Updated severe weather map now shows risk south of New York border, with possible spillover into Allegany

BREAKING: There now is a Marginal Risk today of severe weather, primarily wind, in neighboring Pennsylvania which could spill over into the southern part of Allegany County. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has changed its forecast boundaries this morning for adverse weather from non-threatening thunderstorms to that shown on the map … Read more

Severe weather threat continues this afternoon, Heat Advisory to east, thunderstorms tomorrow

BREAKING: The risk of severe thunderstorms continues again today for Allegany County, nearly all of which remains in the second level Slight Risk category, along with counties to the east and south, with a lesser Marginal Risk for excessive rain. Allegany County escaped the bulk of the Severe Thunderstorm Warnings yesterday, including tornado and flash … Read more

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

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 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

Special Weather Statement issued by National Weather Service regarding Beryl

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo has issued a Special Weather Statement in regard to the remnants of Post-Tropical Cycle Beryl: Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Oswego-Lewis-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-Ontario-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-Including the cities of Rochester, Newark, Fair Haven, Oswego, Lowville, Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville, Orchard Park, and Springville. 900 AM EDT Wed Jul 10 2024…Heavy … 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

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

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

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

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

Neon colors provide best safety for swimsuits, with children of particular concern

With more than 150 people drowning each year in New York State, and it being one of the leading causes of death among children, the color of swimsuits might make a difference. ALIVE-Solutions of Idaho, a water safety support organization, promotes the use of bright neon colored swimsuits as a result of numerous comparison photographs … Read more

Flooding potential increases, with Pennsylvania counties also under Flood and Tornado Watches

UPDATE – 1:10PM SATURDAY: A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Potter, McKean and other Northwestern Pennsylvania counties until 8PM today, following a FLOOD WATCH posted earlier. Individuals in Watch and other nearby areas should be prepared to receive emergency alerts and act immediately to seek appropriate shelter in event of a WARNING. Check this … Read more

Higher heat index returns today before Sunday cooling which will include elevated severe storm risk level

EARLY ALERT: This is the final day of the current heat wave but a changeover to cooler temperatures will bring an elevated chance of severe thunderstorms Sunday, with a forecast that “an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.” The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo assessment, based on the maps from the NWS Storm Prediction … Read more

A few power outages this morning with higher risk of Allegany County severe weather today

Thursday Update #1 – 9:49AM: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has issued a HEAT ADVISORY EXTENSION for Steuben County east by a day until 8PM Friday due to a forecast for continuing high heat indexes tomorrow.– – – – – – – –Just over 100 electric subscribers were without power this morning in Allegany … Read more

More Severe Storm Warnings tonight, accompanied by a Flash Flood Warning in Northeastern Allegany County

WEATHER BULLETIN: A third day of SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS is occurring tonight, moving in train-like fashion from southwest to northeast across Allegany County, with a FLASH FLOOD WARNING also provided for Northeastern Allegany County until 3:15PM Thursday. Additional warnings could be issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, based on the extended line … 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

Possibility of severe weather again today and Thursday

TODAY’S WEATHER UPDATE: There is a MARGINAL RISK of severe weather again today and Thursday in Allegany County, the same designation which was issued during the day Monday, prior to multiple waves of wind, hail and downpours hitting many parts of the area, resulting in Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Some two dozen services are without power … Read more

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 5:45PM for Northern Allegany County and adjoining areas

WEATHER UPDATE #3 – 5:18PM: Extended pockets of strong thunderstorms are moving east across the Western Southern Tier and through Allegany County at this hour, appearing at this time to likely continue through the evening hours or beyond. Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM. and continue to monitor resources below for updates. Those seeking greater … Read more