UPDATE – 10:06AM: Neighboring Potter County, Pa., has joined the list, with Allegany County, for a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, expiring in that county at 1AM Wednesday.
The National Weather Service at State College says that snowfall rates may reach an inch an hour for brief times within the strongest snow bands, with gusty winds also leading to blowing and drifting snow and periods of very low visibility of less than one quarter of a mile.
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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY now has been declared for Allegany County until 7AM Wednesday and McKean County, Pa., ending a few hours sooner, by the National Weather Service (NWS) .
Snowfall totals continue to increase as a result of a LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING to the west which has been in effect and expanding since yesterday.
The snow total maps show some similarities to those of yesterday, but the time frames for a similar amount of snow have been shortened to the next 24 hours, resulting in higher amounts for the overall weather event.
The first significant snowfall of the season is forecast to drop as much as a foot of snow in the far northwestern part of Allegany County today and overnight, diminishing in amounts to the southeast.
Winds will start to pick up this morning, according to the NWS, and are projected to reach around 30MPH during the noontime hours, causing blowing and drifting snow. In adjoining Pennsylvania, winds could reach 40MPH-45MPH, with snow squall conditions from bands of heavy snow within short periods of time.
Doppler radar, showing the path of snow movements from the northwest, is available through an interactive map at https://bit.ly/3xyTULH, with our exclusive list of additional Allegany Hope Weather Resources tracking and alert information available through the link on this page or at https://bit.ly/3YAlcPI.
Projected snow totals and geographic areas have been shifting throughout the day since Monday morning, with full event amounts increasing over time.
Therefore, continue to Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for updates to this report throughout the storm period, particularly if traveling. Significant changes in conditions can occur within relatively short distances.
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