Powerful winter storm ushers in Christmas Holiday
Dec. 23, 2022 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
UPDATED STORM INFORMATION
Arctic cold front that caused temperatures to plummet drop more than 50 degrees in some areas on Thursday is crashing through with high winds and blizzard conditions.
The Arctic blast is restricting travel during the busiest week of the year.
Local officials urged travelers to use caution and be prepared with a full tank of gas, and supplies such as blankets, water, food and first aid kits.
Plymouth Canton Community Schools announced closing Thursday afternoon.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4:00 a.m. Saturday for the southeast Michigan counties of Livingston-Oakland-Macomb-Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe and others. The National Weather service reports strong winds may bring down tree branches and cause scattered power outages with cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero. Yesterday, DTE Energy warned area customers of impending power outages with emailed bulletins and messages saying, “…all 10,000 DTE employees stand ready to help.”
NWS Detailed Forecast as of 11:00 a.m. Friday:
Snow. Widespread blowing snow. Steady temperature around 9. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west wind around 29 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Snow, mainly before 2am. Widespread blowing snow. Low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -16. Windy, with a west southwest wind 23 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
A chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -11. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A chance of snow before 2am. Widespread blowing snow before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -4. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Partly sunny, with a high near 20. West wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.