Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days.
Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.



Ice storms are caused by freezing rain. The raindrops move into a thin layer of below-freezing air right near the surface of the earth, allowing them to freeze on contact to the ground, trees, cars and other objects.



Seasonal dangers, including snow and ice on roads, and reduced visibility from winter precipitation, make it important for drivers to prepare and focus to prevent accidents.


City of Battle Creek CERT, SAR & RACES


Upcoming Dates / Events

  • March 29th – Skywarn Training from 10 -12 at the Lakeview Middle School. Registration: 9-9:30 am. Training session begins at 10:00 am.
  • Animal Response I & II; April 12, 2014 from 1230 to 1700 hours 
  • May 17 Traffic and Crowd Control.  Details to follow.


New Business:


Mike's Moments:





Gordon Martin: Update on BCESMI Website

  • Added Photo Gallery
  • Animal Response Registration Banner
  • SKYWARN Training Seminar Banner
  • New Articles added: Before a Tornado, During a Tornado, After a Tornado
  • Lots of new features: Upcoming Events and Next Events 


Notes from other agencies about upcoming activities

HAM in a DAY – if interested please email Judy Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have set the next few months of HAM in a Day classes. They are all scheduled at the Emmett Township Public Safety Training Room, 621 Cliff Street, registration is from 9-10 am, class begins at 10 am, test is at 3 pm, $35 includes pizza and pop lunch. Please let your friends know. This is a proven way to obtain your amateur radio license. Last month marked the two year anniversary offering HAM in a Day in Calhoun County. Our success rate is over 90%.


HAM in a Day classes are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, May 17th
  • Saturday, September 27th
  • Saturday, November 15th


Antenna Workshop – if interested please email Judy Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 26, 2014 at 10 am

$35.00 per person

Coffee and donut holes will be provided

11 spots available at this price on a first come basis. We already have 19

people who are on the list just from word of mouth and radio conversation.

There is a price increase coming, if that occurs the cost will likely go up

to $42.00 or $43.00 once the 11 spots left are sold. The location is not

confirmed as yet, as soon as it is we will send it out via e-mail. To hold

your spot we must have a check made out to Battle Creek SkyWarn or cash for

the materials. Send me an e-mail and I’ll make arrangements to pick up your




 The Michigan Department of Transportation provides a traffic and construction information resource center for motorists seeking detailed driving information.

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