLWA line break
Some homes in the two other municipalities -- the city of Lapeer and Imlay City -- have seen elevated lead levels in water since also activating backup well water systems. “MDHHS does not have any recommendations for the village of Almont regarding lead in drinking water as it pertains to the GLWA water main break due to no identified health risks,” Sutfin said in an email to MLive-The Flint Journal. The city blended the well water with water from GLWA after it was reconnected to the authority’s distribution system through a secondary connection. Like Imlay City, Lapeer has been reconnected to the GLWA system through a secondary connection. Read more at The Flint Journal:Lead found in 76% of Lapeer water samples following GLWA line breakLead found at 14 of 22 homes tested in Imlay City after GLWA water line breakBuick City buyer tells Flint it’s planning 3.5M square-foot industrial parkmlive.com
Michigan’s Boat and Beach forecast: Yes, another weekend for fun on the water
The surface water temperatures are slowly easing cooler due to the slightly cooler nights, and not-as-hot afternoons. You can still get into the water at southern Lake Michigan and southern Lake Huron beaches, but it’s going to feel pretty chilly. Water temperatures at the Great Lakes beaches are in the high-60s and low-70s. Current surface water temperatures on September 16, 2022Even the water temperatures at the normally warm Caseville beach on Saginaw Bay has water temperatures down to 69 degrees. Current surface water temperatures on September 16, 2022Hanging out in the sand at the beach will definitely be a good call given the weekend forecast on land.mlive.com
Boat and Beach forecast: This weekend is a go on the water, at least for Saturday
As a result, the wave heights on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are expected to be less than 2 feet Saturday. Wave forecast for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022Wave forecast for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022Sunday will have the thundershowers developing over western Lower Michigan and Lake Michigan. Sunday doesn’t look like a super day to try the boat or the beach on Lake Michigan. Water temperature forecast for Saturday, September 10, 2022Water temperature forecast for Saturday, September 10, 2022Water temperature forecast for Saturday, September 10, 2022 (images from seagull.glos.org)The beach water at Caseville will continue to be warm and in the 70s. If you use your boat this weekend and then think about taking the boat out of the water, think again.mlive.com
Kayakers rescued by U.S. Coast Guard just south of Mackinac Island
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Wednesday who were stuck in the waters of Lake Huron near Round Island, just south of Mackinac Island. According to ABC-12, the Coast Guard was deployed after receiving reports of two people in the waters. A small rescue boat was sent out to find the duo who were brought safely back to land by the Coast Guard. The two kayakers were not identified, but wee brought back to Mackinac Island. READ MORE:U.S. Coast Guard tows stranded boat away from path of S.S. Badger car ferryWatch christening of first new Great Lakes freighter in 36 yearsBody of missing Kent County woman foundmlive.com
Michigan’s Port Crescent State Park offers endless beauty on Lake Huron
PORT AUSTIN, MI - The relaxing splash of Lake Huron’s waves on the three miles of sandy beaches at Port Crescent State Park is just one of several reasons it’s worth the visit. In the daylight, park supervisor Brian Dunn said you may be able to spot deer, turkeys, swans, cranes, turtles and more along the Pinnebog River. People can fish, canoe or hike along the river to spot some of the wildlife. 58 Port Crescent State Park on Lake HuronPets are allowed everywhere in the park except the designated swimming area with buoys in the campground. Dunn said the park is open all night for people who are specifically viewing the night sky.mlive.com
Better get a swim in the Great Lakes; Water temperatures may have peaked
Looking back at the long-term surface water temperatures on the Great Lakes, the highest average water temperature occurs around the eighth day of August. The water at deeper depths is obviously much colder than the surface water. Here are the surface water temperatures on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, compared to the long-term average. Lake Michigan surface water temperature this year (in red) compared to the long-term average. The same warm wind will push the warm water out into Lake Huron and pull colder water up near the Lake Huron beaches.mlive.com
Michigan man drowns near Lake Huron beach
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MI – A 58-year-old Marysville man drowned Sunday afternoon off Lighthouse Beach, Port Huron, in Lake Huron. Donald Maul had arrived with his wife to Lighthouse Beach earlier Sunday, Aug. 7, officials said. While trying to set his anchors, he jumped into the water without a life jacket.mlive.com
5 Last minute beach vacations you can take without leaving Michigan
It’s already August and for many families that means summer is winding down as we stare down the start of school in just four to five weeks. That may have you thinking about a last-minute vacation, but where should you go? There are plenty of places to explore in Michigan that you may have never been to. We spoke to Jill Halpin, the Founder of the My Michigan Beach website, to get her advice on where to go in Michigan.
