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.

ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH 8AM THU, 5/21/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch to include portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including the following areas, in southeast Ohio, Athens, Meigs, Morgan, Vinton and Washington. In West Virginia, Jackson WV, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood.

  • Through Thursday 5/21/2020 at 8AM
  • A slow-moving low-pressure system will produce off and on moderate to heavy showers and possible thunderstorms. The repetitive nature could lead to quick rises on creeks and streams and flooding of low-lying 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.

  • Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth.
  • Stay away or be swept away. Riverbanks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.

ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 2PM MON 5/18/2020 UNTIL 8PM TUE 5/19/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch to include portions of southeast Ohio and western West Virginia, including the following areas, in southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Meigs, Morgan and Perry. In western West Virginia, Cabell, Mason and Wayne.

  • From 2PM Monday, 5/18/2020 through 8PM Tuesday, 5/19/2020.
  • A slow-moving low-pressure system will produce off and on moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms this afternoon through Tuesday evening. The repetitive nature could lead to quick rises on creeks and streams and flooding of low-lying 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 Wind Advisory Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6AM until 8PM, SW winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Athens County Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6AM until 8PM.

  • 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 – Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6AM until 8PM.
  • 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 High Wind Watch Mon, 4/13/2020, 6AM to 8PM, SW winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 58 mph possible

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Athens County for Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6:00AM until 8:00PM.

  • WHAT – Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 58 mph possible.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, northeast Kentucky and central, northeast, northern, southeast, southern and western West Virginia.
  • WHEN – Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6:00AM until 8:00PM.
  • IMPACTS – Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Thunderstorms may also occur during the watch period, with brief enhanced wind gusts.

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 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UNTIL 1AM THU, 4/9/2020, SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES!

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Athens County until 1:00AM Thursday, 4/9/2020.

At 12:22AM, a line of severe thunderstorms was located just west of warned counties. Another separate severe thunderstorm is northwest of Meigs County. All storms are moving east at 45 mph.

  • HAZARD – 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
  • SOURCE – Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT – Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 4:00AM for southeastern Ohio and western and northwestern West Virginia.

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

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 TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 4AM THU, 4/9/2020, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 4:00AM THURSDAY, 4/9/2020.

REMEMBER, A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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.

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

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 6AM, WED, 4/8/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 6:00AM, WEDNESDAY, 4/8/2020.

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.