This week’s snow totals have more than five times variable across Allegany County

Recorded snow totals in Allegany County from this week’s lake effect storm created a wide range of depths, from 2.2 inches in Whitesville to more than a foot in Rushford.

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is reporting results from its observers related to snowfalls between Monday and Wednesday mornings, which resulted in the first Winter Weather Advisory of the season for Allegany and Lake Effect Storm Warnings in Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west where snow depths of more than a foot, and nearing two feet, were more common.

Anticipated snow amounts varied several times before and during the snow event, as reported by Allegany Hope Community News, keeping motorists on the lookout for updated forecasts.

The wide range of snow totals from seven Allegany County locations, along with those from other parts of Western New York counties, is available at

Allegany Hope Community News, a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM, provided several updates both before and during the storm event.

Due to the county’s location within or bordering three NYS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast 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.

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