Thursday, March 14, 2013
The sun is shining brightly over Plymouth and Canton today, but a wintry mix is predicted starting late Thursday night.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week in Plymouth and Canton, 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 Wayne County. 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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tag pics with #MIPatchSnow on Instagram and they'll appear on Plymouth-Canton Patch.
We want to see how much snow you have in your area, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Plymouth-Canton Patch will pull all Instagram images tagged #MIPatchSnow into this nifty photo grid. What are you doing with all this snow? Are you building a snowman? Sledding? Use the hashtag with any snow-related adventures you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos directly on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Watch this time-lapse video of Tuesday's snowfall in Plymouth Township.
The winter storm threatening to drop 2-4 inches of snow by tomorrow has begun, dusting area streets with a dose of the white stuff. While traffic on local roads is still flowing smoothly, Plymouth-Canton Patch's live traffic map shows backups at major expressway interchanges north, west and east of the Plymouth-Canton area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday for metro Detroit, including Plymouth and Canton.
Tuesday, February 26
A steady sleet started pelting the ground in Plymouth and Canton 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. Plymouth and Canton are under a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday. Patch will continue to update the weather …
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 Plymouth-Canton Schools are closed for the day. As of 5:30 a.m., the following schools officially canceled classes due to wintry conditions: New Horizons Learning, Plymouth Christian Academy, Plymouth Charter Scholars Academy and Northville Christian and Northville Public Schools also are 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 …
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, Plymouth, Canton 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 …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Watch snow accumulate over two hours Wednesday in Plymouth Township.
The first significant snowfall of the season arrived Wednesday, wreaking havoc on local roads and giving residents a reason to dust off their snowblowers. Plymouth-Canton Patch recorded a time-lapse video of the peak of the snowfall — about two hours between 2:30-4:30 p.m. — showing the roads getting progressively worse. Did you document the season's first big snow? Share your photos here.
CBS Detroit posted a list of the best sledding hills in the metro area, but what are your favorites?
Nothing says "snow day" like gathering up the kids and heading to the nearest sledding hill for hours of winter fun. Locally, the hill at Plymouth Township Park is a bit hit with families who enjoy the large slope and plenty of open space. Northville's Cass Benton Park on Hines Drive between Six and Seven Mile Roads and Middlebelt Hill in Westland, on Hines Drive near Middlebelt Road, were included on CBS Detroit's recent list of the best sledding hills in metro Detroit. Farmington's Shiawassee Park also was included, with the caveat that the hill is so popular, it can sometimes be too crowded. What is your favorite place to sled in and around Plymouth and Canton? Let us know in the comments, and share your sledding photos by clicking "…
Plymouth and Canton received a heavy dose of snow Wednesday. Share your photos here!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
35th District Court closes; City of Plymouth monitoring storm, clearing roads as snow accumulates.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
From the City of Plymouth: Snow has started to fall here in the City of Plymouth and we are expecting a total storm accumulation of up to six inches, with one to two inches falling this afternoon and the remainder during the overnight hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch that will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Thursday. City Municipal Services crews are prepared for the winter weather as plows have been mounted on some trucks and the salt trucks are prepared as well. Full supplies of salt and other deicing materials are on hand with several hundreds of tons of salt and supplies in storage. All major streets in the city have been salted and crews will continue to monitor the storm situation. Crews are also …