Friday, March 15, 2013
The sun is shining brightly over Northville today, but a wintry mix is predicted starting late Thursday night.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week in Northville, winter is about to take the lead. Forecasters from the National Weather Service are calling for a chance of snow and freezing drizzle overnight. A "Hazardous Weather Statement" issued Thursday calls for a the freezing rain to develop after midnight in areas north of I-94, including Oakland and Wayne counties. There is a 90 percent chance of snow and freezing rain on Friday. "A fast-moving storm system will bring accumulating snowfall late Friday afternoon through Friday night," the statement reads. "Confidence is increasing in appreciable snowfall in the 2 to 4-inch range across much of the area." There is a potential for the Friday evening rushhour to be impacted.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
When the weather gets bad, here's how school district officials decide whether to cancel school.
As soon as the forecast starts calling for several inches of snow or ice, schoolchildren start hoping for a snow day. But how do they know if their hopes will come true? Mary Kay Gallagher, superintendent of Northville Public Schools, sent out a letter to parents via email this week to shed some light on how a snow day is called. "First and foremost, the safety and well‐being of our students, staff and families are paramount in any decision to close schools or dismiss school early once in session," she said in the letter. "When a 'snow day' is called it is done as early as possible in the morning (before 5:30 a.m.) after much deliberation among district officials who monitor road and building conditions throughout the night; in …
Due to errors with the system, the Northville Public School District has decided to stop using its phone call-out system to notify parents of inclement weather.
Northville's automated call-out system is supposed to notify parents of school closings, but lately its been causing more headaches than its worth. According to an email from Northville Public Schools Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher, the district will no longer be using the Edu-Link telephone system for early morning phone calls to notify parents of school closings due to inclement weather. "Please accept my sincere apology for the disruption that many families experienced today, ranging from repeated messages, repeated blank messages, gaps between repeated calls and/or no call at all - all at a time when most people prefer to be sound asleep," Gallagher said in the email Wednesday. When working correctly, the Edu-Link systems is …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday for metro Detroit, including Northville.
A steady sleet started pelting the ground in Northville Tuesday afternoon as forecasters continued to call for a nonstop drizzle of snow and other forms of precipitation through Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, 2 to 4 inches of snow, rain and sleet are predicted before Wednesday morning. Wind gusts of up to 26 mph, as well as falling temperatures over the next 48 hours, were also in the forecast. Another 1-2 inches could fall on Wednesday. "A plume of deep moisture will stream across southern Michigan late this afternoon through tonight and then linger into Wednesday," the forecast stated. Northville is under a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday. The Road Commission for Oakland County was busy Tuesday …
Friday, February 8, 2013
As a winter storm dumps heavy snow across the area, Northville Schools are closed Friday, February, 8.
A snowfall overnight resulted in the second "snow day" of the year in Northville. The Northville Public School District announced the school closing, due to weather and poor road conditions. "While some of the main roads are ok, side roads remain icy and unlikely to be resolved in time for safe passage to school," said a listserv email from the district. The email also states that all evening activities are also canceled unless specifically noted. More than 300 school districts in southeast Michigan were closed Friday, according to various news reports. Novi Community Schools are closed, and Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi is also closed. Today's forecast calls for more snow, according to the National Weather Service. >>…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Ready for more snow?
Forecasts call for between 2-5 inches in Northville starting Thursday evening, resulting in a Winter Storm Watch being in effect through Friday morning. According to a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening after 8 p.m., according to the NWS. Snow may mix with sleet at times, but overall is expected to result in 1-3 inches of snow accumulation overnight. The snow will continue Friday morning, with several more inches of accumulation possible. Friday morning commuters can expect a snowy and slippery drive. Check the Northville Patch Commute Page …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow plows have already been out Monday morning around Novi and Northville.
A "clipper" — known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada — will bring at least an inch of snow to Novi and Northville on Monday. The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to 2 additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Oakland County area:
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Winter Weather Advisory expired at 6 a.m. Monday, but area public and private schools are closed all day.
After a night of snow and freezing rain, the Northville Public Schools are closed for the day. As of 5:30 a.m., the following schools officially canceled classes due to wintry conditions: Northville Christian is also closed. A Winter Weather Advisory expired at 6 a.m. Monday after several inches of snow fell overnight and then turned into freezing rain in areas. The transition to regular rain is expected to happen around sunrise, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS warned that travel can become difficult during a Winter Weather Advisory, particularly due to slippery roads and limited visibility. The forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain before 8 a.m., followed by areas of drizzling. It could become foggy after 8 a.m…
Friday, January 25, 2013
The wintry weather is part of a widespread blanket of white set to fall in the Midwest this weekend.
Southeast Michigan—like much of the Midwest—can expect a fresh blanketing of snow Friday. According to the National Weather Service, Northville and surrounding areas can expect snowfall to start in the morning and continue into the afternoon, with a total accumulation of 1-3 inches expected. The precipitation could continue Sunday, with a 60 percent chance of snow and sleet in the area that evening. Another 1-2 inches of precipitation are expected. The wintry weather system is expected to sweep through the Midwest and head east over the weekend, adding to the tremendous Lake Effect snow seen in New York, Ohio and northern and western Michigan earlier this week. The NWS reports, however, that though the snow will be widespread, it will be …
Friday, December 28, 2012
CBS Detroit posted a list of the best sledding hills in the metro area and Northville's Cass Benton Park was on the list.
Nothing says "snow day" like gathering up the kids and heading to the nearest sledding hill for hours of winter fun. Northville's Cass Benton Park on Edward Hines Drive was included on CBS Detroit's recent list of the best sledding hills in metro Detroit. Other nearby hills on the list include Shiawassee Park in Farmington and Middlebelt Hill in Westland. What is your favorite place to sled in and around Northville and Novi? Let us know in the comments, and share your sledding photos by clicking "Upload photos and videos" below the photo to the right of this story.