ATHENS CO WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT 12 MIDNIGHT 1/6 THROUGH TUE 1/6 AT 12 NOON, 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE

Winter storm watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 12 MIDNIGHT 1/6 THROUGH 12 NOON TUESDAY 1/6.

HAZARD TYPES – SNOW.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS – 3 TO 5 INCHES.

TIMING – LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING, WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVERNIGHT THROUGH DAWN.

IMPACTS – HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. THE MORNING COMMUTE TUESDAY WILL BE IMPACTED.

WINDS – SOUTHWEST 5 MPH OR LESS.

TEMPERATURES – IN THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 20S.

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

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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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