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Wind advisory for Thursday, Feb 15.

Gusty winds out of the southwest have developed this afternoon and are expected to continue through the afternoon into the early evening hours. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected with gusts of 35 to 40 mph at times. These winds may blow around small objects and cause some issues for high profile […]

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15 Years Ago Today – The 2003 Ice Storm Paralyzes Lexington

It was hard to believe. Ice. Everywhere. Nothing and no one was immune. Weathercasters couldn’t believe what they were seeing on forecast models and radar. An ice storm of epic proportions. Large trees snapped like toothpicks under the weight of two inches of ice. When the storm finally let up, nearly 150,000 people in Fayette […]

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Winter Weather Advisory for Lexington Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Lexington from 8pm Sunday, Feb. 11 to 7am, Monday Feb 12. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected. The wintry mix will result in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including during the morning commute on Monday. Total snow and sleet accumulations could reach a half inch, […]

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Fayette Health Dept. Offers Free Flu Shots

You can fight the flu this February with free flu shots. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in its Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike. No appointment is necessary. The seasonal flu shot is recommended for all people ages 6 months and older. There have been […]

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Outdoor Siren Testing Today at 10am

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens TODAY, Thursday, February 8, at 10am. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” This is a regular monthly test which was postponed […]

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Weather Alert – Light Snow Showers and Gusty Winds This Evening

Update: 10:30pm – Sunday, February 4 A band of light snow associated with a cold front will push through central Kentucky and southern Indiana this evening. Temperatures are starting to drop out ahead of the snow band and will continue to steadily fall this evening and overnight. Snow has already moved into southern Indiana, and […]

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Where to get highway condition information

During severe weather, it’s usually advised that if you don’t have to go out, don’t. Especially in a car or truck. If you must drive, remember to leave extra space between your car and the car in front of you. When it’s icy or snowy out, 300 feet may be the minimum safe spacing, especially […]

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Special Weather Statement-Cold Temps & Flurries

Temperatures will fall back into the single digits tonight. Though winds will be lighter than they were last night, wind chills will still fall into the 0 to -10 degree range. Dress warmly if you venture out, and keep a winter travel kit in your vehicle. Flurries and light snow showers are forecast to develop […]

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Fayette County Sheriff activates Winter Care Program

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff has ACTIVATED the transportation and prescription pickup portion of the Winter Care Program. The Winter Care Program began 15 years ago as a result of the 2003 ice storm. This program provides enhanced safety and service to our community. The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff provides the […]

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Be smart when dealing with extreme cold weather

With temperatures dropping into single digits, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department asks residents to use caution when dealing with the cold weather. During the cold weather, stay indoors whenever possible. However, if you must go outside, dress warmly in layered clothing, including a hat, a scarf or knit mask to cover your face and mouth, […]

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