Winter items sit on shelves as weather stays warm

Businesses ready for winter, but snow slow to come to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The calendar says January, but it sure hasn’t felt like it or looked like it.

“In this part of the country, of course you can have some great winters free of snow and ice and then you can have a rough winter where you’ve got snow and ice events all through the winter,” Jim Lehrer, owner of Brownsboro Hardware and Paint, said.

Due to the lack of winter weather, Lehrer said they haven't sold a lot of winter items so far this year.

“Next week, a year ago we had a pretty good snow event, ice event," Lehrer said. "So, those are going to be some tough numbers to overcome for us from a sales standpoint.”

Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures, Lehrer said business has still been good.

"This year with the nice weather we've had, especially this last weekend, we were selling lots of lawn and garden items, lots of rakes, lawn and leaf bags, and grills," Lehrer said.

We’ve had a few shots of cold air this season, but the coldest air has been bottled up well to our north.

With the lack of cold air, we’re running about three inches below normal snowfall for the season in Louisville.

For all of you snow lovers out there, don’t worry just yet. On average, February is the snowiest month in WAVE Country.

“A little hint of snow is in the forecast I understand, coming maybe Saturday depending upon where that low goes," Lehrer said. "Here in the Ohio Valley, of course a few miles can make a difference one way or another.”

And if that snow does come our way, Lehrer said they have plenty of salt, shovels, and sleds in stock at Brownsboro Hardware.

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