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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
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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 10/30/2014 10/30/2014 10/30/2014 10/30/2014 10/30/2014
TimeTime 07:00 AM 07:00 AM 07:00 AM 07:00 AM 07:00 AM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 80.004 80.004 86.004 80.004 80.004
TemperatureTemperature 50.990 50.990 45.950 47.930 50.990
Wind DirectionWind Direction 330.000 310.000 320.000 320.000 320.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 4.6943 4.6943 1.1178 4.6943 4.6943
SkySky 15.000 14.000 16.000 15.000 15.000
Dew PointDew Point 45.050 45.050 41.990 41.990 45.050
NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 10/30/2014 10/30/2014 10/30/2014 10/30/2014 10/30/2014
TimeTime 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 59.054 57.054 59.054 61.054 59.054
TemperatureTemperature 54.950 54.950 54.050 54.050 54.950
Wind DirectionWind Direction 330.000 330.000 320.000 340.000 330.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 9.1655 10.2833 6.9299 6.9299 9.1655
SkySky 25.000 24.000 27.000 24.000 25.000
Dew PointDew Point 40.910 40.010 40.010 40.910 40.910
Click on a highlighted station name to see a 96 hour forecast in a new window.
 NOAA Forecast Conditions for NYC...Show/hide
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Today

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 59 °F

Tonight

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 44 °F

Friday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 56 °F

Friday
Night

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

Low: 47 °F

Saturday

Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain
Likely

High: 54 °F

Saturday
Night

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Rain

Low: 40 °F

Sunday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 49 °F

Sunday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 36 °F

Monday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 55 °F

  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 56. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
  • Friday Night A chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Saturday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night A chance of rain before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
  • Monday Sunny, with a high near 55.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
  • Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

 


Forecast Valid:  9am EDT Oct 30, 2014-6pm EST Nov 5, 2014

Last Update:  30 Oct 7:51 am EDT
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