Former Grand Rapids Griffins player earns second-straight Stanley Cup
Former Grand Rapids Griffins center Stacy Roest will have his named engraved on the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season. Roest is now the assistant manager and director of player development for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who finished off the Montreal Canadians Wednesday night. The Lightning beat the Canadians 1-0, enabling Tampa Bay to clinch the series 4-1. It marks the eighth time in the past 14 years and 10th in the last 17 that a former Griffins player has participated on a Stanley Cup champion. In all, 17 Griffins have won the Stanley Cup.mlive.com
Red Wings play Lightning tough, but futility streak in Tampa extended
Adam Erne continued in his role an unlikely go-to guy for offense Saturday, but the Detroit Red Wings could not end their decade-long drought in Tampa Bay. The Red Wings (12-22-5) settled down after a bad start but didn’t have enough offense to complete the comeback. Erne scored his career-high eighth goal at 4:00 of the third period to cut the Lightning lead to 2-1. The Red Wings pushed in the third period but fell short. After playing 10 NHL games this season, Svechnikov needed to be waived again before being assigned to the taxi squad or AHL Grand Rapids.mlive.com
Red Wings play better but suffer same fate against Lightning
The Detroit Red Wings turned in a much better effort Friday in Tampa Bay than they did two nights earlier. Vasilevskiy improved to 10-0-0 lifetime against the Red Wings (2-8-2), who are winless in eight (0-6-2). The Lightning are 17-1 in their past 18 vs. the Red Wings overall, including the playoffs. The Red Wings entered the game averaging only 1.91 goals per game, the second-lowest output in the NHL. The Red Wings play two games in Florida, Sunday (3 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit) and Tuesday (7 p.m.).mlive.com
Super Bowl Expected To Bring Much-Needed Economic Boost To Tampa
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Even with tight COVID-19 restrictions and a scaled-down fan experience, football fans will be flocking to Tampa for a chance to be part of Super Bowl 55. All those things went away immediately,” said Santiago Corrada, CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. Corrada, the President of Visit Tampa Bay, says county hotel occupancy is down by about 20 percent, and the city has been on the receiving end of poor timing. You know, you’re thinking retail, you’re thinking attractions, you’re thinking food and beverage. We went through World War I, World War II, we’ve been through the Great Depression.detroit.cbslocal.com
Virus concerns hit Dallas, Columbus as NHL season looms
The NHL said Friday that six Dallas Stars players and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in a development that will push back the opener for the defending Western Conference champions by nearly a week. The Columbus Blue Jackets also held a number of players off the ice “out of abundance of caution” in another reminder that the pandemic will likely play havoc with the season opening next Wednesday. Dallas had been set to open the season Jan. 14 at Florida. The Dallas players and staff are self-isloating and the team’s training facilities were closed for the next several days amid contact tracing. The NHL has shortened the regular season to 56 games for each of its 31 teams, who will play only division foes and sometimes multiple times in a matter of a few days.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Nov. 1, 2020
DETROIT – High winds blowing through southeast Michigan Sunday are causing power outages throughout the region. Wind advisories are in effect for 11 SE Michigan counties on Sunday afternoon. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 80 DTE crews are working to restore power to DTE Energy customers. Report an outage to DTE here.
Stamkos scores, leaves, Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3
EDMONTON, AB – As soon as Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated on the ice and the bench with 211 days of pent up excitement. The Lightning were just fine with Stamkos offering moral support sitting in the middle of the bench. The game was everything that has made Tampa Bay one of the best teams in hockey for more than half of the last decade. While Tampa Bay got a significant talent back, Dallas was without a key veteran role player. ... To make room for Stamkos, Tampa Bay scratched Carter Verhaeghe.
Multiple fires caused by lightning across Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. Several Oakland County residents were left without a home due to fires started by lightning strikes Saturday night and Sunday morning. Firefighters in Commerce Township and Walled Lake battled a two-alarm fire at condominiums on Addington Drive near Pontiac Trail, around 9 p.m. The American Red Cross helped several tenants of a Rochester Hills apartment on Galloway Court, near Butler Road Sunday. Fire crews reported they were called at about 5:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. Just hours later, firefighters battled a heavy fire at a home in Bloomfield Township, near Wing Lake Road.
