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Arts and Humanities
3:18 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Tonight's Downtown Trolley Hop Canceled, Weather Concerns Cited

Louisville Downtown Partnership has called off the monthly Downtown First Friday Trolley Hop event tonight. No additional trolleys will run downtown, 5-11 p.m., tonight.

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National News
6:47 am
Thu May 16, 2013

At Least 6 Dead in Texas Tornado

GRANBURY, Texas — Officials say at least six people were killed when a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and injuring dozens of people.

The worst-hit city Wednesday was Granbury, where authorities say the fatalities occurred as the deadly tornado tore through two neighborhoods. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds delivered the death toll at a midnight news conference and said dozens were injured.

Local News
12:14 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Overnight Snow May Not Stick to Roads. Morning Commute May be Awful, Anyway.

Credit National weather Service

Above-freezing daytime temperatures Tuesday may keep Louisville roads from being blanketed in snow before the Wednesday morning commute—but driving issues are still possible.

Metro Louisville is expected to get as much as four inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon, the weather service said. Rain will become snow in the late evening and continue through Wednesday morning.

Louisville and surround areas are under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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Local News
10:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Freezing Rain Possible Thursday Evening in Louisville

Credit Creative Commons

Louisville motorists should be cautious Thursday evening of slick roads as the temperature drops and anticipated rainfall turns into freezing rain, the National Weather Service said.

The most likely times for freezing rain are after the evening commute hours through midnight, after which temperatures are expected to rise above freezing, said Mike Callahan, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Louisville. 

"I think we'll get through the rush hour OK," Callahan said on Thursday morning.

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Local News
7:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Strong Southerly Wind Gusts Expected for Monday; Wind Advisory Issued

Map of Monday's Wind Advisory.
Credit National Weather Service

Strong wind gusts are expected Monday in the Louisville area, leading the National Weather Service to caution motorists driving high-profile vehicles on west-east roadways such as Interstate 64.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Jefferson County and surround counties in Kentucky and Indiana. It goes into effect at 10 a.m. Monday and expires at 10 p.m.

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Local News
4:59 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Winter Weather Closes JCPS on Friday; Slick Spots on Roads, Bitter Cold Expected

Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL

The winter weather has given Louisville students a long weekend. Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed Friday. District officials made the call at 4:45 this morning. Jefferson County Catholic elementary and high schools are also closed. 

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Local News
11:50 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Tornado Watch in Effect for Louisville Area Until 5:00 AM

Credit Google Alerts

 A tornado watch is in effect until 5:00 am for Jefferson County and the surrounding area. This means the conditions could be favorable for a tornado sometime during the watch period. The National Weather Service predicts severe storms will begin around 3:00 am. Rain and strong winds are expected. 

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Local News
4:52 am
Wed January 16, 2013

JCPS Open, On Schedule Wednesday

  After Tuesday night's winter weather, all Jefferson County Public Schools are open and running on their regular schedules. District officials announced the decision early this morning.

City crews began treating the roads last night as precipitation fell.

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Local News
7:00 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Noted | 2012 Was Hot

A coronal mass ejection on Aug. 31 on the sun.
Credit NASA

"Warmest year ever recorded at Louisville," says the National Weather Service.

Local News
2:25 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

It Snowed, It May Snow More, Heavy Accumulation Unlikely

Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL

This morning, as Louisvillians pulled up their Facebook feeds, they found, mixed among the expected taunts about the upcoming UK/U of L basketball game, photos of local snow accumulation.

The National Weather Service says more snow may fall throughout Saturday, tapering off after sundown. There is a slight chance of snow on Monday and Tuesday, but the heaviest is likely passed, says the NWS.

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