WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 4 AM WED, 1/11/17, WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE!

Wind Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM WEDNESDAY, 1/11/17.

  • WINDS – SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
  • TIMING – THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ALONG AND JUST BEHIND A LINE OF SHOWERS THAT WILL CROSS THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY AND WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA THROUGH THE LATE-NIGHT HOURS.
  • IMPACTS – STRONG WIND GUSTS COULD CAUSE TREE DAMAGE. THIS COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES AND BLOCKED ROADWAYS. STRONG CROSSWINDS MAY BE EXPERIENCED WHILE DRIVING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS GUSTS OF 46 MPH OR GREATER 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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