Update: 5:20 pm: Churchill Downs has moved the Oaks post time at 6:20 pm. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watchfor Louisville and the surrounding area until 10 pm. The NWS says to expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and excessive cloud-to-ground lightning between 5 and 6 pm. The weather caused the… Continue reading Louisville Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch; Oaks Post Time Now 6:20
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Louisville and the surrounding areas. It will be in effect until 10 pm.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Louisville and the surrounding area until 3:30 pm. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across the area until 9 pm.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jefferson County earlier this afternoon. The twister brought winds of 105-110 miles per hour to southeast Jefferson County, damaging homes and knocking out power for thousands of residents. As of 5:00, under 1,000 homes and businesses were without power. Full restoration is expected… Continue reading Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Jefferson County
Individual homeowners and businesses are being assessed for damage following tornados that swept through southern Indiana last week. Teams comprised of federal, state and local officials will soon provide a report to Gov. Mitch Daniels who is expected to declare Indiana a major disaster. On Tuesday, teams began reviewing individual property damage, including businesses and homes, in four Indiana… Continue reading Teams Assess Individual Property Damage in Indiana
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Jefferson County. It applies to many neighboring counties as well and will remain in effect until 1:00 pm. The NWS has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings for other counties in Kentucky. To see the full list of weather alerts, click here.
Listen to the story: This winter could to go into the books as one of this region’s milder cold weather seasons. The moderate conditions have been a welcome relief to most, but a mixed blessing to some. You might think south Louisville hardware store owner Mike Girard has been taking a financial hit with slower… Continue reading Mild Winter Brings Welcome Respite and Mixed Blessings
Thousands of LG&E customers in Louisville are without power following severe weather late this morning. According to LG&E’s outage map, about 1,400 Louisville homes and business have no power. Fewer than 1,000 homes and businesses in Indiana are without power. LG&E plans to have power restored to most customers tonight, with the final few homes… Continue reading Thousands Without Power in Louisville, Restoration for Most Expected Tonight
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Louisville and surrounding areas. Less than half an inch of snow is predicted, but the combination of precipitation, wind and cold temperatures is expected to make roadways slick for morning commutes. Louisville Public Works officials tweeted around 9 pm that crews were salting roads in… Continue reading Overnight Snow Expected, City Salting Roads for Morning Commutes
Monday night’s severe storms knocked out power for nearly 2,000 Louisvillians. The heavy winds and thunderstorms began around 9:00 and were brief. But after they passed over Louisville, residents across the city were without power. The heaviest outages were reported in the Park Hill and Seneca neighborhoods, though several LG&E customers elsewhere were also without… Continue reading Hundreds of Area Residents Without Power Following Storms