Athens Co Severe Thunderstorm WARNING until 5PM, Tue, 8/25/202, seek shelter if threatening weather approaches!

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Athens County including Nelsonville until 500 PM, Tuesday, 8/25/2020. At 427 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located near Nelsonville, moving southeast at 25 mph.

  • HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.
  • SOURCE – Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT – Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include – Athens, Nelsonville, Chauncey, Buchtel, Amesville, Stroud Run State Park and The Plains.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Please report severe weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.