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Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

Hazardous weather outlook in effect

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A hazardous weather outlook is in effect. The National Weather Service in Buffalo reports thunderstorms over the region today and throughout the evening will have the potential to produce heavy rain, with up to two inches possible. This would likely lead to localized poor drainage, flooding, and fast, significant rises to smaller tributaries.

The outlook for Monday through Saturday indicates the probability is low for widespread hazardous weather.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Photo: Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

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After the Tigers Under 6 soccer game this evening, members of the team posed for a picture with a rainbow behind them. Shannon Whitcombe, who took the picture, titled it, "Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow."

Submitted by Jeff Whitcombe.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Severe thunderstorm predicted for area this afternoon

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"There is even a low chance for a tornado," concludes a National Weather Service statement establishing a severe thunderstorm watch for Ohio, Pennsylvania and Western New York.

"The strongest storms may form into a line and quickly move east along the New York and Pennsylvania border affecting the western Southern Tier and upper Genesee Valley," according to the weather service.

Strong winds, heavy rain and small hail are expected.

All of Genesee County is under the watch. It's in effect until 8 p.m.

Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., and is in effect now through 10 p.m.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: The watch has been cancelled.

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Kids seek cool of Spray Park on day of first heat advisory of the summer

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Kasandra Sturgeon plays with her sister Hannah at the Spray Park in Austin Park today. It was Hannah's first trip there.

Dozens of kids were out this afternoon on what may be the hottest day of the year so far. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, warning of an increased possibility of heat-related illness on a day with temperatures into the 90s and high humidity.

Stay cool and stay hydrated.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for western Genesee County and it remains in effect until 9 p.m.

A few minutes ago, Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

These storms were moving 45 mph in a northeasterly direction.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Le Roy calls all manpower to fire hall due to flooding problems in the area

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All available manpower is called to Le Roy's fire hall to with help local flooding issues. The underpass of Route 5 is completely unpassable. A flash flood watch is in effect throughout the county this evening.

UPDATE 6:52 p.m.: Fire Police are requested to Gilbert Street and Route 5.

UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: Power lines down from a residence on Church Street, Le Roy.  No arcing or sparking at this time.

UPDATE 7:11 p.m.: Bergen requested to stand by in its hall for flooding.

UPDATE 7:17 p.m.: Pavilion requested to stand by in Le Roy's hall.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:54 am

Flash flood watch issued for this afternoon and evening

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A flash flood watch has been issued for Genesee County through this evening.

During the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop, according to the National Weather Service, in a warm and humid airmass. These storms will have the potential to produce torrential downpours, with rates of one to two inches per hour.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Storm-related calls for this evening

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A tree and wires are down at 5968 W. Sweden Road, Bergen. The roadway is blocked. Bergen fire dispatched.

A tree and wires are down at 45 Church St., Elba. Elba fire dispatched.

UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: A utility pole has snapped and power lines are down in the area of 6112 Byron Elba Road. Byron and South Byron fire departments dispatched.

UPDATE 8:43 p.m.: A tree and wires are down in the area of 1075 Ham Road, Alabama. Alabama fire dispatched. Also, on 6323 Warboys Road, a pole is down with wires in intact.

UPDATE 9:43 p.m.: Town of Batavia Fire Department is requested to 5025 Ellicott Street Road, Batavia, for water coming through an electrical panel.

UPDATE 10:02 p.m.: State Police have requested Pavilion fire police to shut down Route 63 at Route 19 because of a stuck railroad crossing gate.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight

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At 6:55 p.m., the National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight in Western New York.

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