Allegany County now under Winter Weather Advisory for tonight and Sunday

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.

Wyoming County previously had been under a hazardous driving alert, with Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, as we reported yesterday, originally cleared of snow alerts for this weekend.

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 for an overall view of the NWS Buffalo forecast region, for Steuben and counties to the east, and for adjoining Pennsylvania counties, with a “/winter” added to the URLs for winter weather forecasts: for Western New York, for Steuben County east, and 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

Previews of weather components over the next seven days are available at, with Steuben County east at, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.

Check the information on cold weather safety, available at, with information on general winter and other projections at 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 for any updates.
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