NYCMetNet The Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of The City College of New York
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Briefly:NYC Skyline The latest meteorological observations in and around The New York City metropolitan area (NYC) at NYCMetNet, provided by the Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of The City College of New York (ORSL).  Observations are updated every 15 minutes to better characterize meteorological conditions within the NYC urban environment.  Surface observations consist, in part, of near real-time atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, rain rate, and total rain accumulation measurements at building-top sites.  Upper air measurements from SODAR and radar wind profilers consist of wind speed and direction at various altitudes in near real-time.  Several weather forecast and predictive tools are also provided, such as NWS Doppler Radar maps of the extended NYC metropolitan area, NDFD forecast weather conditions for selected NYC areas, animated GOES infrared cloud cover images from our NOAA-Crest Satellite Receiving Station, and Thunderstorm Nowcasting.

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Archived and current meteorological observations are gathered within the area bounded by latitudes (north) 39.0 to 41.6 degrees, and longitudes (west) -75.0 to -72.0 degrees. Data contained herein represents multiple databases of surface conditions and surface winds; upper-air winds; and satellite derived winds. All times are EST (Eastern Standard Time - Daylight Savings Time does not apply.)  From these databases, the following products are derived:

  • Maps
    • Surface station zoomable map displaying all available reporting stations with current meterological conditions and location.
    • Surface station zoomable map displaying all available reporting stations with current surface wind direction, magnitude and location.
    • Upper-Air station zoomable map displaying all available reporting station locations.
    • Doppler radar maps displaying precipitation including warning conditions.
  • Charts
    • Upper-Air wind speed and direction displayed by altitude at Sodar and Radar wind profiler reporting stations.
    • Animations of the upper-air wind speed and direction displayed by altitude at Sodar and Radar wind profiler reporting stations.
  • Graphs
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity of the last 96 hours by surface station.
    • Wind speed and direction of the last 96 hours by surface station.
  • Animations
    • Satellite IR Image loop of the extended NYC area showing cloud movement.
    • Thunderstorm Nowcast, loop of the extended NYC area showing potential storm centers.
    • Wind speed and direction of the last 96 hours by surface station.
  • Tables
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity of the last 96 hours by surface station.
    • Name, location, zip code and last reporting time for actively reporting stations.
  • Databases
    • Public access to historical data retrieval in tabular form for surface station sites.
    • Restricted searchable access to historical data retrieval and download for all surface station sites.
    • Restricted searchable access to historical data retrieval and download for all upper-air station sites.
  • Forecasts
    • Selected surface station projected observations (NDFD datum) for the next forecast period.
    • Extended surface projected observations (NDFD datum) at selected stations for the next week.
    • Selected surface station conditions (NWS icons and text) for the next forecast period.
    • Extended surface conditions (NWS icons and text) at selected stations for the next week.

In addition, many database extraction and reporting tools are available to provide data in various formats for research purposes. These tools are password controlled and available to authorized ORSL users. Some examples are graphical tools to plot and compare surface variables; windrose plotting tools to analyze directional winds at selected stations and selected times; download tools to select surface variables and stations by name, zip code or coordinate-defined boundaries. Please visit the page Documentation » Site Navigation Tree from the pull-down menu above to discover all of the information access and display capabilities within the NYCMetNet site.

 Latest NYC MetNet Selected Observations...Show/hide
 Latest NYC MetNet Selected Observations...Latest Observations by Station »
NetworkNetwork APRSWXNET APRSWXNET APRSWXNET AWS ASOS
Station IDStation ID C0416 C9714 D1086 HOPTA KJFK
DateDate 03/28/2014 03/28/2014 03/28/2014 03/28/2014 03/28/2014
TimeTime 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 12:00 PM
Pressure (inHg)Pressure (inHg) 30.0 30.0 30.0 29.9 30.0
Rain Rate (in/hr)Rain Rate (in/hr) 0.0 -9999.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Relative Humidity (%)Relative Humidity (%) 80.0 81.0 80.0 100.0 82.5
Temperature (F)Temperature (F) 51.0 52.0 51.0 46.0 46.0
Wind Direction (from)Wind Direction (from) S (174.0°) S (182.0°) S (184.0°) SSW (203.0°) S (180.0°)
Wind Speed (mph)Wind Speed (mph) 3.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 16.1
Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour expanded dataset in a new window.
 NDFD Forecast for NYC...Show/hide
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NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 08/22/2014 08/22/2014 08/22/2014 08/22/2014 08/22/2014
TimeTime 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 73.268 76.268 76.268 78.268 76.268
TemperatureTemperature 72.950 72.050 72.050 70.070 72.050
Wind DirectionWind Direction 90.000 110.000 100.000 90.000 90.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 8.0477 9.1655 5.8121 9.1655 9.1655
SkySky 88.000 88.000 87.000 96.000 88.000
Dew PointDew Point 63.950 63.950 63.950 63.050 63.950
NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 08/22/2014 08/22/2014 08/22/2014 08/22/2014 08/22/2014
TimeTime 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 68.545 68.545 70.545 63.545 68.545
TemperatureTemperature 74.030 72.950 74.030 72.950 74.030
Wind DirectionWind Direction 100.000 100.000 100.000 90.000 100.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 13.8598 13.8598 8.0477 10.2833 12.742
SkySky 84.000 83.000 83.000 94.000 83.000
Dew PointDew Point 63.050 61.970 63.950 59.990 63.050
Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour forecast in a new window.
 NOAA Forecast Conditions for NYC...Show/hide
 NOAA Forecast Conditions for NYC...More Forecast Conditions for NYC Extended Area »
  • Today Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tonight A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind 10 to 14 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind around 9 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
  • Monday Sunny, with a high near 80.
  • Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 81.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

 


Forecast Valid:  10am EDT Aug 22, 2014-6pm EDT Aug 28, 2014

Last Update:  22 Aug 8:51 am EDT
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