Don’t miss out on summer sunrises over Lake Huron
PORT AUSTIN, MI - Listening to waves gently reaching the shore, birds chirping and watching the night fade away may be an early morning, but the views of the sunrise over Lake Huron make it all worth it. The sun rose around 6:14 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26 and cast a golden glow along the shoreline near the Port Austin Marina.mlive.com
Michigan’s Boat and Beach Report: Only a couple of watch-outs for this weekend
Water temperatures at Lake Michigan and Lake Huron beaches are warming up. Michigan’s beaches at the far southern end of Lake Michigan now have water temperatures in the mid-70s. While the northeast wind won’t be strong, it often gets a little stronger than the average forecasts show. Michigan’s nearshore waters of Lake Michigan should have waves less than two feet. On Lake Huron the northeast wind on Saturday will back to the southeast Sunday.mlive.com
Michigan’s Boat and Beach Report: July 4 weekend has almost everything we could hope for
This looks like a pretty nice weekend to head to Michigan beaches or get out on the water with your boat. Here are the wave forecasts on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Wave forecast for Lake Michigan for 12 p.m. Saturday, July 2Sunday afternoon will have waves less than 2 feet on Lake Michigan. Current water temperatures (Image from seagull.glos.org)Current water temperatures (Image from seagull.glos.org)On Lake Huron, Caseville in Saginaw Bay definitely has the warmest water. Current water temperatures (Image from seagull.glos.org)Remember to put the sunscreen on, as ultraviolet index values will be high enough for sunburn.mlive.com
Boat and Beach Report: See waves and water temperatures for weekend
Before the breezy, cooler Sunday afternoon, some Lake Michigan and Lake Huron beaches will be a good destination. (Graph provided by seagull.glos.org)The image below gives you a bigger picture of the water temperatures. Michigan’s southern Lake Michigan beaches now have 70 degree to 75 degree water temperatures, with the far south approaching 80 degrees in the water. Surface water temperatures on June 24, 2022 (image provided by seagull.glos.org)Caseville beach on Saginaw Bay has really warmed up, with water temperatures around 80 degrees. Lake Huron water temperatures on June 24, 2022 (image provided by seagull.glos.org)With Saturday’s wind out of the southwest, the warmer water will stay pinned up against the Michigan shoreline on Lake Michigan.mlive.com
Grosse Pointe News
Photo by Renee LanduytFishflies gather on a local tree. Their three-pronged tails allow them to attach to nearly any surface, including glass, vinyl siding, screens, vehicles and boats. THE GROSSE POINTES — While June 21 marked the official start of summer, some consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of the season. For many around thesegrossepointenews.com
Great Lakes water temperatures: Still surprisingly cold
You will be surprised there are only a few swimmable areas right now, based on surface water temperatures. Here are the current surface water temperatures on each Great Lake. Lake Erie surface water temperatures on June 21, 2022 (source: NOAA-GLERL)Lake Ontario beaches still have cold water. Lake Ontario surface water temperatures on June 21, 2022 (source: NOAA-GLERL)And then there is the deep, farthest north Great Lake. Lake Superior surface water temperatures on June 21, 2022 (source: NOAA-GLERL)The water temperatures are slightly colder than the long-term average on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.mlive.com
Oil ‘non-recoverable’ in St. Marys River spill, says Coast Guard
MARIE, MI — Oil spilled from an Ontario steel mill into the waterway connecting Lake Superior and Lake Huron is “not recoverable,” said the U.S. Coast Guard. The estimated 5,300 gallons of gear oil spilled at the Algoma Steel mill in Sault Ste. Carlsgaard said response efforts are focused on the north end of Sugar Island, located on the eastern end of Sault Ste. Those workers are still actively responding to the oil spill, he said. Related articles:U.S. Coast Guard responding to 5,300-gallon oil spill in St. Marys RiverOil spill shuts down Soo Locks for 3 hoursCoast Guard to launch freshwater oil spill research in Michiganmlive.com
Shepler’s Ferry adds new adventure to 2022 Lighthouse Cruises lineup
Our lighthouse cruise schedule starts the first week of June and will run until the middle of September. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry making a run to the island. Night Sky Cruises: “Experience an unforgettable narrated tour of the Great Lakes night sky aboard a Shepler’s Night Sky cruise! Our 2022 night sky cruise schedule includes 10 unique experiences scheduled around various events in the night sky, most timed to depart around sunset/moon rise. Learn lighthouse history and maritime lore via our expert guide with the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.mlive.com
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern Michigan; Isolated very large hail possible
