Alan Longstreet

Alan Longstreet

Meteorologist

I’m on the wake-up-at-2am-on-air-by-4am shift and… I ACTUALLY LIKE IT. When most people are taking their lunch break, I’m heading home. It's quite nice, once I move beyond the first 10 minutes of being awake which is truly awful. A small price to pay for an afternoon of freedom. Freedom to assist my wife in tending to our house full of small children, which let’s be honest is where the real work takes place.

I grew up in West Michigan (here’s looking at you Coopersville!) with three sisters and a brother, which yes, makes five of us + two parents = 7. This of course was a busy house and being in the middle of the bunch I seem to have developed a deep desire to keep the peace. So when you come at me with one of those “How does it feel to be a meteorologist? You get paid to be wrong!” comments, I will politely respond, “It feels great, thanks for watching.” Now if you ask my little brother about my harmonious ways he might tell you about the time I pinned him down and punched him repeatedly, but having no memory of this myself, I’m not sure who we should believe. 

Growing up half an hour from Lake Michigan was both the best and the worst. The summer is best for obvious reasons; incredible sunsets, gorgeous beaches, huge dunes, etc etc. But then! summer turns to fall turns to winter and lake effect snow hits you like a ton of bricks and doesn't let up for what feels like a year and a half. So while my heart yearns for the west side in the summer, I am thrilled to spend my winters three hours away. 

Weather is fascinating and frustrating and wonderful. I’m blessed to work with the morning gang and thank you for watching!

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FREE bullying prevention workshop

True Martial Arts is hosting a FREE bullying prevention workshop on Tuesday October 22 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Address is 6363 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan ( In Orchard Mall) This workshop will talk about bullying, address ways to stop a bully, offer drills on how to protect yourself and much more.

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Canadian Soul Bluesman Matt Andersen

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over.

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Outdoor Heating Options

The temperatures are getting colder, so what can you do to make the outdoors a little warmer? Shores Fireplace and BBQ has some options.

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DIY Chocolate Bon Bons

The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter, a nonprofit that serves 138,000 individuals and their families struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, will welcome guest speaker, Tony Hawk, as its speaker and special guest at the 35th annual Chocolate Jubilee fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at MGM Grand Detroit (1777 Third Street, Detroit). Aimed at raising awareness, Tony Hawk began sharing his mother's battle with Alzheimer's several years ago. Hawk shared this poignant post on social media in 2016 after a visit with his mom: "She has Alzheimer's and today was the first time that she didn't recognize me during our entire visit. It's incredibly hard to watch someone you love lose their mental capacities and communication skills. She may not remember us, but we will continue to remember her the best we can." Hawk's appearance coincides with the launching of his brand consulting agency D/CAL to be based in downtown Detroit and California. "It's an honor to be invited to speak on behalf of loved ones affected by Alzheimer's at the Chocolate Jubilee" Hawk stated. "The daily struggles of caregivers can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to raise awareness and funding through events like these. Having the event in Detroit makes it extra special for our family." "Getting the involvement of a huge celebrity like Tony Hawk is a real game-changer for us" says Jennifer Lepard, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter. "We are so appreciative of the light he is shedding on this terrible disease, and the work we're doing to provide help and hope to families throughout the state of Michigan. This year's theme for the Chocolate Jubilee is "Jade Anniversary" in honor of its 35 years in the community. Live music by Nouveauté, dancing and extensive dessert tastings from restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers from the metro Detroit community. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 248-996-1050, visit www.alz.org/gmc or contact Maureen O'Reilly at moreilly@alz.org.