• Now You Know
    What’s an Alberta Clipper?

    The term “Alberta Clipper” has featured in some news coverage of our recent weather. We were curious about the term’s precise meaning and origin, so we went looking for answers – and found them on the National Weather Service’s site (also the source of the illustration to the right). According to the...

  • News Release
    City road crews move toward round-the-clock shifts for weekend

    From the LFUCG Division of Government Communications: With a winter weather advisory in effect for Saturday, the city’s Division of Streets and Roads and Division of Water Quality will move toward round-the-clock operations this weekend. The advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with the forecast calling for...

  • News Release
    Wind Chill and Winter Weather Advisories

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Fayette County beginning at 8:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, January 24th, and extending through midnight tonight. You may find text of the wind chill advisory on the NWS’ site here. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for...

  • First Aid
    Plans and Kits: Medical Readiness

    In an emergency or disaster, the event’s scale may overwhelm first responders.  In some situations, you may be unable to reach a hospital, clinic, or pharmacy. That’s why it’s important to keep medical records, supplies, and prescriptions easily accessible and to learn simple first aid techniques.  A “stay healthy” kit for medical...

  • News Release
    Wind Chill Advisory starts 4AM – Thursday 1/23/14

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST /3 AM CST/ TO 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ THURSDAY. WIND CHILL VALUES: WIND CHILL VALUES OF 5 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED WITH SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO...

  • News Release
    Drifting, sub-freezing temperatures hinder snow efforts

    Efforts to clear Lexington roadways were being hampered Tuesday by drifting snow and sub-freezing temperatures as both snow and temperatures continued to fall. Road conditions were described as “fair.” “They are passable if you use common sense and go slowly,” said Robert Allen, acting deputy director of the Division of Streets and...

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