Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Oakland County Health Division shares tips for staying safe, indoors and outdoors, in this week's extreme cold weather.
Wednesday, January 23
Oakland County Health Division advises residents to take precautions against extreme cold during winter months. As temperatures drop, heat can leave your body faster than normal resulting in hypothermia or frostbite. “While anyone can be affected by extreme cold, infants and elderly are particularly at risk, as are people with diabetes because of impaired circulation,” said Kathy Forzley, Health Division manager/ health officer. “Proper precautions need to be taken to avoid serious health problems caused by cold weather.” Dress properly to reduce the possibility of hypothermia and frostbite. The outer layer of your clothing should be tightly woven and wind resistant to help reduce the loss of body heat. When outside, adults and children …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Snow will start falling in the afternoon and continue into the evening.
Last year's wimpy winter will not be a repeat for Michigan, if this week is any indication. Following Christmas Eve's traffic-clogging snowfall—which ranged from a dusting to several inches in Metro Detroit—residents of the Greater West Bloomfield area and surrounding areas can expect significant snow on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area, and is predicting up to seven inches of snowfall on Wednesday. Flurries could begin overnight, turning into a steady snowfall by the afternoon. The chance of snow, according to NWS, is 100 percent. Temperatures will drop into the high 20s by 10 a.m., and winds will pick up throughout the day, gusting as high as 26 miles per hour. Two to four inches …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Around an inch of snow fell in Troy this morning; an additional 1-5 inches are predicted Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service says.
Snow has returned to Michigan, and some areas could receive up to six inches of snowfall by Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. Much of Metro Detroit saw measurable snowfall Thursday morning; Troy received about an inch before the snowfall tapered off just after noon. Friday, another cold front will make its way to the area, bringing with it another 1-5 inches of additional snowfall beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday morning. The National Weather Service predicts snowfall totals will be highest south of the Interstate-69 corridor, though "total accumulations are still a little uncertain." In a special weather statement, the weather service also warned that pockets of …