WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR ATHENS CO 9PM WED 1/7 TO 9AM THU 1/8, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST SEVERE COLD

Wind Chill Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO 9AM THURSDAY.

HAZARD TYPES – LOW WIND CHILL VALUES.

WIND CHILL READINGS – AS LOW AS 15 BELOW.

TIMING – WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS – FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

WINDS – WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.

TEMPERATURES – DROPPING TO NEAR ZERO WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS, MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

WITH THE LOW TEMPERATURES, BE EXTRA CAREFUL WITH AUXILIARY HOME HEATING. THE THREAT OF HOME FIRES OR DANGEROUS FUMES COULD INCREASE, IF THE PROPER SAFETY MEASURES ARE NOT TAKEN.

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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