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6:23 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Another Very Cold Morning in the Louisville Area

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Temperatures in the Louisville area are expected to be in the single-digits—with sub-zero wind chills—on Tuesday morning.

Jefferson County Public Schools and most others in the Louisville area are, by all indications, open and running on a normal schedule.  Bullitt County Public Schools are operating on a two-hour delay.

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.

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Education
4:30 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Will Have Class on Feb. 24-25 Because of Missed Days

Snow in Old Louisville earlier in February.
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Update 8:22 p.m.: School Board Gives OK

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.

The change is being undertaken because of eight missed school days because of winter weather.

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Local News
6:05 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools, Others Closed Monday Because of Winter Weather Again

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Jefferson County Public Schools and many other school districts are closed Monday because of winter weather that moved into the Louisville area Sunday afternoon.

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. 

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Local News
6:43 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Watch for Slick Spots in the Louisville Area Thursday, Weather Service Says

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Update 10:23 a.m.: Travelers'  Advisory Extended

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.

Also, the weather service says black ice may be an issue Thursday.

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Local News
5:08 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Thousands in Louisville Area Without Electricity After Icy Weather

Cardinal Station on Central Avenue.
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Update: 5:05 p.m.: Jefferson County Public Schools

Jefferson County Public Schools plan to operate on a normal schedule Thursday "barring any unforeseen circumstances."

Update 4:44 p.m.: Oldham County Schools Closed Thursday

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.

Update 3:09 p.m.: Latest on Power Outages, and More

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Local News
7:25 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Half-Inch of Ice Possible For Louisville Area as Freezing Rain Moves In

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Update 10:15 p.m.: Power Outages

From LG&E:

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Local News
6:55 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Chart: Louisville's Seasonal Snowfall Totals Back to 1950

Old Louisville on Monday morning.
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The snowfall Sunday evening into Monday in Louisville totaled five inches, bring the winter of 2013-14 total to 19.3 inches.

Where does 2013-14 rank among largest snowfall Louisville has ever experienced? 

Not very high.

Going back to 1950, this year's snowfall isn't particularly impressive.

Louisville's biggest seasonal snowfall on record is 50.2 in 1917-18, said Ron Steve, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Louisville.

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Local News
4:55 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Estimated 5-7 Inches of Snow Closes Many Schools in Louisville Area

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Update 11:38 a.m.: Road Update

Here's the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 11 a.m. update: 

Bullitt – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Franklin – 33 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Henry – 27 degrees, partly covered roads, crews plowing

Jefferson – 35 degrees, wet pavement, crews monitoring

Oldham – 34 degrees, wet pavement, crews pushing back shoulders

Shelby – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

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Local News
8:28 am
Sun February 2, 2014

As Much As 5 Inches of Snow Possible in Louisville by Monday Morning

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Update 4:35 p.m.: Snowing

So it's snowing in Louisville. 

In its update Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said the heaviest snowfall will be in the evening hours. It's forecast to continue into Monday morning, "mainly before 4 a.m."

Here's the latest map, which is pretty close to the old one:

City and state road crews were preparing to take to the roads in the afternoon. 

Earlier: Accumulating snow is again in the forecast for the Louisville area.

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Local News
8:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Parts of Louisville Area

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Update 6:55 a.m. Tuesday: Wind Chill Advisory

A wind chill advisory has been issued until 10 a.m. Tuesday for Louisville and areas to the north, east and west, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures will be in the low single digits with wind chills as low as -16 degrees, the weather service said. A handful of Louisville area school districts have adjusted schedules because of the cold, but Jefferson County Public Schools is running on its regular schedule.

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