Snow headed for Allegany County, Winter Storm Watches to the east, south and southwest

WEATHER ALERT: A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Steuben County east and Pennsylvania counties to the south and southwest of Allegany County from late tomorrow night through Friday afternoon, depending on the south to north location.

A major portion of Allegany County also is forecast to receive four-to-six inches of snow, as shown on the map accompanying this story, some 0.05-inch of ice, and wind gust nearing 40MPH during Thursday.

Note that our insets from the US National Weather Service Binghamton NY and the US National Weather Service State College PA are for different time periods.

The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY is also alerting to potential lake effect show over the weekend, as we reported yesterday: “Confidence is continuing to grow that there will be a round of significant lake effect snow off both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario this weekend. The more impactful snowfall will likely be focused from the Buffalo southtowns into the western Southern Tier and across the Tug Hill region.”

Changing conditions possible
Conditions could change, however, as Winter Storm Diaz, which is causing blizzard conditions in the U.S. Plains moves east.

Therefore, Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor as storms approach the area.

Further information for these varying weather conditions is available at for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, for Steuben and counties to the east, and for adjoining Pennsylvania counties.

Snow and ice forecast graphics available
Separate snow and ice forecasts for Allegany County and the rest of Western New York are available at, for Steuben County east at, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at

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 event timing 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

Check out the information on cold weather safety, available at, with information on general winter and other projections at Be prepared in advance of threatening weather and monitor during an event for updates.
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