Severe Thunderstorm Warning, NW Athens Co until 230PM, Mon, 5/14, 2:30PM. Seek shelter if threatened by severe weather

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 230 PM.

At 142 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles east of Perry State Forest to near Logan, moving east at 30 mph.

  • HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
  • SOURCE – Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT – Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Glouster, Nelsonville, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Murray City, Trimble, and Burr Oak State Park.

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

Large hail and damaging winds and 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.

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

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.

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ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM, MON, 5/13/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9PM, MONDAY, 5/14/18.

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 RED FLAG WARNING 12NOON TO 8 PM, TUE, 5/1/18 FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, NO OPEN BURNING!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity for Athens County, which is in effect from 12 noon until 8 PM, Tuesday, 5/1/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • Winds…Southwest 8 to 12 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
  • Timing…This afternoon and early evening.
  • Relative Humidity…As low as 20 percent.
  • Temperatures…In the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
  • Impacts…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  • Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

ATHENS CO FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON THROUGH 8PM, TUE, 5/1/18, NO OPEN BURNING!

Fire Weather Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Athens County, which is in effect from noon today through 8PM, Tuesday, 5/1/18.

  • Winds…Southwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
  • Timing…Noon today until 8PM this evening.
  • Relative Humidity…As low as 20 percent.
  • Temperatures…In the mid to upper 70s.
  • Impacts…There is potential for fires to spread rapidly.
  • Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens Co until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18, seek shelter if threatened!

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens County until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

At 6:24 PM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has pushed northeast across the warning area with additional moderate to heavy rain expected through 9 PM.  Some minor water issues are being reported in western Vinton County at this time.

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

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.

ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 5AM, MON, 4/16/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 5:00 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

A cold front with thunderstorms and heavy rain will move through the area today and tonight. Heavy rainfall is expected across Northern West Virginia into Southeast Ohio. Flash flooding of small streams and creeks will be possible.

Rapid rises on streams and creeks may cause flooding of roads and 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.

RED FLAG WARNING FOR ATHENS CO FROM 11AM UNTIL 8PM, FRI, 4/13/18, NOT OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in for Athens County from 11AM until 8PM, Friday, 4/13/2018.

  • Winds – Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Timing – 11AM today through 8PM
  • Relative Humidity – As low as 22 percent.
  • Temperatures – In the upper 70s to near 80.
  • Impacts – Fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.