Dear Crabby, Is This Weekend’s Snow Storm a Big Deal?

Dear Crabby, I've Heard on the News that this is our First Big Snow Storm of the Season, didn't we have that in November. Is this Weekend's Snow Storm a Big Deal? Sincerely, Normal for January   Dear Normal for January, Well there goes the weather reporter again, trying to fool us. Yes, we had nearly a foot of snow in these parts back on November 11. But that was technically still "Fall" and not yet "Winter," so I guess it is this season's first. And, that was way back in 2019 ... … [Read more...]

Heavy Snowfall Tuesday Between 2 PM and 8 PM

Another mid-week winter storm will send 7-11 inches of new snow into the Rochester Area. Larger accumulations north of M-59. Snowfall to start around 2:00 p.m. and ending before midnight. Messy roads, cold temps, and spring fever halted again this first week of March. Tuesday Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 27. North northeast wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 8 … [Read more...]

Rochester Area could see 6-inches of Snow

Mid-week, mid-winter Storm coming to Rochester Area. Early forecasts suggest snow totals of six inches over a 24-hour period from Wednesday through Thursday. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. East wind around 6 mph. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Tuesday Night A chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. East northeast wind around 8 mph. … [Read more...]

Snow, then Colder Weather Headed to Southeast Michigan

Watches, Warnings & Advisories from the National Weather Service Monday Afternoon A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday Night Snow showers likely, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. West northwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tuesday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. West … [Read more...]

Go Play in the Snow

Whether you want to blame Old Man Winter, Jack Frost or Punxsutawney Phil, the snow keeps coming and coming. With at least six more weeks of this, you may as well enjoy the winter. Cross Country Skiing There are two basic kinds of cross-country skiing, Classic style and Skate style; either way, it’s quite the workout. Take advantage of the local Metroparks or county parks and try it. You can rent skis from REI or some of the parks rent as well (call ahead and ask). Downhill Skiing … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Snowplow when it will just snow again?

Dear Crabby, Nothing could be more frustrating than to spend two hours clearing your driveway of snow, only to have another several inches fall on it again. Really though, what is the point of snowplowing if it is only going to snow again? Sincerely, Snow B. Gone Dear Snow B. Gone, I can see your point and have thought the same thing several times in the past. I have a couple of thoughts for you. One, move to Florida! That is why people down there call us “snow birds” anyway. When people … [Read more...]

The End is Near for Skiing and Snowboarding

Winter could be found at the ski resorts! Seems like we waited all year for winter and while there were hints of it here in southeast Michigan, Fall really rolled into Spring. However, because snow making is available at all four ski resorts in our area, skiing and snowboarding were going on most of the season. The temperatures are going up and it feels like Summer is just around the corner. The word “rain” is the “Voldemort” of ski season; it’s the weather condition that shall not be … [Read more...]

Learn winter survival skills at museum

How would you survive outside in the winter? The Rochester Hills Museum invites you to come by on Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m., dressed for the weather, to learn winter survival skills. Learn how to build an igloo-style snow fort and the art of starting a fire without matches. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided after the outdoor portion of the program. Children ages 9 through 14 are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors age 60 and up (free for museum … [Read more...]