NOAA Weather Alerts

Current Weather Alert Status

No Alerts

Ross County and the City of Chillicothe through the Ross County Emergency Management agency have joined to provide a new mass notification system. Subscribers can receive voice, text and or email alerts. This will be used to provide weather warnings, emergency notifications and other notifications that may affect the safety and wellbeing of Ross County residents, employees, employers and visitors. Anyone can subscribe to this service. The service is free to all subscribers.

The enrollment form has an address field that is required but it does not have to be a Ross County address.

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Winter Weather

There are three levels of snow emergency classifications:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive carefully.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one else should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.


Spring/Summer Weather

All Around Ross County there are Warning Sirens. When they are activated, there is the possibility for severe weather. Please take the sounding of these sirens' seriously. Please also be aware that the 1st day of every month at 12:00 PM the Warning Sirens are tested.

 Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Tornado Watch

Tornado Warning