ATHENS CO EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FROM 12PM, FRI, 7/19/19 TO 8PM, SAT, 7/20/19, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT ILLNESSES

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 The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
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 likely.

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.

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ATHENS CO EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH 12PM, FRI, 7/19/19 UNTIL 8PM, SAT, 7/20/19, USE CAUTION OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!

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, 7/20/19.

  • 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, Saturday.
  • 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
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.

Flash Flood Watch for Athens Co until 10PM this evening, Sun, 7/7/19, watch for rapidly changing weather conditions!

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.

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 Flash Flood Watch until 10PM, Thu, 7/4/19, watch for rapidly changing weather conditions!

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.

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. sh-es/g

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NORTHERN ATHENS CO UNTIL 445PM, MON, 6/24/19, TAKE SHELTER IF THREATENED!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
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 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM, MON, 6/24/19, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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.

Western Athens Co Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11PM, 6/17/19, TAKE SHELTER IF THRETENED!!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Athens County until 1100 PM.

At 1009 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Circleville to 9 miles southeast of Kingston to 8 miles southeast of Chillicothe, moving east at 40 mph.

  • HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts.
  • SOURCE – Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT – Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Shawnee, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, and ThePlains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in Charleston West Virginia.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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, SUN, 6/2/2019, BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8:00PM, SUNDAY, 6/2/2019.

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.

Athens Co Tornado WARNING until 230AM, Tue, 5/28/19, TAKE COVER NOW!!

Tornado Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Athens County until 230 AM. At 142 AM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Lake Hope State Park, moving southeast at 40 mph.

 HAZARD – Tornado and quarter size hail.

 SOURCE – Radar indicated rotation.

 IMPACT – Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is likely.

This dangerous storm will be near Nelsonville and Buchtel around 150AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

ATHENS CO TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 4AM, TUE, 5/8/19, BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Tornado Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 4:00AM, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019.

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.