FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM 2 PM SAT 7/20 THRU 2 PM SUN 7/21, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON SATURDAY JULY 20 THROUGH 2 PM SUNDAY JULY 21.

A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY SAG SOUTH TODAY AND TONIGHT INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA. THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE FRONT, HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT, SATURATED SOILS WITH LOW FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE VALUES; SPELL A GOOD CHANCE FOR FLOODING PROBLEMS ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEAST OHIO AND THE NORTHERN HALF OF WEST VIRGINIA FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.  THUNDERSTORMS COULD EASILY PRODUCE A QUICK INCH OR TWO IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

THE BEST CHANCE OF FLOODING PROBLEMS THIS AFTERNOON WILL INITIALLY BE ACROSS THE NORTH…THEN SINKING SOUTHWARD INTO CENTRAL PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

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.

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About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

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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