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 …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Expect lows to dip to the 30s and 40s this weekend in Rochester, despite warm mid-week temperatures. Snow is possible on Monday.
Well, it was nice while it lasted. The blast of 70-plus-degree summer temperatures this week in Metro Detroit are on their way out, according to the National Weather Service. A cold front is headed into the area and expected to drop temperatures to as low as 32 degrees. Here's what the forecast looks like for the weekend, according to the NWS: Bad news: Snow is possible on Monday, according to the NWS, as temperatures are expected to fall to 44 during the day and 32 in the evening.
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 …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Snow will fall throughout the day as winds pick up and temps fall this afternoon.
The fluffy snow falling across the region will continue throughout the day with accumulations of 1-3 inches expected by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. Temperatures will fall to freezing by around 5 p.m. with a nighttime low around 19 degrees. In addition to cold temperatures, blustery conditions are expected tonight as winds pick up this evening to between 14 and 21 m.p.h. with gusts as high as 28 m.p.h. Wednesday is expected to be sunny and windy with a high near 26.