KXLY4 launches Weather Impact Scale

Weather Impact Scale

The KXLY 4 News First Alert Weather team is excited to launch the Weather Impact Scale.  It's an easy-to-understand rating system so you know instantly if the weather is going to impact your drive to work, how to dress the kids, or if you should change your plans due to dangerous conditions.

A "1" means seasonal temperatures and no precipitation, while a "5" alerts you to potentially life-threatening conditions like a blizzard, damaging winds, or extreme temperatures.  "2" through "4" indicate an increasing level of impact to your day.  See the scale to the right for the type of weather for each rating.    

We hope our Weather Impact Scale will simplify your planning - and your life!  Let us know why you think by emailing