Outdoor fire weather concerns pick up

The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a Special Weather Statement in regard to outdoor conditions creating potential for brush fires in Allegany, Livingston and Monroe counties east. “Dry conditions again today will continue to dry out fine fuels, such as leaf litter and grass,” it reports. “This will combine with southerly wind gusts of … Read more

NYSDEC reminds of two-month outdoor burn ban in effect through May 14

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is reminding residents that a statewide ban on outdoor burning, with a few exceptions, is in effect through Tuesday, May 14. The action is taken every spring due to higher winds, combined with dry materials, making outdoor combustion more likely. The department notes that open burning … Read more

Localized flooding possible with late afternoon rain

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for late this afternoon into this evening for scattered thunderstorms, a few of which have potential to produce heavy rainfall, possibly causing localized flooding. As we first reported over the weekend, the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has been forecasting a … Read more

Pennsylvania experiencing long line of severe thunderstorms

BREAKING: Pennsylvania counties are experiencing a long line of severe thunderstorms across the northern part of the state at this hour, less than an hour-and-a-half after the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) at Norman, Okla., issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH. The unusual concentration comes on the five-year anniversary of a strong overnight … Read more

Severe weather potential today in Allegany County, increasing to the south and east

BREAKING: The Southern Tier of New York, including much of Allegany County, and Northern Pennsylvania are under threat of severe weather today, increasing significantly as one travels south and southeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo says a fast moving low pressure system will cross the region today, moving from northwest to southeast, resulting … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory ends, Wind Advisory continues until early afternoon

The Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany and Wyoming counties west has ended earlier than the 2PM original time today, but WIND ADVISORIES continue until that time in Allegany, and until 8PM in Steuben County east and 6PM in Northern Pennsylvania. A FLOOD WARNING continues until Monday afternoon for the Olean area. The number for potential … Read more

Winter Weather and Wind Advisories in effect at 11PM, Flood Warning activated in Olean area

BREAKING: New weather advisories and a warning have been activated in the Greater Allegany County area due to anticipated significant wind gusts, dropping temperatures which will turn rain to snow, and flooding conditions already occurring in the Olean area. A current breakdown of weather alerts for Allegany and neighboring areas, as issued by the National … Read more

Flood Warning issued for northwestern Allegany County

BREAKING: A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for northwestern Allegany County west and northwest until 8:15AM this morning due to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations which is imminent or occurring. Motorists also should be aware of ponding on area roadways. At 4:22AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain, with between … Read more

Cloud cover potential to peak at height of total eclipse today, possible severe weather tomorrow

The greatest possibility of cloud cover blocking the sun will be during the total eclipse period this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with forecasts issued over the weekend continuing to be around an 85 percent chance of the sun being shrouded. NWS projections are for high clouds to move into the area … Read more

Allegany County residents will experience divide for Monday’s total eclipse

Allegany County residents in the northwestern part of Allegany County will be able to experience a total solar eclipse for a brief period tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting, while those to the south will only receive a partial view. The eclipse, the first in Western New York since 1925, almost a century ago, will cross North … Read more

Flood Watch issued for Allegany County, Western New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania

UPDATE – 2:10PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has expanded the FLOOD WATCH to its reporting area, from Steuben County east, for tomorrow morning through Thursday evening. It is forecasting precipitation amounts of two-to-three inches through Thursday night, “with much of this precipitation expected to fall as rain.” The map showing the Flood … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued for late today until early Saturday afternoon

UPDATE – 12:51PM: The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY now has been extended from Steuben County north and west until 2PM Saturday. The map appearing with this story has been updated from this morning.– – – – – – – – –A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County west and north, locally from 5PM … Read more

Two cold fronts moving through the region today bring potential for snow squalls, even thunder

WEATHER UPDATE: Two cold fronts from Eastern Canada and the Great Lakes will move east today, bringing similar snow depth patterns for Allegany County as we published late last night, but wind gusts topping 40MPH are expected to result in blowing snow and snow squalls in some areas at times, with even some thunder potential … Read more

Snow tonight and Wednesday, with squalls possible to the east

BREAKING: Weather alerts are being issued tonight by the National Weather Service (NWS) for counties east and west of Allegany, with snow but lesser impacts locally for the 24-hour period into Wednesday night. Snow forecasts from the NWS at Buffalo are shown on the map through 8PM Wednesday, with additional accumulations possible to the west … Read more

This is Flood Safety Awareness Week and time for preparedness at home and during travels

National Weather Service offices in New York State are observing Flood Safety Awareness Week and encouraging residents and property owners to be prepared for such potential events which can happen at any time of the year. The week-long focus shares information about flood safety, including the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning, … Read more

Hazardous weather impacts shift for Allegany and adjoining counties

HAZARDOUS WEATHER UPDATE: Projected weather conditions have changed throughout the Allegany County region since this morning, with a WIND ADVISORY now in effect for Allegany, Livingston and Potter counties east, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Wyoming and McKean, and an upgrade to a WINTER STORM WARNING for Cattaraugus west for various timings Sunday and Monday. … Read more

Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania upgraded to Wind Advisory for Wednesday

A WIND ADVISORY now has been issued for Allegany and neighboring counties to the west, east, and south into Pennsylvania for Wednesday, with a HIGH WIND WATCH remaining in effect for counties to the north. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, reports the upgrade for Allegany and Cattaraugus counties from 11AM tomorrow to 1AM … Read more

High Wind Watch issued for counties to north for Wednesday; excessive rain possible in Allegany

BREAKING: A mixture of weather, due to unseasonably high temperature today and Wednesday before a plunge tomorrow afternoon as a strong cold front moves through the region, is providing a spring/winter roller coaster ride until a recovery starts on Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a HIGH WIND WATCH Wednesday for Allegany County’s … Read more

Roller coaster temperatures provide some potential for severe weather this week

EARLY ALERT: Near record temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday, followed by a plunge late Wednesday into Thursday before recovery into next weekend, is bringing potential for severe mid-week weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is alerting that a strong cold front crossing the region late Wednesday afternoon and evening could result in multiple hazards, … Read more

Nor’easter forecast path moves significantly south, with Potter County south and northeast still in target area

BREAKING: What a difference a few hours makes in storm forecasting. The Winter Storm Watch in effect for Steuben County late last night now has been lifted by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton, with the significant snowfall originally projected for Southern Allegany County tonight into Tuesday having been downgraded this morning to an … Read more