Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend lifts off tonight, with Main Street Festival Saturday

Thousands of people are expected for this year’s 47th Annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally, which starts a three-day run at 5:45PM today at Island Park at West Dyke Street, with sunny and mostly sunny weather being forecast for the weekend and into Tuesday. Opening ceremonies for the free event will be followed by the Friday … Read more

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 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

Thunderstorms moving east across Southern Tier, a prelude to potential severe weather this week

EARLY ALERT: Thunderstorms are moving across the Southern Tier of New York Sunday afternoon, toward Allegany County, as a Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms is being forecast for Monday and Tuesday throughout the region, along with the same potential for excessive rain on Tuesday, and possibly Wednesday in some areas. Current, multiple weather projections include: … 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

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

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

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

Drenching thunderstorms with winds projected for Saturday, with localized flooding possible

EARLY ALERT: A Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms, with a lesser Marginal Risk for excessive rain and localized flooding, is expected for the Allegany County area Saturday, after pleasant weather today. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is projecting the second level on a scale of five risk tomorrow for severe thunderstorms, … Read more

Severe Storm Warning in effect until 9PM, storms already moving across Northern Pennsylvania

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH now is in effect until 9PM for the Southern Tier of New York, including Allegany County, as severe thunderstorms already start to race at this writing across McKean County, Pa., east along the New York-Pennsylvania border. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo reports that “storms expanding northeastward from OH/PA have … Read more

More severe weather and excessive rain potential today, Pop-Up Pantry cancelled

Allegany and surrounding counties are again under threat of severe weather and excessive rainfall this afternoon and evening, resulting in this afternoon free Pop-Up Pantry distribution in Angelica being cancelled. The latest outlooks from the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) highlight a Marginal or elevated Slight … Read more

Strong afternoon thunderstorms on the move from Cattaraugus to Central and Southern Allegany County

A strong thunderstorm is projected to reach the Cattaraugus-Allegany counties border within a short time, moving east: Special Weather StatementNational Weather Service Buffalo NY254 PM EDT Sat Jun 22 2024 NYZ020-221930-Cattaraugus NY-254 PM EDT Sat Jun 22 2024 …A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY THROUGH 330 PM EDT… At 253 PM EDT, Doppler … 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