The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Athens County due to the combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from 10 AM to 6 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Timing… 10 AM to 6 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Winds…Southeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The stronger winds are expected across mountainous counties.
Relative Humidity…As low as 17 to 19 percent.
Temperatures…In the mid-60s to lower 70s across the lowlands. In the mid-50s to lower 60s across the mountains.
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.