Severe weather chances upgraded to Enhanced today

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center has upgraded overnight the risk for severe weather from Slight to Enhanced, particularly this afternoon and evening, with damaging winds and large hail being the main hazards.

“An isolated tornado is also possible from the Southern Tier to southeast of Lake Ontario,” according to the NWS at Buffalo, with heavy rain, which can lead to localized flooding, also being a potential.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates during the day on Saturday. The NWS at State College, which forecasts for counties over the border in Pennsylvania recommends being Weather Alert and “have multiple ways to receive warnings.”

Remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown, with just six inches of flowing water able to knock people off their feet and 12 inches able to move small vehicles.

Consider posting photos or video of any significant storm damage to our Facebook page or sending it to us at by, first, BEING SAFE when doing so, and including your name, location and direction of images, and any other pertinent information.

Follow on Doppler radar
Current details on today’s weather, based on location of residence, work, or travel, along with current forecasts for the next seven days in specific areas, including updating Doppler radar images as they relate to storms, are available through links on our exclusive Weather Resources page at our Allegany Hope Community News, Resources and Calendar website at or

Due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NYS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecasts and other information from National Weather Services stations at Buffalo, for Allegany County west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

Additional preparedness
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“Like” and “Share” this website and that page, along with applicable posts, with family members and friends to help keep them informed about what is happening in Allegany County and beyond.

Emergency alerts reporting should not be considered a substitute for immediate weather alert radio or portable instant warning devices.

As always, we are seeking volunteers who have an interest in weather and other types of disaster preparedness to expand our coverage and community education. For further information, contact us at or (585) 664-9989.