Strong afternoon thunderstorms on the move from Cattaraugus to Central and Southern Allegany County

A strong thunderstorm is projected to reach the Cattaraugus-Allegany counties border within a short time, moving east:

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
254 PM EDT Sat Jun 22 2024


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Cattaraugus NY-
254 PM EDT Sat Jun 22 2024

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY THROUGH 330 PM EDT…

At 253 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Allegany, or 7 miles east of Salamanca, moving east at 15 mph.

HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible.

Locations impacted include…
Olean, Allegany, Weston Mills, St. Bonaventure, Hinsdale, Great Valley, Carrollton, Ischua, Humphrey, Vandalia, and Haskell Flats.

This includes Interstate 86 between exits 23 and 27.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.