WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO SAT, 4/2, 2PM TO 11PM, USE CAUTION!

Wind Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT SATURDAY, 4/2 FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

WINDS – INCREASING WEST 20 TO 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE HIGHEST GUSTS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 6 PM AND 9 PM AS A COLD FRONT PASSES. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT.

IMPACTS – TREE LIMBS AND SOME WEAK TREES MAY FALL, CREATING SCATTERED POWER HITS OR OUTAGES. TRAVELING MAY BECOME DIFFICULT IN THE HIGHER GUSTS, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN WIND GUSTS 46 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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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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