High temperatures and showers today, with excessive rain possible Tuesday

Temperatures around 80 today, with some showers and thunderstorms, are expected to give way to a slow moving cold front which is projected to cross the region Tuesday, generating fairly widespread showers and a few thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours, some of which could produce locally heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service (NWS) … Read more

NYSDEC reminds of two-month outdoor burn ban in effect through May 14

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is reminding residents that a statewide ban on outdoor burning, with a few exceptions, is in effect through Tuesday, May 14. The action is taken every spring due to higher winds, combined with dry materials, making outdoor combustion more likely. The department notes that open burning … Read more

Localized flooding possible with late afternoon rain

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for late this afternoon into this evening for scattered thunderstorms, a few of which have potential to produce heavy rainfall, possibly causing localized flooding. As we first reported over the weekend, the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has been forecasting a … Read more

Final registrations underway for regional Amish Awareness Conference starting Friday at Friendship

Less than a handful of days remain for required registration for a dwindling number of available seats for a regional Amish Awareness Conference being held Friday night and Saturday in Friendship. The April 19-20 event, co-sponsored by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches, Allegany Hope, and Family Life Network Radio, … Read more

Severe weather potential today in Allegany County, increasing to the south and east

BREAKING: The Southern Tier of New York, including much of Allegany County, and Northern Pennsylvania are under threat of severe weather today, increasing significantly as one travels south and southeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo says a fast moving low pressure system will cross the region today, moving from northwest to southeast, resulting … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory ends, Wind Advisory continues until early afternoon

The Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany and Wyoming counties west has ended earlier than the 2PM original time today, but WIND ADVISORIES continue until that time in Allegany, and until 8PM in Steuben County east and 6PM in Northern Pennsylvania. A FLOOD WARNING continues until Monday afternoon for the Olean area. The number for potential … Read more

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

Town of Caneadea, including Houghton, could lose dry town status under state legislation

The Town of Caneadea may lose its ability to keep its community free from alcohol sales. The Associated Press and other media are reporting that a New York State Senate bill, making the sale of alcohol lawful in any municipality that had previously prohibited its sale, and precluding municipalities fromenacting any future prohibition on the … 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

Houghton University senior adults group delves into retirement planning

A senior adults group at Houghton University is embarking on a free weekly afternoon discussion series to explore some of the issues associated with planning for or being in the midst of retirement. ENCORE! is hosting five Thursday sessions, entitled Daring to Live Into Resurrection Community, from 4PM to 5:30PM, through May 9, in its … Read more

Allegany County residents will experience divide for Monday’s total eclipse

Allegany County residents in the northwestern part of Allegany County will be able to experience a total solar eclipse for a brief period tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting, while those to the south will only receive a partial view. The eclipse, the first in Western New York since 1925, almost a century ago, will cross North … Read more

Regional radio previews Amish Awareness Conference, early registration ends Sunday

A regional radio network has previewed components of the upcoming Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship, with early registration savings ending tomorrow. Family Life Network (FLN), with more than 60 stations in Western and Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, including two in Allegany County, featured the primary Mission to Amish People (MAP) presenter, Samuel Girod, … Read more

Allegany County pancake house featured on CBS News Good Mornings

An Allegany County pancake house, only open nine weeks a year, has drawn the attention of CBS News. Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn in the Town of Allen was featured yesterday morning in a Flippin’ for Flap Jacks segment as part of a The Dish feature of CBS Mornings. CBS’s Nancy Chen interviewed 92-year-old owner, Virginia … 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

Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … 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

Trout season opens today across New York State

Anglers hit New York State’s streams and rivers today for the traditional April 1 opening of trout season. As a bonus, State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) trout stocking began in March and will include placement of more than 9.1 million catchable size brook, brown, and rainbow trout in streams and ponds across the state … Read more