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Old 01-14-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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A low of 0 tomorrow? That can't be right! I've only been here around 2 years, does thi/last year's winter weather reflect a typical Louisville winter? I had an older gentleman tell me that the river has frozen before. Is that true? Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Pewee Valley
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No, this isn't typical!
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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no, last time the low was 0 was in December of 2004, and that was also the last time we saw high temps in the teens. Im ready for spring.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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well if you ask me, the only thing typical about weather in Louisville is that it's typically random! I have seen it go from high 70's to freezing rain within 24 hours. I've gotten dressed in a tanktop, shorts and flipflops; been forced to change into jeans and a long sleeve shirt and sneakers; and change again into jeans over thermals (for real!), turtleneck, sweatshirt, hat, scarf, gloves and a jacket--all in the span of one day.

Of course that was back in the mid 90's, but still--that is pretty extreme weather!



The best advice I can give is to watch the weather, and then prepare for the extreme either side of the forecast--I always tried to dress in layers in the cooler months, and even in the summer, I had a long sleeve shirt and a pair of jeans and sneakers in the trunk--just in case!

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Old 01-15-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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I remember one day last year when I left home in a t-shirt and jeans because the weather was so nice, and by the time we finished our meal on Bardstown Rd it was actually snowing.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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A low of 0 tomorrow? That can't be right! I've only been here around 2 years, does thi/last year's winter weather reflect a typical Louisville winter? I had an older gentleman tell me that the river has frozen before. Is that true? Thanks!
I dont think anybody is having a typical winter this week, espically closer to the Atlantic ocean. Here it is only going up to 27 today when our average high is usually in the upper 30s and 40s. It feels like 12 right now. Of course i dont want to get the Louisvillians jealous so i'll shut up now.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Generally Central/ Northern Kentucky will get one really cold snap per year where temps will get into the single digits. It rarely last more than a couple of days and you generally get a "rebound warm snap" that makes up for it.

If today's temps are 25 degrees below normal then you can expect enough days 5-15 degrees above normal to make up for it. It is rare for an entire month to be more than a couple of degrees above or below normal - see my blog for such data for Nov and Dec
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