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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 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016
    TimeTime 05:15 PM 05:15 PM 05:15 PM 05:00 PM 05:00 PM
    Pressure (inHg)Pressure (inHg) 29.7 29.7 29.7 -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 (%) 93.0 97.0 98.0 82.8 92.3
    Temperature (F)Temperature (F) 49.0 49.0 50.0 51.1 51.1
    Wind Direction (from)Wind Direction (from) S (184.0°) ENE (70.0°) W (279.0°) NE (40.0°) ENE (70.0°)
    Wind Speed (mph)Wind Speed (mph) 0.0 7.0 0.0 12.8 12.8
    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 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016
    TimeTime 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 92.569 92.569 76.569 89.569 89.569
    TemperatureTemperature 49.910 49.010 50.990 47.930 49.010
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 40.000 40.000 50.000 60.000 40.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 14.9776 12.742 10.2833 13.8598 13.8598
    SkySky 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000
    Dew PointDew Point 47.930 47.030 43.970 45.050 45.950
    NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
    DateDate 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/04/2016
    TimeTime 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 93.161 86.161 89.161 93.161 93.161
    TemperatureTemperature 49.010 49.910 50.990 45.950 49.010
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 40.000 40.000 50.000 50.000 50.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 14.9776 13.8598 9.1655 16.0954 13.8598
    SkySky 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000
    Dew PointDew Point 47.030 45.950 47.930 43.970 47.030
    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 »
    • Tonight
 Rain or drizzle, mainly before 1am, then a chance of drizzle or light rain after 1am.  Low around 48. Northeast wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

      Rain

      Low 48 °F

  • Thursday
 A chance of drizzle or light rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind 11 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Light
    Rain

    High 55 °F

  • Thursday Night
 A chance of drizzle or light rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Light
    Rain

    Low 50 °F

  • Friday
 A chance of drizzle or light rain before 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely
    and Patchy
    Fog

    High 60 °F

  • Friday Night
 Rain likely before 7pm, then a chance of showers after 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light east  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    Low 52 °F

  • Saturday
 A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High 63 °F

  • Saturday Night
 A chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low 53 °F

  • Sunday
 A chance of showers before 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High 64 °F

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    • Tonight
      Rain or drizzle, mainly before 1am, then a chance of drizzle or light rain after 1am. Low around 48. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
    • Thursday
      A chance of drizzle or light rain. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Thursday Night
      A chance of drizzle or light rain. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    • Friday
      A chance of drizzle or light rain before 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Friday Night
      Rain likely before 7pm, then a chance of showers after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    • Saturday
      A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Saturday Night
      A chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    • Sunday
      A chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Sunday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
    • Monday
      Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
    • Monday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
    • Tuesday
      Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
    • Tuesday Night
      A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Wednesday
      A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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