Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 9:24 AM EST Jan 31, 2019 Detroit — The National Weather Service has extended its wind chill advisory Thursday for southeast Michigan as temperatures continue to keep the region in a deep freeze. Meteorologists with the agency's office in White Lake Township said a wind chill advisory that was initially set to expire at 11 a.m. Thursday has been extended to 2 p.m. The area affected stretches from Midland to Monroe and the advisory means exposed skin could get frostbitten in as little as 10 minutes. According to the weather service, wind chills between minus 25 degrees and minus 35 degrees are expected to continue into the early afternoon throughout the region. Dozens of school districts and communities municipal offices remain closed for the day due to the frigid temperatures. On Wednesday, Detroit set a record low maximum of 1 degree, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature broke the previous … [Read more...] about SE Mich. wind chill advisory extended to 2 p.m.
Christina Hall Detroit Free Press Published 4:13 PM EST Jan 30, 2019 It's big. It's round. It's gold. And it's becoming the butt of jokes — and some anger — in Sterling Heights. The M59 Golden Corridor icon — a 35-foot by 35-foot golden ring — in the median of M-59/Hall Road near Lakeside Mall is part of a bigger plan to make the city more unique and distinctive, boost businesses and draw new residents, Mayor Michael Taylor said. But the huge ring, which is to be lit at night, is drawing criticism in comments on the social media, including the city's Facebook page. It's been called some unmentionable names and now has a couple of satirical Facebook pages, including one called "The Golden Butthole of Macomb County." "We wanted to make a big splash, and we certainly have," Taylor said Wednesday. "I've seen the criticism and I certainly understand." But, he said, "we are trying to re-brand Sterling Heights as not another suburban" … [Read more...] about Sterling Heights’ golden icon on M-59 is ‘butt’ of jokes
Sean Merriman Special to Detroit Free Press Published 2:14 PM EST Jan 30, 2019 Welcome to our recruiting live chat with Free Press special writer Sean Merriman. National signing day is next Wednesday, so if you have a question about Michigan or Michigan State, or maybe even basketball prospects or local products, leave it below. Then at 1 p.m., Sean will be along to answer them. Access to live chat for mobile users. … [Read more...] about Recruiting chat: U-M recruiting in Ohio? MSU flipping anyone?
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 8:07 AM EST Jan 29, 2019 University of Michigan students have started a petition drive to get the university to cancel classes when it's bitterly cold out. The petition, started online Monday afternoon had more than 7,700 signatures on it by 8 a.m. Tuesday. "This weather poses many threats to people in our community, and we demand that the University take action and put our safety first," the petition says. "Countless other schools in our area, including Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor Public Schools, have cancelled classes due to inclement weather. There is no reason the University of Michigan shouldn’t follow suit, as it is clear after today that the next few days warrant it. Not cancelling classes is not only a careless move, it spells ignorance on the administration’s part to the plight of many of its marginalized community members." While many Michigan colleges and universities closed on Monday in heavy snow, … [Read more...] about U-M students: Please cancel classes when it’s this cold out
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Picture: Alan O'Neill CHPV Offshore Energy Media Services, Orbis Energy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft,NR32 1XH 0044 1502 0500272 The compulsory purchase of more than 3,000 sq m of land is being sought as part of a controversial offshore wind farm project off the Norfolk coast. Danish energy firm Ørsted wants to build one wind farm, Hornsea Three, 121km north of the Norfolk coast. A cable corridor stretching from Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast to an electrical substation at Swardeston, south of Norwich, would transport the electricity to the National Grid. And trenches up to 60 kilometres long would need to be dug across the Norfolk countryside to connect it.The reasons given for the additional land are to widen the road access point for the proposed booster station at the intersection with the B1149 for highway safety reasons.And the firm has also had to reconsider where the cable goes because the John Innes Centre fears it could impact … [Read more...] about Wind farm project to swallow up 3,000 sq m more of Norfolk countryside