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 What's new at NYC...Show/hide
 What's new at NYC...

We have added the ability to send weather forecast email content in several forms to this site. Data is available from two sources, our generation and extraction of NDFD data, and NOAA available forecasts. These forecasts can be sent to your email account in the following several forms:

  •   NDFD
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity forecast plot of trend lines for the next seven days by surface station.
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity forecast tables for the next seven days by surface station.
    • Temperature, pressure, relative humidity forecast data as email attached csv (Excel) file for the next seven days by surface station.
  •   NOAA
    • Temperature and weather with visual and textual descriptions for selected surface station sites.

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     NYCMetNet Introduction...Show/hide
     NYCMetNet Introduction...More Info »

    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.

    Site content: This site contains extensive information and data. Please take time to visit "Documentation » Site Navigation Tree" from the menu above for a site structure and content overview.  This site is designed to be viewed and the data accessed with Mozilla's Firefox, Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, or Opera web browsers.  You may also visit "Documentation » Browser Compatibility" for more information.

    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 AWS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID C9714 D1086 HOPTA KJFK KLGA
    DateDate 09/29/2016 09/29/2016 09/29/2016 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
    TimeTime 04:45 AM 04:45 AM 04:45 AM 04:00 AM 04:00 AM
    Pressure (inHg)Pressure (inHg) 30.2 30.2 30.3 -9999.0 -9999.0
    Rain Rate (in/hr)Rain Rate (in/hr) -9999.0 0.0 0.0 -9999.0 -9999.0
    Relative Humidity (%)Relative Humidity (%) 86.0 86.0 100.0 46.8 51.0
    Temperature (F)Temperature (F) 59.0 61.0 55.0 55.0 57.9
    Wind Direction (from)Wind Direction (from) WNW (298.0°) ENE (73.0°) WSW (258.0°) (-9999.0°) (-9999.0°)
    Wind Speed (mph)Wind Speed (mph) 5.0 10.0 0.0 -9999.0 -9999.0
    Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour expanded dataset in a new window.
     NDFD Forecast for NYC...Show/hide
     NDFD Forecast for NYC...Detailed Forecast »
    NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
    DateDate 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016
    TimeTime 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 40.593 39.593 42.593 47.593 41.593
    TemperatureTemperature 76.010 74.930 74.030 72.950 74.930
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 350.000 330.000 330.000 350.000 350.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 3.3534 4.6943 3.3534 4.6943 3.3534
    SkySky 2.000 2.000 1.000 1.000 1.000
    Dew PointDew Point 49.910 49.010 49.910 52.070 49.910
    NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
    DateDate 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016 08/23/2016
    TimeTime 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 34.150 37.150 35.150 39.150 36.150
    TemperatureTemperature 79.070 76.910 79.070 76.910 77.990
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 270.000 210.000 270.000 270.000 270.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 3.3534 6.9299 4.6943 4.6943 3.3534
    SkySky 2.000 2.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
    Dew PointDew Point 47.930 49.010 49.010 49.910 49.010
    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
 Periods of drizzle with a slight chance of light rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a northeast wind 17 to 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

      Drizzle and
      Breezy

      High 66 °F

  • Tonight
 Rain likely, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 58. Breezy, with a northeast wind 20 to 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely
    and Breezy

    Low 58 °F

  • Friday
 Rain.  High near 64. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Rain and
    Breezy

    High 64 °F

  • Friday Night
 Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 11 to 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    Low 60 °F

  • Saturday
 Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    High 67 °F

  • Saturday Night
 Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    Low 62 °F

  • Sunday
 A 40 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

    Chance Rain

    High 71 °F

  • Sunday Night
 A 40 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Chance Rain

    Low 63 °F

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    • Today
      Periods of drizzle with a slight chance of light rain. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a northeast wind 17 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
    • Tonight
      Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 58. Breezy, with a northeast wind 20 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Friday
      Rain. High near 64. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    • Friday Night
      Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 11 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Saturday
      Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Saturday Night
      Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Sunday
      A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.
    • Sunday Night
      A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
    • Monday
      A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
    • Monday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
    • Tuesday
      Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
    • Tuesday Night
      Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
    • Wednesday
      Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

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