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northern Lower Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior until 7:00 p.m. Here are the counties officially in the severe thunderstorm watch. Michigan counties included in the severe thunderstorm watch. The severe thunderstorm watch extends south to Manistee, Cadillac, Houghton Lake and West Branch. REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.mlive.com
Lake Michigan, Lake Huron lost 20 trillion gallons of water over last 2 years
Each Great Lake peaked in a different year, and each of the Great Lakes’ water levels have fallen from there. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron act as one lake because of the large area of free-flowing water at the Straits of Mackinac. So in just two years, Lakes Michigan and Huron hold 20 trillion less gallons of water. This lowering of the water level represents 2.89 trillion gallons of water. In all, this adds up to the entire Great Lakes system having lost 33.7 trillion gallons over the past few years.mlive.com
Lake levels see continued decrease
THE GROSSE POINTES — Just two years ago, Pointe marinas, cul-de-sacs and lakefront properties were scrambling to combat flooding brought on by record-breaking lake levels. Four of the Pointes were forced to construct marina risers in 2019, to keep the docks above water, while the City, Park and Woods sent letters to marina regulars in 2020, preemptively informing them on […]grossepointenews.com
Great Lakes ice cover has peaked, here’s how it measured up
The ice cover on the Great Lakes has reached its peak coverage for the winter. Ice cover on Lake Huron for this winter of 2021-2022Lake Erie normally has the most ice cover of any Great Lake. Ice cover on Lake Erie for this winter of 2021-2022On the flip-side, Lake Ontario usually has the least ice cover of the Great Lakes. This year was no exception with a peak ice cover of 29.4 percent on February 6. In my checklist of having an “early spring”, early declining ice cover puts a check on the early spring side.mlive.com
Best satellite loops ever show Great Lakes whirlwinds creating mini-blizzards
Sunday was a very interesting day weather-wise over the Great Lakes and small areas of Michigan. The weather pattern gave us a perfect view of how the Great Lakes can make “mini-blizzards.”Four spinning vortices formed over three of the Great Lakes. The relatively warmer water lying under very cold air caused four columns of warm, rising air to develop over Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Then a light northerly wind aloft put a glancing force on the rising air, and started a spinning motion. Snow reports from Sunday, February 13, 2022We don’t often get to see the vortices over the Great Lakes this clearly.mlive.com
Bone dry January drops some Great Lakes’ water levels more than usual
As a result, all of the Great Lakes had declining water levels in January. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have the same lake level since the water flows freely through the Straits of Mackinac. The graph below gives us a great visual of the falling lake levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The dry conditions in January, along with cold, dry air created the water level decline. Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie basins all received less than one inch of liquid in January.mlive.com
Satellite images show growing Great Lakes’ ice very dangerous, shoreline walkers beware
Looking at it from above, we can see why Great Lakes’ ice is very dangerous. In the past week, there have been at least two major rescues due to shifting Great Lakes’ ice. We have been three degrees colder than average in January and early February across the Great Lakes region. Most of the Great Lakes show some broken up shoreline ice in early February 2022. Stay off all Great Lakes’ ice.mlive.com
Soo Locks rebuild project gets full funding through infrastructure law
MARIE, MI — A long-delayed effort to reconfigure and expand the Soo Locks complex to accommodate the largest Great Lakes ships is receiving enough funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to complete the project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive $479 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will be used over several years to build a new shipping lock that will enable the “1,000-footer” sized ships to move between Lake Superior and Lake Huron via the St. Marys River.mlive.com
Blustery day forecasted around the Saginaw Bay
BAY CITY, MI - While the western portion of the state is slated to get dumped on with a burst of heavy snow, the area around the Saginaw Bay won’t be missing out entirely on the winter weather. Heavy winds paired with some light lake effect snow are forecasted around the bay. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory on Wednesday, Jan. 5 across most of the Saginaw Bay area for Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron counties. The NWS also issued a gale warning for both the inner and outer portions of the Saginaw Bay until 4 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6. The greatest winds are expected around 4 p.m. with the largest weaves forecasted to happen around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.mlive.com
