County Sheriff's Office, Ohio - Sheriff George W. Lavender, Jr.

NOAA Weather Alerts

Current Weather Alert Status

No Alerts



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