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.
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.
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.
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 COUNTY WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM WEDNESDAY,
- 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.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.
Secure outdoor objects.
The National weather service has issued a winter weather
advisory for Athens County from 10PM Monday, 11/11/19 until 12Noon Tuesday,
- WHAT, Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of
1 to 2 inches. Isolated areas may receive up to 3 inches, mainly in West Virginia.
- WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast
Kentucky and central, northern, southern and western West Virginia.
- WHEN, From 10 PM this evening to noon Tuesday.
- IMPACTS, Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute on Tuesday.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Rain this evening will switch over to
all snow during the night, with snow ending from west to east Tuesday morning.
As the snow begins, both air and road temperatures will quickly fall to below
freezing, resulting in slick roadways. A few bursts of heavier snow may occur
between midnight and sunrise, resulting in very poor visibilities and further
enhancing hazardous driving conditions.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat
Warning, which is in effect from 12PM Friday, 7/19/19 to 8PM Saturday, 7/20/19.
The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.
- HEAT INDEX VALUES – 105 to 110, due to
temperatures in the mid-90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.
- TIMING – Highest heat indices occurring Friday
afternoon into early evening, and again Saturday afternoon into early evening. The
intervening night Friday night will be stiflingly warm and muggy.
- IMPACTS – The heat and humidity may cause heat
stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot
temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are
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 light weight
and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
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.
Drink plenty of fluids, 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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat
watch for Athens County from 12:00 PM, Friday 7/19/19 until 8:00 PM, Saturday,
- HEAT INDEX VALUES – Near or above 105 due to
temperatures in the mid-90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.
- TIMING – 12:00 PM, Friday until 8:00 PM,
- IMPACTS – Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other
heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant
amount of time outdoors or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for
Athens County until 10 PM this evening, Sunday, 7/7/19.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon
and evening. These storms will be very slow moving and could produce 1 to 2
inches of rain or more in a short period of time. This rainfall, combined with
a nearly saturated wet ground, could result in flash flooding.
Flooding of urban and poor drainage areas will be possible.
In addition, flooding of small creeks and streams could occur. People residing
near creeks and streams should monitor the forecast and be prepared to take
immediate action if flooding occurs.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch
for a portion of southeast Ohio, including Athens County until 10:00 PM
Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Much of the area has already received 1 to 3 inches of
rainfall, saturating the soil. Additional thunderstorms are forecast Wednesday and
Thursday, which could lead to flash flooding.
Flooding of urban and other poor drainage areas, as well as
creek and small stream flooding, is possible. People residing near creeks and
small streams should monitor the latest forecasts, and prepare to take
immediate action should flooding occur, or if a flash flood warning is issued.
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
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Northern Athens County until 445 PM.
At 358 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Logan to near Nelsonville to near McArthur, moving northeast at 50 mph.
- HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts.
- SOURCE – Radar indicated.
- IMPACT – Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Stockport, Jacksonville, Trimble.
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.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9:00 PM, MONDAY, 6/24/2019.
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.