Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A mix of rain and wet, heavy snow made for a hundreds of school closings across the area.
The Rochester Community Schools and Lake Orion Community Schools districts canceled classes Wednesday due to dangerous road conditions and heavy snow accumulation. The districts were among hundreds 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 Oakland Township, Lake Orion and the rest of southeast Michigan. [Upload your storm photos to Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch!] The National Weather Service, which issued the following alerts covering southeast Michigan, warned of heavy snowfall, dangerous road conditions and possible power outages in the storm's wake. The snow was expected to continue Wednesday, with…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southeast Michigan, including Oakland Township and Lake Orion.
Oakland Township and Lake Orion 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, February 11, 2013
The districts were among more than 130 throughout Metro Detroit to cancel classes Monday.
Icy conditions on the roads prompted the Lake Orion Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools districts to cancel classes Friday. The districts were among more than 130 throughout Metro Detroit to do so, according to clickondetroit.com. The National Weather Service said snow showers were possible Monday, with wind gusts as high as 47 miles per hour Friday in Oakland Township and Lake Orion. The forecasting agency also issued a wind advisory for much of southeast Michigan, including Oakland Township and Lake Orion, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday. It predicts the strongest winds will occur during the afternoon and early evening hours. "The strong wind gusts will present hazardous conditions for motorists and those engaged in outdoor …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Your guide to sledding, snowboarding and more winter fun at the park.
Stony Creek Metropark is home to a variety of snow sports, including sledding, snowboarding and snowshoeing, to name a few. A $5 daily permit gets you in the park, while a $25 annual permit provides year-round entry. The park is open during the winter months from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check the park website for snow conditions. Sledding hills are located at the Gladeview and West Branch picnic areas. A toboggan hill is located at the West Branch picnic area, near the “F” parking lot. A designated "snowboards only" hill can be found near the Gladeview picnic area. Snowboards must be tethered to riders' ankles. Stony Creek boasts 13 miles of marked and groomed cross-country ski trails, covering level to hilly terrain. Ski rentals are available …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Lake Orion Community Schools, Rochester Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools districts were among more than 680 throughout Metro Detroit to cancel classes Friday.
7:50 a.m. Friday: Overnight snow prompted the Lake Orion Community Schools, Rochester Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools districts to cancel classes Friday. The districts were among more than 680 throughout Metro Detroit to do so following an overnight snowfall, according to clickondetroit.com. The National Weather Service said snow showers were possible until noon Friday, with new accumulation up to 3 inches and wind gusts as high as 30 miles per hour in Oakland Township and Lake Orion. We asked readers on the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Facebook page how they plan to keep their kids busy on this snow day and here are some their responses. [How do you plan to keep your kids busy today? Leave a comment!] Thursday: Prepare …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts up to 8 inches of accumulation.
Ready for more snow? Forecasts call for between 4 and 8 inches in the Lake Orion and Oakland Township areas starting Thursday afternoon. According to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday, with the highest snow accumulations predicted along and north of M-59. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening, according to the weather statement. The high temperature is predicted to be 31 degrees on Thursday; the low is expected to be 26 degrees. For details, visit www.weather.gov.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for parts of southeast Michigan, including Oakland Township and Lake Orion.
A "clipper" – known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada – will bring up to an inch of snow to Oakland Township and Lake Orion on Monday. The snow will continue Tuesday, when another 2 inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a hazardous weather outlook for parts of southeast Michigan, including Oakland County. Here's the forecast, day-by-day:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Oakland Township and Lake Orion will experience a snowy deep freeze lasting through the weekend, says the National Weather Service, which has issued a hazardous weather outlook.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues, as forecasters call for a 20-degree temperature drop overnight accompanied by high winds and snow. In Oakland Township and Lake Orion – as in all southeast Michigan – we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. It was 43 degrees at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the communities. But, temperatures were expected to nosedive to the low 20s, according to the National Weather Service. There also was an 80 percent chance of rain turning to snow overnight and lasting into Thursday. A hazardous weather outlook and wind advisory call for winds gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, as well as icy conditions on the roads. Here's what's in the forecast for the rest of the …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Winter Weather Advisory expired at 6 a.m. Monday, but area public and private schools are closed all day.
Monday, January 28
After a night of snow and freezing rain, the Lake Orion 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 Rochester and Troy 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…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Expect snow and a mix of freezing rain Sunday night and into Monday morning in Oakland Township and Lake Orion.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Michigan, including Oakland County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Monday morning. According to the NWS, Michigan can expect to see snow showers change to a mix of snow and freezing rain around midnight. Air temperatures are then expected to rise above freezing by 3 a.m., which will then support another changeover to rain. Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible, mainly on elevated surfaces. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible in some areas, including Oakland Township and Lake Orion. According to the NWS, here's what to watch out for: