URGENT MESSAGE: EVACUATION FOR PARTS OF LOUISVILLE AREA!

If you are within 1.2 Miles of Katherine Station Road and Dixie Highway, EVACUATE NOW!!!!

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
EVACUATION IMMEDIATE
KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
328 PM EDT WED OCT 31 2012

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND METROSAFE IN LOUISVILLE
KENTUCKY.

KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND LOUISVILLE METROSAFE ASK
THAT PEOPLE LIVING WITHIN A 1.2 MILE RADIUS OF DIXIE HIGHWAY AND
KATHERINE STATION ROAD TO EVACUATE THEIR RESIDENCE TO A SAFE
LOCATION UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN. THIS EVACUATION INCLUDES
MOST LOCATIONS IN WEST POINT KENTUCKY. AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED
EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AT THE TRAIN DERAILMENT SITE. STAY TUNED
FOR UPDATES.

$$

Trick or Treat: What Are Times in Your Area:

Here is a list of Trick-or-Treat events tonight. If we don’t have your community listed and there is trick-or-treating tonight, please let us know via social media! Any events that took place before today are not in this list.

Indoor:

Eastgate Mall: 5pm – 7pm
Northgate Mall: 3pm – 6pm; also a costume contest with prizes
EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester: All day until 6pm
Golden Corral, Eastgate, kids in costume can eat free and Trick-or-Treat until 9:30pm tonight.

BUTLER COUNTY

Fairfield: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Hamilton: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Middletown: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Monroe: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Oxford: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Trenton: 5:30pm-7:00pm
West Chester: 6:00pm-8:00pm

BROWN COUNTY

Georgetown: 6:00pm-8:00pm

CLERMONT COUNTY

Amelia: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Batavia: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Village of Batavia: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bethel: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Goshen: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Miami Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Milford: 6:00pm-8:00pm
New Richmond: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Union Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm

HAMILTON COUNTY

Addyston: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Amberley Village: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Anderson Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Blue Ash: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cheviot: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cincinnati: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cleves: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Colerain Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Columbia Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Deer Park: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Delhi Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Evendale: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Fairfax: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Forest Park: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Glendale: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Green Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Greenhills: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Harrison: 6:00-8:00pm
Indian Hill: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Lockland: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Loveland: 6:00-8:00pm
Madeira: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Mariemont: 6:00-8:00pm
Miami Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Montgomery: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Mt. Healthy: 6:00-8:00pm
Newtown: 6:00pm-8:00pm
North Bend: 6:00-8:00pm
Norwood: 6-8:00 pm
Reading: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sharonville: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Silverton: 6:00-8:00pm
Springfield Township: 6:00-8:00pm
Springdale: 6:00-8:00pm
Sycamore Township: 6:00-8:00pm
Symmes Township: 6:00-8:00pm
Terrace Park: 6:00-8:00pm
Union Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Williamsburg: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Woodlawn: 6:00-9:00pm
Wyoming: 6:00-8:00pm

WARREN COUNTY

Butlerville: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Deerfield Township: 6:00-8:00pm
Hamilton Township: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Harlan: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Lebanon: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Maineville: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Mason: 6:00-8:00pm
Monroe: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Morrow: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Pleasant Plain: 6:00pm-8:00pm
South Lebanon: 6:00-8:00pm
Turtlecreek Township: 5:30pm-7:30pm

All of BOONE COUNTY: 6:00-8:00pm, including Florence, Union, Walton and Burlington

CAMPBELL COUNTY

Alexandria: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bellevue: 5:30pm-7:30 pm
Cold Spring: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Dayton: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Ft. Thomas: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Highland Heights: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Newport: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Silver Grove: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Southgate: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Wilder: 6:00pm-8:00pm

KENTON COUNTY: 6:00-8:00pm, including Erlanger, Elsmere, Edgewood, Covington, Taylor Mill, Park Hills, Ft Mitchell, Ft Wright, Villa Hills, and Independence

Elsewhere in NKY:

Augusta: 5:00-7:00pm
Butler: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Gallatin County, including Warsaw, Sparta and Glencoe: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Maysville: 6:00-8:00 pm

INDIANA:

Aurora: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Batesville: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Brookville: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Centerville: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Dillsboro: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Greendale: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Holton: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Lawrenceburg: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Milan: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Napoleon: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Ohio County including Rising Sun: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Osgood: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Patriot: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Richmond: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Sunman: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Versailles: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday 10/31 Update: Back to Normal Here…Kind of

Good morning everyone…after a couple of rough days, we’re slowly going to return to a sense of normalcy across the area. Welcome to your Halloween morning forecast for Wednesday, October 31, 2012…

TODAY: Before we dry out, we will still deal with a few rain showers, some of which might mix with snow this morning. Highs today will only be around 44, with lows tonight around 32 as Sandy finally pushes away.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Looking a lot better for the late week. Highs will be around 50 Thursday and 53 Friday, with lows in the middle and upper 30’s.

THE WEEKEND: Our next disturbance moves our way. The result will be some showers coming back into the forecast, with highs near 55 Saturday and 57 Sunday. Lows both mornings should be in the upper 30’s.

NEXT MONDAY-TUESDAY: We’re drying out again with highs in the low 50’s and lows near freezing.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow along with us in the aftermath of Sandy:

NKYWx on Facebook
NKYWx on Twitter

NEXT UPDATE: Our next update here on the site will be this afternoon. In the meantime, take care and Happy Halloween.

Jeremy

10/29 Monday Night Update: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Here is an update on the Cincinnati forecast…as a reminder we are ONLY dealing with the time period during which Sandy is affecting our region until Wednesday morning’s update.

TONIGHT/TUESDAY: This is the really ugly part of the forecast…thus the tagline. We’ll head into tonight with the winds continuing, strong from the north. Later tonight, the worst winds will arrive, with wind gusts as high as 55 MPH. Rain will also continue. The best chance of snow mixing into the equation in metro Cincinnati will be in this time frame. Lows will be around 33 tonight with highs AT BEST on Tuesday only around 40. Yes, I’m still going cooler than the NWS forecast.

TOMORROW NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY: From here, things will slowly improve. Tuesday night I still think winds will be gusty, to as high as 45 MPH. Rain will taper off slowly from the west Wednesday morning, as Sandy scoots off to the northeast. I am at this point going to say that we still need to allow for a rain/snow mix east of town. Lows on Tuesday night will fall to near 30, with highs on Wednesday rising to 45.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please note that there’ve been a lot of tweets and Facebook posts that are NOT about Cincinnati. I am making an effort to try to warn as many folks as possible to get the heck out of the way, and we’ve also been following a hazmat situation in Louisville. That said, follow along:

NKYWx on Facebook
NKYWx on Twitter

NEXT UPDATE: I’m not going to promise anything from this point onward because it will depend on the internet staying up here at HQ. If it goes offline, updates will be less frequent, but I cannot promise when they’ll go up (I do have a smartphone, and have means to power it as may be necessary). Take care…PLEASE be safe over the next 48 hours!

Jeremy

Monday 10/29 Update: Conditions Going Downhill

A WIND ADVISORY goes into effect at noon today until 6 PM Tuesday.

Good morning everyone! One reminder: I’m not going to do forecasts for the time period from Wednesday night onward. We will be specifically focusing on this event while it’s happening.

TODAY: Conditions start heading downhill today. Rain won’t quite make it to metro Cincinnati, but I think we’ll see a slow progression through the day. Winds will also increase through the day. By evening look for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 40-45. Highs will reach 45 at best. Too much cold air flowing into the area for me to go with the upper 40’s the NWS is showing.

TONIGHT/TUESDAY: This is the really ugly part of the forecast. We’ll head into tonight with the winds continuing, strong from the north. By noon on Tuesday I think we could see gusts to 50-55 MPH. Rain and wind will also continue. The best chance of snow mixing into the equation in metro Cincinnati will be in this time frame. Lows will be around 31 with highs AT BEST on Tuesday only around 40. Yes, I’m still going cooler than the NWS forecast.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY: From here, things will slowly improve. Tuesday night I still think winds will be gusty, to as high as 45 MPH. Rain will taper off slowly from the west Wednesday morning, as Sandy scoots off to the northeast. I am at this point going to say that we still need to allow for a rain/snow mix east of town. Lows on Tuesday night will fall to near 30, with highs on Wednesday rising to 45.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please note that there’ve been a lot of tweets and Facebook posts that are NOT about Cincinnati. I am making an effort to try to warn as many folks as possible to get the heck out of the way. That said, follow along:

NKYWx on Facebook
NKYWx on Twitter

NEXT UPDATE: I’m not going to promise anything from this point onward because it will depend on the internet staying up here at HQ. If it goes offline, updates will be less frequent, but I cannot promise when they’ll go up (I do have a smartphone, and have means to power it as may be necessary). Take care…PLEASE be safe over the next 72 hours!

