WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM 1PM, SUN 3/2 THROUGH 4PM, MON 3/3.

Winter storm watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH 4PM MONDAY AFTERNOON.

HAZARD TYPES – FREEZING RAIN, SLEET AND EVENTUALLY SNOW.

ACCUMULATIONS – THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE THAN A QUARTER INCH OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND/OR THE POSSIBILITY OF 4 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW AND SLEET.

TIMING – STARTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON, PEAKING LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING MONDAY AFTERNOON.

IMPACTS – UNTREATED SURFACES COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS. ICE AND OR WET SNOW COULD ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWER LINES, CAUSING POWER INTERRUPTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW, SLEET OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

IF THE THREAT OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER INCREASES, A WARNING WOULD BE POSTED FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE COUNTIES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

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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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