Thursday, March 21, 2013
As spring officially began in Michigan, the forecast calls for snow, snow and more snow.
Spring is officially here and Woody, Michigan's Official Groundhog, has faced the fact that this year's prediction for an early spring was incorrect, according to a press release. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for Thursday shows a 50 percent chance of snow showers, breezy, with a high near 36 degrees. This Sunday and Monday? You guessed it, more snow. Not your average spring weather. Some observers recalled Woody's hesitation that morning, when she exited her house at the Howell Conference & Nature Center, went back in, then came out again just in time to indicate an early spring. One witness to the prediction noted, "Some female woodchucks exhibit indecisiveness, and it was clearly on display that morning." …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A wintry mix is heading this way.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week in Dexter, winter is about to take the lead. Forecasters from the National Weather Service are predicting a chance of rain before 2 p.m. Friday, then rain possibly mixed with snow. There is an 80 percent chance for this wintry mix on Friday with a high near 39 and new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 90 percent chance for precipitation Friday night with a low around 26. The wintry mix will become all snow after 8 p.m., and there may be new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. There is a potential for the Friday evening rush hour to be impacted.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The winter storm has left many people in the dark Wednesday.
Power has been restored to most people in the Dexter area as of Thursday morning. According to the DTE Outage Map, just 275 customers are still without power, down from 3,000 on Wednesday. Power outages at Dexter Community Schools caused evening education programs and the high school band concert to be canceled Wednesday night. The schools also had a snow day Wednesday. Many readers commented on Dexter Patch's Facebook page that their power had gone on and off several times during the day Wednesday. Report a power outage at your home and get an estimate of when your power will return by visiting dteenergy.com.
The district has decided to cancel all evening community education programs.
Due to power outages, all evening community education programs at Dexter Community Schools have been canceled for tonight, according to an email from the district. This includes all evening programs and rentals. The band concert at the high school tonight has also been canceled. Dexter Community Schools were not in session today due to the weather. More than 3,000 people in the Dexter area are currently without power, according to the DTE Outage Map.
Tag pics with #MIPatchSnow on Instagram and they'll appear on Dexter 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? Dexter 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.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday for metro Detroit, including Dexter.
A steady sleet started pelting the ground in Dexter 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. Dexter is under a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday. Patch will continue to update the weather story; please post news of …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Forecasters predict 1 to 3 inches of snow Saturday in southeast Michigan.
Make plans for a wintry Saturday in Dexter and Chelsea. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Washtenaw County and all of southeast Michigan for all of Saturday. A cold front pushing through the area will bring scattered snow storms and a total accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the special weather statement. Today's high is expected to be 28 degrees; a low of 8 degrees Saturday night is expected, with a wind chill as low as -2 in the forecast. On Sunday, sunny skies are predicted, though the cold temperatures will remain in the low 20s. There is a 70 percent chance of rain on Monday.
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 Dexter Public Schools are closed for the day. As of 5:30 a.m., the following schools officially canceled classes due to wintry conditions: Nearby districts like Chelsea are also closed. A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect until 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 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) released a public request Thursday morning to remind drivers to keep their distance from snowplows when they’re working.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Do you believe in miracles? Those dreaming of a white Christmas this year -- might see nothing short of a miracle Tuesday morning. The weather report for Dexter and Chelsea is calling for snow showers on Thursday and Friday with temperatures ranging from 32 to 24 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The chance for precipitation is 80 percent on Thursday and 70 percent on Friday. There could be as much as one and a half inches of snow by Saturday morning -- just three days shy of Christmas Day. If there is snow on the ground this weekend, it will likely hang around until the big day because temperatures are expected to range from 33 degrees Saturday night to 31 degrees on Christmas Day. On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in Dexter and Chelsea; the National Weather Service predicts more could fall Monday and Tuesday.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Say it isn't snow! An icy iteration of the wintry precipitation rapped at windows Friday in Dexter and Chelsea and the National Weather Service predicts more of the white stuff could fall Monday and Tuesday. The forecasting agency issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Washtenaw County, that called for winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour through Friday evening. "A low pressure system tracking through the Ohio Valley could bring accumulating snow to the region Monday night and Tuesday," according to the advisory. The NWS forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a high of 39 degrees and winds gusting to 20 miles per hour on Sunday. Snow showers are expected during the evening Monday, when the …