Tracking more snow for Detroit area, 10 most dangerous winter roads, more local love stories to share
From the local 4casters:
Light snow is to be expected on Saturday and will last until Saturday evening.
This continues to look like 1 to 2 inches of snowfall. Highs on Saturday in the low 20s (-6 degrees Celsius) and lows on Saturday evening again in the single-digit range (-13 degrees Celsius).
Outlook for the snow storm on Tuesday:
The models disagree on Tuesday. They agree that we are going to get snow, but they disagree on where the low pressure area is on the surface and that makes a big difference in how much snow we get. The GFS model gives us maybe 3 inches of snow while the ECMWF gives us 4 to 8 inches.
We all know how tough the roads in Michigan can get during the winter months. Just ask your ankle.
Michigan Auto Law recently compiled a list of the most dangerous stretches of road in Michigan during the winter months, using five years of crash statistics from 2015 to 2019.
According to winter accident statistics, approximately 65% of total winter accidents are drivers “driving too fast for the conditions,” the Michigan State Police reported.
Most of the top 10 list is in western and northern Michigan. Neither of them are in Metro Detroit – check out the list here.
Love is in the air isn’t it?
Oh wait – this is just my space heater. No wait! It’s Valentine’s Day. That’s it! It’s just around the corner – and to celebrate, we wanted to share some amazing love stories from local couples.
Go retro? Michigan bill would allow classic license plates for a $ 100 fee
A Michigan State Senator’s bill aims to give drivers the option to purchase Michigan’s classic blue and black license plates for a fee of $ 100.
Senate Draft 1146 by Sen. Mallory McMurrow (D-Royal Oak) would also allow the Secretary of State to re-administer the blue license plates used in Michigan from 1983 to 2007, as well as the black license plates issued between 1979 and 1983. The bill was first introduced in September 2020 but was reintroduced earlier this month.
“Every Michigander who grew up here in the ’80s and’ 90s will remember the simple, iconic design of license plates in those eras,” said Sen. McMorrow.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 572,179 as of Thursday, including 15,052 deaths, state officials report.
Thursday’s update includes 1,284 new cases and 75 additional deaths, including 55 from a review of Vital Records. On Wednesday, the state reported a total of 570,895 cases and 14,977 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths are starting to slow down. Tests were stable with an average of more than 40,000 diagnostic tests per day, with the 7-day positive rate dropping below 4.0% as of Wednesday. Hospital stays have continued to decline in recent weeks.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,000 on Wednesday – the lowest since October. The 7-day average death rate was 38 on Wednesday. The state’s death rate is 2.6%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 57,400 on Wednesday – near the lowest level since October.
Here you can see more data:
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