Western Athens Co SEVERE THUNDERSTORM Warning until 3:30PM, Wed, 3/23/22, high winds/hail, take shelter if threatened!

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Western Athens County until 3:30 PM, Wednesday, 3/23/2022. At 2:42 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located near Wellston, moving northeast at 55 mph.

  HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE…Radar indicated.

  IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Stroud Run State Park, and The Plains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 10:00 PM for southeastern Ohio. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.