Athens Co snow emergency canceled, drive carefully some hazardous conditions may still exist in remote areas of county

The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled.  Please drive carefully some hazardous road conditions may still exist in remote areas of the county.

Athens Co wind advisory 9AM Sat, 1/11/20 until 5AM Sun, 1/12/20, winds 10 to 20mph gusts of 35 to 45mph, use caution!

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Athens County in effect from 9AM Saturday, 1/11/20 until 5AM Sunday, 1/12/20

  • WHAT, South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph expected.
  • WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, northeast Kentucky and central, northeast, northern, southeast, southern and western West Virginia.
  • WHEN, From 9 AM Saturday to 5 AM Sunday.
  • IMPACTS, Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

ATHENS CO FLOOD WATCH FROM NOON SUN, 12/29/19 UNTIL 5AM MON, 12/30/19, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County from noon Sunday, 12/29/19 until Monday, 12/30/19.

Rain will become more widespread this afternoon and continue through the evening. The rain will be moderate to heavy at times late this afternoon and early evening. Total rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.0 inches will be possible through tonight.

Flooding of low-lying areas will be possible. In addition, some creeks may exceed their banks resulting in potential road closures, especially in southeast Ohio.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Flood Warning for Athens Co until 430AM Tue, 12/17/19, Turn Around, Don`t Drown when encountering flooded roads!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Athens County until 430AM Tuesday, 12/17/19.

At 1026 PM, Doppler radar and automated gauges indicate that 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen. Additional light rain will fall into tonight. The Jackson County 9-1-1 center reported flooding along State Route 279 and John Evans Road. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported flooding along State Route 278 in Vinton County, and State Route 681 and State Route 56 in Athens County. Additional minor flooding is expected across the warned area as water drains through local creeks and streams.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson, Wellston, Nelsonville, McArthur, Oak Hill, Beverly, Albany, Coolville, Lake Hope State Park, Vienna, Williamstown, Belmont, Tuppers Plains, Boaz, Newport and Chauncey.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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

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

Athens Co Flood Watch from 10AM, Mon 12/16/19 through 7PM, Tue 12/17/19, watch for changing weather conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County from 10AM, Monday 12/16/19 through 7PM, Tuesday 12/17/19. Strong storm system will track over the area. This storm has the potential to produce up to 3 inches of rain in some areas. Flooding streams, creeks and possibly rivers resulting in flooded roadways and low lying and poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

ATHENS CO WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY 7PM SUN, 12/15/19 TO 10AM MON, 12/16/19, SNOW, SLEET, FREEZING RAIN, USE CAUTION!

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Athens County from 7PM Sunday, 12/15/19 until 10AM Monday, 12/16/19.

  • WHAT – Mixed precipitation expected including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio and central, northeast and northern West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 7PM this evening to 10AM Monday.
  • IMPACTS – Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Additional information can be found at https://www.weather.gov/rlx as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

ATHENS CO WIND ADVISORY FROM 10AM TO 7PM WED, 11/27/19, SW WINDS 20 to 30 mph gusts up to 50 mph

ATHENS COUNTY WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM WEDNESDAY, 11/27/19

  • WHAT, Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.
  • WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, northeast Kentucky and central, northeast, northern, southeast, southern and western West Virginia.
  • WHEN, From 10 AM to 7 PM Wednesday.
  • IMPACTS, Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.