Governor requests federal disaster aid for Western New York; projected snow totals increase for tonight and tomorrow across Allegany County


UPDATE- 6:45PM: Gov. Kathy Hochul is requesting federal storm disaster aid for 11 counties, including Cattaraugus and Wyoming, with potential for power outages in Livingston.

Up to six inches of snow an hour have been recorded in parts of Western New York.
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BREAKING – UPDATED WEATHER ALERT: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect from 10PM today through 10PM Sunday, with higher accumulations being projected by the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY than those of this morning.

The new map shows increased snow depth possibilities for the entire county, as of this afternoon, with the inset providing the morning forecast.

Current projections are for four to eight inches, with wind gusts at times above 20MPH.

“Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands, according to the NWS, “If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.”

Changing storm patterns
This is an unpredictable storm as it relates to snowfall levels and winds in specific areas. A short distance can result in a major difference.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ad issued a 30-day Disaster Declaration Thursday for 11 counties in Western and Central New York, including Cattaraugus and Wyoming, along with all contiguous counties, which includes Allegany, to enable moving of resources to impacted areas before, during and after the storm event.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor regularly, particularly if one needs to chance travel for work.

Storm tracking resources
Various resources include www.weather.gov/buf for an overall view of the NWS Buffalo forecast region, www.weather.gov/bgm for Steuben and counties to the east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania counties, with a “/winter” added to the URLs for winter weather forecasts: www.weather.gov/buf/winter for Western New York, www.weather.gov/bgm/winter for Steuben County east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania.

Local weather forecasts for specific areas are accessible through the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages, with Hourly Weather Forecasts, which project weather timing including temperatures, winds and precipitation throughout the day, found on the lower right side of local pages.

Progression of storms can be tracked interactively via a zoomable NWS Doppler radar site at https://bit.ly/3xyTULH.

Previews of weather components over the next seven days are available at https://bit.ly/3CUmLMq, with Steuben County east at https://bit.ly/312qR7E, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at https://bit.ly/3rcTH0o.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at https://bit.ly/3llhYgb, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at https://bit.ly/3gNeAsQ, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.

Check the information on cold weather safety, available at https://bit.ly/3zJxVUk, with information on general winter and other projections at https://bit.ly/3CyE9H3. Be prepared in advance of threatening weather and monitor during an event for updates.
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