WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 10AM MON, 2/3, PREPARE FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER!

Winter storm warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MONDAY, 2/3. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARD TYPES – HEAVY WET SNOW.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS – 4 TO 7 INCHES.

TIMING – OVERNIGHT.

IMPACTS – ROADS MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES, MAKING FOR POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SOME IMPACTS TO THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE ARE POSSIBLE. THERE MAY BE SOME POWER FLUCTUATIONS AND EVEN SOME DOWNED SMALL LIMBS DUE TO THE HEAVY NATURE OF THE EXPECTED SNOW.

WINDS – NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

TEMPERATURES – FALLING THROUGH THE 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS.  ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW 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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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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