Category Archives: Weather

Snow day for JCPS, Catholic schools

After increased snowfall Sunday afternoon, Jefferson County Public Schools canceled classes on Monday, Dec. 13 due to inclement weather. The Archdiocese of Louisville also announced that area Catholic schools will be closed. According to weather reports, Louisville can expect up to 3 inches of snow. Across the city, road crews have been salting and plowing […]

City ready for winter, says Abramson

Given our citys’ past problems with snowflakes, Mayor Jerry Abramson thought it was important to assure residents that Louisville’s nearly 300 member Snow Team is ready to take action for the coming winter season. “When winter weather strikes, keeping residents safe on our roads is our top priority,” Abramson said in a news release.  “It’s […]

Crazy Kentucky Weather Strikes Again

Brrrrr!… That is the sound you have made at least five times this morning now that the dueling pressure systems have slugged it out in the Midwest and temperatures across the Bluegrass have fallen to well digger’s ass-levels. Yesterday’s freak weather event also resulted in 60 mph winds, flash flooding (in other parts of the […]

In Case You Think This Was ‘Just a Rain Storm’…

Flooding drowned 10 kittens and a dog at the Metro Animal Services shelter Tuesday, forcing officials to find temporary quarters for 500 dogs and cats, metro officials said. The Metro Animal Services headquarters, which includes the local animal shelter, was under water Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Jerry Abramson said. The animals were being taken to the […]

The 9th Ward of Louisville

My alarm didn’t wake me. The booming thunder, pounding hail and lightning flashes did. It was about 8:40 a.m. and a thunderstorm usually means I can take my time getting to work. A few minutes later I left a message with LEO Weekly’s news editor, Sarah Kelley, about turning in my column via e-mail — […]

Pics flooding in

Mark Metzger, a local teacher of high school, husband of news editor Sarah Kelley and apparently one hell of a photographer, delivered these a few minutes ago. Grinstead Drive near Cherokee Parkway: Cherokee Park:

The Great Washing of 2009

It took me just over two hours to drive to work this morning. My apartment is 3.7 miles from the LEO office. According to MSD, we just took about six inches of rain in 75 minutes, thus setting a record for the most rainfall in such a short period. I also realized — as did […]