Snow, sleet and freezing rain underway throughout the region today

STORM UPDATE: A WINTER STORM WATCH in Steuben County and Potter County, Pa., east has been upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING, while a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegany County southwest to northeast continues until at least 7PM tonight.

A WINTER STORM WATCH also is in effect from Friday through Tuesday evenings for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west due to lake effect snow potentials.

Snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads and limited visibilities today, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, which advises to “slow down and use caution while driving,” which includes potentially hazardous conditions during morning and afternoon commutes.

The NWS also reports possibilities for downed trees and tree limbs due to a mixture of heavy, wet snow combined with wind gusts up to the 50MPH range, depending on locations.

Conditions will vary throughout region
The amount of snow, freezing rain and ice has a wide range, as shown on the primary maps from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY which accompany this story above and below, together with our insets for Pennsylvania counties, from the US National Weather Service State College PA in the upper left and Steuben County east from the US National Weather Service Binghamton NY in the lower right.

Note the differing forecast periods on the maps.

Forecast resources for your area
For a fuller picture of the wide variations of precipitation mixtures and storm potentials for specific locations to Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM, go to the following

— Overall views are available at for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, for Steuben and counties to the east, and for adjoining Pennsylvania counties.

— Separate snow and ice forecasts for Allegany County and the rest of Western New York are 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

— Previews and maps of weather components over the next seven days are available at, with Steuben County east at, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at

— Information on cold weather safety is available at, with general winter and other potentials at

— For power outage information in your area and to report an outage, DO NOT call 911. Contact your supplier:
– National Grid:
– Rochester Electric and Gas (RG&E):
– New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG):
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