Islanders throw wrench into company’s Line 5 camera surveillance plans
The entirety of Mackinac Island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Bois Blanc Island in the foreground. Then Round Island, then Mackinac Island on October 26, 2021. Photo provided by Cyndie MillerResidents of Bois Blanc Island – colloquially called “Boblo” – pride themselves on placing a priority on nature. The same kind of monitoring could be accomplished through satellite surveillance technology that already exists.”On Mackinac Island, officials also didn’t think the Enbridge gear would fit in.mlive.com
New project aims to track sturgeon and walleye in Saginaw Bay with acoustic receiver system
A sophisticated system of receivers across the Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron will use acoustic telemetry help researchers track sturgeon in 2022. The system will also allow for walleye to be tracked. The plan calls for the deployment of 45 different receivers, as pictured, in the Bay and its contributing river system. Photo provided by the the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network and The Conservation Fund.mlive.com
1889-built Mackinac Island estate, perched atop West Bluff, on market for $2.69M
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI - There are not many homes in Michigan that boast having views of the Mackinac Bridge. This historic island home is within visual distance of Lake Huron and walking distance of all the fresh fudge your taste buds can savor. Built in 1889, this Victorian home is located at 7899 Algonquin St. on Mackinac Island’s West Bluff. The eight-bedroom, 5,227 square-foot estate is on the market for $2.69 million.mlive.com
Coldest air of the season, lake-effect snow set to blast Northeast
In the wake of a potent cold front that will track through the Northeast early Thanksgiving week, the coldest air of the season will bring temperatures plummeting to levels more typical of mid-December to the Great Lakes region and Northeast. The wintry chill will also fuel the lake-effect snow machine, sending snow squalls barreling across the region. As a storm brings rain to the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast through Sunday night, the cold front associated with the storm will sweep througnews.yahoo.com
Record warm water temperatures now on most Great Lakes
Warm weather in September and October has kept the Great Lakes’ water temperatures much warmer than normal for mid-November. Lake Superior surface water temperatures on November 9, 2021Lake Michigan still has water temperatures in the mid-50s. Lake Michigan surface water temperatures on November 9, 2021Lake Huron has water temperatures in the low 50s. Lake Huron surface water temperatures on November 8, 2021Lake Erie was still almost near 60 degrees last week. Lake Ontario surface water temperatures on November 8, 2021Here’s a good way to see if the water temperatures I’m showing are out of the ordinary.mlive.com
The Great Lakes are warmer than they’ve ever been in early November: Why that’s a problem in several ways
Some parts of the Northern Great Lakes region were greeted by their first significant snowfall of the season earlier this week, but not even the arrival of the fluffy white stuff could mask these historic times for the Great Lakes themselves.
Catch fall colors along Lake Huron as winter approaches
(Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comA view of the fall colors at the Port Austin Township Cemetery in Port Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comA view of some fall colors on Hellems Road near Lake Huron in Port Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comA view of some fall colors at Eagle Bay Public Access area on Lake Huron on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comA view of the fall colors at the Port Austin Township Cemetery in Port Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comRead more on MLive:See photos of brilliantly colorful leaves, changing late across West MichiganLake-effect snow: Just cold air over warm water, right?mlive.com
Fall storm causing a blustery start to the week around the Saginaw Bay
BAY CITY, MI - A storm system is causing it to be cold and windy in the Saginaw Bay. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued multiple weather warnings on Monday, Oct. 25 as a “nor’easter” style storm hits the counties along the Saginaw Bay. The NWS issued a gale warning for both the inner and outer portion of the Saginaw Bay until 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The warning advisory was also issued for areas on Lake Huron away from the Saginaw Bay, including Sanilac and St. Clair counties. The northeast winds prompted the NWS to issue a lakeshore flood advisory for Bay, Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac and St. Clair counties as well.mlive.com
Coast Guard medevacs man off 680-foot freighter in Lake Huron
