ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 8PM, SAT, 3/28/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8:00PM, SATURDAY, 3/28/2020.

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 Flood Warning until 745AM, Thu 2/13/2020, Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Athens County until 745AM, Thursday 2/13/2020.

At 1046 PM, Doppler radar indicated prolonged rainfall across the area. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warning area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen, and rain will continue off and on during the overnight.

Creeks and streams will fill and could come out of their banks. Low lying areas will flood. Road closures are possible.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Albany, Chauncey, Buchtel, and Amesville.

County emergency management is reporting that low spots are already beginning to flood across the warned area.

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 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 10PM THU 2/6/20 TO 11AM FRI 2/7/20, SNOW EXPECTED OF UP TO 2 INCHES, USE CAUTION!

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Athens County from 10PM Thursday, 2/6/2020 until 11AM Friday, 2/7/2020.

  • WHAT, Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches.
  • WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and northern West Virginia.
  • WHEN, From 10 PM this evening to 11 AM Friday.
  • IMPACTS, Plan on slippery road conditions, especially bridges and overpasses. 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.

Flood Warning for Athens Co until 130AM Sat, 1/25/20, Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Athens County until 130 AM Saturday 1/25/20.

At 423 PM, the Ohio department of transportation reported road closures and restrictions in Athens county west of Athens.

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

Additional rainfall amounts of up to one half inch are possible in the warned area.

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

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas, country roads, farmland and other low-lying spots.

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.