Travel / Weather 

KY Welcome

Welcome to the KYEM Travel and Weather Page! Whether you are a Kentucky resident or an out of state visitor, we hope you find information on this page useful to help ensure safe travels.

Kentucky offers a rich and diverse culture with a fantastic State Parks system waiting for you to explore.  Be sure to visit the Kentucky Department of Tourism for information on tourism in Kentucky.

Road conditions, detours and driving directions can be found at KY 511 or call 1-866-737-3767.

More travel and tourist information can be found at any of the eight Kentucky Welcome Centers, where friendly travel consultants can offer Kentucky maps and brochures, answer questions and suggest itineraries to enjoy during your stay.

Travel and weather go hand in hand in Kentucky.  We hope those visiting our Commonwealth will find information here that will help ensure a safe visit.Horses

Severe weather remains the biggest, and most common, threat Kentuckians face on a daily basis. The threat to our instate travelers is just as big and just as important. While in Kentucky be sure to know and follow the National Weather Service's forecast in your area.

In Kentucky, should an emergency arise, please call 911, or visit Kentucky State Police for KSP post locations and contact information, or the local County Emergency Management office

For additional weather and travel safety tips, please visit the KYEM Preparedness Page.


Early snow

Winter weather in Kentucky can take many shapes and forms: rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, thunderstorms and tornadoes. Yes... even tornadoes.

These weather systems may be short lived or may last for days. For winter safety tips and recourses visit our Winter Weather page and  NOAA’s Winter Storm Safety page



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KYEM was recently recognized as a Weather-Ready-Nation Ambassador. What is NOAA's Weather-Ready-Nation Initiative and what is the benefit? To find out these questions and learn how your organization can become weather ready visit WRN Ambassador Initiative 




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