winter weather http://wfpl.org en Another Very Cold Morning in the Louisville Area http://wfpl.org/post/another-very-cold-morning-louisville-area <p>Temperatures in the Louisville area are expected to be in the single-digits—with sub-zero wind chills—on Tuesday morning.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools and most others in the Louisville area are, by all indications, open and running on a normal schedule. &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/BCPSky">Bullitt County Public Schools</a>&nbsp;are operating on a two-hour delay.</p><p>The temperature at 5 a.m. in Louisville was 8 degrees, with a wind chill of -6, the weather service said. The high temperature is expected to be just 27 degrees.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:23:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 8543 at http://wfpl.org Another Very Cold Morning in the Louisville Area Jefferson County Public Schools Will Have Class on Feb. 24-25 Because of Missed Days http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-will-have-class-feb-24-25-because-missed-days <p><strong>Update 8:22 p.m.: School Board Gives OK</strong></p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools students are to be in class on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, although the dates were initially on the academic calendar to be off days.</p><p>The change is being undertaken because of eight missed school days because of winter weather.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8538 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Public Schools Will Have Class on Feb. 24-25 Because of Missed Days Jefferson County Public Schools, Others Closed Monday Because of Winter Weather Again http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-others-closed-monday-because-winter-weather-again <p>Jefferson County Public Schools and many other school districts are closed Monday because of winter weather that moved into the Louisville area Sunday afternoon.</p><p>About 2/3 of an inch of snowfall in Louisville before midnight, according to preliminary National Weather Service data. (More may have fallen after midnight, but that data wasn't available yet.) Ice also remained on some untreated roads from last week's winter weather.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:05:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 8532 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Public Schools, Others Closed Monday Because of Winter Weather Again Watch for Slick Spots in the Louisville Area Thursday, Weather Service Says http://wfpl.org/post/watch-slick-spots-louisville-area-thursday-weather-service-says <p><strong>Update 10:23 a.m.: Travelers' &nbsp;Advisory Extended</strong></p><p>The National Weather Service says the Louisville area may get isolated snow showers into the afternoon Thursday. Though no serious accumulation is expected, what little snow falls on ice-covered or untreated roads may cause driving hazards, the weather service adds.</p><p>Also, the weather service says black ice may be an issue Thursday.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:43:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 8489 at http://wfpl.org Watch for Slick Spots in the Louisville Area Thursday, Weather Service Says Thousands in Louisville Area Without Electricity After Icy Weather http://wfpl.org/post/thousands-louisville-area-without-electricity-after-icy-weather <p><strong>Update: 5:05 p.m.: Jefferson County Public Schools</strong></p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools plan to operate on a normal schedule Thursday "barring any unforeseen circumstances."</p><p><strong>Update 4:44 p.m.: Oldham County Schools Closed Thursday</strong></p><p>Oldham County Schools will be closed Thursday, too, because of the last round of winter weather. School officials cite ice on sidewalks, parking lots and on buses. No word from JCPS yet.</p><p><strong>Update 3:09 p.m.: Latest on Power Outages, and More</strong></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:08:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 8477 at http://wfpl.org Thousands in Louisville Area Without Electricity After Icy Weather Half-Inch of Ice Possible For Louisville Area as Freezing Rain Moves In http://wfpl.org/post/half-inch-ice-possible-louisville-area-freezing-rain-moves <p><strong>Update 10:15 p.m.: Power Outages</strong></p><p>From LG&amp;E:</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We have multiple power outages across our service territory. Crews are working safely and quickly to restore power. <a href="http://t.co/c2j3YZRrdq">http://t.co/c2j3YZRrdq</a></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:25:16 +0000 Joseph Lord 8467 at http://wfpl.org Half-Inch of Ice Possible For Louisville Area as Freezing Rain Moves In Chart: Louisville's Seasonal Snowfall Totals Back to 1950 http://wfpl.org/post/chart-louisvilles-seasonal-snowfall-totals-back-1950 <p>The snowfall Sunday evening into Monday in Louisville<a href="/post/estimated-5-7-inches-snow-closes-many-schools-louisville-area"> totaled five inches, </a>bring the winter of 2013-14 total to 19.3 inches.</p><p>Where does 2013-14 rank among largest snowfall Louisville has ever experienced?&nbsp;</p><p>Not very high.</p><p>Going back to 1950, this year's snowfall isn't particularly impressive.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:55:46 +0000 Joseph Lord 8459 at http://wfpl.org Chart: Louisville's Seasonal Snowfall Totals Back to 1950 Estimated 5-7 Inches of Snow Closes Many Schools in Louisville Area http://wfpl.org/post/estimated-5-7-inches-snow-closes-many-schools-louisville-area <p><strong>Update 11:38 a.m.: Road Update</strong></p><p>Here's the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 11 a.m. update:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>Bullitt – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing</p><p>Franklin – 33 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing</p><p>Henry – 27 degrees, partly covered roads, crews plowing</p><p>Jefferson – 35 degrees, wet pavement, crews monitoring</p><p>Oldham – 34 degrees, wet pavement, crews pushing back shoulders</p><p>Shelby – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:55:57 +0000 Joseph Lord 8452 at http://wfpl.org Estimated 5-7 Inches of Snow Closes Many Schools in Louisville Area Cold Replaces Snow as Louisville Area's Winter Weather Issue; JCPS Delays Open http://wfpl.org/post/cold-replaces-snow-louisville-areas-winter-weather-issue-jcps-delays-open <p>The snow that <a href="/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-2-hour-delay-wednesday-cold-follows-snow">hindered the Louisville area's Tuesday morning commute</a> has ended, but cold temperatures that came with it are sticking around, the National Weather Service said.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools is working on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. Several school districts aren't opening at all. (Check the list below.)</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:49:35 +0000 Joseph Lord 8319 at http://wfpl.org Cold Replaces Snow as Louisville Area's Winter Weather Issue; JCPS Delays Open How JCPS, Greater Clark Handle Winter Weather Decisions http://wfpl.org/post/how-jcps-greater-clark-handle-winter-weather-decisions <p>It happens every time.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools decides to cancel school because of the weather—or not—and Twitter lights up with comments; some people oppose the decision, some are supportive.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The issue popped up Friday morning. <a href="/post/snow-louisville-area-leads-slick-morning-commute">JCPS is in session; several area school districts aren't.</a></span></p><p>So, how does JCPS decide to cancel school?</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:33:48 +0000 Devin Katayama 8275 at http://wfpl.org How JCPS, Greater Clark Handle Winter Weather Decisions