Jeremy

Sunday Night 10/28 Forecast Update: Here Comes the Wind and Rain

A WIND ADVISORY goes into effect at noon tomorrow until 6 PM Tuesday.

Good evening everyone! One administrative note before I start with the update: Beginning with this post I’m not going to do forecasts for the time period from Wednesday night onward. We will be specifically focusing on this event while it’s happening.

One other thing I’d like to note, that I mentioned on social media: The 18Z models do bring an inch or two of snow to our eastern counties. I’m not going with that in my forecast. The biggest reason is that I don’t think snowfall rates would be significant enough to where the snow would stick. That said, at various points some snow could mix in. So, here we go…

TONIGHT: I think the rain stays to our east for tonight. I can’t rule out a few snowflakes mixing in tonight late for Adams and Lewis counties and points east. Lows will be around 33.

MONDAY: Here’s where conditions start heading downhill! Rain won’t quite make it to metro Cincinnati, but I think we’ll see a slow progression through the day. Winds will also increase through the day. By evening look for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 40-45. Highs will reach 45 at best. Too much cold air flowing into the area to go with the upper 40’s the NWS is showing.

MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY: This is the really ugly part of the forecast. We’ll head into Monday night with the winds continuing, strong from the north. By noon on Tuesday I think we could see gusts to 50-55 MPH. Rain and wind will also continue. The best chance of snow mixing into the equation in metro Cincinnati will be in this time frame. Lows will be around 31 with highs AT BEST on Tuesday only around 40. Yes, I’m going cooler than the NWS forecast.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY: From here, things will slowly improve. Tuesday night I still think winds will be gusty, to as high as 45 MPH. Rain will taper off slowly from the west Wednesday morning, as Sandy scoots off to the northeast. I am at this point going to say that we still need to allow for a rain/snow mix east of town. Lows on Tuesday night will fall to near 30, with highs on Wednesday rising to 45.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please note that there’ve been a lot of tweets and Facebook posts that are NOT about Cincinnati. I am making an effort to try to warn as many folks as possible to get the heck out of the way. That said, follow along:

NKYWx on Facebook
NKYWx on Twitter

NEXT UPDATE: My next update to the blog will be tomorrow morning. After that, I’m not going to promise anything because it will depend on the internet staying up here at HQ. If it goes offline, updates will be less frequent, but I cannot promise when they’ll go up (I do have a smartphone, and have means to power it as may be necessary). Take care…PLEASE be safe over the next 72 hours!

Jeremy

Sandy East Coast Update: LIFE THREATENING SITUATION

As promised, here is a specific update for Hurricane Sandy’s impacts to the East Coast…

WINDS: I think the National Hurricane Center is making the wrong move in not issuing hurricane or tropical storm watches or warnings north of Duck, NC. There WILL BE hurricane force winds within 200 miles of wherever Sandy makes landfall. Tropical Storm force winds could extend out 600 miles (!!!!) from the center!

STORM SURGE: According to NHC, life threatening storm surge can be anticipated north of the center of Sandy. They have up to 11 feet of storm surge into NYC as well as in Long Island Sound which will cause major coastal flooding and might even do damage to transit systems in NYC. Waves will be even higher than that! Storm surge will even affect the Great Lakes with waves as high as 18 feet on the open waters and 15 feet near the lakeshore!

INLAND FLOODING: We will see inland flooding from this as well. Up to ten inches of rain may fall in parts of Maryland and Delaware.

SNOW: And if all of that wasn’t enough, several FEET of snow will be possible in the highest elevations of WV/PA.

BOTTOM LINE: Please, please follow all directions of your local emergency management agency. If told to evacuate, GET OUT…you may be putting your life in danger if you do not do so. If you are told to stay, gather some necessary supplies:

  • Enough non-perishable food and water for each member of your family for a MINIMUM of 72 hours, and preferably up to one week, and a manual (NOT ELECTRIC unless it is battery powered) can opener
  • Any necessary medical supplies, including first aid gear
  • Battery operated flashlight and radio, and enough batteries for those devices
  • Warm clothes
  • After the storm, don’t go near any downed trees or power lines. These can cause severe injury or death!

    This is a serious, life threatening situation. If you do not heed the warnings, you are putting yourself and your family at risk. Please take the situation EXTREMELY seriously!

    Jeremy