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

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

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

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 Advisory in effect for Allegany County for Tuesday through Thursday, Monday to the north

WEATHER UPDATE: A Heat Advisory now is in effect for Tuesday noon through 8PM Thursday for Allegany County east and west due to heat indexes in the 100-degree range, combined with oppressive humidity. The alert, however, starts at noon tomorrow for Livingston County north, and currently is in effect for only noon to 8PM Tuesday … 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

Fire Weather Risk increases in parts of Allegany County tomorrow, with high heat and humidity next week

BREAKING: A Limited Fire Weather Risk exists Thursday for parts of Allegany County, with residents throughout the region encouraged to prepare for high heat and humidity next week, expected to achieve a heat index of close to 100 degrees in the central part of the county by Tuesday. In Steuben County east, anticipated thunderstorms Friday … Read more

Severe thunderstorm potential Saturday with excessive rain possible Monday

EARLY ALERT: The National Weather Service (NWS) is alerting to the potential for severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon, along with heavy rainfall on Memorial Day which “could lead to ponding and isolated flash flooding” in Allegany and surrounding counties. The first Marginal Risk forecast comes from the NWS Storm Prediction Center, with isolated strong to severe … Read more

Allegany County joins state STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign

Those thinking of drinking and driving in Allegany County during the busy highways Memorial Day Weekend period should reconsider. State, county and municipal law enforcement agencies will be taking part in a Friday through Monday High Visibility Engagement Campaign in a coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths, according to … Read more

Over eight tons of ground beef sold at Walmarts being recalled for possible E. coli contamination

A ground beef provider to Walmart is recalling over 16,000 pounds, or eight tons, of ground beef produced and distributed last week nationally, including to stores at Hornell and Olean, due to possible E. coli contamination. The nationwide recall by Cargill Meat Solutions of Hazleton, Pa., was reported this week in six categories by the … Read more

National Day of Prayer begins, with noon and evening sessions remaining in Friendship

A large representation of the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches gathered this morning in front of Friendship Central School for its monthly prayer gathering, with the event and two additional activities today happening to coincide with National Day of Prayer (NDP) observances. The group, which prayed for the school, its … Read more

Drug overdose training received, with more citizen prevention measures Saturday

Some three dozen Houghton University employees and students, healthcare professionals, and community residents have received state training on how to counter opioid drug overdose deaths, with the greater Allegany County community having additional opportunities this weekend to help address the issue. Mandee Nann, overdose training coordinator with the State Office of Addiction Services and Supports … Read more