• Winter Weather
    Winter Storm Warning Update – March 2-3

    Good morning, Lexington. National Weather Service Louisville updated its forecast early this morning. The big news: our winter storm warning now starts at 9:00 am today. It still runs through 1:00 pm tomorrow. Here are the relevant links: NWS local forecast for Lexington NWS updated briefing slides If you’ve been following us...

  • Winter Weather
    Winter Storm Warning – March 2-3

    BLUF*: Lexington is now under a winter storm warning from 10:00 am on Sunday, March 2nd until 1:00 pm on Monday, March 3rd. Go to the National Weather Service’s Lexington forecast page for the latest forecast. DEM participated in this afternoon’s conference call with NWS Louisville (click here for the briefing slides...

  • Preparedness
    What you need to know before the ice/snow storm

    Today should be pretty calm with just some rain, but its a good time to go through the following checklist so you’re ready for the upcoming storm: Be Aware Know where you’re going to get severe weather information. If the power goes out, you may not be able to watch or listen...

  • Winter Weather
    Winter Storm Update

    This afternoon, DEM participated in a conference call with the National Weather Service’s Louisville office. The current forecast calls for a significant winter storm in the Lexington area, beginning in the evening of Sunday, March 2nd and continuing throughout the day on Monday, March 3rd. You can view the slides from the...

  • Preparedness
    Preparedness Toolkit: Kentucky Utilities Outage Map App

    As we’ve seen over the past few years, severe weather (and occasionally severe traffic accidents) can knock out electrical service in any season. Our partners at Kentucky Utilities provide a great service in their online outage map, which shows the location, severity, cause, and estimated time to resolution for each outage on...

  • Winter Weather
    The Broken Record of Winter Weather

    The novelty has worn off but winter still isn’t finished with us. Looking at the National Weather Service’s current predictions for the next few days, we see another half-inch of snow coming overnight on Friday. This should melt off pretty quickly on Saturday as temperatures rise into the forties during the day....

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