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – A U.S. Coast Guard flight crew from Air Station Traverse City medevac’d an ailing man from a freighter on Lake Huron today, Oct. 14, officials said. The man was a crew member on the 680-foot, Canadian-flagged laker Michipicoten, which was in northern Lake Huron, according to a news release. The flight crew basket-hoisted the man into a Coast Guard helicopter and took him to a hospital in Sault Ste. A U.S. Coast Guard flight crew from Air Station Traverse City medevac'd an ailing man from a freighter on Lake Huron on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Coast GuardA U.S. Coast Guard flight crew from Air Station Traverse City medevac'd an ailing man from a freighter on Lake Huron on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.mlive.com
See inside ‘breathtaking’ home for sale on Lake Huron
CASEVILLE, MI - A luxurious home located on Lake Huron is listed for sale at $3,500,000. The house, located at 4150 Port Austin Road in Lake Township near Caseville, was built in 2007. It features 8,086 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, an indoor pool, solid stone exterior, on a 1.7 acre lot with over 400 feet of lake frontage. Related: *Heather’s published story*According to a listing on sothebysrealty.com, it calls the home “breathtaking”, an “oasis” and more. Check out the real estate listing here.mlive.com
Luxury Lake Huron home listed at $3.5 million in Michigan’s Thumb
CASEVILLE, MI — A “breathtaking” 8,000-square-foot luxury home with 400 feet of frontage on Lake Huron in Michigan’s Thumb could be yours for $3.5 million. The house, located at 4150 Port Austin Road in Lake Township near Caseville, is MLive’s House of the Week. (Photo provided by West & Main Photography)Photo provided by West & Main PhotographyA view inside of a home for sale located at 4150 Port Austin Road in Caseville. (Photo provided by West & Main Photography)Photo provided by West & Main PhotographyA view inside of a home for sale located at 4150 Port Austin Road in Caseville. (Photo provided by West & Main Photography)Photo provided by West & Main PhotographySee all 80 photos of the home here.mlive.com
88K without power in Michigan after storms bring rain, wind and cold
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Over 88,000 customers are without power, particularly along the east side of Michigan, after rain and high winds. Bloomfield Hills in Oakland County reported 5.55 inches of rain over the last two days. Romulus in Wayne County reported 4.26 inches of rain. Rain is expected to continue on the east side through Saturday morning before pleasant weather returns in the afternoon. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids said early Thursday: “Expect a cool, blustery fall morning with rain showers as you head out for the day.mlive.com
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron lost almost 14 trillion gallons in past year; Why?
The water level decline of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron has been the most amazing. Now in the past year, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are declining rapidly. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels (in red) looking back to September 2019. One inch of water on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron represents 800 billion gallons of water. The drainage basin of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron is most of Lower Michigan, and parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ontario.mlive.com
Michigan’s Boat and Beach Report: Hope you didn’t winterize boat already
Skin temperature forecast for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021If you go to Lower Michigan beaches Saturday, you are going to feel like it’s 75 degrees. If you go to Lower Michigan beaches Sunday, you will feel like it is 78 degrees to maybe mid-80s at far southwest Lower beaches, like South Haven and St. Joseph. Skin temperature forecast at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021Water temperatures are still amazingly warm for southwest Michigan’s shoreline. Wave forecast for 2 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021Yes it is another great weekend to stroll in the sand along a Great Lakes’ beach. I also hope you didn’t pull the boat out yet, and you get to use it this weekend.mlive.com
Great Lakes are amazingly warm right now
The Great Lakes are amazingly warm for this time of year. Great Lakes temperature data goes back to 1995, and most lakes are the warmest they’ve been for the last day of August. The second warmest reading for August 31 was 73.706 degrees F in 1998. Superior right now averages 64.256 degrees F, and in third place behind 1998 and 2016.. The Great Lakes have never been this warm this late in the summer, at least back to the beginning of good data in 1995.mlive.com
Drones capturing fishery data take sail in Lake Michigan
HOLLAND, MI -- Beachgoers and boaters might notice orange drones sailing the waters of lakes Michigan and Huron over the next month. The drones will capture fishery data on the lakes through about mid-September to help inform sustainable management of the Great Lakes’ annual $7 billion fishing industry, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Their 45-day journey will take them north along the western coast of Michigan in Lake Michigan, under the Mackinac Bridge and then south along the state’s eastern coast in Lake Huron. USGS officials will use the data to help understand the effects of large ship engine noise on fish sampling and catchability. Read more:Clumps of storms expected this week across Michigan; Here are some quick detailsAvoid toxic algae bloom on Southwest Michigan lake, health officials warnFacebook rolls out ‘I prayed’ post optionmlive.com
