Winter Weather and Wind Advisories in effect at 11PM, Flood Warning activated in Olean area

BREAKING: New weather advisories and a warning have been activated in the Greater Allegany County area due to anticipated significant wind gusts, dropping temperatures which will turn rain to snow, and flooding conditions already occurring in the Olean area. A current breakdown of weather alerts for Allegany and neighboring areas, as issued by the National … Read more

Flood Warning issued for northwestern Allegany County

BREAKING: A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for northwestern Allegany County west and northwest until 8:15AM this morning due to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations which is imminent or occurring. Motorists also should be aware of ponding on area roadways. At 4:22AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain, with between … Read more

Marginal risk Thursday of severe weather and excessive rain

EARLY ALERT: A Marginal Risk of both severe weather, primarily from wind, and excessive rain, leading to potential for minor flooding in some locations, is forecast for Thursday in the Allegany County area, with a mixture of rain, thunderstorms and wind being forecast at different times from today through late Saturday night. The National Weather … Read more

Cloud cover potential to peak at height of total eclipse today, possible severe weather tomorrow

The greatest possibility of cloud cover blocking the sun will be during the total eclipse period this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with forecasts issued over the weekend continuing to be around an 85 percent chance of the sun being shrouded. NWS projections are for high clouds to move into the area … Read more

Flood Watches canceled, slippery roads and fog possible

The Flood Watches which were in effect for the region through various parts of today have been canceled as rain has subsided and been replaced by alerts of slippery conditions being possible, primarily in higher elevations, along with patchy dense fog, this morning. Depending on location, National Weather Service (NWS) offices report that visibility may … Read more

Flood Watch issued for Allegany County, Western New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania

UPDATE – 2:10PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has expanded the FLOOD WATCH to its reporting area, from Steuben County east, for tomorrow morning through Thursday evening. It is forecasting precipitation amounts of two-to-three inches through Thursday night, “with much of this precipitation expected to fall as rain.” The map showing the Flood … Read more

Early April storm to bring rain and wet snow to region

UPDATE – 5:30AM Tuesday: Moderate to heavy rain at times will result in rises to area streams and creeks today and Wednesday, and may result in some flooding of low lying areas, streams, and rivers, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts in Central Allegany County will pick up this afternoon through Wednesday morning … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued for late today until early Saturday afternoon

UPDATE – 12:51PM: The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY now has been extended from Steuben County north and west until 2PM Saturday. The map appearing with this story has been updated from this morning.– – – – – – – – –A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County west and north, locally from 5PM … Read more

Two cold fronts moving through the region today bring potential for snow squalls, even thunder

WEATHER UPDATE: Two cold fronts from Eastern Canada and the Great Lakes will move east today, bringing similar snow depth patterns for Allegany County as we published late last night, but wind gusts topping 40MPH are expected to result in blowing snow and snow squalls in some areas at times, with even some thunder potential … Read more

Snow tonight and Wednesday, with squalls possible to the east

BREAKING: Weather alerts are being issued tonight by the National Weather Service (NWS) for counties east and west of Allegany, with snow but lesser impacts locally for the 24-hour period into Wednesday night. Snow forecasts from the NWS at Buffalo are shown on the map through 8PM Wednesday, with additional accumulations possible to the west … Read more

This is Flood Safety Awareness Week and time for preparedness at home and during travels

National Weather Service offices in New York State are observing Flood Safety Awareness Week and encouraging residents and property owners to be prepared for such potential events which can happen at any time of the year. The week-long focus shares information about flood safety, including the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning, … Read more

Hazardous weather impacts shift for Allegany and adjoining counties

HAZARDOUS WEATHER UPDATE: Projected weather conditions have changed throughout the Allegany County region since this morning, with a WIND ADVISORY now in effect for Allegany, Livingston and Potter counties east, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Wyoming and McKean, and an upgrade to a WINTER STORM WARNING for Cattaraugus west for various timings Sunday and Monday. … Read more

Another round of changing temperatures and precipitation for Allegany and nearby counties

BREAKING: Allegany County is expected to experience another roller coaster ride of temperature and precipitation changes over the next few days which will result in rain today, snow late tonight into early Monday, and gusty winds before temperatures climb back up into the mid-50s and 60s starting Tuesday. A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect … Read more

Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania upgraded to Wind Advisory for Wednesday

A WIND ADVISORY now has been issued for Allegany and neighboring counties to the west, east, and south into Pennsylvania for Wednesday, with a HIGH WIND WATCH remaining in effect for counties to the north. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, reports the upgrade for Allegany and Cattaraugus counties from 11AM tomorrow to 1AM … Read more

High Wind Watch issued for counties to north for Wednesday; excessive rain possible in Allegany

BREAKING: A mixture of weather, due to unseasonably high temperature today and Wednesday before a plunge tomorrow afternoon as a strong cold front moves through the region, is providing a spring/winter roller coaster ride until a recovery starts on Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a HIGH WIND WATCH Wednesday for Allegany County’s … Read more

Roller coaster temperatures provide some potential for severe weather this week

EARLY ALERT: Near record temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday, followed by a plunge late Wednesday into Thursday before recovery into next weekend, is bringing potential for severe mid-week weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is alerting that a strong cold front crossing the region late Wednesday afternoon and evening could result in multiple hazards, … Read more

Wind gusts to 50MPH possible tomorrow afternoon into Friday morning

WEATHER ALERT: A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County and most of Western and Central New York for tomorrow afternoon into Friday. The alert is in effect from 4PM Thursday through 7AM Friday in Allegany County and until noon Friday for Steuben County east, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Winds of … Read more

Be sure the weather is the latest

Keep up-to-date on the weather to avoid surprises. And, Share this message, in particular. Allegany Hope is noticing on its Allegany Hope Community News group Facebook page that some individuals are Liking and Sharing weather which has changed, sometimes significantly, since the post being used. The graphic from the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction … Read more

Nor’easter forecast path moves significantly south, with Potter County south and northeast still in target area

BREAKING: What a difference a few hours makes in storm forecasting. The Winter Storm Watch in effect for Steuben County late last night now has been lifted by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton, with the significant snowfall originally projected for Southern Allegany County tonight into Tuesday having been downgraded this morning to an … Read more

Over 150 receive preparedness training in advance of this week’s potential Nor’easter

Over 150 Allegany County area residents received New York Citizen Preparedness Corps Training, just in time for a potential Nor’easter Monday night into Tuesday. Nearly 90 free emergency backpack go-kits were distributed yesterday afternoon to Friendship area households by the New York National Guard and State Office of Emergency Management, with nearly 70 more provided … Read more