BREAKING – **** PLEASE SHARE **** — A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany and Wyoming counties, along with McKean in Pennsylvania, and a LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING for Cattaraugus for tonight through Sunday night as snow bands, which have dropped nearly six feet of snow south of Buffalo, move northerly today and then are forecast to drop south tonight and tomorrow.
Cuba and the I-86 corridor west of Friendship are forecast to receive the most snow, with over six inches through the storm event, with blowing snow during the day and wind gusts nearing 30MPH being reached around noontime Sunday throughout the county.
Sunny weather then is forecast currently for Monday through Wednesday, with highs around 40 degrees.
This is an unpredictable storm as it relates to snowfall levels and winds in specific areas. A short distance can have a major difference.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul had issued a 30-day Disaster Declaration Thursday for 11 counties in Western and Central New York, including Cattaraugus and Wyoming, along with all contiguous counties, which includes Allegany, to enable moving of resources to impacted areas before, during and after the storm event.
Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor regularly, particularly if one needs to chance travel for work.
Various resources include www.weather.gov/buf for an overall view of the NWS Buffalo forecast region, www.weather.gov/bgm for Steuben and counties to the east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania counties, with a “/winter” added to the URLs for winter weather forecasts: www.weather.gov/buf/winter for Western New York, www.weather.gov/bgm/winter for Steuben County east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania.
Local weather forecasts for specific areas are accessible through the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages, with Hourly Weather Forecasts, which project weather timing including temperatures, winds and precipitation throughout the day, found on the lower right side of local pages.
Progression of storms can be tracked interactively via a zoomable NWS Doppler radar site at https://bit.ly/3xyTULH.
Previews of weather components over the next seven days are available at https://bit.ly/3CUmLMq, with Steuben County east at https://bit.ly/312qR7E, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at https://bit.ly/3rcTH0o.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at https://bit.ly/3llhYgb, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at https://bit.ly/3gNeAsQ, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.
Check the information on cold weather safety, available at https://bit.ly/3zJxVUk, with information on general winter and other projections at https://bit.ly/3CyE9H3. Be prepared in advance of threatening weather and monitor during an event for updates.
Some Facebook features appear to be sticking again today so also check our Allegany Hope website at https://bit.ly/3yYyVUt for any updates.
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