Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hey Michigan—Arizona called and wants its weather back. Ha! Record temperatures in Michigan Tuesday had everybody sweating and talking about this summer's unusually hot weather. What did you think? Will August be this bad?
This has been the hottest summer in a long time. Temperatures hit 101 degrees Tuesday in Southeast Michigan, and an excessive heat warning was issued for the region. At 7 p.m. it was still 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The heat wave marks the hottest July 17 in metro Detroit since 1887, according to the Detroit Free Press. The hottest day on record for the region is 105 degrees. That record was hit on July 24,1934. The good news? The NWS says a cold front from the north will slowly drop through the entire southeast Michigan region by early Wednesday morning. It'll be windy, but cooler! Look for temps in the 80s the rest of the week.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees, but feel as high as 107.
Another potentially record-breaking day is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees during the afternoon. It's not expected to be excessively humid, but dew points in the mid-60s could make it feel like it's anywhere from 102 to 107 degrees outside. The good news is there's a cold front coming in that should provide some relief from what NWS calls "dangerous heat" for the rest of the week. However, the excessive heat watch remains in effect all day Tuesday and NWS recommends that people drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Heat-related …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Levels of ozone and fine particulates, coupled with temperatures over 100 degrees, are expected to make the air unhealthy for those with respiratory diseases.
With the mercury expected to top 101 degrees today and continued high humidity, the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has extended Thursday's Air Quality Alert through Friday. According to a statement issued Thursday, MDEQ officials expect increased levels of ozone and fine particulates to make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups. People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air Action days: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises. Learn more on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality webpage. The National …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Those with respiratory conditions, like asthma, are urged to limit outdoor activity.
An air quality alert action day has been issued for Monday, meaning elevated levels of pollutants are expected throughout the day. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality alert has been issued for most of Southeast Michigan, including Trenton. It's recommended that those with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, limit extended outdoor activity. "People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation," according to the alert. These activities include: It is encouraged that people car pool, bike to work and delay or combine errands when possible. On Monday, the National Weather Service forecasts a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with mostly sunny skies and a high near 89.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A heat advisory has been issued for Thursday in southeast Michigan, including Trenton.
It's a good day for air conditioning as temperatures are expected to soar in Metro Detroit. The National Weather Service projects temps in the high 90s, even reaching 100-degree range in some areas, and has issued a heat advisory for the region, including Trenton. "Southwest winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures at the upper levels of the atmosphere will combine to create hot conditions Thursday across southeast Michigan," the National Weather Service reports. "Several places will reach 100 degrees and, when factoring in the humidity, heat indices will be in the 100 to 105 degree range in the afternoon." An Air Quality Alert has also been issued for the day for region, including Trenton. Temps are expected to decrease in the evening to …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
We're enjoying, if that's the right word, a record-setting March – for a few more days, at least.
It's another week for bare limbs, open-toe footwear and iced beverages. It's also time to consider indoor climate control. The letters A-C are being heard in households, shops and offices – sometimes along with a whirring sound that signals chill out. Though the calendar says first week of spring, the temperature – above 80 again Thursday – says midsummer. Government meteorologists flipped on air-conditioned comfort this week at the regional National Weather Service branch in White Lake. "It's also on at my house and has been since yesterday," Debra Elliott said when Patch checked Thursday. She and colleagues posted data confirming this month is a record-setter: But we don't need stats to sense something strange has sprung three weeks …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Trenton Fire Marshal Jeff Evans offers tips to avoid injury or death during extreme heat.
The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures today near 98 degrees with a heat index of near 108 degrees. In these times of extreme heat, Trenton Fire Marshal Jeff Evans offered tips to help people stay safe. Avoid strenuous activity. Drink plenty of fluids, mainly water. Avoid sugary beverages and alcohol.