WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM 5PM MON 1/27 TO 1 PM TUE 1/28, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THE COLD!

Wind Chill Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY 1/27 TO 1 PM TUESDAY 1/28. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARD TYPES – DANGEROUS WIND CHILL VALUES LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY

TIMING – COLDEST WIND CHILL LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY

WIND CHILL READINGS – AS LOW AS 25 TO 30 BELOW ZERO

TEMPERATURES – DROPPING THROUGH THE DAY, TO BETWEEN 0 AND 15 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT

IMPACTS – FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF ADEQUATE PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. PETS CAN ALSO SUFFER FROM WIND CHILLS THIS COLD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

OUTDOOR PETS AND LIVESTOCK CAN BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THESE DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS AS WELL. ENSURE THEY HAVE ADEQUATE SHELTER TO GET OUT OF THE WIND OR BRING THEM INSIDE IF POSSIBLE.

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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