Winter Weather Advisory issued for late today until early Saturday afternoon

UPDATE – 12:51PM: The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY now has been extended from Steuben County north and west until 2PM Saturday.

The map appearing with this story has been updated from this morning.
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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County west and north, locally from 5PM today through 2PM Saturday, due to “periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain resulting in slippery roads and limited visibilities”.

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is projecting up to a tenth of an inch of ice and two inches of snow during the alert period, with the greatest accumulations across higher elevations and timing and amounts also varying across Western New York.

A map of anticipated snowfall, with insets from NWS offices at Buffalo and Binghamton, show projected impact areas and timing.

Today’s evening commute may be impacted, according to forecasters.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM, and continue to monitor for any significant weather updates during the storm period.

Those interested in greater depth of information for their own or other specific areas can determine the timing and types of precipitation for components of this weather by using the links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at http://tinyurl.com/Weather-Resources.

This source includes links to Doppler radar, along with snow, wind and rainfall rates and timing in specific areas of the county, region and nation.

Simply use the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages for any geographic location, and then click on the Hourly Weather Forecast graph in the lower right side of the local page for an hour-by-hour forecast for today and the next six days.

Bookmarking appropriate NWS pages can help obtain the most timely information on forecast changes.

Allegany Hope is a Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM and, due to Allegany County’s location being in or bordering three NWS forecast offices, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecast and other information from the NWS at Buffalo for Allegany County north and 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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Our group page was developed due to Facebook disseminating only a small fraction of posts to regular Facebook pages.

With group Facebook pages, more information reaches reader Notifications; however, one still should click over to the main page from time-to-time, or as weather is evolving, to check for updates because all posts don’t appear in these Notifications.

Individuals also can use this website to obtain a continuous news flow.

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