NW ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 1:15PM, THU, 9/3/2020, SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENED BY FLASH FLOODING

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 1:15 PM, Thursday, 9/3/2020.

At 1015 AM, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

  • HAZARD – Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
  • SOURCE – Doppler radar.
  • IMPACT – Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low-lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Lake Hope State Park, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, The Plains, and Stroud Run State Park.

Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low-lying spots.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

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 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8PM THU, 9/3/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 8:00 PM, Thursday, 9/3/2020.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will affect the region today with periods of heavy rain likely. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches are expected in the Flash Flood Watch area, with locally higher amounts where thunderstorms pass repeatedly over the same location. Due to the saturated ground in many areas, there is an increased potential that the heavy rainfall will lead to flash flooding of small creeks and streams and poor draining urban areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
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.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM, TUE, 8/25/2020, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9:00 PM, TUESDAY, 8/25/2020.

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 FROM 2AM TO 2PM SAT, 8/15/2020, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch continues for Athens County from 2:00 AM until 2:00 PM, Saturday, 8/15/2020.

Slow moving showers and thunderstorms are expected late this evening through early Saturday afternoon. Torrential rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible and may lead to flash flooding due to the slow moving nature of these storms.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Be alert for quick rises of area creeks and streams, and water overflowing ditches and culverts onto roadways. Low lying areas and poor drainage areas could quickly flood during periods of intense rainfall.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 11PM, SAT, 08/01/2020, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 11:00 PM, SATURDAY, 08/01/2020.

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 HEAT ADVISORY SUNDAY IN EFFECT 12 NOON TO 6PM, HEAT INDEX 102 EXPECTED, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT INJURIES

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Athens County in effect Sunday, 7/19/2020 from 12 noon to 6PM.

WHAT, Heat index values up to 102 expected.

WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and central, northern, southern and western West Virginia.

WHEN, From 12 noon to 6 PM Sunday.

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 HEAT ADVISORY, THU, 7/9/2020, FROM 12 NOON TO 8 PM, HEAT INDEX UP TO 100, TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS OUTSIDE!!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY THURSDAY, 7/9/2020, IN EFFECT FROM 12 NOON TO 8 PM.

WHAT – Heat index values up to 100 expected again.

WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and central, northern, southern and western West Virginia.

WHEN – From noon to 8 PM Thursday.

IMPACTS – High temperatures and humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, especially given the persistence of this heat wave.

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.

NW Athens Co Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8PM Wed, 6/10/2020. Take shelter if threatening weather approaches!

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Athens County Until 800 PM.

At 643 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 9 miles southwest of Lancaster to near Piketon to 6 miles east of Rome, moving northeast at 60 mph.

HAZARD, 60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE, Radar indicated.

IMPACT, Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, and Buchtel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

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

Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. 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.

If on or near a lake or river, get away from the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now!  Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

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 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 8PM, THU, 6/4/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING AND SEVERE WEATHER!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8PM, THURSDAY, 6/4/2020.

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.