Winter Storm Warning area expands, now nudging Allegany County

WINTER STORM UPDATE #3 – 9:52PM Saturday: The Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany and Livingston counties in New York, which was to expire at 4AM Sunday, has been canceled as the storm moves primarily to the east, with less than an inch of additional snow forecast for the remainder of the event.

Other weather alerts to the south and east remain in effect at this time.
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WINTER STORM UPDATE #2: Greater impacts of the winter storm moving up the East Coast of the United States have expanded to the west, with Steuben County and Potter County, Pa., now under a WINTER STORM WARNING, with the effects creeping into Allegany County.

The latest snow projections maps from three National Weather Service (NWS) forecast centers, as sectioned by Allegany Hope Community News for the different time periods noted in the graphic accompanying this story, show the delineation lines between the WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegany County north and the WINTER STORM WARNING area to the east and south.

It is noted that the geographic designations aren’t exact, with additional spillover into eastern Allegany County possible. An example is the forecast amounts between Wellsville and Whitesville being some half an inch more, but Rexville, a few miles farther to the east, being forecast at nearly seven inches.

Current NWS-projected timing and impacts include:

Allegany County: Winter Weather Advisory from 1PM Saturday to 4AM Sunday, with three-to-five inches of snow, the majority of which and the greatest impact on travel being from Saturday afternoon through this evening.

Steuben County east: Winter Storm Warning from 1PM today to 7PM Sunday, with five-to-nine inches and snowfall rates potentially approaching an inch an hour briefly this afternoon into the evening.

Potter County east: Winter Storm Warning from 11AM today to 1AM Sunday, with six-to-nine inches of snow which could fall heavily at times between 2PM and 8PM, with lighter snow after 10PM. “Travel will be difficult, especially from mid-afternoon through late evening.

The NWS is urging motorists who must travel to “keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission “strongly encourage motorists to heed all travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel as significant winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous.”

Another storm is expected Tuesday which is forecast to start out with some snow and then transition into significant rain.

With the current storm track subject to further modification, Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates throughout the region, particularly if traveling.

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