Snowy Michigan weather causes problems for drivers throughout area
The <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/weather/2021/11/28/metro-detroit-weather-snowy-sunday-with-less-accumulation/" target="_blank">winter weather</a> quickly ripped through our area on Saturday. It caused some treacherous conditions on our roads.
Metro Detroit weather: Still some light snow yet to go
Light snow and snow showers are gradually winding down, and mostly cloudy skies (meaning some of us may get occasional peeks of sun) will prevail during the daylight hours until scattered snow showers develop late afternoon into the evening. Snow showers diminish Friday night, with mostly cloudy skies hanging on. Highs, however, should reach the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius) -- another great day to play in the snow! Snow will develop -- that’s a certainty -- but the big question is the thermal profile of the lower atmosphere. Of course, if something changes radically and we stay all snow, then the snow amounts will go up.
Snow-to-water ratio: Why Metro Detroit snowfalls have been ‘fluffy’
Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.
Snowstorm safety tips from Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Transportation
DETROIT – Here are safety tips for drivers from Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation:If you have to drive, drive slowly and carefullyLet other people know your travel plans, so if you don't reach your destination, people know where to look. The Michigan Department of Transportation emphasizes that this often means driving well below the posted speed limit. AdThe Michigan Sheriff's Association reminds residents that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal in all seasons. AdDrivers should wash dirt from their vehicles and drive with headlights on for better visibility to other drivers. Attempt to "rock" the vehicle by shifting into drive and giving the vehicle a little gas, then shifting into reverse and accelerating.
Snow emergencies issued in Metro Detroit for Feb. 25-26 -- view list here
With several inches of snow expected Tuesday night into Wednesday, several Metro Detroit communities are issuing snow emergencies. Bookmark these pages:Communities will issue snow emergencies to alert drivers that vehicles should be moved from city streets to make way for snow plow trucks. Here is the list of snow emergencies:Wayne County:Garden City -- in effect 8 a.m. Wednesday until further notice -- “For the safety of your vehicles and for snow removal purposes, vehicle parking is prohibited on City streets during a snow emergency. Vehicles may not be put back in the street until the snow emergency has been cancelled,” reads a statement from the city. Southgate -- in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday until 4 p.m. ThursdayMacomb County:Fraser -- in effect 6 p.m. Tuesday until further notice -- the city is asking residents not to park vehicles on any city street after 8 p.m. so city plows can clear all surface streets.
Winter weather advisory in effect for Metro Detroit; Up to 4 inches of snow possible
DETROIT – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of Metro Detroit and other areas in Michigan. Counties where the winter weather advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday include Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. Up to four inches of snow is expected in Metro Detroit by Sunday night. READ: Sunday weather forecastWeather radarKeep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:
Snow emergencies issued in Metro Detroit for Jan. 17-19 -- view list here
Royal Oak -- The city of Royal Oak declared a snow emergency at 7 a.m. Saturday. As per city ordinance, when a snow emergency is declared, parking is not permitted on city streets until the snow emergency has been lifted. For a map of available snow emergency parking locations within Oak Park, visit this link: www.bit.ly/OPSnowEmergencyParkingFerndale -- in effect 8 a.m. Saturday until further notice. Clawson -- in effect 12 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Southgate -- in effect 12 a.m. Saturday until 12 a.m. Sunday.