Welcome to the Detroit/Pontiac Forecast Office's Homepage

What We Do

A Look Into Your NWS Office
A brief look into National Weather Service operations at your White Lake office. Files are available in different media formats:
(WMV: 2MB file | MPEG: 6MB file | Flash: 2MB file)

The Detroit/Pontiac Forecast Office is located in White Lake Michigan, about 10 miles northwest of Pontiac. We issue public forecasts and long-fuse warnings (winter storm watches and warnings, flash flood watches, etc.) for Southeast Lower Michigan counties. We also issue short-fuse warnings (tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings, etc.), aviation forecasts, short-term forecasts, and hydrological forecasts and warnings. Our marine responsibility includes routine forecasts and warnings for lakes Huron and St. Clair, as well as nearshore forecasts (within 5 miles of the shore) and special marine warnings and statements for the lakeshore that is adjacent to our county warning area.

Additional ways to get weather information

In addition to obtaining weather information from our homepage, our latest forecasts and warnings as well as climatological information are available 24 hours a day on NOAA Weather Radio. Our broadcast reaches a radius of approximately 40 miles from the transmitter sites.

Picture of the Detroit/Pontiac Forecast Office

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