Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Ice, floods and heat periodically challenged Canton residents during 2011.
Canton Township was, by turns, frozen, soggy, scorched but at times we basked in perfect weather. The worst, at least for Cheryl Dell, was the July 11 storm that knocked down at least five trees in her Lilley Road property -- but on May 29, hundreds of people were disappointed when extreme rain caused the first-ever cancellation of the Canton Cup Games. Jan 18 From the Comments: Anger Over Weather-Related School Closing Jan 18 Plymouth-Canton Schools Closed Today Feb. 1 Closings and Cancellations as Blizzard Nears March 10 Dense Fog Shrouds Parts of Area, Spurs Alert May 4 Rain Dampens Spring Sports Schedules May 23 Storms Continue Rolling Through Canton -- 1,200 Without Power June 7 Wayne County Under Heat Advisory June 30 Perfect Weather…
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Canton Township emergency management planner Kathy Rich said some safety guidelines do apply as the weather changes.
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- Peg McNichol
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The ground is saturated and the temperatures are falling. Snow is on the way. But those two changes aren't what's on Canton Township emergency management planner Kathy Rich's mind. She's thinking about ice. The National Weather Service has issued predictions that rain will continue until about 9 p.m., then mix with snow until 2 a.m., after which only snow will continue to fall. Winds will likely gust up to 28 miles an hour while temperatures will hover around 30 degrees overnight. "I don't know how cold it's going to get or how fast this cold front will come down, but if it gets cold fast, we're going to have puddles turning to ice," she said. The snow, she said, will be "that heavy, wet snow. It's not going to help — it's going to be …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Email alert issued just after 5 p.m. Sunday
Canton Cup organizers canceled all remaining matches. The 29th annual youth soccer tournament has been plagued with weather problems and organizers had added Monday to the normal 3-day schedule after some fields proved too soggy to use for Friday's opening day. After Sunday's storms, which caused the cancellation of the afternoon matches, many of the fields were again unusable. Traffic was very heavy along Ford Road, especially eastbound lanes approaching I-275. Canton Cup competitors Howell Revolution 02, Under-9 Boys Division "luckily finished their last game this morning (at 10:30 a.m.)," Melissa Stachovich wrote in an email Sunday, adding that the team "did great — we were in Tan Bracket Divison B. They won one and lost two." Her son, …
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of funnel clouds. The National Weather Service issued the watch until 8 p.m. Sunday.
If you have outdoor Memorial Day weekend plans, better get them in sooner than later. Western Wayne County and much of Michigan's southern lower peninsula are under tornado and flood watches. Thunderstorms with the potential to produce very heavy rain are expected to move across southeast Michigan this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch through 8 p.m. The flood watch that runs through late tonight includes Wayne County because soils remain saturated from recent heavy rainfall and rivers, creeks and streams are already running higher than normal. The good news: The National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow is mostly sunny with highs up to 91 degrees with southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Canton Soccer Club starts today with a record 781 teams.
Standing water from this weeks' flooding had 2011 Canton Cup organizers fighting to reschedule more than 1,200 soccer games for the 3-day event. Now, the 29th annual soccer tournament, which starts at 5 p.m. today, will last through Monday and what is being called a "substantially changed" schedule. After feverishly working for 48 hours to find dry enough fields, the Canton Soccer Club posted its latest, and hopefully final, updated schedule early Friday morning to its Web site, mapping out games for the 781 teams playing here in the tournament. The games start at 5 p.m. today at various fields across the township. Almost 13,000 players and their families have led to an estimate of more than 50,000 people, are expected to flood Canton …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Canton resident Sean Flynn scrambled to minimize damage as his home's basement flooded during Wednesday's storm.
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- Sean Flynn
Thursday, May 26, 2011
For the third time in less than two years, intense rains had my basement taking on water – and had me down there furiously bailing it into my washer sink as fast as I could. Throughout the township residents struggled yesterday with the effects of mass flooding. The deluge – which submerged portions of both Canton Center and Ford Roads – was the result of intense and prolonged rains. “In 27 years I’ve never seen water over Ford Road and Canton Center Road,” said Tom Casari, the township engineer. My yard is currently a marshland. It backs up to a neighborhood park and slopes to the street. So, whenever the rain builds up, water flows right under the concrete slab under my family room floor. My house is more than 35 years old (it was …
Canton Township roads are all open, though some may have large puddles.
Canton Township has seen between 2.82 and 4.3 inches of rain since Wednesday, according to Township Engineer Tom Casari. He said the worst flooding happened when Fellows Creek gushed over its banks and across Ford and Canton Center roads Wednesday afternoon. "In 27 years, I've never seen that," he said. "That's telling me we've got a combination of the most saturated ground condition and the most rainy spring. This may not be the biggest storm we've had, but the combination is what does it." The flooding, evident throughout the township, led to about a dozen road closures, but all have since been reopened. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning that remains in effect until 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Just before 5 p.m. the U.S. …
Just as some street flooding subsided, the National Weather Service issued an alert for more rain.
More rain is on the way and that means floods are likely, according to an early morning statement from the National Weather Service. The flood warning applies to the following counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Livingston and Lenawee, and remains in effect until 11:30 p.m. today. A line of thunderstorms moving through the metro Detroit area will diminish by 6 a.m. leaving an estimated quarter-inch of rain, according to the weather service. That, on top of a deluge Wednesday that in some areas amounted to 4 inches of rain, will worsen flooded areas, according to the weather service. A second line of thunderstorms is expected to hit the metro area in the afternoon. Canton Police Lt. Mark Schultz said late …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Initial reports of between 1 and 2 inches of rain from nighttime storms.
An urban and small-stream flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service after overnight storms dumped between 1 and 2 inches in southeast Michigan. The rain is expected to continue through midmorning, with winds gusting as high as 50 or 60 miles an hour. The wet-and-windy trend will likely continue through the day, giving way to sunny and pleasant skies Friday, with stormy weather returning Saturday and Sunday, according to the latest weather service forecast.