Higher heat index returns today before Sunday cooling which will include elevated severe storm risk level

EARLY ALERT: This is the final day of the current heat wave but a changeover to cooler temperatures will bring an elevated chance of severe thunderstorms Sunday, with a forecast that “an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.” The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo assessment, based on the maps from the NWS Storm Prediction … Read more

A few power outages this morning with higher risk of Allegany County severe weather today

Thursday Update #1 – 9:49AM: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has issued a HEAT ADVISORY EXTENSION for Steuben County east by a day until 8PM Friday due to a forecast for continuing high heat indexes tomorrow.– – – – – – – –Just over 100 electric subscribers were without power this morning in Allegany … Read more

More Severe Storm Warnings tonight, accompanied by a Flash Flood Warning in Northeastern Allegany County

WEATHER BULLETIN: A third day of SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS is occurring tonight, moving in train-like fashion from southwest to northeast across Allegany County, with a FLASH FLOOD WARNING also provided for Northeastern Allegany County until 3:15PM Thursday. Additional warnings could be issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, based on the extended line … Read more

Severe storm potential remains for today and Thursday, missed most of Allegany County yesterday

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER UPDATE: Risks of severe weather remain for Allegany County, increasing tomorrow to as high as a 29 percent chance, as nearly all of the county missed a train-like barrage of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, including wind, hail and heavy downpours, Tuesday night. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Okla., … Read more

More severe thunderstorms entering the area tonight

WEATHER BULLETIN: Another day of SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS has entered the weather picture at this hour for northwest Allegany County west and north. The first of several storms, moving from the southwest to northeast, will be moving through the area through 8:15PM, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. “Large hail, damaging wind, … Read more

Possibility of severe weather again today and Thursday

TODAY’S WEATHER UPDATE: There is a MARGINAL RISK of severe weather again today and Thursday in Allegany County, the same designation which was issued during the day Monday, prior to multiple waves of wind, hail and downpours hitting many parts of the area, resulting in Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Some two dozen services are without power … Read more

Southeast Asia missionary to provide public overview of current situation in that area

A Western New York missionary, unidentified due to the work he often is involved with in Southeast Asia, will provide a public overview in Friendship later this month about Christian efforts in that region. The individual will speak about interruptions of Christian mission activities during COVID, along with his views of the future of Christianity … Read more

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 5:45PM for Northern Allegany County and adjoining areas

WEATHER UPDATE #3 – 5:18PM: Extended pockets of strong thunderstorms are moving east across the Western Southern Tier and through Allegany County at this hour, appearing at this time to likely continue through the evening hours or beyond. Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM. and continue to monitor resources below for updates. Those seeking greater … Read more

Some cooling centers may be closed Wednesday as heat and other weather factors develop today

BREAKING: A published list of possible Allegany County cooling centers will be interrupted Wednesday during a multi-day, oppressive heat wave, with several other weather factors, including air quality and potential heavy rain entering the mix, starting today. The Allegany County Health Department has published the list of county government and library locations which can be … Read more

Heat Advisory in effect for Allegany County for Tuesday through Thursday, Monday to the north

WEATHER UPDATE: A Heat Advisory now is in effect for Tuesday noon through 8PM Thursday for Allegany County east and west due to heat indexes in the 100-degree range, combined with oppressive humidity. The alert, however, starts at noon tomorrow for Livingston County north, and currently is in effect for only noon to 8PM Tuesday … Read more

Heat index forecast now exceeding 100 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Allegany County

The maximum heat index forecast for at least parts of Allegany County has moved above 100 degrees this morning for both Tuesday and Wednesday as the first major heat wave moves into the region, starting Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) seven-day projections for Central Allegany County, shown in the graph accompanying this story, shows … Read more

Catholics propose closure of three Allegany County churches, merger of others into Wellsville

The Buffalo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is proposing to merge six of its Allegany County parish sites into Wellsville and close buildings in three of those communities as part of a plan to shutter or merge half of its 160 parishes, up significantly from a little over one-third announced previously. WIVB-TV in Buffalo … Read more

Father’s Day Weekend of many family activities before next week’s heat wave

A solid weekend of free Father’s Day activities begins this afternoon for Allegany County area residents before the summer’s first major heat wave hits the area early next week. Cuba Dairy Days, featuring a community-wide yard sale, downtown music, crafts, a car show, free carnival, petting zoo, parade and more starts at 4PM today and … Read more

Severe thunderstorms possible today in lower Allegany County, with oppressive heat next week

BREAKING: There is a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms today in southern Allegany County east and south as the area prepares for hot weather for the next week, which is being termed “oppressive” on at least Tuesday and Wednesday. The greatest chance of thunderstorms in most of the county is late this morning, with potential … Read more

Fire Weather Risk increases in parts of Allegany County tomorrow, with high heat and humidity next week

BREAKING: A Limited Fire Weather Risk exists Thursday for parts of Allegany County, with residents throughout the region encouraged to prepare for high heat and humidity next week, expected to achieve a heat index of close to 100 degrees in the central part of the county by Tuesday. In Steuben County east, anticipated thunderstorms Friday … Read more

Second Annual Seneca Caneadea Field Day scheduled

The second annual Seneca Caneadea Field Day, commemorating a return of the Senaca Nation to its former land along the banks of the Genesee River after nearly two centuries, is being held Saturday, June 22. The event will begin with a Genesee River Float in the morning and end with a New York State Collegiate … Read more

Houghton professor and physician named as Fullbright scholar for Uganda work

A Houghton University physician will spend the next school year in Uganda after being chosen as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. David Brubaker, M.D, director of Health Services and an assistant professor of biology at the educational institution, will teach at Bwindi Community College, a Christ-centered ministry in Southwest Uganda which is focused on improving the … Read more

Dozens of children and adults join in concert at Houghton University

The Fountain Arts Center Youth Choir of Belmont and its orchestra, along with the Genesee Valley Chorus, combine tonight at Houghton University to Sing the Story, also known as Hallelujah, as part of an On Earth As It is in Heaven concert. The free Summer’s Eve component, consisting of dozens of youth and adult performers, … Read more

Market Sprouts Festival opens Alfred Farmers Market Sunday

Opening day for the Alfred Farmers Market is tomorrow, with a Market Sprouts Festival, featuring farm produce, treats, music, and family activities, kicking off the four-month-long weekly gathering. The Market is open from 11AM to 3PM Sundays, through October 13, at the bandstand at 3 South Main Street, with Bob and Gena Decker providing a … Read more

Senior health education series starts next week in Friendship

An education series for older adults seeking to learn how to stay healthy is starting next week in Friendship, with a $30 gift card provided to those attending all six sessions. The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) will be offered from 1PM to 2:30PM on Mondays and Thursdays from June 10-27, at the Friendship … Read more