COMBINATION OF WARNINGS FOR MIDWEST BEING CALLED 'LIFE THREATENING WEATHER'
Shiawassee county is now included in a Wind Chill
Warning, to begin Monday morning and continue through
Tuesday. Wind Chill readings could reach 30 degrees
below zero on Monday. This, after a monster snowstorm
wallops much of the state, including Shiawassee county,
where overnight snowfall totals are estimated to be around
4 inches, and Durand could see another 7 to 10 inches of
snow by Sunday night. Authorities are urging motorists
to stay off roads.
The combination of the paralyzing snow and the extreme
cold snap that will immediately follow are being called "life
threatening" by the National Weather Service.
The current temperature in Durand is 23 degrees. With the wind chill, it feels more like 17 degrees. Tonight's low is 7 degrees. That temperature will hold into Monday, when the overnight low is expected to drop to around minus 10 degrees. Winds are expected to be at around 25 miles per hour, making the "real feel" significantly colder, and extremely dangerous.
Residents are urged to look out for neighbors, particularly the elderly and those with young children. Residents are also reminded to keep pets out of the cold -- limit their outdoor time and watch for frostbite on ears, tails and paws. Also be mindful of outdoor pets that may stray from neighboring properties.
Parking on the street in the City of Durand is prohibited from December 1st through March 31st between the hours of 3am and 6am. This restriction is to allow city crews to more efficiently plow our streets. It is also requested that motorists do not park on the street during any heavy snowfall. Durand residents may apply for a winter on-street parking permit at Durand City Hall.