WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ATHENS CO IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM SUN, 12/8, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER!

Winter Weather Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING, SUNDAY 12/8..

HAZARD TYPES – FREEZING RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW.

ICE ACCUMULATIONS – LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS – 1 TO 3 INCHES.

TIMING – PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING AND THEN CHANGE TO SLEET AND THE FREEZING RAIN BY MID TO LATE MORNING.

IMPACTS – ICE WILL ACCUMULATE ON SURFACES, INCLUDING TREES AND POWER LINES, LEADING TO POWER FLUCTUATIONS AND POSSIBLE OUTAGES. UNTREATED ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR TRAVEL.

WINDS – EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

TEMPERATURES – IN THE UPPER 20S, RISING INTO THE MID 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800-401-9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. THIS PHONE NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY.

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT WINTER WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG, #NWSRLX.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

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Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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