US weather model upgraded to better forecast extreme events
On Monday, March 22, 2021, the National Weather Service upgraded its forecast model, with an eye on predicting extreme weather events better and faster. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The National Weather Service has turbocharged its lagging forecast model to better predict extreme weather events such as hurricanes, blizzards and downpours, as well as day-to-day weather. By including much higher layers of the atmosphere, increased factoring of ocean waves and other improvements, the weather service’s update to its Global Forecast System is trying to catch up with a European weather model that many experts consider superior. “This is for the general day-to-day forecasting and for the extreme events, and you’ve got to get both right,” said National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini. Ad“Extreme weather events are becoming stronger and happening more often in a changing climate,” said Bernadette Woods Placky, chief meteorologist at Climate Central’s Climate Matters program, who wasn’t part of the upgrade.
7 injured after van hits car, smashing outdoor dining structure in New York City
A van collided with a car, smashing an outdoor dining structure before going onto the sidewalk in New York City Friday morning, injuring seven people, including two young children, police said. The driver of the van, an unidentified male, was taken into custody and later released after it was determined he had suffered a seizure. The van first hit a car carrying two people on Second Avenue between East 51st and East 50th streets in midtown Manhattan, a New York Police Department spokesperson told CBS News. The collision smashed an empty outdoor dining structure, causing debris to hit two children, a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old. The five adults and two children all suffered minor injuries and were taken to Bellevue Hospital.cbsnews.com
Joliet police shoot, kill Naperville man, 19, after he made 911 call, then threatened them with what turned out to be BB gun, authorities say
Alvarez was inside her home when she heard about 10 gunshots. She and her children hit the floor and moved away from the windows when the shooting started. When she returned moments later to look out her window, she saw a man on the ground and Joliet police officers trying to revive him.chicagotribune.com
Motor City Match winner celebrates opening of nail salon in Detroit
DETROIT – The Motor City Match program has helped more than 13,000 businesses in Detroit, ranging from boutiques to nail salons. On Monday, a Motor City Match winner celebrated the opening of her nail salon located in the basement of an apartment building on Second Avenue. After spending years working at salons in the suburbs, she wanted to bring the luxury to the city. Vang said getting to this day took over two years, dealing with a variety of hurdles such as the coronavirus pandemic. As I always say, I want to serve the city that have raised me.
MDOT Receives $1M Innovation Grant For Second Avenue Bridge Project In Detroit
The Michigan Department of Transportation has been awarded a $1 million Accelerated Innovation Deployment grant by the United States Department of Transportation for the ongoing replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit. Over the next 18 months, the Michigan Department of Transportation will be replacing the bridge that was originally constructed in 1954. The AID grant is legislatively authorized within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program. Once in place, the bridge deck will be cast and the structure will be finished in place. Follow the I-94 modernization project on the web at https://I94Detroit.org or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/I94Detroit or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/I94Detroit.detroit.cbslocal.com
Dally in the Alley returns to Detroit's Cass Corridor for 42nd year
DETROIT - The Dally in the Alley street fair returns to Detroit's Cass Corridor Saturday for the 42nd year. The free celebration features local music, food, art and much more. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., between Forest and Hancock, Second Avenue and Anthony Wayne (Third Avenue). Food vendors this year include:Amicci's PizzaUnion StreetMajesticSno BizDelectabowlMilk and FrothKabob KartBig Calvin's BBQFull Course CateringDetroit Shrimp and FishPeople's Pierogi CollectiveConcy's EmpenadasNosh PitCheck out the full music lineup here. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Detroit teen goes missing after taking out trash, police say
DETROIT - Police are searching for 14-year-old Marsel Mayfield who was last seen at his home in the 8000 block of Second Avenue in Detroit around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Mayfield left the house after he was asked to take out the trash, police said. His mother said that he never came back inside the house afterward. Mayfield is described as a black male, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, has brown eyes, and a dark brown complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark gray shirt, black shorts, tall black socks with white strips along the top, and black flip flops.
Drone explores long-awaited 2nd Avenue NYC subway line
"CBS This Morning" is taking the first drone ever allowed inside the New York subway system, with an exclusive look at a vital transportation advance in New York City. Don Dahler reports on the progress on the Second Avenue line from 10 stories underground.cbsnews.com