8-year-old Saginaw girl drowns in Lake Huron, 7-year-old sister rescued
TAWAS, MI -- An 8-year-old Saginaw girl drown in Lake Huron while swimming at Tawas Point State Park in Iosco County over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Two girls swimming in a group started yelling for help around 5 p.m. Saturday, witnesses told police. Her body was taken by ambulance to Tawas St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Tawas City and she was pronounced deceased at 6:55 p.m. Saturday. The park’s day-use area features a swimming beach, picnic area and nature trail along the Lake Huron coastline. The DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division, Michigan State Police, East Tawas Police Department, Tawas City Police Department, East Tawas Fire Department, Iosco County Water Rescue, and Iosco County EMS responded to the scene.mlive.com
At least one tornado confirmed as Southeast Michigan recovers from storms
DETROIT, MI — Severe weather hit Metro Detroit hard Saturday evening, including at least one confirmed tornado. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in White Lake Saturday, according to a preliminary damage survey. The confirmed tornado near White Lake touched down west of Teggerdine and Pontiac Lake roads just before 8 p.m. Saturday, traveling for about three minutes over just under two miles, and causing one minor injury. Armada Township, in Macomb County, also reported damage from Saturday’s intense storms, according to Michigan State Police. The Southfield Road and Michigan Avenue intersection, as well as the Davison Freeway and Woodward Avenue intersection, were also flooded, according to state police.mlive.com
Tornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s Thumb
HURON COUNTY, MI -- A waterspout and a tornado were both spotted near the Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s Thumb region Saturday. At 4:26 p.m. on July 24, a confirmed waterspout was located just offshore near Port Austin, moving east at 45 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Related: Afternoon severe weather update: Tornado threat increased, timing of storms more confidentA confirmed tornado was later located near Port Austin at about 4:45 p.m., moving east at 40 mph. Other locations that could be impacted by the tornado include Port Hope, Huron City and Grindstone City, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. for Southeastern Michigan.mlive.com
4 million Michiganders under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. this evening for much of Lower Michigan. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central and Southern Lower Michigan and part of Lake Huron. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect this Saturday afternoon and evening from 3:15 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles east of Oscoda to 35 miles west of Grand Rapids. Notice that Ann Arbor, Detroit and far southeast Lower are not officially in the Severe Thunderstorm Watch.mlive.com
Michigan’s Boat and Beach Report: Sorting out sun, wind and rain for this weekend
So, in other words, with sunscreen on, Saturday is a great day to hit a Great Lakes’ beach. Otherwise you are going to find beach water temperatures in the 60s and even in the 50s in some spots. Great Lakes water temperatures on Friday, July 9, 2021The wind speeds should be less that 10 mph for most of the weekend. Waves should still be small Sunday over Michigan’s Great Lakes waters. By Sunday afternoon it won’t be a good beach day or boating day for southern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.mlive.com
Man, 21, rescued after thrown from jet ski near Les Cheneaux Islands
LES CHENEAUX ISLANDS, MI – A 21-year-old man survived being thrown off a jet ski into cold, rough Lake Huron waters due to an ill-fitted lifejacket and conservation officers being in the right place at the right time. Prior to the incident, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers Todd Sumbera and Cole VanOosten noticed the pair safely operating the PWC. She was yelling, “Help him,” and pointing at the man who was about 30 yards away from the PWC. Water was coming over the bow of the DNR boat as the officers navigated toward the struggling man and pulled him aboard. The man, who was very cold and had inhaled a “decent” amount of water, rode back on the DNR vessel.mlive.com
The Michigan Connection: How a near-fatal shooting on Mackinac Island changed medical knowledge forever
Have you ever noticed that there’s always a Michigan connection in nearly every major story? Or that when you go on vacation, you always seem to meet other people from Michigan? Whether it’s some sort of statistical bias of some kind or not, it feels right, right?
