Athens Co snow emergency canceled, drive carefully some hazardous conditions may still exist in remote areas of county

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December 13, 2017, 13:10 hours

ATHENS COUNTY SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED

The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled. Please drive carefully some hazardous road conditions may still exist in remote areas of the county.

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First accumulating snow of the season this evening 12/9/17, may cause snow covered, and icy roadways

Winter Weather

After an initial round of light showers of rain, snow and sleet mixed, moderate to heavy snow showers will move across the area this evening as colder air invades. The heaviest snow showers will be capable of producing a quick half of an inch or so of snow, with wind gusts up to 25 mph as they pass.

With the colder air and fall of darkness, temperatures will drop to and below freezing, so roads could become snow covered, and icy spots could develop. Rapidly changing visibilities over short distances are likely, with visibility in some locations briefly falling below half of a mile. Use caution if traveling this evening, especially since this is the first accumulating snow of the season.

Flash Flood Warning for Western Athens Co until 10:15AM. Seek shelter if threatened avoid flooded roads!

flash-flood-warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Western Athens County until 10:15 AM.

At 4:15 AM, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. 2 to 3.5 inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Nelsonville, Albany, Buchtel, Carbondale, New Marshfield, Shade and The Plains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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, TUE, 8/22/2017, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9:00 PM, TUESDAY, 8/22/2017.

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 FLASH FLOOD WATCH 8PM, THU, 7/27/17 THROUGH 8PM, FRI, 7/28/17, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 8PM, Thursday, 7/27/17 through 8PM, Friday, 7/28/17.

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rain are expected through Friday. This rainfall, coupled with rain that has already fallen, could produce flash flooding, especially along small streams, creeks, low spots and poor drainage 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.