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Cold Temperatures Across the Northern and Central Plains; Severe Weather Potential for the East

Severe weather and heavy rainfall potential along with warm temperatures will affect the eastern portions of the country through Sunday as a cold front tracks eastward. Meanwhile, much colder air across portions of the Plains will bring frost and freeze conditions into Sunday morning. Dry, mild and breezy conditions linger for the four-corner region where elevated to critical fire weather remains. Read More >

You may be wondering, just how windy has it been this year...it seems like there have been a lot of wind advisories?  The graphic below indicates where 2016, from January 1st to present, compares to similar times period back to 1971 at Louisville International Airport.  To date, there have been 38 days with peak wind gusts greater than or equal to 30 mph, whereas there have been 10 days with peak wind gusts greater than or equal to 40 mph!  There is still a chance that winds may top 30 mph the rest of this evening, as a cold front approaches our region.