WIND CHILL ADVISORY ISSUED FOR ATHENS CO FROM 11PM SAT 2/14 TO 1PM SUN 2/15, WIND CHILLS MINUS 10 TO MINUS 20

Wind Chill Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM SATURDAY, 2/14 TO 1 PM SUNDAY 2/15.

HAZARD TYPE – LOW WIND CHILL VALUES.

WIND CHILL READINGS – AS LOW AS MINUS 10 TO MINUS 20.

TEMPERATURES – DROPPING INTO THE 5 TO MINUS 5 DEGREE RANGE SUNDAY MORNING.

TIMING – LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

IMPACTS – LIMIT YOUR TIME OUTSIDE. PETS THAT LIVE OUTSIDE SHOULD ALSO BE PROVIDED SHELTER FROM THE WIND AND COLD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT COLD AIR AND 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. BE EXTRA CAREFUL WITH AUXILIARY HOME HEAT SOURCES.

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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