Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Wednesday. Upload your photos to show us how you've been hit!
Fenton Area Public Schools and Lake Fenton Community Schools districts canceled classes Wednesday due to dangerous road conditions. The district is among many throughout Metro Detroit to do so, according to clickondetroit.com. A mix of rain and wet, heavy snow made for a messy evening commute Tuesday as Winter Storm Rocky moved through Fenton and the rest of southeast Michigan. [Upload your storm photos to Fenton Patch!] The National Weather Service, which issued the following alerts, warned of heavy snowfall, dangerous road conditions and possible power outages in the storm's wake. The evening commute was a white-knuckle affair for many drivers. "It was ... interesting," Cherie Henryes Smith wrote on the Fenton Facebook page. "Aggression …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southeast Michigan, including Fenton.
Fenton could get half a foot of snowfall as a storm moves through the area beginning Tuesday, with more white stuff in the forecast Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southeast Michigan beginning Tuesday afternoon, warning that 6 or more inches of wet, heavy snow could fall, creating hazardous conditions on area roadways and potentially overburdening power lines and causing outages. Snow is in the forecast through Thursday, according to the NWS: The area will get a break from the snow Friday when the high will be 30 degrees under mostly cloudy skies, according to the forecasting agency.
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 Lake Fenton Community Schools and Fenton Area 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 are also closed. Fenton Area Public Schools posted that all AGS Middle School athletic events are cancelled, while Fenton High School Basketball (all levels Freshman, JV and Varsity) are on as scheduled for tonight. 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 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Show us your snowy shots!
The salt trucks are out, and nearby, the sounds of snow shovels scraping pavement have begun. The first major snowfall of the season is here. Are you going out to build a snowman with the kids, or keeping cozy in your living room? Share your snowy photos of Fenton this week by clicking on the "Add Photos and Video" button!
Snow will start falling in the afternoon and continue into the evening.
Last year's wimpy winter will not be a repeat for Michigan, if this week is any indication. Following Christmas Eve's traffic-clogging snowfall—which ranged from a dusting to several inches in Metro Detroit—residents of Fenton and surrounding areas can expect significant snow on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area, and is predicting up to seven inches of snowfall on Wednesday. Flurries could begin overnight, turning into a steady snowfall by the afternoon. The chance of snow, according to NWS, is 100 percent. Temperatures will drop into the high 20s by 10 a.m., and winds will pick up throughout the day, gusting as high as 26 miles per hour. Two to four inches of snow is expected in the …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
Here is a look at what you might have missed. We provided you with resources around Fenton to help readers stay healthy, as research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Fenton Patch had its Election Guide 2012, with information readers need about every race in town. Many are thinking pink for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we had ways you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Michigan. In addition, we had the story about a Fenton mother, Marcy Watters, who has opened Ms. Ali’s Gluten Free Treats at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. Watters has made baked goods for years for her daughter, who has celiac disease. Also on Monday, Fenton Patch let you know about runners from …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Halfway through the season, we've had little snowfall and averaged 30 degrees.
Show of hands: Who went out without gloves this week or rode with a car window open? You're not alone. January just went out like a lamb, a two-months-early calendar twist that's unusual here. So is an average Metro Detroit winter temperature of 30.7 degrees, six weeks into the season, and snowfall barely above nine inches – compared to nearly 18 inches in January 2011. "It is surprising," National Weather Service meteorologist said this week from the monitoring station at White Lake. It recorded a Tuesday reading of 56 degrees and forecasts high temperatures of 40-44 degrees through Monday. In Rochester, unseasonal weather won’t stop a Snow Daze benefit for the Animal Care Network this Saturday afternoon. "We plan to host our annual Snow …