Snowing, blowing and dangerous snow squalls possible in the region this weekend

This morning’s weekend weather summary from the National Weather Service at Buffalo, with an inset showing different alerts for Allegany and adjoining areas.

BREAKING: A mixture of wintry weather conditions are forecast for this weekend in Allegany and neighboring counties, with a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties and gusty winds and snow squall possibilities in other areas.

The Winter Weather Advisory is for a 24-hour period starting at 2PM today, along with potential snow squalls being forecast for today and Sunday for Steuben County east and McKean, Potter and several other counties in Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is predicting wind gusts at times nearing 40MPH for Livingston and Allegany counties, depending on locations.

Contending with snow squalls
The NWS at State College, Pa., says that motorists need to “(r)ecognize the approaching band of squalls off in the distance by ridges and other terrain features and building becoming obscured by a milky white from the heavy snow.

“Rapid changes in visibility and potentially icy roads may be encountered.

“It`s best to exit the Interstates to rest areas or other sheltered locations to wait out the passage of the squalls. Delay or postpone travel if possible during the period of the squalls. If you must travel into or through this band of squalls, use your hazard lights and gradually slow down your speed to greatly minimize the potential for high speed crashes, into or from vehicles ahead of and behind you.”

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any additional shifts in storm patterns, which have occurred several times during and since the weekend.

More detail for the region
Additional information, including precipitation timing and snow amounts for specific locations in Allegany and each adjoining county, provided by three different National Weather Service (NWS) forecast centers, is available through our exclusive Weather Resources page links at or by using the link in the left column of this page.

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