ATHENS CO RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 8 PM WED, 4/6 FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS, NO OPEN BURNING!!

Red Flag Warning

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8 PM WEDNESDAY, 4/6 FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS.

  • WINDS – SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH.
  • TIMING – LOWEST HUMIDITY THROUGH 5 PM. HUMIDITY WILL BEGIN RECOVERING TOWARD 8 PM.
  • RELATIVE HUMIDITY – AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT.
  • TEMPERATURES – IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S.
  • LIGHTNING – SLIGHT CHANCE THIS EVENING.
  • IMPACTS – THE THREAT IS ENHANCED IN GRASSY AND BRUSH FILLED AREAS. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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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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