BREAKING: Allegany County is opening a warming center today at Belmont, with a WIND CHILL ADVISORY now in effect until 10AM Saturday, with Cattaraugus County west also under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY due to anticipated snowfall.
Apparent temperatures are forecast to be in the single digits until late tomorrow morning, but strong winds and wind gusts above 30MPH at times will cast windchill factors down into double digits below zero, according to National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo data.
Warming Center hours
The Allegany County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will open a Code Blue warming center at its Crossroads location at 6087 State Highway 19 North, Belmont, from 8:30AM to 4PM today and 9AM to noon Saturday for those without shelter or having lost heat.
OEM Director Jeff Luckey tells Allegany Hope that chairs and television will be available, along with cots and food, if necessary,
Short-term warming shelters also may be established in other localities if there are power outages, with information being posted to the department’s Facebook page at https://bit.ly/40kAjh7.
Temperatures going forward
Daytime temperatures are projected to reverse into highs of 20s Saturday afternoon and near and into the 40s starting Sunday, although breezy conditions will continue for much of the period.
Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates.
Be cognizant of the needs of children, the disabled and elderly, and pets, along with possible loss of power and cell phone drains. We posted an extensive list of cold weather safeguards, from the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, yesterday afternoon.
Additional details for specific areas of the county and region, including links to timing, are available on our exclusive Allegany County Weather Resources page at https://bit.ly/3YAlcPI on this website or through the link in the left column of this page.
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