The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Fayette County beginning at 8:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, January 24th, and extending through midnight tonight. You may find text of the wind chill advisory on the NWS’ site here.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Fayette County beginning tomorrow morning, Saturday, January 25th, at 1:00 a.m. and extending until 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The text of the winter weather advisory is below:
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
HAS BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS IN
EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST /MIDNIGHT CST/ TO 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/
* TIMING: WINDS WILL PICK UP THROUGH THE DAYLIGHT MORNING
HOURS…ALLOWING FOR WIND CHILLS TO FALL TO THE TEN TO TWENTY
DEGREES BELOW ZERO RANGE FOR A FEW HOURS. AS FOR THE
SNOW…EXPECT THE HEAVIEST TO FALL BETWEEN 1 AM AND 7 AM EST
* MAIN IMPACT: ENOUGH LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL BE IN PLACE AS THIS
SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH TO ALLOW FOR A RELATIVELY QUICK BURST OF
SNOW. SNOW TOTALS LOOK TO BE THE HIGHEST ALONG A MADISON INDIANA
TO GEORGETOWN KENTUCKY LINE…WHERE TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO
4 INCHES. THE LOUISVILLE AND LEXINGTON METRO AREAS CAN EXPECT
ANYWHERE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW.
* OTHER IMPACTS: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER
GUSTS WILL MEAN PATCHES OF BLOWING SNOW…FURTHER REDUCING
VISIBILITIES IN THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.