Thursday, December 08, 2005

AccuWeather.com - Franklin, MI Watches and Warnings

Like many midwesterners Americans, I live for the three days a year I can justify four-wheel drive. Tonight is that day.

WINTER STORM TAKING AIM ON SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN TONIGHT.

A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE DAY AS IT MOVES TO NEAR
TOLEDO BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD SOUTHEAST
MICHIGAN DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS...THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT
TIMES...ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 8 PM AND 3 AM. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 8
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN...INCLUDING THE METRO DETROIT AND FLINT
AREAS...WITH SLIGHTLY LOWER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE TRI-CITES AND THUMB
REGIONS. THE BAND OF HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR NEAR A
HOWELL TO PONTIAC TO PORT HURON LINE...WHERE TOTALS WILL BE TOWARD
THE HIGHER END OF THE FORECAST RANGE. THE SYSTEM WILL THEN QUICKLY
EXIT TO THE EAST AND THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES BY EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING.


I have rock salt, I have shovels, I have a programmable thermostat, I have a warm hat, and I have laid in a supply of premium hot-chocolate. We are ready for up to and including eight inches of snow. If I need to take the day off tomorrow to be sure the mailman can deliver the new Colonial Williamsburg mailer to Noah, so be it (still not sure how he got on that mailing list). Sure, people who live in northern Michigan or Minnesota get three feet a week, for me this is a big deal.

3 comments:

Kendra Lynn said...

I'm loving the idea of snow tonight! I'm a big fan of lots of the white stuff. Scott and I would move to Traverse City in a heartbeat if we had the income to afford it. :)
Have fun tonight, shovelling the snow. :)

Craig said...

I still have a scraper in my car out here in L.A. I keep if sentimental reasons.

Jonathan said...

BLIZZARD OF '05 MID STORM UPDATE:
IT SNOWED A LITTLE, I SHOVELED A LITTLE, ITS SNOWING SOME MORE. NO BIG WHOOP. YOU KNOW, THIS IS PRETTY TAME GIVEN THAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WRITES IN ALL CAPS TO BE DRAMATIC. IT DOES LOOK NICE THOUGH.