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 07/30/2014 07/30/2014 07/30/2014 07/30/2014 07/30/2014
TimeTime 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 36.060 41.060 37.060 42.060 36.060
TemperatureTemperature 79.970 79.070 81.050 77.990 79.970
Wind DirectionWind Direction 280.000 220.000 260.000 240.000 280.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 6.9299 9.1655 6.9299 6.9299 6.9299
SkySky 28.000 26.000 30.000 30.000 29.000
Dew PointDew Point 50.990 52.970 52.070 52.970 50.990
NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
DateDate 07/30/2014 07/30/2014 07/30/2014 07/30/2014 07/30/2014
TimeTime 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 37.749 44.749 37.749 44.749 38.749
TemperatureTemperature 79.970 77.990 79.970 77.990 79.070
Wind DirectionWind Direction 200.000 200.000 220.000 210.000 210.000
Wind DirectionWind Direction 9.1655 10.2833 8.0477 9.1655 9.1655
SkySky 22.000 20.000 24.000 24.000 23.000
Dew PointDew Point 52.070 54.950 52.070 54.950 52.070
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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  • This Afternoon Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind around 7 mph.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Thursday Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Thursday Night Isolated showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Friday A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday Night A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Saturday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Sunday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 


Forecast Valid:  1pm EDT Jul 30, 2014-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2014

Last Update:  30 Jul 11:51 am EDT
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