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JANUARY 1, 2018

LABAN YOUNG: WORLD TRAVELS...

'COLDER TODAY IN LOUISA THAN IT IS IN ICELAND'

LABAN SAYS IT'S WARMER HERE (Qaqortoq, Greenland) THAN IN LOUISA TODAY!LABAN SAYS IT'S WARMER HERE (Qaqortoq, Greenland) THAN IN LOUISA TODAY!

Old Travel Pix: Last summer we sailed to Iceland and Greenland. With this cold snap I was laughing when I saw that it is warmer there this week than here in the tri-state!

This is a picture of Qaqortoq Greenland. The cruise stopped here and another little town. Population 3,000, the fourth largest town on the island.

THE TEMPERATURE IN LOUISA THIS MORNING (NEW YEAR'S DAY 2018) WAS 9 AT 8 AM...

 

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Date: 01-01-2018

Extreme cold, dangerous conditions will persist across Kentucky all week

Kentucky Press News Service

Wind chill factors below zero were reported across Kentucky early New Year’s Day, and National Weather Service stations throughout the state warned residents should brace for bitter-cold conditions that will persist through Saturday.

Wind chill advisories and warnings were issued for all regions of the state through mid-day Tuesday. An advisory means wind chill factors are low enough to cause frost bite and hypothermia. A warning means wind chill factors are dangerously low and can lead to death if precautions are not taken to protect against exposure.

“Sub-zero wind chills are likely each night and morning through Friday morning. The coldest wind chills will be Tuesday morning and again Thursday morning when (negative) 5 to (negative) 10 values are likely,” the NWS stated.

Signs of hypothermia include shivering, confusion, difficulty speaking, sleepiness and stiff muscles.

Anyone who must be outdoors should wear at least two layers of clothing, in addition to an overcoat, hat, face mask, gloves and waterproof boots.

In Western and Central Kentucky, most communities reported temperatures in the single digits Monday morning, and wind chill readings were in the negative teens from Hickman to Lexington.

At 9:30 a.m. (EST), the temperature had dipped to 4 degrees in Lexington, 3 degrees in Henderson and 1 degree in Burlington. Some areas in Eastern Kentucky were warmer, including Whitesburg and Boonesville, which reported 13 degrees, according to Kentucky Mesonet, which has weather recording devices across the state.

Anyone planning to travel during the week should pack a kit for protection in the event they become stranded on the road, the NWS recommended. A travel kit should include blankets, water and protein-rich food, such as energy bars. Cellular phones should be fully charged, and extra power sources could be needed.

The first break in the weather is expected Sunday, when most areas of the state could see temperatures edge above the freezing mark. Highs will hover between 35 and 40 degrees for many areas of the state Sunday.

 

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