March winds continue to arrive early

March winds are forecast to continue their early arrivals tomorrow in Allegany County, reflecting gusts in the same range as those experienced Monday, but with unseasonably high temperatures.

The National Weather Service at Buffalo is predicting temperatures of near-50 today, with sun and light winds for Valentine’s Day, but winds will pick up late tonight, with gusts in the 40MPH range for most of Wednesday and temperatures reaching near or above 60 degrees.

Wind gusts yesterday hit 41MPH at 5:50PM at the Wellsville Airport, and 40MPH at 5:18 at Grove and 4:20 at Warsaw. The highest gusts for the Western New York forecast area, as reported by the NWS, were 44MPH at 4:15PM at the Rochester Airport.

Temperatures are expected to be slightly lower on Thursday, but continuing unseasonable highs, according to forecasters, with light winds and showers possible in the morning, followed by rain in the afternoon.

Lesser wind gusts, in the 30MPH range are anticipated to return on Friday as temperatures drop below freezing and rain turns to snow and snow showers.

Weather forecasters note that the windy conditions are stirred up as temperatures change from warm to cold or cold to warm.

Forecast information for specific areas of the region, both short and long-term, including contacts and tracking information for power outages, is available through Allegany Hope’s exclusive Weather Resources page at on this website, or through the link in the left column of this page.
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