Athens County Flash Flood Watch, Tue, 8/31/21, 2PM to Wed, 9/1/21, 2PM, watch for rapidly changing weather conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia, including Athens County, from Tuesday August 31, 2021, at 2:00PM through Wednesday September 1, 2021, at 2:00PM.

Heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida will impact the area beginning on Tuesday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected to occur through Wednesday afternoon, with locally higher amounts of up to 6 inches possible. These amounts could result in flash flooding, especially in areas that receive the most intense rainfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS,

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Northern Athens Co until 12:30PM, Wed, 8/818/21, seek shelter or higher ground if threatened

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northern Athens County until 12:30PM, Wednesday, 8/18/2021.

At 6:30 AM, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

  • HAZARD, Flash flooding caused by repetitive numerous showers.
  • SOURCE, Radar.
  • IMPACT, Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Amesville, Burr Oak State Park and The Plains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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.

Athens Co FLASH FLOOD WATCH, 8PM Tue, 8/17/21 to 12PM Wed, 8/18/21, monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, and West Virginia, including Athens County, from 8PM Tuesday, 8/17/2021through 12PM Wednesday, 8/18/2021.

Moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred will interact with an upper-level system to result in rounds of showers and thunderstorms this evening into Wednesday.

Rainfall amounts 1.5 to 2.5 inches are expected to occur this evening into early Wednesday. Locally higher amounts are possible. Flash flooding will be possible, especially where several storms move over the same location.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 11PM, FRI, 8/13/21, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 11:00PM, FRIDAY, 8/13/2021.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Athens County HEAT ADVISORY, Thu, 8/12/21, 12noon until 8PM, high temperatures and humidity may cause heat illnesses

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Athens County and surrounding areas for Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 12 noon until 8:00PM.

  • WHAT – Heat index values up to 104 expected.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio including Athens County, northeast Kentucky, and central, northern, southern, and western West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 12 noon to 8 PM Thursday, 8/12/2021.
  • IMPACTS – Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 10PM, THU, 7/29/21, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 10:00PM, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Athens Co FLOOD WATCH Wed 6/30/21, 11PM until Fri 7/2/21, 2AM, monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH for portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, and West Virginia, including Athens County from 11PM, Wednesday 6/30/21 until Friday 7/2/21.

Several rounds of slow-moving thunderstorms are expected across the area through late Thursday night. Basin average rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are expected, with localized higher amounts possible where multiple storms hit the same area. Despite recent dry conditions, localized flash flooding will be possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM MON, 6/21/21, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8PM MONDAY, 6/21/2021.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Athens Co Flash Flood Watch, 7PM, Fri 6/18/21 to 12PM, Sat 6/19/20, watch for rapidly changing weather conditions!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 7PM, Friday 6/18/2021 until 12PM, Saturday 6/19/2021.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight. Due to high moisture content and repetitive nature over the same area, storms could produce 1 to 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. Even area wide average precipitation could total close to an inch, and locally higher totals of 3 to 4 inches are possible, especially where a storm persists, or multiple storms hit the same location. As a result, flash flooding will be possible, especially in areas with saturated soils from heavy rain in recent days.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

ATHENS COUNTY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 7PM, SUN, 6/13/21, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING AND THREATENING WEATHER

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 7:00PM, SUNDAY, 6/13/2021.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.