Reduce chances for Fourth of July food illnesses

Health organizations are reminding Fourth of July holiday cookout celebrants of the danger of improperly prepared and stored foods which can turn a fun time into sickness and even trips to the emergency room. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the national Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Severe storm potential remains for today and Thursday, missed most of Allegany County yesterday

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER UPDATE: Risks of severe weather remain for Allegany County, increasing tomorrow to as high as a 29 percent chance, as nearly all of the county missed a train-like barrage of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, including wind, hail and heavy downpours, Tuesday night. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Okla., … Read more

Some cooling centers may be closed Wednesday as heat and other weather factors develop today

BREAKING: A published list of possible Allegany County cooling centers will be interrupted Wednesday during a multi-day, oppressive heat wave, with several other weather factors, including air quality and potential heavy rain entering the mix, starting today. The Allegany County Health Department has published the list of county government and library locations which can be … Read more

Heat index forecast now exceeding 100 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Allegany County

The maximum heat index forecast for at least parts of Allegany County has moved above 100 degrees this morning for both Tuesday and Wednesday as the first major heat wave moves into the region, starting Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) seven-day projections for Central Allegany County, shown in the graph accompanying this story, shows … Read more