WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM 7PM MON, 1/6 TO 1PM TUE, 1/7, LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

Wind Chill Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7PM MONDAY 1/6 THROUGH 1PM TUESDAY 1/7.

DANGEROUS COLD AIR AND WIND CHILLS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.

A SIGNIFICANT ARCTIC WINTER STORM WILL BRING DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES TO THE AREA ON MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. BEFORE THE COLD AIR ARRIVES THE STORM WILL BRING SOME SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO SOUTHEASTERN OHIO.

WIND CHILL READINGS – AS LOW AS 35 BELOW.

TIMING – MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS – VERY COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL VALUES. COULD BE SOME OF THE COLDEST VALUES IN THE LAST 15 YEARS. PROLONGED EXPOSURE COULD LEAD TO FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA, LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

WINDS – WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TEMPERATURES – RANGING FROM 10 BELOW TO 10 ABOVE ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES.

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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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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