Nearly 600 still without power in Allegany County as afternoon winds exceed 60MPH

Storm Update – 11:30PM Saturday: Nearly 600 Allegany County locations still are without power tonight as two areas reported the highest wind gusts in Western New York and the New York Southern Tier this afternoon during a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) is reporting 327 outages, National Grid (NG) 251 and New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) 19, down from more than 1,500 which we reported at 4:30PM Saturday.

Gusts of 62MPH were recorded in Grove at 3:10PM, with 60MPH at the Wellsville Airport a minute earlier.

Cohocton in Steuben County hit 69MPH at 3:30PM, with Hartsville at 61 at 3:20PM. In Cattaraugus County, Delevan reached 64MPH at 2:25 PM as the storm moved in from the southwest.

Steuben County and McKean and Potter in Pennsylvania remain under a WIND ADVISORY until 2AM Sunday.

National Weather Service wind gust reports from Allegany-area counties are provided on the list accompanying this story.

Motor vehicle accidents, downed trees and power lines, and impacted buildings were occurring during the storm, with all Allegany County firefights being requested to report to their stations for dispatching at the height of the event and radio traffic being directed by 911 due to overwhelming volume.

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Forecasts for the coming week also are provided in this resource.

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