ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH 8PM, TUE, 5/4/21 TO 8AM, WED, 5/5/21, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 8PM, Tuesday, 5/4/21 until 8AM, Wednesday, 5/5/21.

A cold front, capable of producing rainfall amounts between 1 and 1.5 inches, is expected tonight. The ground is already saturated from recent rain, and additional heavy rainfall is likely to cause excess runoff and localized flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

HIGH WIND WARNING FOR ATHENS CO FRI, 3/26/21, FROM 2AM TO 3PM, WINDS 25 TO 35MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60MPH!

HIGH WIND WARNING for Athens County Friday, 3/26/2021 from 2AM to 3PM.

WHAT, Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.

WHERE, Perry, Morgan, Athens and Washington Counties.

WHEN, From 2 AM to 3 PM Friday, 3/26/2021.

IMPACTS, Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

ATHENS CO HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FRI, 3/26/21 FROM 2AM UNTIL 3PM, WIND 15 TO 20MPH, 45 TO 60MPH GUSTS POSSIBLE!

HIGH WIND WATCH in effect for Athens County Friday, 3/26/2021 from 2AM until 3PM.

WHAT, Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 45 to 60 mph possible.

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

WHEN, Friday, 3/26/2021 from 2AM until 3PM.

IMPACTS, Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.

Athens Co elevated wildfire risk afternoon and evening Sun, 3/14/2021, any open burning extremely dangerous!

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR ATHENS COUNTY, SUNDAY 3/14/2021 – The combination of low relative humidity, above normal temperatures, and gusty winds will create an elevated risk for wildfires this afternoon and evening.

Open burning of any type is considered extremely dangerous at this time. Be careful of heat and sparks while operating any equipment and avoid smoking in wildland areas.

Ohio law prohibits burning in the spring from 6AM to 6PM, March 1st through May 31st.

Athens Co elevated risk of wildfires this afternoon and early evening, Wed, 03/10/21, open burning extremely dangerous

Athens County elevated risk of wildfires this afternoon and early evening, Wednesday, 03/10/2021.

The combination of low relative humidity, above normal temperatures, and gusty winds will create an elevated risk for wildfires this afternoon and evening.

Open burning of any type is considered extremely dangerous at this time. Be careful of heat and sparks while operating any equipment and avoid smoking in wildland areas.

Ohio State Law prohibits burning in the spring from 6 AM to 6 PM March 1st through May 31st.

ATHENS CO FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 5PM, SUN, 2/28/2021, FLOODING IS ON GOING, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a FLOOD WARNING for Athens County Until 5:00 PM, Sunday, 2/28/2021.

At 11:24 AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain occurring across the area. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen and water levels will rise throughout this afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, and Albany.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.

ATHENS CO WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY 7PM, WED, 2/17/21 TO 5AM, FRI, 2/19/21, 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Athens County in effect from 7:00PM, Wednesday, 2/17/2021 until 5:00AM, Friday, 2/19/2021.

  • WHAT – Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 7:00PM, Wednesday, 2/17/2021 until 5:00AM, Friday, 2/19/2021.
  • IMPACTS – Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

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

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