WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 4 AM WED, 1/11/17, WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE!

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM WEDNESDAY, 1/11/17.

  • WINDS – SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
  • TIMING – THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ALONG AND JUST BEHIND A LINE OF SHOWERS THAT WILL CROSS THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY AND WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA THROUGH THE LATE-NIGHT HOURS.
  • IMPACTS – STRONG WIND GUSTS COULD CAUSE TREE DAMAGE. THIS COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES AND BLOCKED ROADWAYS. STRONG CROSSWINDS MAY BE EXPERIENCED WHILE DRIVING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS GUSTS OF 46 MPH OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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