Allegany on fringe of Nor’easter today with wide variance in projected snowfall

BREAKING: The Genesee River in Allegany and Livingston counties will serve as a general snow dividing line today, as a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY goes into effect for area New York counties on the fringe of a major Nor’easter over the central and eastern part of the state.

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo says that areas to the west of the river only should see an inch-or-two of blowing snow while three-to-six inches total are possible to the east from mid-to-late morning through tonight.

A quick survey of Hourly Weather Forecasts for specific locations of the county, with links found through our exclusive Allegany Hope Weather Resources page at or in the left column of this page, estimate 1.1 inches total in Belmont and 1.6 inches in Whitesville.

This increases to five inches in Canaseraga, with the Andover to Almond corridor estimated to receive a little over 3.5 inches during the storm period.

Over two feet of snow are forecast in some eastern parts of the state.

A map of the Western New York forecast area, provided by the NWS at Buffalo, accompanies this story, with our insets of the current NWS radar view of the counterclockwise rotating storm mass, as of this writing, in the upper left, and this morning’s storm total projections from the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) in the lower right.

The Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany County started a few minutes ago and continues until 6AM Wednesday.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any additional shifts in storm patterns, which have occurred several times during and since the weekend.

More detail for the region
Additional information, including precipitation timing and snow amounts for specific locations in Allegany and each adjoining county, provided by three different National Weather Service (NWS) forecast centers, is available through our Weather Resources page links.

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