The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning for Shiawassee County beginning at 4am Saturday January 11th until 7am Sunday January 12th.
This is a serious and potentially life-threatening event.
The storm is expected to begin with heavy overnight rain, then temperatures will fall, and rain will be come freezing rain. A half inch of accumulation is likely, the latest forecasts are suggesting, and some areas could even see a full inch of accumulation. Some snow is also possible with this system, depending on your location.
The general storm overview calls for significant snow for northern lower Michigan, a mix of heavy rain, freezing rain and snow for mid-Michigan and significant heavy rain for southeast Michigan.
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Consumers Energy is advising customers that power outages are possible and some could last for days, depending on the severity of the storm. The agency has shared a video that provides more information on how ice can impact trees and power lines; a little ice can create a big problem. The video also includes tips on preparing for storms such as the one predicted for this weekend.
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Terrorism Advisory Bulletin Issued for United States
Department of Homeland Security Issues "National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin" In Effect Until January 18th
Published 1/4/2020 10:07pm
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The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin for the United States of America.