Saturday, February 9, 2013
Watch a video to see what Fenton looked like after several inches of snow fell.
Between five and six inches of snow struck Fenton on Friday morning, cancelling school and activities and covering everything in its path. Fenton road crews started clearing snow ar 2 a.m. and continued most of the day. Fenton Department of Public Works Director Daniel Czarnecki said most of the major roads were clear by 7 a.m. and crews began plowing local streets at the same time as giving major streets a second run. The crews returned on Saturday morning to touch up streets. No major vehicle accidents were reported by police. The weather is expected to warm up a bit going into next week. The National Weather Service is forecasting sunny skies with a high of 26 Saturday and a chance of rain with a high of 36 Sunday. Watch the attached …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Fenton Department of Public Works started clearing roads at 2 a.m.
City of Fenton workers started got an early start in trying to clear the roads. Crews have been attempting to clean up snow since 2 a.m., according to Fenton Department of Public Works Director Daniel Czarnecki. "They will continue plowing until everything is cleaned up. Depending on how hard it keeps snowing, or what time the snowfall stops, will dictate how long the DPW crew will stay on the job," he said. "I am expecting them to go until 6 to 8 p.m. tonight based on what I see at the moment." Czarnecki said most of the major roads were clear by 7 a.m. and crews began plowing local streets at the same time as giving major streets a second run. The crews will return on Saturday morning to touch up streets. "If people don’t really need to …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
While the snow finally stopped falling Wednesday, the National Weather Service is forecasting it will come back with vengeance on Thursday night. A total of three to five inches is expected in Fenton Thursday night into Friday. Less than one inch is expected to fall during the day after 1 p.m. and three to five additional inches are expected Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Local officials have urged residents to drive carefully as last week near white-out conditions caused several vehicles crashes in the area. The rest of the weekend should be snow-free with partly sunny skies and a high near 29 Friday, mostly sunny skies Saturday with a high near 26 and Sunday will …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Snow is in the Fenton forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
A "clipper" — known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada — will bring nearly an inch of snow to Fenton on Monday. The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to three additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Fenton area:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Temperatures are expected to drop from the 50s to the low 20s.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues tonight, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow. In the Fenton area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was 52 degrees at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fenton. Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 50 percent chance of snow in Fenton Wednesday afternoon. The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads. "Temperatures will fall rapidly late today and tonight. ..." according to the statement. "This will allow moisture left …
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, Fenton and surrounding areas can expect snowfall to start in the morning and continue into the afternoon, with a total accumulation of 1-2 inches expected. The precipitation could continue tonight, with a 60 percent chance of snow. Another 1/2 inch of precipitation is 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 light. As such, it's unlikely that the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
No snow is in the forecast for the next week.
Many Fenton residents woke up to a little surprise Tuesday morning as a dusting of snow covered lawns and cars. We asked our readers on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page what was the first thing they thought when they looked out the window Tuesday. Angie Broegman-Stinde posted, "YUCK is what I thought - I'm not ready for the white stuff." Sarah Parker said, "Hope there is enough for a snow man." Amber Starr Battishill posted "If it's going to be cold, it might as well snow! I love a fresh dusting of snow...and Mt.Holly is blowing snow so that's always GREAT!" Brent Harvey said, "Already missing the fall colors." Rick Walters posted, "NOT READY!! The older I get, the less I like dealing with it!!" EdandNena Mansour said, "Love at first sight …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan and on Fenton weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake …
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's possible that there will be snowflakes mixed with the rain over southeast Michigan Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fall may be over sooner than we thought. It's possible we'll see snow early next week. Although it remains too early to say, there is a small chance for snowflakes mixed with rain, said meteorologist Cory Behnke, of the National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit/Pontiac Weather Forecast Office in White Lake. "As far as southeast Michigan is concerned, we're going to have a secondary cold front track through the Great Lakes region probably on Tuesday night," he said. He said it's possible there will be snowflakes Tuesday night and into Wednesday. "We don't have it in the forecast," Behnke said. "But I can't completely rule out the fact that we won't see any snowflakes, either." The average first date of measurable snow fall one-tenth of an inch…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Temperatures will continue to drop.
An eerie storm rolled through Fenton Thursday night. The strong thunderstorm came through around 7 p.m., bringing clouds, lightning, wind, rain and cooler temperatures. The large storm was moving quickly through mid-michigan, about 30 mph and knocked out power for some. Nathan Andrews tweeted, "Fun storm rolled through Fenton this evening. Lots of green. I could see air masses/clouds colliding and twirling around each other. It was like watching rivers forming between land-masses and getting squeezed out of existence in the collisions. Very cool stuff." Many people commented on the storm on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page. Sheree Russ posted, "Well it certainly wasn't fun to drive in it!" Breanne Clark said, "It was a little crazy, but …