Thunderstorms raise risks of new wildfires across California
More than 4,500 buildings remained threatened by the wildfire, which was burning toward thick, dry brush in the Angeles National Forest. The Lake Fire was just 12% contained as of Sunday morning and has burned nearly 28 square miles (72 square kilometers) of brush and trees. Air quality may reach unhealthy to very unhealthy levels in several regions of Southern California on Sunday and Monday afternoons, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said. Wind gusts reached 75 mph (121 kph), according to the National Weather Service. The fire has burned at least 31 square miles (80 square kilometers) and triggered evacuation orders for sparsely populated portions of Plumas, Lassen and Sierra County, said Tahoe National Forest spokesman Joe Flannery.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Aug. 2, 2020
DETROIT Heavy rain and thunderstorms Sunday caused power outages throughout southeast Michigan. As of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the storms had impacted a total of 2,136 customers, according to the company. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 40 DTE crews are working quickly to restore power to customers. Read: Flash Flood Watch in effect for some Michigan counties until Sunday afternoonReport an outage to DTE here.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- July 19, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Sunday as there is potential for strong to severe storms in the region. DTE Energy says scattered thunderstorms and high winds are causing power outages throughout southeast Michigan. You can check the DTE outage map here. As of 1:39 p.m. on Sunday, approximately 40,400 DTE Energy customers were without power due to severe weather. Oakland and St. Clair counties are currently experiencing the most power outages.
Woman rushes to help when Northville condos struck by lightning, catch fire
NORTHVILLE, Mich. I can tell you, I heard a big bang around 12 something, like lightning or something that hit someplace, said Katherine Lawrence. Thats when she went to her window, I can see my neighbor next door, flames coming from the back of the house, said Lawrence. She knocked on her neighbors door to try and wake them up, Pound, pound and you could just see the flames coming in there, theyre an older couple. They finally came out, and I just went from house to house, and bang on their doors, to wake them up. From the flames, you could see sparks going up and I heard a boom, like something inside the house might have exploded, said Foley.
Megaflashes -- 2 new lightning world records approved
A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) committee of experts has established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Brazil and Argentina. The greatest duration for a single lightning flash is 16.73 seconds from a flash that developed continuously over northern Argentina on March 4, 2019. (WMO)These are extraordinary records from single lightning flash events. These new instruments include the Geostationary Lightning Mappers (GLMs) on the R-series Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-16 and 17) that recorded the new lightning records, and their orbiting counterparts from Europe (the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Lightning Imager) and China (FY-4 Lightning Mapping Imager). Other previously accepted WMO lightning extremes are:
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- June 26-27, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Friday and Saturday as there is potential for severe storms in the region. DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are preparing for potential strong winds that could down trees and topple power lines. You can check the DTE outage map here. We will be tracking the outages right here. Report an outage to Consumers Energy here.
SE Michigan weather: Tracking radar, alerts, power outages June 10, 2020
DETROIT – We are expecting severe weather Wednesday afternoon between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in southeastern Michigan. Potential hazards include damaging wind gusts (up to 70 mph), tornadoes and large hail. The probability for damaging wind gusts, possibly approaching 70 mph, is a 45% chance within 25 miles of any location in southeastern Michigan. All of southeastern Michigan is now under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday. We’ll be tracking:Watch live radar and coverage here:Check back for updates throughout the day.
Severe weather expected in SE Michigan: Heres what to prepare for
DETROIT Southeastern Michigan is under a moderate risk for severe weather Wednesday afternoon. Tornado probabilityMost of the state of Michigan has a 5% chance for a tornado within 25 miles of a location. (WDIV)Damaging wind probabilityThe probability for damaging wind gusts, possibly approaching 70 mph, is a 45% chance within 25 miles of any location in southeastern Michigan. Severe weather expected in SE Michigan -- here's what you should know for June 10, 2020Large hail probabilityThere is a 15% chance for large hail within 25 mile of any location. (WDIV)Here are the key messages to know to stay safe during a severe weather event:Severe Weather Safety reminders (WDIV)Severe weather resources:
Weather radio problem: Heres whats going on
If you have a weather radio, has it been sitting silently all day? Thats because there is a transmission phone line problem at the National Weather Services office in White Lake. Usually, the weather radio is the most reliable method, since cell networks have problems more frequently than the weather radio transmission source. In fact, I can only remember one other occasion during my long career here at Local 4 where the weather radio network was down during a storm event -- its highly reliable. If you havent already, download the Local4Casters Weather App, and make sure you have notifications turned on so you receive the warnings.
Severe weather in Metro Detroit: Track live radar, updates from Ben Bailey
DETROIT – Severe weather is expected on Tuesday night across Southeast Michigan. (Track live radar and live updates from Ben Bailey in the video player above)10:15 p.m. update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for all of southeast Michigan, with the exception for Sanilac County. Remember a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms. Interior room at the lowest level is the safest place you could be during a severe weather event. Latest weather alerts in Southeast Michigan:A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for all of Southeast Michigan until 1 a.m. on Wednesday.