The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Athens County until 8PM, Thursday, 4/12/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
- WIND – 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.
- HUMIDITY – 20 to 25 percent.
- THUNDERSTORMS – None.
- IMPACTS – Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.