What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
Metro Detroit weather: Tracking storms as Autumn awaits
We had to close a few windows early this Tuesday morning if you opened them as the cold front came through late yesterday. Temperatures here in Metro Detroit are in the middle and upper 50s outside your home under mostly clear skies and a lighter wind NW 5-10mph and with some of that patchy fog. Fog is unavoidable for parts of our area following a little bit of rain and a dip in morning temps. It will warm nicely throughout the day today with sun and a shift in the wind.
Metro Detroit weather: Not as hot with showers within reach
Good Wednesday morning! It’s starting to feel a little nicer out there after a cold front came through late Tuesday leaving Metro Detroit temperatures in the middle and upper 60s as you head out today. Conditions are mostly dry even though clouds are pouring in here with just a few very light rain showers here and there through the morning drive on this Hump Day. We will be on the fringe of showers and shower chances the next few days and today is no exception.
Severe weather cancels Bay City Commission meeting
BAY CITY, MI - A line of severe storms that pushed through Bay County earlier this afternoon prompted the Bay City Commission to change its plans for the rest of the day. The city issued an alert stating that the Bay City Commission finance and policy and regular meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7 have been postponed until the next regular meeting date of Monday, Sept. 20. Multiple reports of downed wires and trees were reported to Bay County Central Dispatch due to the storm. The finance and policy meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 with the regular meeting slated to start at 6:30 p.m. that evening. An agenda for the Sept. 20 meeting has not been released at this time.mlive.com
Severe storm arc with possible tornadoes stretches into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula tonight, may shift south into Lower Sunday
The severe storms are located in the Dakotas and Minnesota currently at 2 p.m. Saturday. The severe weather forecast from the Storm Prediction Center shows the expected arc of severe storms. Severe thunderstorm forecast through 8 a.m. Sunday shows the highest threat in the Enhanced area over the far western U.P. Severe storms are already developing in northern Lower Michigan as of 2:00 p.m. The Storm Prediction Center right now has only a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms across Lower Michigan.mlive.com
Severe weather set-up plugging away toward Michigan over next few days
In fact, the first area to get severe storms will be the Upper Peninsula and far northern Lower Michigan. Southern Lower Michigan could get in on severe storms Saturday night, or more likely Sunday afternoon and evening. We are going to have to give you the severe weather forecast one day at a time. Severe weather forecast for 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. Plan on the second half of Sunday likely being the stormiest time of the weekend for southern Lower Michigan.mlive.com
Family seeks charges against Minneapolis cop in fatal chase
The family of an innocent motorist who was killed when a Minneapolis police officer crashed into him while chasing a suspect called Friday for the officer to be fired and prosecuted. The crash this week fatally injured Leneal Frazier, 40, an uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes for recording cellphone video of George Floyd’s arrest and death last year. Police have said Officer Brian Cummings had his lights and siren activated Tuesday as he pursued a suspect in a carjacking and several robberies, and that the suspect ran a red light just before Cummings crashed into Frazier's vehicle in a residential neighborhood.news.yahoo.com
Deadly storms cause destruction across East Coast
Violent storms that pummeled the East Coast overnight are moving off the New England coast. The powerful stretch of storms is responsible for at least eight deaths in the South. Several tornadoes ripped through Virginia, killing four. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, south of Richmond, where a state of emergency is in place.cbsnews.com
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas Weekend downpours along the Mississippi River flooded a mobile home park in Memphis and forced 150 residents to flee to shelters. WREG's Molly Smith reports.cbsnews.com
Severe storms move across Central Plains
Severe storms move across Central Plains The Central Plains and the Mississippi Valley are bracing for severe storms. Parts of Northern Colorado have seen a funnel cloud touch down, and portions of Kansas have already seen significant hail and a tornado. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com