New eastern U.P. nature preserve spans 582 acres, 3 lakes
DETOUR, MICH. -- A spectacular property in the eastern Upper Peninsula is now a public nature preserve. The new Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve spans 582 acres in DeTour, near Lake Huron and the St. Mary’s River. It is owned and managed by the Harbor Springs-based non-profit Little Traverse Conservancy, which oversees more than 200 nature preserves in the region. A longtime volunteer with the Michigan Nature Association, Kummer says the land’s distinct location will make it even more important in the coming years. For more information about the Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve, visit Little Traverse Conservancy online at landtrust.org.mlive.com
Metro Detroit weather: Wet, windy start to Friday
Rain showers Friday morning should taper off from southwest to northeast, and be out of the area by lunchtime. Skies become partly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the mid 30s. AdMore rain this weekendOur weekend gets off to a bright start with partly cloudy skies Saturday. Rain showers are likely Saturday night, with a rumble of thunder not out of the question. Any scattered, lingering light rain showers should end by Sunday morning, with Sunday skies becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon.
Metro Detroit weather: Windy Thursday with light rain
As expected, wind will increase Thursday, which will have a number of ramifications in our weather. Lakeshore flood warning, advisoryThe strong northeast wind will push water toward our coastlines, so a lakeshore flood warning has been issued for the Monroe County shoreline through 4 a.m. Friday. Thursday rainThe northeast wind is also coming from a source of drier Canadian air, and that air feeding into our area should keep the rain very light, with some areas just picking up drizzle. Northeast wind will continue at 15 to 25 mph, and will still have some gustiness. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Winter Weather Advisory begins Saturday night as snow arrives
DETROIT – A winter weather advisory is in effect for Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from 12 midnight, tonight, to 10 p.m. Sunday. Snow’s arrivalSaturday night will be snowy across Detroit and the rest of southeast Michigan shortly after midnight and through Sunday morning. The wind off Lake Huron, which is mostly liquid, will deliver lake effect snow showers and snow squalls on Monday. Neighborhoods south of I-94 will receive a two-day total of four to six inches of snow; isolates spots, over six inches. From I-94 (to the south) and M-59 (to the north), Detroit, Westland, Ann Arbor to Howell, Pontiac, Shelby Township and Mt.
Metro Detroit weather: Cold, dry Saturday evening with snow arriving tonight
DETROIT – A winter weather advisory is in effect for Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from 12 midnight, tonight, to 10 p.m. Sunday. Saturday night will be snowy across Detroit and the rest of southeast Michigan shortly after midnight and through Sunday morning. Snow totalsSunday night becomes less snowy, but it remains cold -- so roads remain treacherous. The wind off Lake Huron, which is mostly liquid, will deliver lake effect snow showers and snow squalls on Monday. From I-94 (to the south) and M-59 (to the north), Detroit, Westland, Ann Arbor to Howell, Pontiac, Shelby Township and Mt.
Metro Detroit weather: Snowfall to start Saturday night
DETROIT – A winter weather advisory has been issued for SE Michigan’s Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from midnight Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Snow is on the way for the Detroit area, with snowfall beginning in some areas Saturday night and in many areas on Sunday. Saturday night will be snowy across Detroit and the rest of southeast Michigan shortly after midnight and through Sunday morning. The wind off Lake Huron, which is mostly liquid, will deliver lake effect snow showers and snow squalls on Monday. From I-94 (to the south) and M-59 (to the north), Detroit, Westland, Ann Arbor to Howell, Pontiac, Shelby Township and Mt.
EGLE approves permit for new Line 5 tunnel under Straits of Mackinac
MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich. – There was praise and disappointment on Friday after the Michigan Department Environment, Great Lakes and Energy approved the first permits to for the controversial tunnel project around the Enbridge Line 5 gas line. The dual oil pipeline is among the largest in the region and runs directly through the Mackinac Straits carrying 23 million gallons of crude oil each day. In 2010, a separate Enbridge pipeline spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. AdEnvironmental scientists estimate an oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac would cost almost $2 billion in cleaning costs and lost tourism revenue. This week the Canadian Consul General in Detroit telling the Canadian National Post shutting down Line 5 could harm Canadian-U.S. relations.
Metro Detroit weather: Will we get any Friday sun?
Highs will be similar to Thursday’s highs, in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius), with a north wind at 5 to 10 mph. Becoming partly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the low 20s (-5 degrees Celsius). Weekend forecastPartly cloudy on Saturday, with highs in the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius). Mostly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius). Highs in the mid 30s (1 to 2 degrees Celsius) and lows in the low to mid 20s (-5 to -4 degrees Celsius).