ATHENS CO RED FLAG WARNING 12NOON TO 8 PM, TUE, 5/1/18 FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, NO OPEN BURNING!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity for Athens County, which is in effect from 12 noon until 8 PM, Tuesday, 5/1/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • Winds…Southwest 8 to 12 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
  • Timing…This afternoon and early evening.
  • Relative Humidity…As low as 20 percent.
  • Temperatures…In the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
  • 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.

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Nelsonville is a city in northwestern Athens County, Ohio in the Appalachian Hills of Southeast Ohio.
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