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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 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
    TimeTime 09:45 AM 10:15 AM 09:45 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
    Pressure (inHg)Pressure (inHg) -9999.0 30.0 -9999.0 30.0 30.0
    Rain Rate (in/hr)Rain Rate (in/hr) -9999.0 0.0 -9999.0 -9999.0 -9999.0
    Relative Humidity (%)Relative Humidity (%) 46.0 48.0 49.0 36.6 45.3
    Temperature (F)Temperature (F) 81.0 84.0 79.0 81.0 80.1
    Wind Direction (from)Wind Direction (from) WNW (298.0°) NNE (29.0°) NW (317.0°) (-9999.0°) NNW (340.0°)
    Wind Speed (mph)Wind Speed (mph) -9999.0 2.0 -9999.0 5.8 3.4
    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 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
    TimeTime 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 43.655 43.655 40.655 50.655 46.655
    TemperatureTemperature 79.070 79.970 79.970 79.970 76.910
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 300.000 290.000 340.000 300.000 320.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 3.3534 9.1655 4.6943 3.3534 3.3534
    SkySky 5.000 6.000 3.000 2.000 4.000
    Dew PointDew Point 54.950 56.030 54.050 59.990 54.950
    NetworkNetwork ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS ASOS
    Station IDStation ID KLGA KJFK GiantsStadium D1086 C9714
    DateDate 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
    TimeTime 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
    Relative HumidityRelative Humidity 34.372 48.372 32.372 47.372 35.372
    TemperatureTemperature 85.010 76.910 85.910 81.950 83.930
    Wind DirectionWind Direction 220.000 190.000 260.000 270.000 240.000
    Wind SpeedWind Speed 6.9299 11.4011 5.8121 4.6943 6.9299
    SkySky 16.000 15.000 17.000 12.000 16.000
    Dew PointDew Point 54.050 56.030 52.970 59.990 54.050
    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
 Sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

      Sunny

      High 84 °F

  • Tonight
 A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low 69 °F

  • Friday
 A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 13 mph.

    Heavy Rain

    High 80 °F

  • Friday Night
 A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 7 to 14 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Heavy Rain

    Low 67 °F

  • Saturday
 Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

    Sunny

    High 81 °F

  • Saturday Night
 Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low 66 °F

  • Sunday
 Sunny, with a high near 81.

    Sunny

    High 81 °F

  • Sunday Night
 Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

    Mostly Clear

    Low 68 °F

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    • Today
      Sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
    • Tonight
      A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
    • Friday
      A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 13 mph.
    • Friday Night
      A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 7 to 14 mph becoming west after midnight.
    • Saturday
      Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
    • Saturday Night
      Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
    • Sunday
      Sunny, with a high near 81.
    • Sunday Night
      Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
    • Independence Day
      Sunny, with a high near 82.
    • Monday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
    • Tuesday
      A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
    • Tuesday Night
      Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
    • Wednesday
      Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

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