Take a moment to admire this satellite view of wintry Michigan
The National Weather Service shared another stunning view of wintry Michigan from satellite. Take a look at the beautiful satellite imagery of our great state this morning. You can see the snow covered ground for much of the state where the clouds are not obscuring the ground. From a consensus standpoint, the GFS, UKMET and GEM models all keep the storm far enough south to miss us completely. However, what makes me nervous is that the one model that hits us with a solid snowfall is that trusty ECMWF model.
Severe thunderstorm warning expires in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – A severe thunderstorm warning issued for Wayne County expired at 4 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service announced the warning around 2:55 p.m.VIEW: Live weather radarMetro Detroit is under a marginal risk for severe weather on Monday afternoon. Weather officials said a severe thunderstorm was located at 2:54 p.m. over Belleville. Storms were expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Click here for the latest update from the Local 4Casters.
Michigan fines liquor distributor $3M over supply shortages
LANSING, Mich. Michigan on Wednesday announced a $3 million fine against the state's largest liquor distributor over delays in shipping booze to vendors. NWS Michigan, which does business as Republican National Distributing Co., acknowledged 88 violations of state law to settle an investigation stemming from liquor supply shortages in late 2019. Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Liquor Control Commission Chairman Pat Gagliardi called the penalties unprecedented in liquor regulatory circles. The Liquor Control Commission, which is the sole wholesaler of liquor in Michigan, uses three private distributors. We are glad to have this matter behind us, said Joe Gigliotti, the company's regional president of control states.
Winter storm hits Michigan: Ice, rainfall, snow estimates around the state
A dangerous winter storm is moving through Michigan this weekend, bringing potentially catastrophic levels of ice, along with flooding rains and snow, depending on where you live in the state. An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland and Sanilac Counties from 4 a.m. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Macomb and St. Clair Counties from 4 a.m. Here are the expected storm total snow, sleet and freezing rain totals for today and tonight. The snow may fall heavily at times and when combined with gusty winds will lead to hazardous travel with significantly reduced visibility.
Severe thunderstorm warning expires in Genesee, Lapeer counties
A severe thunderstorm in Genesee and Lapeer counties on Oct. 1, 2019. (WDIV)GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. - The severe thunderstorm warning in Genesee and Lapeer counties has expired. A severe storm was located near Montrose at 12:47 p.m. It was expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph, NWS officials said. It affected the following locations:Millington -- 1:10 p.m.Mayville -- 1:20 p.m.Clifford -- 1:25 p.m.Kingston -- 1:30 p.m.East Dayton, Deford, Tuscola, Wilmot, Watrousville, Silverwood, Richville and Fostoria could might have been affected, NWS officials said.
Flood watches stretch from Mexico to Michigan
Nearly 18 million people are under flood watches or warnings stretching from the Mexican border to almost the Canadian border in Michigan. A slow-moving stationary front across the center of the country will continue to drift east over the region through Wednesday night. "This is the dividing line between the cold air in the West and the warm air in the South," said CNN Meteorologist Dave Hennen. The most torrential rain today is expected in the Midwest, where 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall over a widespread area. Rainfall across the US is being enhanced by the moisture from Tropical Depression Narda on the western coast of Mexico.