Severe storms risk increased today and Tuesday with excessive rain, added concerns tomorrow

UPDATE #2 – 12:22PM: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been posted by the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for Allegany and all surrounding New York and Pennsylvania counties until 7PM today (Monday). A HEAT ADVISORY (overridden on the graphic) continues for Steuben County east until 8PM Tuesday. Check previous posts for additional … Read more

Music on the Lawn to feature tunes and instruments from the ages

A variety of music and instruments from over the ages will be provided for Friendship area residents Thursday night during the first in a summer Music on the Lawn series. The Friendship Free Library is hosting the husband and wife team of John and Sondra Bromka, performing as Bells & Motley, for a One World, … Read more

Vacation Bible Schools scheduled for kids

At least three Vacation Bible Schools are being held for Allegany County area youngsters during July and August. Churches in Almond, Belmont and Scio will be providing multi-evening opportunities, including: — The Great Jungle Journey – An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation, will be held from 5:30PM to 8PM, from Sunday, July 28 to … Read more

Rushford Fire Department holds Saturday open house

The Rushford Fire Department will hold an open house from 11AM to 2PM tomorrow with free food and activities. Children, adults and families will be able to view all the department’s equipment, including trucks and its ambulance, during the Saturday, July 13, event, with hot dogs, chips and beverages being provided, along with a drawing. … Read more

Tornado Watch canceled early, with the threat of heavy rain showers still possible through tonight

The National Weather Service (NWS) has canceled early the Tornado Watch which went into effect around noon today and was to have continued through 9PM. Allegany County was the last in the Western New York forecast to have the Watch lifted by the NWS at Buffalo as strong thunderstorms moved to the north and east, … Read more

Tornado Warnings being issued throughout New York State, including Allegany County

Multiple TORNADO WARNINGS, along with SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS, are being issued on an ongoing basis this afternoon, having started in Chautauqua County shortly before noon. Due to volume, we are updating warnings and location maps on our group Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/alleganyhopewny only. In event of a warning, the National Weather Service is urging: TAKE … Read more

Tornado Watch in effect for most of New York State and much of Pennsylvania until 9PM today

A TORNADO WATCH has been posted by the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for nearly all of New York and much of Pennsylvania until 9PM today (Wednesday). A TORNADO WARNING, following a SEVERE STORM WARNING, was issued shortly before noon for Chautauqua County due to rotation seen on radar. No reports are … Read more

Pop-Up Pantry food distribution canceled today for second straight time due to weather

The free Pop-Up Pantry (PUP) food distribution today in Scio has been canceled due to heavy rain and severe weather possibilities which we have reported on earlier. The last PUP, scheduled at Angelica, also was curtailed due to a bad weather forecast. The ACCORD ACCESS Center, which coordinates the twice-a-month activity in different parts of … Read more

Parts of Allegany moved to Enhanced Risk for severe weather today with more potential for tornadoes

BREAKING: Information sharing suggested. Although Doppler radar this morning is showing the bulk of the remnants of now Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl moving in a north to northeasterly direction to the north of Allegany County, the Storm Prediction Center at Norman, OK, has increased the level for severe weather to ENHANCED RISK, the third out of … Read more

Severe weather chances from Beryl elevated for Wednesday, Heat Advisory today to the east

BREAKING: Forecast chances for severe weather have been elevated for Allegany and Southern Tier counties of New York and Northern Pennsylvania this morning, as the remnants of now Tropical Storm Beryl moves across the area Wednesday, while the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for Steuben County east from noon … Read more

Free summer art lessons underway for kids

Allegany County youth have a multitude of free opportunities this summer to explore various arts, from painting to music and dance. Classes are being offered at libraries and other sites in nearly a dozen county locations during July and August. Adults are able to join the instruction at $5 per class. Funding for the annual … Read more

Potential for severe weather and flooding to Allegany County region from Hurricane Beryl remnants

EARLY ALERT: Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM as remnants of Hurricane Beryl, bringing damaging winds to portions of the Texas Coast this morning, are expected to reach the Great Lakes and the Allegany County regions by mid-week. The exact path of the weather force still is divergent in weather models, but there currently is … Read more

Free summer meals sites open for children tomorrow

Several Allegany County sites will open for summer meals and snacks tomorrow for children 18 years of age and younger. Food is being provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sun Meals initiative and may include breakfasts and lunches, although meals can vary, depending on the site, including hours of operation, days of the week, … Read more

July Pop-Up Pantries food distributions set

Allegany County Pop-Up Pantries (PUPs) for free food distributions have been scheduled for July in Scio and Bolivar. Mandatory online registrations for the Wednesday, July 10, event at the Scio Central School bus loop, off Vandermark Road (County Road 10), starts at 7AM tomorrow, Monday, July 8, at https://tinyurl.com/Pop-Up-Pantries. A Wednesday, July 24, distribution will … Read more

Several Allegany County road closures start tomorrow, Hume bridge project meeting later in July

Allegany County roads in the towns of Amity, Independence and Scio will see closures at different times in July, starting tomorrow, with the Department of Public Works also to hold a public information meeting later this month in regard to a bridge rehabilitation project in the Town of Hume. The projects are: Amity – County … Read more

Summer Safety Fun Day set for this week

A free Safety First Summer Time Fun Day has been scheduled for children and families this week in Wellsville. The First Step Family Resource Center will hold the activity from 2PM to 5PM, Thursday, July 11, at its 83 North Main Street facility. Focuses of the day will include a bike rodeo and safety information; … Read more

Free outdoor movie readying for showing tonight

A mobile outdoor movie setup is ready for tonight’s free showing of the War Room film at Island Park in Friendship, hosted by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches. The presentation will start at dusk at the 27 West Water Street (County Road 31) location, the second appearance in Allegany … Read more

Chance of severe weather today in Allegany County and excessive rain to southeast

A Marginal Risk of severe weather, primarily winds, is being forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Allegany and neighboring counties late today, with the same risk level for localized heavy downpours and flash flooding in the southeastern portion of the county east and south. The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is showing the … Read more

Independence Week activities scheduled in Allegany County

Independence Week is bringing a flurry of activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond. Check out detailed weather forecasts for specific locations, days and times for a full seven-day period through links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at https://tinyurl.com/AH-Weather-Resources. Free events scheduled from Thursday … Read more